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, 2016 – 2019
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.
My Client Testimonials
Drum Kit and Music Theory
"Pike has been an excellent drum teacher for our son, helping him engage and enjoy learning. He is enthusiastic, patient and makes the lessons fun. Our son thoroughly enjoys Pike's teaching style and company which is relaxed and intuitive. I can highly recommend him as a teacher."
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