Forbes I - tutor  

Forbes I
Tutor in South Kensington, South West London

£50.00 per hour

(4 reviews)
(4 reviews)
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About Forbes

Experienced English Tutor- Academic English/IELTS Specialist

I have extensive experience of tutoring over the last 8 years, helping students improve their English generally or academically and also preparing for exams, including GCSE/IGCSE &, A Level English Language and Literature, IELTS and other English tests.

I currently work as head of EAL (English as an Additional Language) at a top London private school, where I design materials, courses and teach the top-class results speak for themselves. I am also an examiner for Pearson/Edexcel (IGCSE ESL) and CIE (IGCSE English Literature) and fully aware of the mark scheme requirements for other boards and tests.

I am a DELTA qualified (UCL) native speaker EFL/ESOL teacher with over 8 years’ experience in English teaching, management and examining. I have management experience as Head of Department, Senior Tutor and Assistant Director of Studies. I am experienced in teaching exam preparation classes (inc. IELTS, FCE, BEC and TOEFL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Business English, Callan Method.

I have experience with students from a wide range of backgrounds and am happy to come up with a bespoke course for you. I can even assist with a specific piece of coursework, dissertation or research in English.

Please just let me know what you’re interested in & we can come up with an effective, efficient and challenging program to quickly get you the results you need in English.

*I also provide help with writing personal statements and the whole UCAS process.*

I have a lot of experience with this due to the demanding academic nature of the school I work at. In the last few years, students whose applications I have overseen have gone on to institutions including:

Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, UCL, King`s College London, City (CASS), Imperial, Loughborough, Queen Mary`s, and many others.

I have also helped art students go on to both degree and foundation courses at:

CSM (Central Saint Martins), Goldsmith`s, LCF (London College of Fashion), LCC (London College of Communication), RCA (Royal College of Art), and many others.
Hourly rate: £50.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Lesson cancellation: at least 24 hours notice required

Reviews and References

(4 reviews)
(4 reviews)

Dan Irvine - Tutor reference

Written by Murray C
Dan is a great tutor, you can talk to him about anything to do with your work and he will discuss it thoroughly.
I got B grades in my English GCSE's when I was predicted C grades.

always friendly and helpful

Written by Baris C
Forbes was my first English teacher when I came to England to do my master. In that time, I was not able to speak English, and also I was so shy to speak as well. As an international student, the key point to improve English level is that not being shy and not afraid of making mistake. He taught me all these, and he always supported me through my learning process. Some English lessons could be boring like learning the propositions for me. But he makes them funny to keep students attention to the lesson. The last thing which I can say about him is that he is a great teacher. He has a significant impact on my career. I am working as a research assistant now. What I am today is the part of what he did when I was in his class,
I do achieve what I want.

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Written by Giacomo N
There are many things that I can say about the many hours spent with Dan. To be brief, I could say that what was most useful for me was:
1. Writing my first CV in English
2. Preparation for my application to university (Personal Statement, Interviews)
(he strongly supported me during the whole application process, allowing me to be successful)
3. Preparation for IELTS

At the beginning I didn’t have any idea of how to approach this work, which seemed huge and very difficult hurdles for me, but at the end I felt really confident with my capacity to be able to achieve these three things, and satisfied with the work done.

We also addressed some personal and studying problems (such as overthinking and studying methods) and being conscious of my good points; and he gave me various other guidelines that have been useful for my life; so the work with him has also become an important part of my growth path.

And the lessons were very enjoyable, I laughed a lot!
English Language
the work with him has also become an important part of my growth path

A excellent teacher

Written by Jenson C
Forbes is a nice and an excellent teacher who can always teach his students being well prepared for the exams.

After his tutoring, you can find the IELTS is not that hard as you thought.

Thank him for the English courses, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.
I got a good IELTS level to apply my postgraduate programme in the UK.
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Education and Qualifications


University College London
DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) Level 7 NQF
M1: P M2: D M3: P
Oxford and Cherwell Valley College
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
University of the West of England, Bristol
International Relations and Politics


A Levels
  • Government and Politics
  • Geography
  • English Literature

Other Qualifications

DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) Level 7 NQF

CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)



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