'I understand!' are the words we live for.
We all started our journey into education because making a difference in our students lives is rewarding.
As former teachers we understand the importance and challenges that children face in the education system, and we are passionate about seeing all our students reach the goals they desire. Their success is our success.
Introducing the Oakley Tutors' team...
Maths and English
Mathematics - University of Swansea
PGCE - University of Exeter
Joshua is passionate about education. While tutoring in his spare time as a full-time Maths teacher, Joshua observed the difference that tutoring makes with progress not possible in the classroom.
Following teaching in the private and public education system, Joshua founded Oakley Tutors to further focus on tutoring. He primarily teaches mathematics but also can teach English up to KS2.
He has a proven track record of helping students with school entrance examinations and with many areas of the national curriculum.
Joshua enjoys crafting lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and ultimately lead to students growing in their understanding of the subject.
Biochemistry - University of York
PGCE - University of Nottingham
John has a passion for communicating the complexities of science simply and coherently.
John started his teaching career in Oxford where he taught at two secondary schools for over ten years. John has taught all secondary age groups and covered all the major exam boards. John teaches all Sciences at KS3, Biology and Chemistry to GCSE, and A-level Biology.
John is a firm believer in developing student understanding, rather than just learning facts by rote and he is confident that he can explain most things to most people. Even after years of teaching he still enjoys those moments when a student understands something properly for the first time.
Politics, Maths, English and Piano
Politics - University of Newcastle
Teach First - London
William is an experienced tutor who loves seeing students flourish.
Having graduated in 2013 from Newcastle University, he spent time working for a London based charity for two years. Williams' experience working with a youth group in Fulham has enabled him to work with young people successfully, he is very able in helping students to grow as individuals.
William is an experienced musician who performs regularly and has achieved regular success across multiple instruments.
He also can teach Politics (degree level), Maths & English (GCSE and below), basic French, Music (all levels) and Squash. William is incredibly reliable, encouraging, enthusiastic and gets great results when working in any context.
Common Entrance Expert
Politics and History of Architecture - Newcastle University
Dominic has a 100% pass rate on common entrance over a 6 year period. Educated at Eton College, Dominic has first hand experience of the requirements for England’s most prestigious schools.
Dominic feels extremely privileged to have the opportunity to sculpt and help both a child's academic journey and, of equal importance, their walk through the bumps and bends of childhood and all things extra-curricular. These are different ingredients which complement each other tremendously.
Dominic is good with children and he loves working with families. Dominic is very experienced at preparing children for exams and making the “dreaded revision” both fun and effective. Dominic’s is a very competent sportsman and skillful artist, believing that non-academic responsibilities can have a large positive impact on academic endeavours.
Maths and English
Psychology and Sports Biology - University of West England
PGCE - London Southbank University
Throughout the last decade working in Education, Shaun has gained extensive skills and experiences teaching in four outstanding London primary schools.
As a former Assistant Headteacher and Head of Year, he has led on multiple areas including curriculum development, science and vulnerable groups (including SEND and gifted and talented).
Shaun specialises in making learning personal, engaging and readily accessible for all students, ensuring accelerated progress is being achieved with high energy, fun lessons. He is hugely passionate about teaching.
Shaun has tutored students for Key Stage 1 & amp; 2 SATS in Maths and English, 11+ Non-
verbal and Verbal reasoning in addition to private school entrance exams.
English and French
Master’s in English Literature - Oxford University
BA in English Literature and French - Oxford University
Julia has over 14 years experience tutoring students in a wide variety of contexts. With a First Class undergraduate degree in English and French and a Master’s with Distinction from Oxford University, she is passionate about imparting a genuine love of learning to her students.
She is knowledgeable and experienced in helping students across a wide spectrum of ages and ability ranges. She also loves working with the academically gifted and providing a context in which they can be safely stretched and allowed to ‘colour outside the lines’.
Her tutoring approach is highly bespoke, encouraging overall mental and emotional development alongside immediate academic success. Her track record of helping students to achieve excellence in her exams is outstanding and she has also developed highly rewarding longstanding rapports with many of her students.
