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Charles S

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Qualified and experienced teacher and examiner

Since completing my MA and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), I have taught, tutored, and marked exams in a range of subjects from GCSE to undergraduate level. My most recent OFSTED inspection rated my teaching as 'Outstanding in all aspects'.

My particular specialisms are in Philosophy, English, Politics, Sociology and Psychology, as well as UCAS personal statements and applications. I have also successfully tutored a number of students on the SAT and ACT entry exams to US universities.

This year I am a Visiting Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Westminster.

In addition to making my teaching fun, clear and enjoyable, I use my insights from working as an A-level examiner for AQA and Edexcel, to help students make sure they meet the precise criteria and get the absolute best results they can. I have examined both Politics and Philosophy to A2 level.

I have a particular specialism in UCAS applications and personal statement writing and interviews, and have an exceptional track record in guiding students to universities at all levels including Oxbridge and US universities. I do short courses of sessions working with students on their applications and personal statements to make sure that they really stand out with university admissions tutors.

I hold a BA(Hons) and MA in Philosophy and have completed research towards a PhD. I also have significant subject expertise in Government and Politics, as well as English Literature and Sociology.
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Reviews and References

There are 13 reviews or references for Charles.

Written by Jasmin Abdel H

BY FAR THE BEST TEACHER I EVER HAD

Charlie was a huge inspiration to me during my A-levels and without his enthusiasm, support and ability to make the dullest subjects interesting I can honestly say I would never have made it to university (where I received a first-class degree in International Relations at the University of Sussex). His teaching sparked a now life-long love of learning in me and I will forever remember and be indebted to him for that most precious of gifts.
Subject:
Philosophy (A-Level)
Outcome:
Philosophy A-level- B, Government and Politics A-level- B
Written by Anouska C

Reference- Charles Saffrey

Throughout the course Charlie supported my learning consistently. I believe he teaches at a high standard always ensuring his students are completely clear on what is being taught. During my course there was a worry I would not pass philosophy however Charlie's encouragement and determination motivated me to want to achieve the best that I could. Charlie is a very inspiring and exceptionally knowledgeable teacher who I feel very lucky to have been taught by.


Charlie further assisted me in my application to university. He spent a great deal of time helping me structure my personal statement as well as proof reading it several times.
Subject:
Philosophy (A-Level)
Outcome:
C
Written by Joana B

Excellent teacher!

Mr Saffrey is one of the kind. Not only will he help you to ensure that you get the most out of your education, but he will go above and beyond to ensure that you have constant support throughout your time at school. He helps you achieve the highest grades possible and encourages you to do your best so that you can get into the best schools/ universities that there are to offer. He is truly a remarkable teacher, extremely helpful, and incredibly kind. He offered me invaluable help when I was in sixth form, and would even offer me guidance during the holidays to make sure that my UCAS personal statement was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better, more enthusiastic teacher to help me throughout my secondary school education!
Outcome:
Got into my chosen university, and studied politics! I am now going on to do a Masters!
Written by Lucia Marquez L

Great Tutor

Mr. Saffrey is the first teacher I have had to make me think that maybe he was also human. He is a dedicated and hard working tutor, that really put effort into my success. He makes subjects fun and engaging, even if this through the medium of slightly corny jokes. I attribute my A in Philosophy to him due to a single tutoring lesson, in which we investigated mark schemes in order to maximize my ability to reach all the criteria. I have really valued Mr. Saffrey as a tutor, he has enabled me to reach my full potential.
Subject:
Philosophy (AS)
Outcome:
A
Written by Mattin B

Fantastic Tutor

I had Charles as a one-to-one A Level Philosophy tutor for a year and must say that he helped tremendously, especially as I was not taught the subject for A levels in school. He was able to teach the course syllabus very concisely and effectively, but it was also the way he put the course into a broader conceptual framework of philosophy that really stood out. In doing so, he helped me understand key arguments and concepts more clearly as well as develop a more critical mind, enabling me to be more effective for my independent study. As a result, I was able to achieve a high 'A' grade overall, including a retake for one of my AS level units that was previously a C but improved to an A. This helped me to get into Cambridge to study History. I am still appreciative for Charles' great help.
Subject:
Philosophy (A-Level)
Outcome:
Achieved a high 'A' grade overall, including a retake whereby a unit grade increased from a C to a high A.
Written by Teagan H

Fantastic!!!

I had him tutor me for the American exam, the SAT. He was so helpful and friendly.
He was also amazing at helping me improve/write my personal statement.
I would defiantly recommend him!
Subject:
SAT
Outcome:
Pending
Written by Temi J

Amazing Tutor

Charles is an outstanding tutor as he helped me to achieve two grades higher than what was predicted .Topics that I did not understand, Charles helped by breaking down certain elements in to a structured way that suited my learning style. Difficult topics became straightforward through the use of diagrams and acronyms. I would highly recommend Charles to any other philosophy students. Thank you Charles for helping me achieve the grades to get into my first choice University!!
Subject:
Philosophy (A-Level)
Outcome:
Getting into my first choice University
Written by Ana Maria M

If it wasn't for Charles I'm sure my son wouldn't have done so well with his A levels.. Thank you Tutorfair.
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Written by Jane M

Thank you Charles!

Charles was a great help to Sophie in both English and Psychology during the lead-up to her A level exams.

He worked with Sophie on exam technique as well as covering subject areas where she was unsure.

As a result, Sophie felt prepared and definitely more confident.

I would be very happy to recommend Charles.
Subject:
English Literature (A-Level)
Outcome:
Sophie achieved the results she needed and is now enjoying university!
Written by Giovanna G

Subject:
Government and Politics (Pre-U)
Written by Caroline B

Subject:
Psychology (A-Level)
Written by Helen A

Helped my son with revising for his mock exams. Very pleasant, punctual, and professional in his approach. Got on well with my son.
Subject:
Philosophy (A-Level)
Written by Christopher H

Subject:
Politics (A-Level)
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Education and Qualifications

Charles's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Liverpool
Degree
BA(Hons) Philosophy
Grade
2:1
Institution
University of Warwick
Degree
MA Continental Philosophy
Grade
Merit/High Pass
Institution
University of Warwick
Degree
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Institution
University of Sussex
Degree
DPhil Philosophy
Grade
- in progress -

School

Institution
Weston Favell Upper School, Northampton
A Levels
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  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Sociology
    B
  • - English Language
    C
  • - General Studies
    C
Institution
Weston Favell Upper School, Northampton
GCSEs
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  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Drama
    A
  • - English Language
    B
  • - French
    B
  • - History
    B
  • - Science double award 1
    B
  • - Science double award 2
    B
  • - Maths
    C

Other Qualifications

I run public live 'Stand-up Philosophy' events, which manage and host. I book all the speakers from my contacts in a range of global universities, stand-up philosophy and literature.

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