Patrick Alexander - Professional Teacher in East London

Patrick Alexander Professional Teacher in East London

I am an expert tutor and education consultant with a first-class English degree, a Masters from Cambridge and over ten years' experience in elite institutions in the UK and overseas.

My most recent teaching post was Head of English at The Latymer School, one of the highest performing state schools in the UK.

In my spare time, I am a contributor to magazines including The Spectator and Prospect Magazine, and am currently writing a television series on free schools at the NFTS.

Subjects I Teach

My Education & Qualifications

  • National Film and Television School, 2017-
    Writing and Producing (Diploma):
  • University of Cambridge , 20122014
    English Literature (MA):
  • Teach First, 20052007
    Education (QTS):
  • University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 20002003
    English Literature (BA Hons): 1st

My Tutoring & Teaching Experience

I am an expert tutor and education consultant with over ten years' experience in elite institutions in the UK and overseas.

Having received a first class degree, QTS with Teach First and a Masters from Emmanuel College Cambridge, I became Head of English at Latymer, one of the most prestigious schools in the UK.

The school's English results improved five-fold at A-level, producing the best progress scores in 16 years.

My lessons were rated Outstanding by Ofsted every year from 2007-2016, including four years at London Oratory School, the choice of Tony Blair and many other leading UK politicians.

Since then, I have became an examiner with Eduqas, setting and marking A-levels in England and Wales, and a freelance education consultant, researching the highest -performing systems around the world.

In my spare time, I am a contributor to magazines including The Spectator and Prospect Magazine, and am currently writing a television series on free schools at the NFTS.

My Approach to Tutoring

My biggest priority as a tutor is to make learning rewarding. Studying is stressful. The point of tuition is to ease that feeling by building confidence, trust and optimism. My take is this: it is entirely possible to be relaxed, enjoy sessions and make maximum progress all at the same time. If you want to know about my level of expertise, I’ve included a very dull list of my achievements on my profile. As someone who writes and marks the exams your son/daughter is sitting, I am an expert in my field. But my most useful attribute as a tutor is being able to make a connection with students, and build the work around that. This is probably down to an overlong list of nerdy obsessions, which follows in "Fun Facts About Me"...

Fun Facts About Me

I love reading (obviously), writing (badly), politics, film, comedy, theatre, social media, podcasts, art, photography. Too many things to mention. Cricket is a particular obsession - playing and watching. And the career of Andy Murray (hero). And lastly, music. I still DJ at the age of 37, much to everyone's embarrassment.

My Client Testimonials

  • English GCSE
    "Patrick tutored my son in English Language and Literature leading up to his GCSE's in 2017. My son had struggled a little in both English subjects, achieving mostly C grades in year 10, and certainly we felt that he could achieve more but seemed somehow 'stuck'. With Patrick's help he went on to achieve 9's (A* ) in both subjects. The tutoring sessions were focused and my son was motivated to work hard both during the sessions and in the follow up work set by Patrick. The extra work was sometimes set during the session or via follow up email. Patrick had a great rapport with my son which was crucial to the success of the sessions. They both worked hard but were also able to have a laugh. My son was fully engaged, relaxed and dare I say it, actually quite enjoyed them! I highly recommend Patrick."
  • English A-level
    "Patrick Alexander is the reason why I got an A and took English at university. I got a first - and now I’m an English teacher!"
  • English GCSE
    "Patrick brought English literature and language to life for Harry and made him feel a lot more confident about writing essays and his ability to expand his own ideas about books and poetry. He is a thorough tutor who makes sure that his students have all the knowledge they need to pass an exam and that they are working to the best of their ability and beyond. We are delighted with Harry's GCSE results."
  • English GCSE
    "Mr Alexander - thanks again for the past two years - not sure if I have said it enough but have loved GCSE English which entirely renewed my interest in the subject (which was waning at a point, if you'll believe that!), definitely thanks to the enthusiasm with which you taught the subject."
  • English IB
    "Quite simply, the best teacher I have ever had."
  • English GCSE
    "Mr Alexander was incredibly helpful in preparing our son for his English Language and English Literature GCSE exams. He was well-prepared and even made it fun."

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