Leon C

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£ 50.00-60.00 p/h

Maximise Your Potential with Traditional Tutoring. Based in SW19, I teach near Wimbledon Park on weekends and travel between Wimbledon and Kensington/Mayfair on weekdays or teach on line. I specialise in preparation for top school applications, Common Entrance and Scholarship exams. I have prepared students for 7+, 8+, 11+, 11+ and 13+ pre-tests and exams who were offered places at St. Paul's, Harrow, Eton, Westminster School [The Great School] (Queen's Scholarship) and Winchester College (Scholarship), KCS, Epsom, Dulwich, and University College School (UCS), and many other schools. While my track record speaks for itself, I don't guarantee success, but I do guarantee sound improvement in reasoning, composition, comprehension, and communication skills that will stand students in good stead through their secondary school educational journeys and in challenging situations such as Oxbridge Interviews, should their academic paths take them in that direction. My approach is grounded in a traditionally informed approach to education, inspired by the 'lost tools of learning' of the classical Trivium of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric, and by the disciplined exercises that are part of oral storytelling traditions.

How would you describe your teaching style?

If you're looking for someone who will help you or your child learn better, develop critical thinking strategies, boost confidence, improve exam results as well as broadening and deepening knowledge and acquiring wisdom, then I can help.

What qualifications do you have?

MA in the History of Design, V&A/RCA, London Graduate of Trinity College of London (GTCL(Hons) - Undergraduate music degree - piano, harpsichord, music theory) with a specialist interest in voice Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL - Music teaching diploma - piano, music theory) Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM - Music teaching diploma - piano, music theory) City and Guilds 7307 Adult and Further Education Teaching Certificate Vocal Pedagogy for the 21st Century Course, Princeton University, USA Vocational voice training and presentation courses taken through the British Voice Association, London Runge Balliol Effective Leadership Course, Oxford I have studied logic privately with polymath George Spencer-Brown, best known for his book, Laws of Form and advanced grammar with Neville Gwynne, author of best-selling book, Gwynne's Grammar.

Tell us about your experience...

I taught English and Music for a year at a bilingual kindergarten in Alexandria Egypt to children aged 3 to 5. I devised and taught a 2-year specialist undergraduate Music Theatre course at The Maurice Lane Academy of Performing Arts. I devised and taught a 1-year specialist sixth-form Music Theatre course at Crawley College. I taught several courses in Singing at The City Lit as well as working there as an accompanist. I worked for 2 years as Assistant Musical Director for Opera Brava, responsible for devising and delivering primary school workshops I devised and delivered a wide range of courses in public speaking and effective communication for professional voice users for nearly 20 years through The Conrad Voice Consultancy. In June 2010, the Consultancy evolved into The Academy of Oratory, as part of which I devise and deliver speech writing services and specialist training courses for individuals, groups and companies in public speaking and effective communication skills. I contributed a monthly column on learning English as a second or other language for In Flight magazine between May 2013 and January 2017. I devised and delivered the first public courses in the UK which led to Trinity College London qualifications in Effective Communication. I devised and delivered public courses for speakers of English as a second language which led to ESB qualifications, with students consistently achieving high marks in their examinations. I have performed as a storyteller and performance poet. I have twice been poet in residence at the Pleasance Dome in Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Fringe. I have had numerous articles published on voice care and education and other specialist subjects in specialist magazines as well as in national press. I have been interviewed on television and radio as a specialist in voice-centred communication skills and co-hosted a series of radio programmes called 'The Talking Shop' on various aspects of storytelling.

What locations do you tutor in?

Wimbledon Park Wimbledon Southfields Putney East Putney Putney Bridge Fulham Fulham Broadway Earl's Court South Kensington Mayfair

What is your personal message to students?

I can help make studying, reading, thinking, learning, and passing exams much easier and more enjoyable.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: Central and SW London
Online tutor: I mainly tutor via Skype and OnSync (dedicated classroom format).
Subjects: English To Degree level
  English as a foreign language From Beginner to Proficiency
  Maths To GCSE level
  Music To Degree level
  Liberal Arts Primary, Secondary, Tertiary