Outside of tutoring, Julia loves writing (mainly novel-writing and poetry), community work, international travel, painting, piano and anything remotely outdoorsy!
Maths, Philosophy & Ethics
PGCE - University of Plymouth
Dale has been teaching for over 20 years for all ages, and he now resides as a resident chaplain and teacher at a private school.
Dale has marked for all the examination boards but most of his work has been for OCR where he marks the A2 level ethics paper. He has tutored privately for both GCSE and A level with good success. Dale's experience of teaching and knowledge of what examination boards expect at both GCSE and A level make him well versed in what students need to understand.
Essay writing is one of the biggest requirements in exams and Dale looks to aid his students to master the writing techniques needed to excel. Not only that, he thoroughly enjoys passing on his enthusiasm to his students.
Singing & Music
ABRSM Singing Diploma; Composition & Performance Diploma: Distinction; ABRSM Grade 7 Piano: Merit
Annabel is an experienced and technically excellent musician.
Annabel began her singing journey with an incredible Trinity College-trained teacher. Her introduction to singing was of the highest standard so she is able to grow and build your voice in the best way. She was very fortunate to have been taught by one of the piano staff from the Royal Welsh College of Music. Annabel therefore has a superb understanding of practice techniques and self-development.
She has been trained by tutors at the Royal Academy of Music in a range of styles from Classical, Jazz, Soul, Opera and Pop. Annabel is a diligent, engaging and enthusiastic teacher, seeking to give inspiration, confidence as well as understanding. Whether you are learning grades or not, she is keen to help you reach your goals. Anabel regularly performs across the U.K and Europe in addition to writing music for film.
You can read more about Annabel's experience here.
Product Design and Geography
Product Design - Loughborough University
Fellow, Royal Geographical Society
David is passionate about holistic education and is genuinely concerned about bettering the lives of the people around him. With a degree in Product Design BSc from Loughborough University and also as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, he specialises in mentoring students in Product Design and Geography, many of which have gone on to study these at university.
David takes on students from GCSE up to A-level, and with his experience in business often connects students with networks and organisations that will further them post their studies into undergraduate, postgraduate education and into the workplace.
David is an excellent role model for any tutee and it is a joy to have him as part of the team. Please get in touch regarding your tutoring needs.
Hispanic Studies – University of Warwick
Caitlin is a passionate linguist who loves engaging with Spanish speakers and loves to share this passion with others.
As a final year student herself, she studies a wide variety of topics relating to the Hispanic world, including literature, politics, history and, primarily, language, all of which are relevant for GCSE and
A-level Spanish. Having spent the last year living in Seville, Spain, she has a fresh and first-hand experience of both Spanish culture and how the Spanish language is employed outside of the classroom.
Her basic knowledge of other European languages, such as Italian and Ancient Greek, as well as Latin up to A-level standard, she believes, has been foundational in her understanding of Spanish today.
Sessions will be offered for all stages of Spanish up to A-level. Caitlin wants to equip students with tools and techniques to assist them in their informal assessments, give them a deeper understanding of the rules and application of grammar, and to encourage students along the way that they are capable! She has a track record of assisting students to achieve higher than predicted grades.
Science and Geography
Geology - University of Athens
Sergio is a highly-driven professional with diverse skills in the educational field of geography and considerable experience in teaching and leading secondary school and college students in GSCE & A-Level exams in the UK and abroad (Greece). He has more than 9 years of teaching experience, and he is specialised in geography teaching. His teaching experience includes, but is not limited to: Science, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, SEN & Primary teaching.
At his most recent role as a Geography Teacher, Sergio was assigned to a number of duties across different sections in the school with roles varying from teaching KS3 to A-Levels student, assisting classroom teaching assistants, supervising the progress of students and helping towards their academic development.
Sergio has trained in teaching as part of his B.Sc. studies in Geology and Geoenvironment and his M.Ed. studies in Environmental Education. He has graduated with distinction. In 2014, Sergio was awarded with QTS from the BDfE. In addition, he is a qualified teacher in Greece.