Douglas Smith - Private Tutor in London
I am a postgraduate Economics student at UCL with three years of tutoring experience. After graduating from the University of Oxford with BA Economics & Management in 2016, I worked in the asset management industry for two years before starting my Master’s at UCL in September. I have been tutoring since 2016, focussing on Oxford & Cambridge university entrance for students applying for Economics, Economics & Management, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), Geography, Land Economy, Experimental Psychology, Human Sciences, Psychology and Philosophy. I grew up in Buckinghamshire, UK and before attending Oxford I completed my A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, History and Economics.
Subjects I Teach
- Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)
My Education & Qualifications
University College London, 2018 – present
St Peter's College, University of Oxford, 2013 – 2016
Economics & Management (BA): 2:1
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
University Consultant, Arch Education (2016-present) Tutor, Wentworth Tutors (2018-present)
My Approach to Tutoring
My approach to tutoring is to encourage students to think in a distinctive and original way. I find that students are often taught at school to cover the central points and hoop-jump, whereas university entrance and study requires much more creative thinking. I work with students to construct interesting and effective arguments. I also try to align my tutoring with students’ natural interests. A student that is naturally interested in the subject at hand will be significantly more motivated and more likely to achieve their objectives.
Fun Facts About Me
I am a keen sportsman, having played squash, rugby, football, cricket and rowing at university. On less physically demanding occasions, I also enjoy playing darts. I am passionate about music, and was a saxophonist and clarinettist in jazz bands and orchestras at school.
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