Tom M - tutor
 

Tom M
Tutor in Keswick, Cumbria

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£25.00 / hour

Engaging new tutor offering German/English/French

I recently graduated from Oxford University with a First Class BA in German Language and Literature, but am enthusiastic and passionate about literature and language of all kinds - from German and English to French and beyond (with my current hope being to start a Master's in Old Norse next autumn).

I have always enjoyed sharing my new-found knowledge with younger students or even peers, whether that be through mentoring Year 7s or serving as a language prefect whilst still at school, delivering presentations at university, or giving ongoing teaching assistance at my old school in German, French, and English. I was lucky to have good teachers in these subjects at school, and indeed in the former at university, and I'm passionate about using my abilities to pass on what I most love about these subjects - German and French in particular, given that language teaching is often not prioritized enough in the UK.

One thing all my years studying has taught me is that the most important thing for any given student's lesson is that their teacher understands how they learn. This is particularly the case with private tuition, where the individual needs of each student are paramount. No student is the same; therefore no lesson should be the same. It is my goal to work with parents and students to craft specifically tailored tuition depending on each individual.

Reviews and References

There are 7 reviews or references for Tom.

Written by Benjamin G

Excellent Tutor

Tom is an excellent tutor. He is very patient and understanding, and has a very thorough knowledge of his subjects. He can give students the skills they need to reach their goals.
Subject:
German
Outcome:
Great!
Written by Ollie R

A great choice for a tutor

Tom is engaging, friendly, capable and extremely bright - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as a tutor
Subject:
English
Outcome:
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Written by Benjamin H

Excellent tutor

I have known Tom for seven years. He has shown himself to be one of the most academically gifted people I have ever met, and is easily able to transfer this enthusiasm and competence to his pupils.

Tom is not only an extremely capable teacher, but can work with pupils of varying abilities, tailoring lessons to their specific needs to ensure they achieve the very best of their abilities.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Tom's tutoring approach is tailored to his pupils specific needs, and I have seen him help people of all abilities achieve better results and gain a more rounded way of approaching study. He is d
Written by Charlie L

Reference for Tom Marshall

I assume German is what Tom will be teaching, though there are a few other things he could teach as well.

Suffice it to say that I recommend Tom unreservedly. He is highly intelligent and knowledgeable, and would I am sure make an excellent tutor. He will be reliable and inspiring - there is really no need to say more.
Subject:
German
Outcome:
Not sure I understand this question, if it is one, but Tom has my full and unqualified support.
Written by Bethan H

Approachable Tutor

Tom is really enthusiastic and not at all patronising! He is a brilliant proof-reader and understands what is required in different essay styles. Tom can articulate well and explains theories and structures in different ways, adapting his own approach so that the content becomes accessible to anyone.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
Good!
Written by Csilla S

Subject:
English (GCSE)
Written by Nancy S

GCSE Eng n Eng Lit

Learnt a lot from Tom. He is very patient and dynamic. Would love to be as well spoken as him.
Subject:
English (GCSE)
Outcome:
Will continue to engage Tom's help.
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Education and Qualifications

Tom's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Oxford
Degree
German BA
Grade
First

School

Institution
Keswick School
A Levels
x4
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  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - French
    A*
  • - German
    A*
  • - History
    A*
Institution
Keswick School
AS Levels
x5
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  • - History
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - Latin
    A
  • - German
    A
  • - French
    A
Institution
Keswick School
GCSEs
x12
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  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - German
    A*
  • - French
    A*
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - Latin
    A*
  • - History
    A*
  • - Geography
    A*
  • - Drama
    A*
  • - Physics
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Biology
    A*
  • - Maths
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Runner-up, LSE Creative Writing Competition, 2009
Winner, "Theatre" category, Guardian Young Critics Award, 2011
Runner-up, Anne Pierson Cumbria Young Writers Award, 2012
Winner, Poetry Rivals National Competition, 2012
Honourable Mention, English Goethe Society's Goethe Essay Prize, 2016

Other Qualifications

6 weeks of intensive German Language teaching with the Goethe-Institut, Heidelberg/Munich
London Summer School in Classics (UCL, Latin only)
Open University A174: Start Writing Fiction Level 1 Module (Pass)
OCR Level 2 National First Award for ICT (Distinction)
DBS check Oct 2017

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