Full-time English tutor for over four years, with two degrees from Cambridge University in English Lit (2014) and Law (2002).
I absolutely love working one-on-one with students and I find it very personally rewarding. In the past four years I have helped more than 50 students achieve their potential, with a minimum increase of two grade boundaries. This year I worked with a student for 8 months - during that time she went from a U grade to a B grade at A-level.
Most of my new students come to me through personal recommendations from current clients - I have yet to work with a student I didn't develop a great relationship with.
FEEDBACK (from students on other marketplace sites):
Imogen (A level English Literature):
Francesca was an outstanding tutor for A level English. She had high expectations for my daughter, helping her to achieve an A* following C and B grades in mock exams. My daughter did weekly timed essays as homework following each lesson and Francesca’s thorough and knowledgeable feedback helped her no end. In addition my daughter really enjoyed the tuition.
Pauline (GCSE English Literature and Language):
'Excellent tutor. My son has really appreciated her game changing input at this late stage. I Highly recommend Francesca, and have told all my friends about her, who are now trying to book her for this year!'
Vivian (English Literature and Language):
GCSE and A Level - my boys are very pleased - as am l with their progress. Francesca is really managing to inspire them!
Sofia (Degree level Law student):
"I can confidently say I am beyond happy with Francesca's teaching assistance and her as a person. She has truly made my learning experience one I will not forget."
Clodagh (A-level English):
"Francesca's tuition has been invaluable.
I came into tuition really struggling to see where I was going wrong and how I was missing marks in my essays. Her lessons gave me clear organised instructions looking at previous essays from a different point of view and breaking down a vague mark scheme into precise bullet points that I could carry forward into my next essay.
She had planned every lesson specifically for my needs spending a lot of time finding new resources and marking my work.
Each lesson went above and beyond the syllabus making me love the subject and find new interest in a subject I was struggling in.
My grades have improved massively, and by the end of the year my work was being given as model answers, something I could never have envisioned and all thanks to Francesca.
In addition, she was always flexible with time when I needed it, always at the other end of a text, and always wishing me good luck or asking how the exam had gone." UPDATE - Clodagh gained an A* and was able to take up her place at Cambridge!
I have spent the last four years tutoring full time in English Literature and Language, with undergraduates, at A Level and at GCSE, working with over 50 students. I've loved every minute!
I also intensively coach students for applications to Oxbridge, both for the entrance exams and the interview itself. Every student I have worked with has had an offer and has gone on to achieve their grades for Oxbridge. I have a unique insight into the interview process, having been through it myself three times.
I also work for the regulatory body Tutoring Standards, interviewing prospective tutors who are trying to attain a professional tutoring certificate.
I keep students on track without distractions so that we can squeeze every bit of potential out of our time together, but also like to keep things light and fun so that they are engaged and look forward to working with me.
As my two degrees might hint, I'm very passionate about learning and I love to convey that enthusiasm to a student. I'm good at putting a student at ease so that they can maximise their learning potential, whilst remaining focused and structured about achieving the goals we make together.
|Languages||English (British), French, German, Italian|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Cambridge||2015||Bachelors||English Literature|
|University of Cambridge||2002||Bachelors||Law|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|