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James R
Tutor in Battersea, South West London

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£85.00 / hour

Passionate, energetic, well qualified tutor

BOOKED for Summer. Limited availability from September possible. Recommendations offered, so please message me for any assistance.

I love the subjects that I teach, I find use and interest in them everyday and in every way. I endeavour to instil this love and passion in my students and help them to find their own success and enjoyment in the subject. My PGCE and teaching experience have given me a range of tools and techniques to help students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

I am an approachable and friendly person, who is able to build relationships that work with students, that help them make progress and achieve their goals. My ultimate goal is to make myself redundant! By supporting students in their learning and instilling in them the confidence, skills and resources to help them succeed.

My other loves include sport, travel, adventure, food and learning. I try to combine the three and recently took part in a round the world sailing race without having done any sailing before. When travelling I try to learn something about the culture or language and normally try to do this over a good meal.

I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2004 with a degree in Economics and Education. I have always had a dual interest in Economics and Business and in Education and my career reflects this. After graduation I worked as a Stockbroker in the City for Hoare Govett for 5 years before completing a PGCE in Mathematics at the University of Oxford. Since then I have worked in an Academy in West London as a Maths, Form and Economics teacher, and also an International School in Switzerland as a Maths teacher and Dorm Counsellor. I have tutored mathematics (11+, KS3, GCSE and A-Level) and Economics (A-Level and Undergraduate) at various stages since I left Tonbridge School in 2000 and have enjoyed it immensely.
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Reviews and References

There are 15 reviews or references for James.

Written by Felix J

Perfect result!

Very grateful for the tutoring James provided for me. Well prepared for every session and explained everything in a way that could be understood...much easier said than done! He was supportive throughout the whole process and in what felt like no time at all transformed a D into an A. Highly recommend!
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
A Grade
Written by Charlie B

A2 Maths Tutoring

James is the best tutor I've ever had. His boundless enthusiasm for the subject is infectious, and lets you learn in an environment of discovery as opposed to mindless repetition. He manages to inspire a motivation for self improvement which you will find affecting you long after he's left the classroom.

This on top of James' funny and warm personality makes it an absolute crime to miss having him as your tutor.
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
Improved from "B" to "A" grade in A-level maths retake, with particular improvement in C4.
Written by Natasha I

Economics tuition

James is very personable, meticulous and passionate about the subject. Really helped me to think outside the box and was able to help on topics that were very specific to my university syllabus. Had a lot of great insights. Just wish I found him earlier!
Subject:
Economics (Degree)
Outcome:
Extremely helpful!
Written by Stephanie B

Dedicated, knowledgeable and professional tutor

We hired James to help our son to prepare for his end-of-year AS Economics mock exam,focusing specifically on Macro. My son had about 5 sessions with James, and it was obvious even after the first session that his confidence had grown immensely. Moreover, he had a much better grasp of the material and his teacher at school even remarked on how much he had improved in his essays and mock exam. I would not hesitate in recommending James to tutor A-level Economics. He is a dedicated teacher who genuinely cares about helping his students. He is very professional, efficient, and his results are immediate.
Subject:
Economics (A-Level)
Outcome:
Significant improvement, predicted grade not known yet
Written by Fan Y

Economics interview preparation

arranged one two-hour session with James for my son. this was to get my son to have some in-depth discussion on economics issues so that he would be familiar with oxbridge economics interviews. my son throughly enjoyed the session and found James very passionate, knowledgeable and intelligent. My son left the session feeling very motivated and reassured. We highly recommend James service.
Subject:
Economics
Outcome:
My son has since got a conditional offer.
Written by Corinne M

10+/11+ Tuition

James is my son’s maths tutor and his tutored my son for the past year. My son is currently at a state primary school and I engaged James to help him prepare for the 10+ entrance exams for some very good private secondary schools. James is a friendly and professional tutor, who is clearly passionate about maths and was able to correctly assess my son's level and engage his interest quickly. James is always encouraging and stretched my son in the subject whilst keeping the lessons enjoyable and lively. My son looks forward to his lessons with James and showing James what he achieved in his maths homework. My son's confidence overall has also increased. James was also happy to spend a lesson doing a mock interview with my son (with my son as the interviewer and James as the interviewee!) and he helped my son think about what about what he would like to get across to his interviewers. Certainly my son seems pretty relaxed before each of the interviews he was called to after sitting the entrance exams.

