Michael Ogilvy - Private Tutor in West London and Central London

Michael Ogilvy Private Tutor in West London and Central London

I am an outgoing tutor with an enthusiasm to help students engage with and enjoy their education. I value learning as a way of coming to understand the world and what is going on around you!

My A-Levels helped me to shape a way of thinking that then led to my degree in Anthropology at UCL, for which I received a 1st. This was one of the most exciting and stimulating decisions I made, and I thoroughly enjoyed each moment of my course.

I am confident in teaching a broad base of humanities and languages, and hope to have the chance to inspire some students in doing so!

Subjects I Teach

My Education & Qualifications

  • University College London, 20162019
    Anthropology (Bsc): 1st
  • School: Westminster School
    I studied at Westminster School and received 9 A* and 1 A grade at GCSE level. My subjects taken were: - English Language (A*) - English Literature (A*) - Maths (A*) - French (A*) - Spanish (A*) - Biology (A*) - Physics (A*) - Geography (A*) - Religious Studies (A*) - Drama (A*) I then studied English, Religious Studies, Art History, and Spanish at A-Level. My grades were: • Distinction 1 - Art History, Cambridge Pre-U Board (A** equivalent) • Distinction 2 – English, Cambridge Pre-U Board (A* equivalent) • Distinction 2 – Spanish, Cambridge Pre-U Board (A* equivalent) • A - Religious Studies, AQA A-Level Board

My Approach to Tutoring

My approach to tutoring is to make sure it is enjoyable for the student first and foremost - since I believe that the best way for someone to engage with what they are learning is through valuing it.

I have always been a believer that what is important is not simply what you are learning, but how you are learning. One of my most valued principles that I have carried through my secondary school, university education and beyond is that an education ought to teach one how to think, not just what to think.

I enjoy working with all kinds of students, and am open to challenges to teach what may be their least preferred subject!

I am happy to be results focussed if desired, and also am happy to try to approach the tutoring role itself in a more holistic way. If half of the job is to simply bring some enjoyment to the student's education then that is also important and is something I am keen to pursue.

Fun Facts About Me

I am a musician outside of my tutoring role - performing as a drummer and percussionist in a variety of groups ranging from jazz to west-African, Latin and electronic styles. Music is a very important part of my life and I think is a very beneficial practice for young people!

I also am a keen environmentalist, cyclist and amateur gardener.

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