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Mr. Esmond Tutor

 

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Mr. Esmond

Member Since: 10/05/2020
Last Login: 19/07/2020
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Post Code: OX1
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Rates range from: £15.00 to £40.00 per hour

  • A-Level: £40.00 per hour
  • Adult Learner: £35.00 per hour
  • Degree: £40.00 per hour
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £30.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £15.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £20.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Mentor: £40.00 per hour
  • Primary: £20.00 per hour

  • View All Art History Tutors
  • Adult Learner: £30.00 per hour
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £30.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £15.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £20.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Mentor: £30.00 per hour
  • Primary: £20.00 per hour

  • View All Design and Technology Tutors
  • Adult Learner: £30.00 per hour
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £30.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £15.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £20.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Mentor: £30.00 per hour
  • Primary: £20.00 per hour

  • View All English Tutors
  • A-Level: £40.00 per hour
  • Adult Learner: £35.00 per hour
  • Degree: £40.00 per hour
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £30.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £15.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £20.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Mentor: £40.00 per hour
  • Primary: £20.00 per hour

  • View All History Tutors
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £30.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £15.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £20.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Primary: £20.00 per hour

  • View All Humanities Tutors
  • GCSE: £30.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £15.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £20.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Primary: £20.00 per hour

  • View All Maths Tutors
  • A-Level: £40.00 per hour
  • Adult Learner: £35.00 per hour
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £30.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £15.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £20.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Mentor: £40.00 per hour
  • Primary: £20.00 per hour

  • View All Music Tutors
  • A-Level: £40.00 per hour
  • Adult Learner: £35.00 per hour
  • Enthusiast: £25.00 per hour
  • GCSE: £30.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 1: £15.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 2: £20.00 per hour
  • Key Stage 3: £25.00 per hour
  • Mentor: £35.00 per hour
  • Primary: £20.00 per hour
About Esmond

Ciao! I'm Esmond. I'm a writer, composer, director and artist, and prizewinning History finalist at the University of Oxford, with experience of a broad range of learning environments and teaching styles, and substantial industry experience in music and the creative arts. Deeply passionate about my subjects, I'm dedicated to each of my students and enthusiastic about sharing the joy of learning with them. I tutor History, Music, History of Art and Latin to A-Level, IB and equivalent, and English, Design and Technology (Graphic Design route) and Maths to GCSE/IGCSE. I also provide mentoring, including guidance on personal statements, submitted work, admissions tests and interviews, for students applying to study History and related subjects at both Oxbridge and other universities. More broadly, I work with students at all levels to develop essay writing, research, problem-solving and study skills. I have substantial experience of a range of learning environments and teaching styles, including home education, project- and inquiry-based learning, the Oxbridge tutorial format, and classroom-style teaching in both the private and the state sectors. I worked as a Teaching Assistant at Chelsea Academy, London, in 2013-14, as part of RGS Guildford’s Outreach Scheme there. I have led and assisted classes for year groups and ability levels from Year 7 to GCSE and top to bottom sets, and previously provided mentoring to Oxbridge applicants. I have further developed creative and effective coaching and teaching methods in the course of work as both a musical director and stage director, and clear and engaging communication of content and ideas through seminar talks and presentations in the course of my own studies. My own teaching style is greatly influenced by my own fruitful experiences of home education (to age eleven) and the Oxbridge tutorial format. I prioritise the greater scope for intellectual flexibility and curiosity, intrinsically-motivated learning, and heightened freedom to range across subjects and pursue individual topics in greater depth according to each student’s interests characteristic of both of these learning environments. I combine these foci with rigorous, comprehensive attention to exam syllabi to ensure that teaching and learning remain carefully targeted towards my students' desired grades in any traditional summative assessments such as school entrance exams, GCSEs or A-Levels. All my tutoring is student-centred, guiding and facilitating my students in their own learning, in contrast to traditional teacher-centred instruction. I work with each student to tailor lessons to their individual learning style and priorities (whether understanding subject material, exam content, or honing particular skills such as analysis or argument). I place particular emphasis on developing a deep-seated passion for learning in my students and on encouraging them to think independently, critically and originally. I am, moreover, dedicated to seeing tangible improvement in each and every one of my students and will always put in extra effort to achieve this end. I'm currently a final-year historian at the University of Oxford, where I hold both academic and music scholarships. I attained a Distinction in the First Public Examination, ranking equal fourth across the University. Besides history, my degree has also involved considerable interdisciplinary work in the visual arts, literature, music and folklore, and substantial language work in Latin, French, Italian and Middle English, in which I have research-level proficiency. I have A-Levels in Music, Latin and History (all above 90%), an AS-Level in Maths (A), and 11 A*s at IGCSE and GCSE. I have extensive knowledge of a broad range of history, music, art and literature, with particular expertise in the medieval, Renaissance and early Modern periods, the eighteenth century, the European folk revival, and – in music – post-tonal and contemporary composition, although I also teach more broadly, including on modern topics. I share details of and blog about medieval and Renaissance Italian art, drawing on my own photography and travels in Italy, at Treasures of Renaissance Italy. My teaching in Music and Design and Technology is further underpinned by extensive industry experience in music (as a composer, director, producer and singer), graphic design and the creative arts more broadly. I produced and artistically directed my first opera production, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, in 2016, with an international cast of singers from several leading British and European conservatoires, and I’m currently Artistic Director and co-Musical Director of the semi-professional early music and early opera ensemble, Theatron Oneiron, which I founded as a first-year undergraduate. As a freelance composer, my compositions have won competitions at a national level and been performed by such artists as the BBC Singers. I’m also a classically trained, semi-professional singer, currently a Choral Exhibitioner in the Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford, and formerly a Choral Scholar at Guildford Cathedral and Exeter College, Oxford, and member of the Iken Scholars among many other ensembles; and I frequently perform as a recitalist and as a soloist in oratorios and opera productions. I previously studied both piano and violin. In art and design, my experience encompasses both artistic and technical drawing, product design, poster design, and production design for the stage, and my work includes an award-winning scaled model and card model kit of Guildford Cathedral. In my spare time, I'm a keen hiker, birdwatcher and natural history enthusiast, amateur photographer, and activist and volunteer for various social causes.

