Subjects and Levels:
Economics and Business Studies – GCSE/AS/A level /IB
KS4 and KS5
Qualifications and Experience:
BSc (Hons) 2.1 Economics
PCSE – Economics & Business Studies
I have taught both subjects for 20+ years in UK state schools.
In addition to this, I am a Senior Examiner for UK and International Examination Boards in both subjects. I have held roles from Head of Department to Acting Headteacher in secondary schools.
Now I am fortunate to return to my main passion – teaching students my subject
I have tutored online for approximately 8 years to students both in the UK and around the world.
Availability and Areas Covered:
Group tuition or online tuition offered
During the present circumstances, my availability is afternoons/evenings and anytime over the weekend.
When schools return, my availability is 5pm onwards, all day Friday – Sunday.
£40 for A-level/IB
£35 for GCSE
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.
For 22 of those years, I have examined in both subjects for UK & International examination boards at a senior level; these senior roles include Principal Examiner and Team Leader.
I have delivered training to teachers on behalf of examination boards and asked to support schools develop their teaching of the subject.
Before training to teach, I worked within the UK Government Economic Service and a City of London Investment firm.
I have Qualified Teacher Status and hold an up to date fully enhanced DBS certificate.
My approach is to instil confidence, address misconceptions by breaking the content down into small, manageable chunks before focusing on examination technique to achieve the highest grades.
Sean has been an amazing A level tutor to my 2 teenage sons over the last 2 years. His knowledge, experience and ability to communicate with and get the best out of his students is second to none and he is always on the end of an email / phone to give additional support and guidance when required and to mentor his students ! He is a top class tutor and I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone !
K. Naik, Leeds
My tutor really helped me with a level economics - I massively improved in economics. I was taught the way examiners think and what they want to see as well as learning exactly what is needed for my exams. Sean made it easier for me to learn and was always at the end of the phone if I had a question. Within the course of a year I went from a D to an A, I couldn’t thank Sean enough. No one else could’ve made that change other than Sean. It definitely saved my economics thanks to One Stop Tutors.
E. Grogan, Leeds
Before I started getting tutored by Sean I was struggling to understand many aspects of A-Level economics. This resulted in me being predicted a D for my A-level results. After I started getting help from Sean, he had a great way of breaking down the economics content. Therefore allowing me to have a better understanding of the whole course. In turn this allowed me to improve in all areas of the course such as knowledge, essay writing and evaluation. Furthermore I enjoyed every lesson I had with Sean not once looking at the time to see when the session would be over. Overall Sean helped me to finish my A-level economics course with a result of a B. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is struggling and needs a tutor.
Furthermore thank you to One StopTutors for being so efficient in matching me up with Sean.
R. Cant, Knaresborough
Having used tutors previously we're very aware of how important it is to have a rapport between student and tutor. We approached One Stop to help us find someone to help my son with his Business Studies A-Level work. Sean was recommended to us and has built up a great relationship with G in a really short time, even though COVID 19 has meant they have only ever 'met' over Zoom. G really feels he is getting a lot of value from the sessions.'
C. Neiger, York
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”