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Tai L
Tutor in New Malden, Surrey Greater London

£76.24 per hour

5.0
(20 reviews)
(20 reviews)
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About Tai

English, Philosophy, Sociology, Drama, & 11+ - 'Outstanding'

I have been tutoring for several years and am highly experienced at all levels, from primary up to A Level. I read English at Oxford before training as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and recently finished an MA in Philosophy at King's College London. I am now reading for a PhD in Sociology at the University of Birmingham.

I have a patient, flexible and fun approach to tutoring ensuring my lessons are individually suited to my students' needs.

I specialise in English, Philosophy, Sociology and Drama up to A-Level, and 11+ preparation. I also offer acting tuition and help with drama school auditions.

Between 2008-2013 I was also a performer with and Artistic Director of an improvised theatre company, The Improsarios, and have taught drama and improvisation at the Actors Centre in London, Emanuel School in Battersea and Middlesex University.




Hourly rate: £76.24
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

5.0
(20 reviews)
(20 reviews)

Tai Ling: Outstanding Tutor

Written by Charlotte M
Tai spent around 2 months tutoring my son so that he was prepped and able for his 11+ exams. He was patient and very clear when giving guidance and more importantly he was very encouraging when my son doubted himself.
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
The Outcome? Jake passed with flying colours and went it confident and fully prepared.

Excellent English Literature tutor!

Written by Lara G
Tai`s tutoring was invaluable as I prepared for my English Literature AS Level. His approach to tutoring made every lesson fascinating and thought-provoking. With his help, I was able to get an A.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
An A at AS Level.

Tai Shan ling

Written by Georgina B
Tai has been an incredible help over the last few months. I highly recommend him to anyone studying English, I would have never felt so confident in Literature without his help!
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
Full marks in my coursework and hopefully very well in my exam!

Tai L

Written by Gayle J
Tai helped my daughter with her A level English. He is amazing and really enjoys what he does.He raised my daughters grade and really helped her to understand fully all aspects of what she was doing! If I were to grade Tai it would be 11 out of 10!!
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
Just great. He is patient kind and really knows what he's doing. I would book him again in a heartbeat! An amazing teacher.

Thanks you

Written by Carrie F
Tai was extremely helpful in my preparation for Hamlet, offering annotations, interpretations and essay planning help
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
I achieved my target grade of an A

Brilliant English Literature Tutor

Written by Jess L
Tai was incredibly helpful over the last few months before my A2 exams, boosting my confidence and helping me gain a better understanding of not only the texts I was studying but how to approach exam questions. I was able to go into my exam with confidence.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
I managed to get an A in the exam Tai had been helping me prepare for, successfully getting the grades needed to study English Literature at my first choice university.

Top grade in short time!

Written by Vidisha B
After having to suddenly leave school, I had to be home-schooled but was without a tutor, just 2 months before the exam! But Tai worked me through the content between just April and June for A2 English, including the whole of the Shakespeare play and all my coursework texts, and I ultimately got an A* in my coursework and an A overall! Really supportive and easy to work with, and makes a huge effort to know the texts he's working with well.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
A* in coursework and A overall in A-Level English Literature

Knowledgeable and engaging English tutor

Written by Teresa B
Tai is an excellent English tutor. He tutored my daughter for A2 level English. He really helped my daughter build up her confidence and her belief in herself. This meant she was clearer about what she knew and was more confident about demonstrating that in the exams. He helped my daughter understand what was important and why. Tai is very knowledgeable, pleasant and engaging. He was very reliable and made sure he kept us informed of any changes. I strongly recommend Tai
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Successful A2 exams

A level Tutor

Written by Carolyn F
We approached Tai to give our 17 year old daughter some tutoring support in the run up to her A level with particular support on Hamlet. He was fab -knowledgable,supportive and engaging. He gave our daughter 6 x private lessons before her A level which hugely built her confidence.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
Our daughter went into the exam with increased knowledge and preparation but most importantly I increased confidence. She achieved an A grade in her A level and achieved the grades she needed to study

Excellent and personable English tutor

Written by Caroline W
My daughter went from an unclassified to an A in English language within 6 months - she really liked Tai and the way he explained everything and gently encouraged her. She is quite shy and does not like speaking out loud in class but her confidence grew as a result of one to one tutoring.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Unclassified to A in less than 6 months

Written by Lotte L
Only first lesson so all ok
Subject:
11 Plus

Written by Bettina E
Subject:
English (11+)

Skilful, thorough English tutor.

Written by Manisha S
My son's confidence had slowly deteriorated over a period of two years in both English Language and Literature. Within two months, before the 2016 IGCSE exams, Tai patiently and skilfully built up my son's confidence by going through past papers, showing him different techniques to answer questions and planning literature essays.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
IGCSE English Literature A* IGCSE English Language A

Focussed and able to engage

Written by Vikram T
Tai helped our son with few two hour working sessions, mostly for English. Though languages are hard to judge on short term improvement but Tai was able to nudge our son into the space where he was willing to work and learn.... Tai's focus on the outcomes is great... Highly recommended...
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Prep for 13+

Written by Vanita P
Zachary was very happy
Subject:
King's College Wimbledon School Admissions

Review from my first year A level student daughter

Written by Alice T
Tai helped me with my sociology a level mock exam, he was very patient and a good explainer. In my last exam I got an U and this time I got a B, so very happy with the improvement.
Subject:
Sociology (A-Level)
Outcome:
From U to B

Grear tutor!

Written by Angela C
Tai has been very helpful with my son's A level English literature, he really know what he's doing and he is very friendly and professional!
Subject:
English Literature (A-Level)

Intellectually stimulating!

Written by Jessie F
My son enjoys his lessons with Tai. He has great discussions with him and found his lessons intellectually stimulating. He taught him to appreciate literature in a way that he has never done before. Thanks so much!
Subject:
English (A-Level)

Outstanding: helped to create a scholar!

Written by Anju N
Tai's approach is simple yet brilliant - he has the ability to listen, provokes thought and draw out innate/latent abilities in each child - he is currently working wonders with a friend's son, having tutored my daughter.
My daughter initially lacked the confidence to write cohesively - she now has ambitions to become an author!
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
She has surpassed my expectations and received two academic awards thus far.

Written by Sarah H
Subject:
English (11+)
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Education and Qualifications

University

University of Oxford
BA (Hons) in English
2:1
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
BA (Hons) in Acting
2:1
King's College London
MA in Philosophy
Merit
University of Birmingham
PhD in Sociology
Currently studying

School

King's College School, Wimbledon
A Levels
  • Latin
    A
  • Greek (Ancient)
    A
  • English
    A
King's College School, Wimbledon
AS Levels
  • Music
    A
  • Latin
    A
  • Greek (Ancient)
    A
  • English
    A
King's College School, Wimbledon
GCSEs
  • Physics
    A*
  • Music
    A*
  • Maths
    A
  • Latin
    A*
  • Greek (Ancient)
    A*
  • French
    A*
  • English Literature
    A*
  • English Language
    A
  • Chemistry
    A*
  • Biology
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

English Scholar at St. Hugh's College, Oxford * *
Distinction in MA dissertation at King's College London**
Awarded Prefect, School and House ties, and The Wilton Drama Prize at King's College School, Wimbledon * * Head Boy, KCJS, Wimbledon

Other Qualifications

Currently reading for a PhD in Sociology at the University of Birmingham** Associateship of King's College London (with Distinction)**
Artistic Director of The Improsarios

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