University College London (2018-2019)
MSc Data Science & Machine Learning (distinction expected)
University of Bristol (2013-2017)
MEng Mechanical Engineering (first-class)
Eton College (2008-2013)
A2: A*A*AA in maths, further maths, physics, economics
AS: AAAAA in A2 subjects plus English literatureGCSE: 9A*, 2A in maths, physics, chemistry, biology, English language, English literature, French, Spanish, Latin, history, religious studies
St Olave’s School, York (2006-2008)
I am as happy working towards Oxbridge interviews as I am helping to get up to speed with school entrance exams. One great advantage of personal tutoring is the flexibility it affords. We can move as quickly as we like and focus on what needs the most attention. This adaptability extends to how to introduce new concepts. If one analogy does not quite get an intuition to stick, we can reframe the problem in new ways until it becomes clear. This is something that relies on my own grasp of key concepts, which I have demonstrated throughout my academic career. Aside from conceptual difficulty, common challenges from GCSE onwards are motivation and workload management. Having faced these myself as a teenager, I have a feel for how to combine encouragement and structure to produce steady progress. Previously I have worked with children as a teaching assistant (Trinity St Stephen’s School, Windsor), maths teacher (Tanzania) and tennis coach (Tennis Tots, Leeds).
My primary interest is intelligence, both biological and artificial. Currently I am researching the role of visual attention (our ability to focus on task-relevant information) in how we understand what we see. This is an extension of work I did over the summer with cognitive scientists at UCL. Next year I hope to start a PhD (or research job) focussed on making computers better at learning from real-world experience.
Previously I studied engineering at Bristol, specialising in advanced materials (carbon-fibre-reinforced plastics) and manufacturing (3D printing). Engineering offered a rigorous way of thinking about technology and business, topics which captured my attention towards the end of my time at Eton. In my final year at school I served as secretary of the Entrepreneurship Society, hosting speakers from Burberry, Betfair and Hotel Chocolat, among others.
I ski and travel as much as I can. While at Bristol, I went on university ski trips to Alpe d’Huez and Les Arcs, and also raced on behalf of the Bristol University Officer Training Corps at a competition hosted by the Royal Artillery. After graduating I enjoyed five months’ skiing and working in Val d’Isère. I then spent two months making my way through Argentina, Chile and Peru before heading to Southeast Asia for another two-month trip. Aside from these post-Bristol trips, travel highlights include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and swimming with turtles in the Galapagos Islands.