Christopher H - tutor
 

Christopher H
Tutor in Westminster, South West London

Tutorfair Verified Badge

Verified

(6)
(6)

£57.50 / hour

Cambridge and Harvard-educated Classics & Admissions tutor

Enthusiastic Latin, Greek, and School/Oxbridge Admissions tutor with over 250 hours of experience. Every student is different, and I tailor my teaching to the needs of each individual, giving them the support and encouragement they need to achieve their own ambitions. Previous students of mine have won places and scholarships at top public schools including Westminster and St Paul's. I have previously also worked for an Oxbridge Admissions consultancy and can offer practice interviews and guidance at every stage of the application process.

I graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a Double-First in Classics, followed by an M.Phil degree (Distinction). I was subsequently awarded the 2015/16 Choate Fellowship to Harvard University, where I took a variety of classes (including one led by Ed Balls!). Outside tutoring, I work as a Parliamentary Researcher in the field of international development.

I believe that the most important thing a tutor can do is ignite a genuine enthusiasm for their subject that will make their student want to learn more, helping them to develop into independent learners capable of flourishing on their own.

I have a full enhanced DBS certificate, and conduct the majority of my lessons online over Skype. I look forward to being your or your child's tutor!
watch video

Reviews and References

There are 6 reviews or references for Christopher.

Written by Andrea S

Highly prepared, kind and patient

As a first lesson, it was exactly what I hoped it would be
Subject:
Greek (Ancient)
Outcome:
My daughter got a feel for what will be expected of her in her Sixth form admission tests
Written by Samir S

Dedicated & Experienced Tutor

Chris was an extremely diligent and considerate tutor, who tailored the program to my son's needs. My son found him to be very approachable and could easily relate to Chris, which made learning all the more better.
Subject:
Classics
Outcome:
My son passed his exams with grade As
Written by Alienor T

Classics

Mr Howarth is an excellent tutor. He really challenges you with many unadapted texts, encouraging your interest in them with discussion of the text and additional exploration such as scansion. Your vocabulary and grammatical knowledge will become much better. He has a kind and encouraging teaching style, and is always supportive.
Subject:
Westminster School Admissions
Outcome:
I not only was offered a place, but also greatly expanded my knowledge both of and regarding classics. In addition, the quality of my essays significantly augmented.
Written by Alex L

All round classics and exam prep tutor at any level

Chris initially helped me by getting my A Level Latin up to speed during 6th form as I was a year or two behind coming from the US system. It was during the following 9 months that my ability in Latin increased dramatically, from simply struggling to high achievement in class and assignments. My genuine interest in the subject was also fostered by our sessions, Latin ceased to be taxing and became the subject I found most interesting. This I directly attribute to Chris' unique teaching style. The bi-weekly sessions were intensive but never boring and he tailored the material to my interest in history and increasing capability. As I planned to study Ancient History at University, Chris included historical analysis amid Latin grammar in the authors we read to offer a wide breadth of classical tutoring that not only helped me with Latin but better prepared me for my other A levels. Chris' enthusiasm in tutoring helped build my confidence in what I perceived to be a difficult subject. Nearer to exam season Chris offered in depth exam preparation and test techniques advice that also increased my confidence in my classical subjects. I genuinely enjoyed the subjects I reviewed with him to such an extent that he is tutoring me in a beginner Greek course before university with the same patience and enthusiasm which makes his teaching style so appealing. If you want a tutor who will bring you up to speed in Greek or Latin while strengthening your abilities by providing context in history and philosophy alongside, Chris is your man.
Subject:
Classics
Outcome:
It has truly been a pleasure learning from his wide knowledge base on classics as a whole and I look forward to keeping in touch with Chris for some more help during uni.
Written by Ros S

Outstanding

I have not seen my shy son quite so animated with Latin. Having been reluctant to have tutoring he is now asking me to book a whole bunch more lessons
Subject:
Latin (GCSE)
Written by Huabin W

Subject:
Latin (Scholarship)
see 1 more

Education and Qualifications

Christopher's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
Harvard University
Degree
Postgrad Fellowship
Institution
University of Cambridge
Degree
MPhil
Grade
Distinction
Institution
University of Cambridge
Degree
BA (Classics)
Grade
Double-First

School

Institution
Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
A Levels
x3
 less ▾ more ▸
  • - Latin
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A
  • - English Literature
    A*
Institution
Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School
AS Levels
x4
 less ▾ more ▸
  • - History
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A*
Institution
St. Columba's College
GCSEs
x10
 less ▾ more ▸
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - Statistics
    A
  • - Science
    A*
  • - Science
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*
  • - German
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - Religious Studies
    A*
  • - History
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

Junior Scholarship - Trinity College, Cambridge
Senior Scholarship - Trinity College, Cambridge
Choral Scholarship - Trinity College, Cambridge
Pre-Research Scholarship - Trinity College, Cambridge
CHESS Scholarship - Homerton College, Cambridge
JH Choate Memorial Fellowship - Harvard University

Availability

Tutors’ calendars change often. We recommend contacting the tutor even if you don’t see the right slot.

No lessons selected

add to basket


  • Available
  • Booked