Nick has taught young people from all kinds of backgrounds how to succeed academically, but has also instilled a love of literature and an appreciation of the need to think critically in his students. He is an experienced educator, having worked in London schools for over a decade, most recently as second-in-charge of English at Kingsdale Foundation School, an ‘outstanding’ school in South London. Nick’s teaching is consistently praised for the way that he makes the syllabus accessible and fresh, while also balancing the need to equip students with core skills of analysis, planning and writing. Nick wholeheartedly believes that interest in the subject, in writing and literature and language, is the spur to academic achievement; a philosophy which served him well when he sat 13+ scholarship exams himself as a young man. As such, he plans his teaching around the engagement of his students, and widening their sphere of interests.
Nick has worked in many capacities in education, whether that be supervising extended coursework by A-level students, redesigning his school’s teaching materials for GCSE texts, or planning and teaching literacy intervention lessons to small groups of younger students. He has a track record of delivering excellent results across a range of exam boards, having successfully taught Edexcel and AQA for GCSE, OCR and Edexcel for A-level, and 13+ Common Entrance to key stage 3 pupils. Nick also has a wealth of experience teaching International Baccalaureate including leading the Theory of Knowledge department at one of London’s most successful IB schools. In his work as a sixth-form tutor he has supervised UCAS applications and helped students plan personal statements which led to acceptance at top universities. He fully understands the challenges of being a student in the contemporary education system, and knows how to prepare young people to meet those challenges.