Michael A - tutor

Michael A
Tutor in Dulwich, South East London

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£50.83 / hour

From the Fine Arts to the SAT Exam.

I have been involved in education for the past 15 years.  My focus as a tutor is in the Visual Arts and the American SAT and SSAT exams. Tutoring one on one, is a period of time when the tutor’s and the student’s personality work together.   My job is to build confidence and to educate the subject at hand.

THE ARTS: I have worked closely with students for AS and A2 course work in Fine Art, Photography, and Art History.  When teaching the course independently, I use the student's interests to shape the syllabus to make learning more engaging.  This has lead to deep appreciation of art history, as well as exciting projects created by students in paint, drawing materials, chemical photography, and digital photography.

ACADEMICS: As an SAT tutor, I feel that my strongest asset is that I took the test when I was in my teens.  I understand the complexities of taking the exam and the fears a student might have.  The SAT is often perceived as unknown and alien to students.  My task is to dissolve that myth.  I have successfully worked with students for over 5 years on the SAT.  It has a structure that can be taught.  The new version has several changes.  I am completely up to date on these developments and have already tutored this version. My approach is to find the areas of difficultly; be it sentence structure, algebraic equations, or the specific demands of an essay.  Explain and explore these with the student and make the weak areas stronger. 

11+ EXAM: As the level of Maths and English in the SAT is much more complex than the 11+ exam. I take the same approach as to the 11+ as to the SAT. To find the problem areas, explain them, and build confidence to the student.

This principal is my basic guide to all of my teaching. To build the student’s confidence by working through the problem areas. As they improve, I feel honoured to have assisted in their education.

BACKGROUND: My formal education background is someone who has experienced the American and the British systems. I went to an American High School, Franklin High School in Somerset, NJ. Receiving a very good grade point average, taking part in several AP (Advanced Placement) classes (English, Art History, Fine Art, and Biology). I received my Master's Degree at the Slade School of Art, part of University College London.

I have given application advise and worked with international families who wish for there child to attend American Colleges.

Fitness is very important to me. I enjoy running, yoga, and going to the gym. I have been practising tai chi for over four years.

NOTE: I am based in Tulse Hill, SE21. I am more then willing to work in any area if necessary for your educational needs. If your location is outside of London Zone 1, 2, or 3 there will be additional fees for travel cost and time.
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Reviews and References

There are 5 reviews or references for Michael.

Written by Victoria S

Michael is a great teacher

Michael was patient, inspirational and very fun to work with.
Art (A-Level)
Written by Greg B

A Very Conscientious and Effective Tutor

Michael tutored my 14-year-old daughter for a period of two months during 2010 in preparation for the US SSAT exam for entry to prep schools in the US. Michael was a conscientious and patient tutor, diagnosing my daughter's academic weaknesses (Maths as it happened) and methodically addressing and strengthening them. Aside from Maths, the SSAT also tests verbal skills and reading comprehension. Michael was equally adept at tutoring in these areas. Michael is personable and reassuring, with a natural and easy sense of humour that is especially helpful, I think, with 14-year-olds. My daughter was comfortable working with Michael within a minute or two. I recommend him very highly.
My daughter was accepted at several of the best schools in the US.
Written by Mary M

Written by Mary M

Michael is great tutor

Michael tutored my son for his SAT exam in English & Maths. He was always very upbeat, positive & made the whole experience an enjoyable one for Euan. Would recommend.
Euan raised his marks considerably to help achieve his goal. Thanks Michael
Written by School C

Exciting, consistent tutor

Michael has taught an exciting LEGO afterschool club for students ages 6-8 at the.... school. He is a tutor that knows how to work creatively and successfully in a classroom environment.
a happy group of children and parents

Education and Qualifications

Michael's education and qualifications are listed below.


Slade School of Art
New York Studio School
Certificate of Completion
Franklin High School
High School Diploma


Prizes and Scholarships

2012 Manhattan Graphics Center, SummerINK Scholarship
2003 British Institute Royal Academy Award
2003/2 Slade Bursary
1996 William Newman Memorial Painting Award


Subjects taught by Michael are listed below.


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