Francis B.

Francis B.

£18 - £25 /hr

Music (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

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About me

I am a passionate musician, both academic and performing, and student at Robinson College, Cambridge. I completed A-Levels in Music, German and Politics in 2018, achieving 2 A*s (including a D1 in Music and A* in Politics) and an A in German. During my time at school I gained experience teaching academic Music, both curriculum GCSE and A-Level as well as Theory, and German. Having only just completed my A-Levels, I know exactly what examiners look for which puts me in a good place to tutor an...

I am a passionate musician, both academic and performing, and student at Robinson College, Cambridge. I completed A-Levels in Music, German and Politics in 2018, achieving 2 A*s (including a D1 in Music and A* in Politics) and an A in German. During my time at school I gained experience teaching academic Music, both curriculum GCSE and A-Level as well as Theory, and German. Having only just completed my A-Levels, I know exactly what examiners look for which puts me in a good place to tutor and advise. I am now studying Music at Cambridge which means my knowledge is deeper that it was at A-Level which places me well for students who want to explore further and/or are studying at university. With regards to German, I see my spoken German as my real forte as I have been going to Austria and Germany all my life and therefore have considerable experience speaking and conversing in the German language. I also offer advice and coaching on Oxbridge Admissions, especially conducting mock interviews and providing help with admissions tests. As well as being an academic, I am also a keen performer. Bassoon is my main instrument having won competitions at the Junior Royal College of Music, The Kent Young Musician of the Year and I was a Woodwind Finalist in BBC Young Musician 2018. I intend to have a career as a Bassoonist and Conductor. I also have Grade 8 Distinction Piano.

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About my sessions

Most importantly I will ask you first what you would like to achieve. Before our first session I will ask for proof of proficiency or I will ask you some questions so that I can place where you are. We will then have sessions where we work on different disciplines so that you can improve in all areas as well as focusing on the areas you want to work on. I will endeavour to make the sessions as engaging as possible and thus I will try and use interesting examples that will help you think deepe...

Most importantly I will ask you first what you would like to achieve. Before our first session I will ask for proof of proficiency or I will ask you some questions so that I can place where you are. We will then have sessions where we work on different disciplines so that you can improve in all areas as well as focusing on the areas you want to work on. I will endeavour to make the sessions as engaging as possible and thus I will try and use interesting examples that will help you think deeper. After we have covered a topic I will set a little test or quiz to see how you have engaged with it. This will help you as well as me so that we can decide what we will do next and whether we need to go over anything that was particularly hard. With music I think it is very important to learn many musical examples as that will stand out in the exam, so I will give you many interesting and useful examples as well as ones that I hope you will like which will make them easier to learn. When learning a language it is good to grasp as much of the language as possible, thus I will put an emphasis on spoken work as that will give you confidence in all other areas of the language. It is also very important to understand the grammar properly as German grammar is complicated, however when learnt it makes complete sense and will dramatically help the understanding of the language and how it works.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Bassoon PerformanceDiplomaDISTINCTION
MusicA-levelA*
Government and PoliticsA-levelA*
GermanA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
MusicA Level£22 /hr
GermanGCSE£20 /hr
MusicGCSE£20 /hr
MusicUniversity£25 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£22 /hr
German13 Plus£18 /hr

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