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Justin S
Tutor in Shepherd's Bush, West London

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'inspiring' lessons, 'outstanding' results

I am passionate about my students overcoming their limitations and reaching their full potential. I have a creative approach to learning and believe that students perform best when they are comfortable and feel free to make mistakes. My lessons are often described as a balance between 'humour and hard work'. My approach is collaborative, rather than imposed; I guide children to make their own discoveries as I feel this engenders greater autonomy and self-confidence.

I specialise in tutoring students for GCSE, Common Entrance and Public School entrance examinations. My students have gained places at many of London's top schools.

I am experienced at teaching most GCSE exam boards including IGCSE. My students range from 6-16 years of age and my interest lies in creating a rapport with each pupil in order to build trust and find out what engages and motivates them. I currently teach at a specialist school for dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Prior to this I taught English, French and Theatre to students at the Complete Works Independent School for over 5 years. Many of the students at TCW have behavioural, emotional and learning difficulties, including dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism. Working with this huge cross section of needs has given me the experience to quickly ascertain why children are underperforming and to identify what can be done to rectify this. During my time at TCW my results were outstanding-the best the school had achieved to date.

I speak fluent French and was awarded a scholarship to study at Ecole Florent, Paris (France's most prestigious drama school), and I have worked professionally in theatre and television. I was a senior English tutor at Linguarama (one of the world-leading language training companies ) for 6 years, where I was responsible for designing programmes of study specifically tailored to students' needs.

I have an enduring love for theatre, film, literature and language. I have toured the UK and Europe performing theatre in both English and French.

I have practised meditation and mindfulness for many years and often use these techniques with students in order to alleviate exam stress and to focus them during lessons.

If you feel I could be of help to your child, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

I look forward to meeting you


Warm regards


Justin
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Reviews and References

There are 23 reviews or references for Justin.

Written by Jagruty K

Fantastic tutor!

Justin has a great sense of humour and works well with children. He plans his tutorials in advance to suit the needs of his pupils and was always punctual and reliable. My two boys thought he was great and I would thoroughly recommend him.
Outcome:
Justin helped my two sons for their 13+ exams and they both got into their chosen schools.
Written by Isaiah E

Terrific Tutor

I have worked with Justin for 2 years and have a great relationship with him. He is very understanding and makes work easier for me by breaking into stuff that I am interested in such as money, music and acting. As he knows I have a short attention span he tries to make lessons practical and exciting for me. I love Justin being my tutor and always request him whenever we have a meeting to discuss my future.
Subject:
English Literature (GCSE)
Outcome:
Passed Functional Skills English and Maths exams
Written by Dian N

Excellent French tutor

Justin has only tutored my son ( grade 6) a few times in French and has already helped him achieve a much higher result in his mock exams than we thought possible. Justin is enthusiastic and has the ability to get the most out of his student. Matthew looks forward to his tutoring sessions with Justin. In Matthew's words "Justin makes French easier to speak and understand without making me feel stupid". what else can one ask for!
Subject:
French (Common Entrance)
Outcome:
Better than anticipated mark on his mocks and we are having Justin up until the Common Entrance to boost our sons grade.
Written by Nicole K

Dyslexia and English GCSE success

My daughter had English lessons with Justin to prepare for her GCSE. She is dyslexic and lacks confidence in her school work. Justin worked her out in a heartbeat. He realised that she learns best via audio and visual input and that is precisely how he taught her. She loved the lessons - wanted more! -I had never heard that from her before. He taught her how to engage with the questions at a deeper level and have the confidence to put more of her own thinking into the answers. We dont have the results yet but either way he brought her experience of Animal Farm and Of Mice and Men and english in general, alive. Seeing her confidence grow was such a delight. Justin is also a lovely person and a professional.
Subject:
English Literature (GCSE)
Outcome:
My daughter was motivated and engaged with her English schoolwork and gained a maturity around her approach I had not anticipated. Thank you Justin!
Written by Andrew P

