Tutor Profile: Bryan Dadson
Subjects & Levels Taught:
11+ School Entrance; Primary English; Primary Mathematics; Secondary Music
BA (Hons) Music – University of East Anglia; MA (Composition and 20th Century Studies) – University of Durham; PGCE (Primary Education) – University of Gloucestershire.
I have been a tutor for Greater London Tutors and Holland Park Tuition since 2010. Prior to this, I was a music tutor for 5 years, working in both group and one-to-one formats. As an agency tutor I have also prepared, delivered and assessed confidence-boosting half-term 11+ revision half-term courses.
I graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1992 and subsequently from the University of Durham in 1998, both with music-related degrees. It was shortly after this that I turned to Education, gaining a PGCE in Primary Education. I worked as a music tutor privately and as a singing tutor in Schools, working for the Government’s “Sing Up” project, for which I also wrote music.
On moving to London I continued in music tuition and joined Greater London Tutors, enabling me to put my skills and experience to a wider and more rewarding use.
What do you enjoy most about tutoring?
The most rewarding aspect of tutoring for me is undoubtedly having the flexibility to address my students’ needs in the manner most suited to the individual. On a one-to-one basis, the ability to approach issues in different ways is, for me, essential in order to achieve the best possible results for my students.
I enjoy reading, especially historical fiction and the Discworld novels of Terry Pratchett. I am also a musician and a professional Tenor at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, pursuing a secondary career as a singer in London.