Beau Gabriel - Private Tutor in London
Originally from New York, I received my BA from Yale University in Russian Language and Literature. After spending several years in Paris, I came to London to complete my MA at the Royal College of Art. I currently live in London, and work as a painter. With over three years of private tutoring experience, I especially love teaching English, literature, history, and writing. I also have considerable experience preparing students for the SAT, and counselling US college applications.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
Royal College of Art, 2017 – 2019
Visual Communication (MA):
Yale , 2010 – 2014
Russian Language and Literature (BA): Honors
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I have over three years of private tutoring experience. I began teaching while in Paris, working with students from the American High School. I gained a deep knowledge of the IB course while teaching a wide array of academic subjects. I also taught the SAT and ACT tests, and helped students holistically in their preparation of applications to US colleges.
My Approach to Tutoring
My tutoring has always been based on teaching by example, showing my students firsthand how we can approach subjects with excitement, nuance, and self-reflection. My goal is to spark engagement and curiosity in each individual student. The true fulfilment of tutoring is helping a student not only with completing a specific assignment, but to seeing them grow towards a lifelong habit of inquisitive thinking. I balance humour with rigour, and always use examples from my own educational experiences to motivate and enlighten. I pride myself on building personal relationships with each of my students, and adapt my approach to fit each unique style of learning.
Fun Facts About Me
I was trained as a classical musician (oboist), and while an undergraduate began orchestral conducting. I directed the student opera and played in several music groups. I studied Russian Literature after reading Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina," and spent a summer living and studying in St. Petersburg. I currently work as a painter, and love going to exhibits and museums.
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