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Maths

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Primary £25.00£22.50
Secondary £30.00£27.00
GCSE £35.00£31.50

English

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Primary £30.00£27.00
Secondary £35.00£31.50
GCSE £40.00£36.00
A-Level £45.00£40.50
University £45.00£40.50

English (Foreign Language)

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Primary £30.00£27.00
Secondary £30.00£27.00
GCSE £30.00£27.00
A-Level £30.00£27.00
University £30.00£27.00
Casual Learner £30.00£27.00

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Hi! I'm Josie, and I've just graduated with a BA in English from University College London (Upper Second Class Honours, with a first in my dissertation) . UCL is one of the top universities in the UK to study English and I feel very lucky to have learnt as much as I have here. My degree has taught me a huge deal about literature, analysing text and writing essays, and I would love to share some of this with an English tutee. The quality of English teaching I had until university was extremely varied, and I know it can be difficult to engage with the subject if it is not taught correctly - which is where I would love to help out!

I also studied Maths and French at A-Level (acheiving A* and A respectively), so would equally relish the opportunity to tutor in these subjects. I loved my A-Level Maths and believe it can be a really rewarding subject at all levels when you find a way to understand the processes, but can often seem unnecessarily intimidating at first. French can also seem scary, but I know from experience that knowing another language is an invaluable skill in later life, and is worth trying at.

Alongside my degree I was a part-time nanny for 3 years, the final year of which Evelyn (the girl who I was looking after) was studying hard for the 11+, so I have some experience with this exam and would really love to help some other young students with these pivotal tests.

In my spare time I am an actor - I'm a member of the National Youth Theatre and was heavily involved with the drama and musical theatre societies at UCL. I love acting, directing and watching theatre and also enjoy singing and dancing. I have taken many performance qualifications in the past.

I achieved straight A*s in my GSCES and A*AA (Maths, English, French) at A-Level. I also achieved A* in an Extended Project Qualification, A in both Citizenship and Theatre Studies at AS Level, and Distinction in an AQA Baccalaureate.

Tutoring Experience:

During my time at secondary school and sixth form I worked as an English mentor, Gifted and Talented student counsellor and peer mentor (for friendship or emotional issues), giving me a wealth of experience talking to and tutoring children one-on-one. In 2011 I was awarded the ASDAN peer mentoring award.

As mentioned above, for three years I have been a nanny to two girls aged 11 and 14 (when I started they were 8 and 11), and have often had to help them with homework, so have gained a great deal of tutoring experience from that.

I am the holder of a Musical Theatre Diploma which technically qualifies me to teach performance, and because I have recently worked with children as a director for a youth musical I hold a clean DBS check.

Tutoring Approach:

At the heart of my attitude to learning is the belief that it must be approached constructively and positively. I am a very positive person and I believe that, regardless of ability, the focus of tutoring should always be on making progress and celebrating that progress. If you inspire a positive attitude in a student and make them feel capable of improving, they will be more motivated to learn and far more likely to work independently than if you make learning an arduous and difficult time.

Of course this does not mean you cannot set targets and work hard to achieve those targets - I always start tutoring a student by asking what their aspirational goal would be and would tailor sessions to work towards it. By regularly evaluating a student's progress and recapping what has been learnt, I would hope to cement the content already learnt as well as show the student the progress they have made.

The actual content of a tutoring session would always depend on the wants and needs of the tutee, and the way in which they best learn. I would be happy to simply go over classwork/homework if that was the most helpful approach but would be equally happy to devise work for a session.

As a tutor I would always be prepared, positive and patient, and would work hard to help my student reach their full potential.

Qualifications:

  • University College London (2016) - English (2:1) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Sexey's School Bruton (2013) - A-Level: Maths (A*), English (A), French (A), EPQ (A*), AQA Baccaulareate (Distinction) AS Levels: Citizenship (A), Drama (A) (College) (✔ On File)
  • Ansford School (2011) - GCSEs: English Lit (A*), English Lang (A*), Core Science (A*), Additional Science (A*), Maths (A*), History (A*), French (A*). Short-Course GSCES: RE (A*), Citizenship (A*). BTEC Double Awards: CiDA (ICT) (Distinction*Distinction*), Drama (Distinction*Dis (School) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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