The word ‘education’ comes from the root e from ex, out, and duco, I lead. It means a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion, from the latin root prefix in, meaning in, and the stem trudo, I thrust. Miss Mackay’s method is to thrust a lot of information into the pupil’s head; mine is a leading out of knowledge, and that is true education as is proved by the root meaning.
Extract from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark
Oliver has been tutoring GCSE and A Level since 2008. He is CRB-cleared and teaches the Humanities and Social Sciences, predominantly at GCE A Level, but also at 12, 14 and 16+ school entry. His main subjects are: English; History; Geography; Economics; and Government and Politics.
“You taught me how to think” (A2 Politics pupil);
“You teach history as if you lived through it” (AS History pupil);
“You have influenced him in so many ways—not only academically” (Mother of A2 Economics pupil); and
“You are the best teacher I have ever had; and I mean that” (A2 Geography pupil).
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