Rees is a committed and supportive tutor with over a decade’s experience in education, working with students from primary to undergraduate level. Rees studied English at St John’s College, Oxford, where he achieved a double first and received a Thomas White Scholarship. He then won an AHRC award to study for an MPhil in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies at the University of Cambridge, where he received a distinction. Most recently he has finished an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of London.
Rees believes that in order to help students achieve their best, a tutor has to understand their motivation, developing a course that responds to their specific academic needs while allowing them to explore new ideas and interests. Rees works hand-in-hand with parents and students to design a programme of learning that responds best to their learning style. This ensures that his students are able to exceed expectations in exams while building on their own passions.
Outside of tutoring, Rees is a copy-editor, librarian, and trustee of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. He is also a keen cyclist and writer.
“Rees helped prepare our daughter for the Cambridge application process during her gap year. He was able to give her a broad overview and also really enthused her about studying English and reading widely, helping confirm it was the right choice of subject for her.”
“He was an absolute godsend for us. X never complained or dreaded his tutor sessions (as had been common in the past) and Rees is such a lovely guy to have in the house. I would recommend him to anyone. He is absolutely brilliant. We are sure he was instrumental in X being offered a place at his first choice school, and also improving X’s own confidence in himself. I’m just sorry he’s not our son’s full-time English teacher! ”