Timothy Davies - Private Tutor in West London
I graduated from University College London (UCL) in 2014 with a 1st class degree in Ancient History and a Cambridge CELTA qualification in English foreign language teaching. I grew up in Sussex, England where I went to Worth Abbey boarding school and obtained my A-Levels (Maths, English, French and Music). Before applying to university I moved to London to study two more A-Levels (Ancient History and Classics) at Mander Portman Woodward sixth form college (MPW) in South Kensington. Throughout university I was an English language teacher at different international summer schools teaching teenagers of various nationalities including French, Spanish, Japanese and Russian.
After graduating from UCL I moved to the south of Spain where I tutored part-time on a one-to-one basis helping students of all ages improve their conversational English.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University College London (UCL), 2011 – 2014
Ancient History (BA): 1st
School: Mander Portman Woodward
A* and A grades in Ancient History and Classics.
School: Worth Abbey
Independent boarding school in Sussex. I was admitted on a partial scholarship and I achieved straight A's at A-Level (Maths, English, French and Music). I was also organ scholar and founder of the Classics Society.
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I first started working with young students as an assistant at my old school during the summer holidays. Since then I qualified to teach English as a foreign language and returned, this time as a teacher, to summer schools I had already worked with including Heathfield Summer School (girls aged 8 - 17 of various nationalities) and Europe Langues Organisation summer school (mixed groups aged 12 - 15 predominantly French).
After moving to the south of Spain in 2015 I gave private English tuition to students of all ages, many looking to improve their conversational skills or prepare for their Cambridge English exams.
My Approach to Tutoring
I work hard to try and develop a 'safe' environment where students feel confident enough to ask as many questions as they need. I remember avoiding speaking out in certain classes at school in case my question was regarded as stupid or elementary. The more I have studied the more I have become aware of the importance of the learning style of each individual and I believe a teacher should try to adapt to the student as best they can. The best results are therefore achieved when both the student and teacher work together to understand and compliment the learning process of the student.
Fun Facts About Me
Outside of tutoring I have a great passion for the outdoors and have helped set up two initiatives, MCXpeditions and the Lake Geneva Swimming Association, the former organising and leading desert expeditions all around the globe and the latter putting on open water swimming events in Lake Geneva, Switzerland.