Availability: I am able to be relatively flexible at the moment; please get in touch for more details.

Willing to travel: 50 miles

Tutoring Experience:

Substantial experience of different learning environments & teaching styles, including home education, project- and inquiry-based learning, the Oxbridge tutorial, classroom tuition in both private & state sectors. • Teaching Assistant at Chelsea Academy, 2013-14. • Taught year groups & abilities from Year 7 to GCSE & top to bottom sets. • Tutored privately humanities subjects, EFL, and Music Theory. • Mentored Oxbridge applicants. • Experienced director, well-versed in effective coaching. • Experienced presenting talks across my subjects, communicating complex ideas in clear, engaging ways. My own teaching style is greatly influenced by my own fruitful experiences of home education (to age eleven) and the Oxbridge tutorial format. I prioritise the greater scope for intellectual flexibility and curiosity, intrinsically-motivated learning, and heightened freedom to range across subjects and pursue individual topics in greater depth according to each student’s interests characteristic of both of these learning environments. I combine these foci with rigorous, comprehensive attention to exam syllabi to ensure that teaching and learning remain carefully targeted towards my students' desired grades in any traditional summative assessments such as school entrance exams, GCSEs or A-Levels. All my tutoring is student-centred, guiding and facilitating my students in their own learning, in contrast to traditional teacher-centred instruction. I work with each student to tailor lessons to their individual learning style and priorities (whether understanding subject material, exam content, or honing particular skills such as analysis or argument). I place particular emphasis on developing a deep-seated passion for learning in my students and on encouraging them to think independently, critically and originally. I am, moreover, dedicated to seeing tangible improvement in each and every one of my students and will always put in extra effort to achieve this end.

Qualification
  • Oxford University (2020)- History BA Single Honours from the Oxford University.

  • Royal Grammar School, Guildford (2014)- Latin A Level from the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.

  • Royal Grammar School, Guildford (2014)- Music A Level from the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.

  • Royal Grammar School, Guildford (2014)- History A Level from the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.

  • Royal Grammar School, Guildford (2013)- Mathematics AS Level Edexcel from the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.

  • Royal Grammar School, Guildford (2012)- Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology, English Language, English Literature, French, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physics IGCSEs and GCSEs Edexcel, OCR, AQA, CIE from the Royal Grammar School, Guildford.

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