Ed is an encouraging, empathetic, supportive, and positive tutor who cares deeply about his students and the subjects he teaches. He is a firm believer in the value of children’s engagement with the learning process. His view is that the role of the teacher is to act as a catalyst for the student’s own interest in what they are learning; once this core value has been sparked, a student will be naturally more motivated to strive for success.
He strongly believes that learning can only take place in happy minds – by building a strong relationship with his students he is able to stabilise any shaken confidence, and to reignite a sense of engagement with syllabus. Ed fosters a sense of self-belief and tenacity in his students that allows them to exceed expectations.
Ed would be a fantastic choice for entrance exams to the top South London schools. He has tutored extensively at 7+, 11+ and 13+ for schools in the local area, as well as top schools outside of London such as Sevenoaks. Ed is extremely well-versed in the GCSE English syllabi for AQA, Edexcel and the Cambridge iGCSE.
He specialises in helping children’s self-confidence, comprehension skills, reading skills, time-management, essay structure and expression, and creative writing. He has a wealth of experience with neurodiverse students, particularly those with ADHD. He holds a Level 2 Counselling award from Brighton Metropolitan, and a TEFL certificate from International House.
In addition to his work as a tutor, Ed is a busy freelance copyeditor and proofreader in publishing. Ed is also a multi-instrumentalist who has both studied and tutored music production, music technology, and songwriting. He has worked as an engineer and producer from his private studio at GBL in East London, and plays in various musical projects.
He is the father of two beautiful boys, practices meditation, and is an avid photographer.
We hate to say goodbye to Ed and will definitely come back to you if H’s performance drops again but Ed agrees that H is ready to go it alone.’
Ed has been tutoring my 9 year old son in English for almost a year, and it has made an enormous difference to his confidence, his engagement and enthusiasm, and his performance at school. We couldn’t be happier about how it has worked out.
My son enjoys the lessons – Ed makes them fun, and they have formed a great bond, despite it mostly being virtual. They’ve read a number of books together, exploring different themes and approaches to stories, and learning lots of new vocabulary along the way. Ed has for the first time got my son interested in putting pen to paper, working out what he likes writing and encouraging him in that direction.
The teachers at school have noticed a big difference, and it has been a very worthwhile investment from our perspective. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ed to other parents.
Our ten year old son had weekly English tutorials with Ed during his last year of primary school. We were extremely happy with the work Ed did with him, and were very pleased we had chosen Ed as his tutor. He worked very hard to get to know our son and always tailored work to suit his needs, and interests. He took things at our son’s pace, whilst also gently stretching him and building his confidence. He often gave us very helpful feedback and was always extremely flexible and positive in his approach. We would wholeheartedly recommend Ed to anyone looking for a tutor for their child.