Benjamin is an experienced Geographer with a First Class Honours degree in Geography and a distinction in 'MSc in Urban Planning' from LSE. He has maintained a stellar academic record in Geography throughout, with an A* in A Level and 100% perfect score at GCSE-level. The impact of COVID-19 on education pushed Benjamin to pursue an online tutoring style that would inspire students studying geography in school, making them aware of the world around them. He has taught over 3000 online Geography lessons since his graduation and now works exclusively with JTC Education.
Benjamin is well-versed with the specifications and demands of various exam boards, specialising in particular in the human element of geography. He strongly believes that online geography tuition is more effective than in person, enabling the use of split-screen technology with Google Meets and Google Docs to engage students in content revision and essay writing.
Throughout his time tutoring, Benjamin has noted that essay writing and formulating arguments are a struggle for many students, leading him to devise his SECEL (Signpost, Explain, Case Study, Evaluation, Link) paragraph structure for students, which is employed in lessons by focus on essays, and essay planning.
Benjamin believes that geography is an important subject for students in 2023, offering them an enriched understanding of the human and physical processes shaping our ever-changing world: Geography provides insight into relevant global issues and encourages deep thought about practical solutions.
“Benjamin has been very supportive in my geography studies! Lessons are very flexible and tailored to topics I don't feel as confident in compared to others, helping me consolidate knowledge. Simply talking about concepts and evaluating points has helped improve my confidence in providing arguments in my essays and getting those AO3 marks. He has helped boost my grades to as high as an A! Highly recommend!”
“My son has his 13+ exams coming up and Benjamin has been helping him in Geography. He is an incredible tutor who has this tremendous way of teaching. My son has grown so much in confidence and has learnt a great deal from him - he is amazing at what he does. Benjamin is always well prepared and marks given homework outside of lessons, ready to go through it in the lesson..”
“Great tutor, has really helped boost my confidence when tackling tough exam questions which is a critical skill for geography. Ben explains everything in great detail allowing me to gain the best possible understanding of the topic. Also, his flexibility with lesson content allows for a really tailored experience.”
“Benjamin has been helping me with my Geography work, reflection on my NEA, as well as offering suggestions and ideas for data representation! I've had 2 sessions so far and both have been brilliant. Benjamin has also viewed work outside of sessions and offered feedback through the messaging on here. Thank you!”
"My daughter used to struggle with her geography lessons at school but since engaging with Ben she became more confident and her grades improved significantly. I am so glad we engaged Ben’s support as our daughter Ruth managed to achieve above expected results. Ben is very patient and very strict in his expectations of his students and works with the exam board guidelines."
"Ben Is an excellent tutor, providing revision material and support even outside the lesson time. He answered all my questions in full detail and even helped in areas he was not fully familiar with like the glaciers topic. He supported me throughout my NEA as well as the exam period where we tested out different revision methods and was willing to mark all my written work. I would definitely recommend him."
"At GCSE, Geography was my son’s favourite subject. However, at A level, it became his most hated, and in his mock exam he achieved a grade C. Enlisting Ben as his tutor was the best move that we ever made. Ben went over and above in his efforts to help my son and believed in him when his teachers didn’t, always considering him capable of achieving an A*, which my son went on to achieve in his A level exam.”
"Ben built up a great relationship with my son, who considered him a great friend. My son really enjoyed and looked forward to his sessions. Ben has the winning combination having a fantastic personality and of being extremely knowledgeable in specific exam boards. He works closely with the specification to ensure that all answers are structured to gain maximum marks.Anyone who has Ben as a tutor should consider themselves extremely lucky."
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