Rob S

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    Rob is an experienced and skilled tutor who holds a PGCE and is a qualified teacher. He is passionate about building relationships with students to inspire them with the confidence to make progress, overcome barriers to attainment and reach their potential. Having worked as a tutor for six years, specialising in English, History, Politics (GCSE and A-Level) and 11+, he is currently employed part time as an English teacher at the BRIT School for Performing Arts. During this time working in education, he has shown an ability to stretch and challenge able students, while helping to build the skills and confidence of those who face barriers to their progress, to facilitate progress and pleasure in learning for all students. He has also worked in theatre as both a writer and producer.

    Rob gained a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Manchester in 2011, an MA in History from Queen Mary, University of London in 2016 and a PGCE in Secondary English from Goldsmiths in 2018.

    Rob has strong communication and interpersonal skills, helping him to identify the specific needs of students and tailor his teaching style to suit these requirements. He has strong curriculum knowledge in his chosen subjects. Having worked as part of a highly successful English department, he has an up to date understanding of best practice. He has detailed knowledge of the AQA English Literature and AQA English Language GCSE; Edexcel A-Level English Literature; AQA English Literature AS and A-Level; AQA History GCSE and A-Level; AQA Government & Politics A-Level; and 11+ curriculums and assessments.

    Rob has also worked with a number of SEN students, and is experienced at tailoring his teaching methods to meet students’ needs. As well as his work as a classroom teacher, during which time he worked closely with the SEN departments to help students with a range of SEN needs including dyslexia, autism and anxiety disorders (including applying and assisting with assessment for access arrangements), he worked as a volunteer befriender for Action for Children, mentoring a young person with autism. He lives in South London and is knowledgeable about the cultures and application processes for the schools in the area.