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
"During his time as a student at Oxford University William arranged and led tours for groups of A Level pupils interested in finding out more about applying to and studying at the university. William always led well planned and informative sessions that clearly inspired the pupils. He was particularly passionate when talking about his chosen subject of Human Sciences and was able to inform our pupils on a subject that few were aware of. William has an approachable manner and he is a very good communicator, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting with him. "
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