Bethany Hutchison - Private Tutor in West London
I am a Cambridge University graduate, with experience tutoring a broad range of subjects. Before starting a career in Management Consulting, I studied Education with English and Drama (BA Hons, 1st Class), and am passionate about understanding how my students tick, finding ways of engaging them, and helping them achieve their goals.
I started tutoring at the age of 18, in Manchester where I grew up. I helped family friends through their 11+ exams, Spanish/English/Music GCSEs (As and A*s achieved). After University, I moved to Madrid for a year, where I tutored English, while studying to achieve the Instituto Cervantes DELE C1 qualification, giving me Undergraduate Degree level Spanish.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Cambridge , 2013 – 2016
Education with English and Drama (BA): 1st
School: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
A levels: English - A*; Theatre studies - A*; History - A; Spanish - A
GCSEs: English Literature - A*; English Language - A*; Maths - A*; Dual Award Science - A*; French - A*; Spanish - A*; History - A*; Drama - A*
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I started tutoring at the age of 18, helping 11+, and GCSE students prepare for their exams. This involved both strategic lessons, such as going through past exam papers, working on exam technique etc. In some cases (often where we had a more time before the exam) it was more exploratory, really peaking the students' interest so they felt fully engaged as we went into the more rigorous and tactical exam paper based practice.
On moving to Madrid, the year after I graduated, I built a private tutoring practice for business professionals who needed to learn English in order to progress in their careers.
My Approach to Tutoring
I have been a private tutor to a wide range of students, from 11+ students who just lacked confidence, to Spanish GCSE students who felt they couldn't engage with the style of teaching at school, to busy working professionals who needed to learn English for their jobs.
In each case, I have spent time getting to know the students, understanding how they work, and then using my knowledge from having studied the theory of education to createways to engage them. My success is their success - so it's important to understand what success looks like for them! For some students, success looks like re-engaging with learning, and discovering an enjoyment of different subjects. For others, it looks like achieving a certain grade, and a much for results driven approach is needed. In all cases, I personally believe the students need to have fun and feel inspired and I see it as my job to make sure that happens.
Fun Facts About Me
I am a singer! I regularly perform in a Funk and Soul band, at weddings and parties. We formed at University and just love playing music together so have continued into our professional lives.
I'm also training for my first triathlon this Summer, so am spending a fair amount of time in the pool and on my bike, which is a great new challenge.
My Client Testimonials
KS2 English, Maths, Science
"Thank you Bethany! [My child] is liking her classes very much I think, and I've notice her confidence levels going up as well ... I think the amount of work is perfect for this summer period."
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