Sean Preston

Primary Subjects Offered: Business & Economics

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Teaching & Tutoring Experience

I have taught Economics and Business Studies at both GCSE and A- Level for 23 years within the state sector, holding a range of positions: Head of Department, Head of Sixth Form, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher. I examine in both subjects for all major UK examination boards in addition to working for International Awarding Bodies. Before training to teach, I worked within the UK Government Economic Service and a City of London Investment firm.

Interests

Sport, Current affairs and reading – sporting autobiographies

Educational History

  • BSc (Hons) Economics, University of Loughborough
  • MA Economics, University of Manchester
  • PGCE Economics and Business Studies, University of Manchester
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Dept. of Education
  • Enhanced DBS
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“ I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful work that you have been doing with O for the last couple of months. Your organised approach, combined with your evident knowledge has brought back the confidence for the subject in O. I have often overheard you motivating her ever so gently to stretch herself and honestly, that works. ”

Samhita G

“ J has his last lesson with Sean this evening. He has been amazing, not only in his tutorials, but also in supporting J in a much more holistic way. We are a huge advocate of all that he has done. ”

Maggs R

“ Mr Preston tutored my son A for approximately 10 months following his examinations in the Lower Sixth. As a consequence, he was able to raise his grade from a middling C to a grade A. That allowed him to gain a place at his first-choice University where he read Business and French. He has since gone on to work for a number of multinational companies, and is now living with his family in Geneva and is employed at CERN. Without Mr Preston's help both A and I are sure the outcome would not have been so positive. Sean was able to both guide and inspire my son in his studies. He showed a wealth of knowledge of the subject and, more importantly, focused expertly on examination technique. I have great pleasure in recommending him as a tutor and mentor for any Economics student. ”

Ray H

“ I was struggling with my economics A level, but after a few lessons with Sean I can already see the difference in my grades and quality of writing - saying that, I noticed the change almost immediately after the first! Sean excels at explaining advanced concepts in concise, digestible ways which bring absolute clarity to the topic in question, and really goes above and beyond in helping you understand the principles behind economic mechanisms. If you need a tutor, I couldn't recommend him enough. ”

Joe P

“ Sean is an amazing tutor! My daughter R achieved a grade B, this wouldn’t have been possible without Sean’s help. ”

Lesley C

“ Sean tutored my son J on a private basis. He was reliable, efficient and planned engaging and productive sessions. Sean developed a really strong rapport with J who greatly enjoyed his teaching style and methods. He was particularly adept at breaking down the more complex concepts into bite sized pieces. The specific challenge that faced Sean with J was that he was wanting to gain an A*, however was targeted a B. He contributed greatly to the A* that J did achieve through high order questioning and excellent guidance on exam preparation and technique. Sean was able to really develop J's' skills of extraction, simplification, analysis and evaluation. Not only did J achieve an A* he also gained the top mark within his cohort - again something that I put down to Sean's excellent tutoring. I would have no hesitation in recommending a superb, diligent and committed tutor to you. ”

Belinda H

“ I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to Sean, as my Economics tutor. I found the lessons really engaging and interesting and would definitely recommend to my friends. He made me fall in love with Economics more than I already do. I will certainly miss my lessons with Sean and Economics A level. It has always been my favourite subject and always will be. Hope you have a fabulous summer holiday! ”

Natalie L

“ Sean helped my daughters through their AS level Economics and has been a brilliant tutor. He is very good at explaining difficult concepts and is highly knowledgeable of all areas of economics. By making extensive use of exam questions as a teaching tool he rapidly assesses understanding of a given topic, and addresses any areas of difficulty. Tutorials are therefore individually tailored. He has a relaxed and easy going style and so easily builds rapport, while at the same time challenging the student to reach their potential. His experience as an examiner brings another aspect to the session which you won’t find with many other tutors so he can explain to you exactly how you should answer each type of question and what you should include. Being in Dubai was never an issue, as he has also created a great platform for the tuition to take place where my daughters can both write and Sean can import questions which you can still look back over in between sessions. Both girls will be continuing with Sean for their A Level Economics. Sean is an excellent tutor and I would highly recommend him. ”

Nalinder K

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