William Bennett - Private Tutor in Central London
I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2019 with a BA in Human Sciences. Based in Central London, I now split my time between teaching and music.
I have significant experience as a tutor (40+ hours since the start of the academic year) and have recently taken on a classroom teaching job at The Academy School, Hampstead, where I teach KS3 Science.
Studying a uniquely broad degree and benefitting from outstanding teaching at Oxford, I have developed a strong understanding of the biological sciences (from Ecology to Animal Behaviour to Genetics), leading me to focus on tutoring Biology to A-Level (or below). I was a College Scholar at Oxford and have maintained a strong academic record throughout my education, achieving 2A* (Chemistry and Biology) and 1A (Maths) at A-Level while at Mount Kelly School.
My tutoring style is responsive and comprehensive, going far beyond the time I spend with a tutee. I believe that the most productive tutoring involves solutions and resources tailed to individual learning challenges - this preparation process is an essential part of my teaching style.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Oxford, 2016 – 2019
Human Sciences (BA): 2:1
School: Mount Kelly
Independent co-educational school in Devon
A-Level: 2A* (Biology, Chemistry), 1A (Maths)
GCSE: 8A*, 2A
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
Since graduating, I have built up 40+ hours of experience tutoring students in Biology and mentoring for the Oxbridge Admissions process. I also have experience teaching in the classroom and currently teach KS3 Science at The Academy School, Hampstead.
Biology (up to A-Level)
Oxbridge Application Guidance (as a Human Sciences graduate, my experience is best suited to those applying for subjects related to Biology or Social Sciences)
ISEE and SAT
My Approach to Tutoring
At the outset, my goal is to fully understand a tutee's academic goals, strengths and weaknesses. I encourage students to identify these areas for themselves in order to take ownership of their learning. All the same, my lessons are responsive and I will adapt to problem areas that arise as time goes on.
My lesson structure is focused around the specific syllabus a student is being examined on and draws particularly on relevant exam material (e.g. exam specifications/past questions), enabling students to tailor their knowledge to the exam they'll eventually take.
I believe that teaching is most effective when students are comfortable making mistakes and encouraged to learn from them. This a central part of my approach.
Fun Facts About Me
I've played drums for many years and achieved a Level 6 Diploma in Drum Kit Performance before leaving school, performing with bands spanning genres from big band jazz to RnB to rock.
I'm also a keen sportsman, captaining the 1st XI cricket team for my college at Oxford and representing the University in surfing.
My Client Testimonials
Oxford University Mentoring
"This student applied to Human Sciences at Oxford University on her gap year. We met for a series of sessions to work on her personal statement and prepare for interview, discussing topical reading material and how to write about her work experience in a thoughtful and interesting way. She has since received an offer from her first-choice college at Oxford. "
GCSE Biology (Edexcel IGCSE)
"This Year 9 student was looking for GCSE Biology (Edexcel IGCSE) tutoring to support his classroom teaching. Through a combination of revision and learning ahead of his classmates in certain topics, he quickly improved his recall and was able to answer my questions confidently and accurately. "
A-Level Biology (OCR)
"This student started A-Level Biology (OCR) tutoring with me in her Lower 6th year. She was working at the A/B grade boundary and looking for tutoring to solidify her understanding and push her safely into the A boundary. Her grades have shown constant improvement, reaching an A* on her most recent end of topic test on the kidneys. We are focusing on applying her knowledge to exam questions as she approaches mocks after Christmas."
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