I would highly recommend James as a maths tutor.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My son got offers from all four schools he applied to and two offered him academic scholarships. One of the schools was open enough to tell me that my son had "scored well over 90% in the maths
Written by Helen F

Extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable. James is an excellent tutor.

Subject:
Economics (A-Level)
Outcome:
My son achieved his A grade at a level
Written by Valerie S

Inspiring, knowledgeable and professional tutor

I highly recommend the services of James Roger as a tutor.James was the maths teacher of my three boys age 11, 8 and 7 for a term while my children were home schooled. James is very conscientious and has always planned and delivered his lessons in a professional manner in line with the curriculum. James has always offered a good diversity of learning activities to my children and made each lesson really engaging and fun. He has clearly demonstrated his ability to challenge children with different abilities but also different learning styles and ways of thinking! My three boys have expressed that they really enjoyed each session with James because he challenged them and made them think "outside the box".James is very personable, adaptable and knows how to make complex concepts easy to understand. His passion for the subject and his boundless enthusiasm for learning are infectious and my children found James very inspiring.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My three children have all made great progress in the subject. The greatest outcome is the motivation for self improvement he has inspired in each of my boys which will affect them long after they hav
Written by Inga K

An excellent session with James. Massively helpful
Subject:
Advanced Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
Regular weekly tutoring
Written by Colette H

Excellent tutor!
Subject:
Advanced Maths (A-Level)
Written by Cara L

Subject:
Advanced Maths (A-Level)
Written by Liam H

Very knowledgeable and encouraging

My son has been greatly encouraged by the sessions that he has had with James and has made significant progress in a short time. I will be booking more sessions with James after the Summer holidays.
Subject:
11 Plus
Written by Victoria H

Subject:
Common Entrance Admissions
Written by Gesine S

Efficient recap of the year to prepare for next year's mathe
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Written by Eva Maria K

Highest recommendation

Our daughter began her A-Level Maths course with concerns over her ability to truly understand the many new concepts that would head her way. She is a very hard worker and, once shown a technique, could mimic what she had learned easily, but was confounded when similar questions were presented to her in a different way. She recognised that she was grasping techniques, but not learning fundamental theories, in her Maths classes at school. James quickly developed a rapport with our daughter and diagnosed her specific issues. He came up with a customised programme appropriate to her needs, balancing alternative explanations for the theories she had already been exposed to in school with a rigorous set of practice work that highlighted where the system would try to ‘trick’ her. James’ ability to engage with our child, enthuse our child and guide our child to her best possible performance represent an absolute credit to his skill and capabilities as a tutor. He should take pride in the A grade she achieved. We would give James our highest recommendation to fellow parents looking to focus and enhance their children’s mathematical performances.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
A
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Education and Qualifications

James's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Cambridge
Degree
Economics
Grade
Upper Second Class
Institution
University of Cambridge
Degree
Education Studies
Grade
First Class

School

Institution
Tonbridge School
A Levels
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  • - Maths
    A
  • - Greek (Ancient)
    A
  • - Further Mathematics
    A
  • - Economics
    A
Institution
Tonbridge School
GCSEs
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  • - Maths
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - History
    A*
  • - Greek (Ancient)
    A*
  • - German
    A*
  • - French
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Biology
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

Trotman Award
Academic Scholarship (Tonbridge School)
Economics Prize (Tonbridge School)
Bateman Scholar (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
Media Award - Video (Clipper RTW 11-12)

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