A great English teacher

Justin has always been a conscientious tutor with a good rapport and understanding of our son’s needs and abilities. He is punctual and communicates if times or dates need altering. He is very polite, calm and adaptable and our son has enjoyed studying English with him. Justin’s acting background has enabled him and our son to do some role playing of some of the characters in the books studied.
Subject:
Eleven Plus
Outcome:
Not yet received results
Written by Sophie B

Tutoring with Justin

Justin has been teaching my daughter English to improve her spelling and understanding of the language and literature. He is fun and jolly and engages well with my daughter.
Outcome:
Still studying for GCSE
Written by Maja Z

Excellent Tutor!

Justin is an engaging, creative and inspiring tutor. His approach to work is professional and he indeed helped my son to reach his potential. His lessons are never boring, he is always patient, which in return brings out my son's enthusiasm for learning.
I would warmly recommend Justin as a tutor.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
Getting an A in controlled assessment in English Literature
Written by Peter J

Recommended Tutor

Justin is an excellent tutor and is currently assisting our son to prepare for his GCSE in French.
He is able to engage and enthuse his students to help them achieve their full potential.We highly recommend him.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Very good progress and prospects for a good result.
Written by Gavin M

Great Help to Chinese Family

Our Client needed a good Tutor desperately for their two children after moving from China to the UK permanently. The young boy (William) aged 8 had failed three entry assessments for local independent schools when they arrived at Easter. His English level and confidence was low. The boy reacted brilliantly to Justin's tuition and has come a long way in a short time. In less than two months Justin has turned William around and he has just passed a second chance entry assessment at one of the very good schools he previously failed at. Thank you Justin!
Subject:
EFL
Outcome:
Entry to independent School for September 2015
Written by Jon B

Terrific tutor with good sense of humour

Justin is teaching my son French in preparation for his GCSE exams in summer 2016. After only 8 or so sessions he has already helped him immeasurably with his confidence and skills. He is very well organised, has a great rapport with his student, and knows how to balance hard work with humour. I thoroughly recommend him.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
Excellent progress towards GCSE
Written by Eileen S

13+ English Tutoring

My son was in need of some extra support and confidence boosting ahead of his 13+ exams. He is dyslexic so he needed advice on his revision techniques and to practice reading comprehension and skills in a user friendly manner. Justin immediately built a comfortable and encouraging rapport with my son. He has a very nice way with children, very positive and rewarding. He is very knowledgeable in all of the English exam requirements and tailors his approach for the individual child/person.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
My son has really enjoyed his sessions with Justin. He has gained confidence and speed in his test taking. These sessions have been extremely helpful. Just the right kind of support.
Written by Melissa No E

English can be fun!

My son has been having lessons with Justin for around six months now and he really enjoys them, even looking forward to them. Justin is aware of what motivates him and the methods which allow optimal engagement. His English has improved greatly as a result.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Better at comprehension and creative writing.
Written by Jon B

Absolutely terrific tutor

Justin is a caring, thoughtful and generally excellent tutor in both English and French. He responds to what his student needs with preparation for each lesson and is sympathetic to their issues with the subject. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Subject:
French (GCSE)
Written by Mark S

Thoroughly prepared, facilitative, encouraging and inspiring

Justin was very knowledgeable, focused, caring and dedicated. He has a facilitative, patient and encouraging teaching style. He encouraged our son to discuss the two books, critically analyse them and produce an outstanding piece of coursework. We would highly recommend him.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
Outstanding coursework grade
Written by Penny A

Experienced, high energy, reliable tutor

Justin has been teaching French to my son, who is in Year 8, for the past three months. Justin is a great tutor and combines his extensive French and Drama experience well. His lessons are high energy and focused and my son really enjoys them, which is a first for lessons involving French! Justin has been completely reliable, punctual and prepared for his lessons. We have every confidence in his ability as a tutor.
Subject:
French
Outcome:
We have seen a marked improvement in my son's confidence with French and his results in class and we plan to continue with lessons for the foreseeable future.
Written by Talia K

