academic development

Subjects


English

7+, 11+, 13+, GCSE, A-Level, Pre-U, Undergraduate

History

7+, 11+, 13+, GCSE, A-Level, Pre-U, Undergraduate

Humanities

7+, 11+, 13+, GCSE, A-Level, Pre-U, Undergraduate

Mathematics

7+, 11+, 13+, GCSE

Verbal Reasoning

7+, 11+

Non-Verbal Reasoning

7+, 11+

University and UCAS Applications

Russell Group, Oxbridge

UK Schools Entrance Exams

Hampton School for Boys, King's College Wimbledon, St Paul's School for Boys

Education & Relevant Experience


University of Oxford, Christ Church

BA Hons History

2017 - 2021

St Paul's School, London

A-Level: History (A), English Pre-U (A), French (A)
AS-Level: History (A), French (A), Economics (A), Extended Project Dissertation (A)

2014 - 2016

St Paul's School, London

GCSE: English Language (A*), English Literature (A*), Maths (A*), Physics (A*), Chemistry (A*)
Awarded John Colet Academic Scholarship
Awarded Bedford Modern History Prize

2011 - 2014

Teaching Experience


I have varied experience working with young students in different capacities. I worked as a sports assistant for 2 terms at St Paul's during my gap year, working with boys aged between 13 and 15 at various skill levels. Intermittently, I have also taught in an informal context for peers and relations and in a summer school, teaching maths and English up to GCSE level. I have additionally helped A-level students with university applications.

I am passionate about helping young students attain their potential and supporting them in approaching subjects and ideas that might otherwise prove difficult or adversarial. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching those I have been able to help prosper and grow, and I look forward to furthering opportunities to help young people in many different settings.

About Christian J


I was born and raised in South West London, experiencing the enriching school environment the area is known for. Transitioning from a small prep school (Newland House) to a large, nationally competitive secondary school in the form of St Paul's was a significant change but a welcome one, giving me scope to experience a wide range of subjects and societies. I eventually found the study of history to offer the most scope for exploring the issues and ideas I wanted to focus on and enrolled at Oxford in 2017.

Since then I have taken a particular focus in modern history, cultural studies, and critical theory and thought, relishing the ways in which ideas and events of the past can inform our understanding of both ourselves and the world in which we inhabit. Writing is a big passion of mine, and I have written for a major Oxford publication in the form of the Isis magazine, before starting my own musically-focused publication (Texture Magazine) alongside a friend. The creativity and freedom of expression that language holds are an eternally exciting way of approaching the world, and I love to share my passion of writing and thinking with those I teach, as essays and their respective subjects can often offer difficulty both in teaching and execution.

I also have experience of studying and working with long-term health conditions. I was diagnosed with Crohns disease in 2015, needing to take a year off to recover before university, and taking a year out earlier in 2020 to deal with coronavirus complications. This meant delaying a place to study an MA in Culture and Conflict at the London School of Economics. My experience dealing with the hardships that illness can impose inspired to me to train with the Oxford University Counselling centre as a Peer Supporter, a qualified position to help support my college community. Access to and enjoyment of study is hugely important to me and something I hope to assist others to attain through tuition.