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Amy S

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£88.00 / hour

Central London based Oxford grad with > 8 yrs experience

*FULLY BOOKED AFTER SCHOOL / WEEKENDS UNTIL JANUARY 2017 - do message for waitlist for 2017 or daytime bookings*

I'm a 2011 Oxford graduate based in SW1 who left Investment Banking (M&A) one year ago. I now tutor up to 5 hours a day whilst working on my own projects. I have over 8 years of experience working with children of all ages, through numerous international agencies as well as privately, and I really love the energy, curiosity and creative thought processes that children inevitably supply. I have recently returned from a full-time 6 month homeschooling placement in Verbier working with 3 children taking time out from the London day-schools.

I am results driven and I know the UK public school and Oxbridge college landscape very well. I have now helped over 20 clients reach top schools and universities, helping with examinations, personal statements and interviews. I have an excellent knowledge of scholarship applications, with two of my candidates lately obtaining academic scholarships to Eton and Sevenoaks (at 13+ and 16+ respectively, the former also obtained a music scholarship).

I strongly believe that successful admissions and assessments can be attributed in part to a candidate's confidence and awareness, and so where appropriate I love to bring elements of current affairs and general knowledge to my lessons. I will often base a comprehension exercise around newspaper opinion columns, or encourage a child to debate upon a topic studied in humanities subjects. I am relaxed and chatty, and try to encourage children to discuss their possible approaches to each question or issue.

I started working with children during my gap year as a governess in SW1 to two children attending top London pre-prep schools, and experienced the intense pressure that London children are under to achieve from a very young age. Whilst studying Geography at university I started to venture more into the more academic side of childcare, helping one family every day after school for two years, more particularly helping the eldest boy achieve his place at Magdalen College School.

Since graduating I have taken care to continue tutoring at weekends and sometimes for a week or two at a time, and since leaving banking I have increased my hours. During the summer of 2014 I was a full time maths, science and English tutor in the South of France and Italy for a couple of international families whose eldest children were taking GCSEs and Common Entrance, and more recently I have been employed full time in Verbier, homeschooling three children over the ski season.

Where required I also love to be involved in a child or teenager's wider development, and as a residential tutor I am happy to contribute outside of hours. I love to play sport (swimming, skiing, tennis) / go on theatre trips and cook. I have a particular passion for music (I also teach piano) and where requested I love to help with music practise.

***Slots on the system are only guidance - do message me if you don't see one that suits and I will rearrange and create one***

***Do ask Tutorfair for my full CV. If I am booked for longer slots I am happy to negotiate a lower price, and I have a separate day and week rate which depends upon the season. Please message me before you book, as sometimes I will need to allow for the tutor session before being the other side of London! When booking please include as much info about your child as possible, so I can best prepare. I sometimes have capacity to homeschool, please message me with this in the title if this is something you are interested in. I am also happy to tutor via skype***

I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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Reviews and References

There are 9 reviews or references for Amy.

Written by Xan J

Amy Saunders

Amy was exceedingly helpful in aiding me while I made my personal statement. She really made me think about how I felt about my subject and encouraged me to go deeper than what I learned at A level through book and article recommendations. The final outcome was far superior to anything I could have done by myself and has hopefully greatly strengthened my application.
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Outcome:
Still in the process
Written by Gaby M

Amazing!

Amy taught me piano for 3 years and was the most fantastic teacher. She's a very accomplished performer herself, which enables her to teach pianists of a very high level (although I did not fall into that bracket!).

I had previously played up to grade 5 but hadn't played for a few years, and Amy was taught with remarkable enthusiasm and patience to rekindle my love for the piano. She worked with me towards my grade 6 and 7 exams, which I passed quite comfortably with her help.

I'd highly recommend her, she's a lovely girl and an excellent teacher.

Gaby
Subject:
Piano
Outcome:
I passed two exams (grade 6 and 7) with Amy as my teacher in 3 years.
Written by Liv Nainby L

Exceptional Tutor

Amy has worked for me the past four months tutoring my two children both English and science at GCSE level. She is a diligent worker and has proven a massive success with my children. Her knowledge in these areas is exceptional and has a fun personality enabling her to be a great tutor to my children. Her abilities as a tutor have been highlighted particularly to me by the impressive rise in my children’s results compared to last year and their place at the top of their class.


I would highly recommend her to anyone, she is a highly competent woman.

Regards

Liv
Subject:
Biology (GCSE)
Outcome:
My children’s results have significantly improved on last year and they are now top of their class.
Written by Julia K

Amy Saunders

Amy is outstanding at understanding the child and helping them achieve their goals.
Outcome:
Very good
Written by Rachel H

Amy is a star

We were lucky to find Amy to help with the children, given she is a very bright and talented young lady, but also warm, charming, kind and patient (!). Her duties involved helping with homework, working towards the 8+ exams, and music practice for beginners (violin and piano).
Amy instilled confidence, and working with her was never a chore for the children. She encouraged an early love of music, which manifested itself in my son becoming Leader of the Orchestra at his prep school. The 8+ was also a success, given offers were achieved from all schools where exams were sat. All in all, I recommend her highly.
Outcome:
Success at the 8+, Leader of the Orchestra, and overall confidence.
Written by Naseem J

Amy is a natural teacher

Amy's success lies in the fact that she has a very kind and encouraging approach to teaching, accompanied with a good knowledge of the subject. Further, the genuine care she has for her students is picked up those she teaches, making her a very accomplished teacher.
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
the subjects which were very difficult before have now become easier and much more manageable
Written by Iryna B

Geography for CE

Brilliant tutor! Articulated, focused and very professional. She has managed to prepare our son for the Geography CE within 3 weeks. The lessons have been very informative, challenging and interactive. Definitely recommended to achieve the top result.
Subject:
Geography (Common Entrance)
Outcome:
Excellent CE result and successful admission to the top London senior school.
Written by Corinne F

Subject:
Maths (11+)
Written by Vivian O

Amy Saunders

Amy tutored my twin 9 year old boys and 5 year old daughter for a year. She was excellent. Thanks to her, the boys made remarkable progress in all aspects of their school work and behaviour. She taught them all the core academic subjects and help them gain intellectual confidence and curiosity. But she went beyond academics. She also focused on their manners and general behaviour and deportment. With my daughter, she was very gentle and creative, and managed to find ways to engage her, depite her age.
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
The outcome is that the boys are doing very well at school, both in academics and in their behaviour. And my daughter has been accepted at a very selective girls prep school.
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Education and Qualifications

Amy's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Oxford
Degree
Geography
Grade
2.1

School

Institution
The King's School, Canterbury
A Levels
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  • - Biology
    A
  • - Geology
    A
  • - Geography
    A
  • - Music
    A
Institution
The King's School, Canterbury
GCSEs
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  • - French
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*
  • - Science double award 2
    A*
  • - Science double award 1
    A*
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Geography
    A*
  • - Physical Education (PE)
    A*
  • - Music
    A*
  • - History
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Music Scholarship - King's School, Canterbury
Academic Scholarship - King's School, Canterbury
Piano performance - Kent Music School Scholarship

Other Qualifications

Grade 8 piano
Performance Diploma piano
Grade 8 singing
Grade 8 viola

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