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About IanGenuity EPLC

Ian Miles, founder of IanGenuity EPLC, was educated at Forres (Swanage), Tonbridge School (as a Foundation Exhibitioner); New College, Oxford (MA 1984) and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (PGCertEd 1982).
 
His teaching career began in 1982 at Aldro (Surrey; IAPS) where he taught French, took on running the RE department and was also school organist; after two years running his own language department at Maidwell Hall (Northants; IAPS, 1989-91) he returned to Oxford in a similar role at New College School (IAPS/CSA; fd. 1379) where he set up an international cultural exchange to Caen in Normandy.

After stints of supply teaching and as a county tutor, including a year’s 0.5 f.t.e. GCSE Maths work with Young Offenders at Huntercombe, he established himself as an independent tutor in 2002, working also online (for the Satellite School) with young people with long-term medical conditions and other adverse circumstances. He has since joined the tutor panel of Oxford Home Schooling / Open Learning, remotely mentoring international students in Maths and French, in each of which subjects he was commissioned to rewrite and update course materials.

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Qualifications

He studied piano to ABRSM Grade VII with Distinction; also holds the Archbishops’ Certificate of the Guild of Church Musicians (via self-directed private study, 1997); and has recent exam-candidate experience in his own right with IGCSEs in Mandarin Chinese (B, 2011) and Spanish (A*, 2012). He holds a clear and current Enhanced CRB Certificate and full clean driving licence.
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Membership subscriptions

His current memberships and subscriptions include:
  • Association of Teachers and Lecturers
  • Incorporated Association of Organists; the Organ Club; Hymn Society; Friends of the English Music Festival
  • National Geographic, Time, The Week, New Internationalist and Private Eye magazines
  • River Thames Society
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