Justin

I was an OK English student until I started working with Justin because he gave me confidence and I ended up with an A* and am studying it for my A-levels! He made the lessons fun and interesting and on top of that, he's such a nice person
Subject:
English
Outcome:
A* for Literature and A for Language
Written by Rebecca W

After only 5 lessons I can already see that my daughter's confidence in English has improved significantly. Justin has a relaxed but focused approach and has quickly identified the areas where my daughter could strengthen study skills and improve her exam technique.
Subject:
English (GCSE)
Written by Bibi A

Subject:
Admissions (Primary)
Written by Ilona D

From parents of Nicholas H, year 4

Justin has been coming to us for over a year now to boost Nicholas' comprehension, writing, orderly sentence formation and English generally. We think he has managed to engage him well, bring the homework to life, and develop a liking for the subject. Justin has also provided exam practice and given us extremely valuable advice on the more appropriate schools we should look at for 11+.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
We are very happy with the improvement to date; at this stage it was always meant to be work-in-progress.
Written by Serena E

Inspiring tutor

Justin gave our daughter the confidence to do the 7+ tests. She really enjoyed her sessions with him. He saw the areas where she needed some help and inspired her to try without her her feeling any pressure. He is a fun and energetic tutor - and I would recommend to anyone else wanting to help their child do 7+.
Subject:
Seven Plus
Outcome:
Our daughter was offered a place at the school we wanted
Written by Martha M M

Really, really great tutor!

It's been an absolute privilege having Justin as my son's tutor! From the very first session he was very professional, knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. Justin has a great bank of teaching techniques. My son has absolutely loved being thought by Justin! The challenges brought by dyslexia (and sadly failure to a certain extend by the educational system) made my son's learning and English GCSE preparation very, very difficult. My son has now gained knowledge and confidence - to me, his parent, that's priceless!!
We are massively grateful for Justin's time and endless effort. He's a person of integrity. I give Justin my highest recommendation
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Knowledge and confidence!!
Written by FIONA TARINI G

Private Tutor

Justin is a wonderful English teacher. His ability to listen with generosity, has made our teenagers feel safe and at ease to explore the world of self-expression during an emotionally complex time in their lives. He engages critical thinking and analysis through his own passion for language and story telling. He relates the study material through games, tasks and conversations that are relevant to their lives today. As a parent you pray your children will find those key teachers that will inspire them to do well, not because they have to but because they have found their own passion for the subject.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
We have not got the GCSE results yet but those will seem a by product of the real measure of Justin's approach. He has brought about an intellectual confidence and natural discipline in our child
Written by Nana H

Fantastic CE English tutor!

Justin is an absolute brilliant CE English tutor. He taught my son for 10 months (by Skype and in person) and we were delighted when he got a B grade in his final exam. Justin is passionate about teaching and his lessons are fun and interesting. He always prepares his lessons beforehand and my son looks forward to the next lesson. He finds ways to keep him focused (if his attention is wavering) and has even done relaxation exercises with him to help him when he was anxious before his exams. Can't recommend Justin enough! We were so pleased that he now also teaches my daughter.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
We would recommend Justin to friends and family
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Education and Qualifications

Justin's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
Queen Mary, London
Degree
French/Drama
Grade
2:1

School

Institution
Mander Portman Woodward
A Levels
x3
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  • - History of Art
    B
  • - French
    A
  • - English
    A
Institution
International School of London
GCSEs
x9
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  • - Physics
    B
  • - Maths
    B
  • - History
    A
  • - German
    A
  • - French
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - English Language
    A
  • - Chemistry
    B
  • - Biology
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Scolarship to Ecole Florent, Paris

Other Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Drama, Drama Studio, London
Cambridge TEFLA Certificate, International House, London

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