I’m a friendly and positive tutor. I have been teaching for 6 years - all of my students have achieved their target grades. Though I come from a very academic background, I work in the arts as an actor, writer, director and radio producer - so my lessons are also creative and fun.
I was lucky enough to study a BA in English at UCL, one of the best universities in the UK for that degree. However the quality of English teaching I had until university was varied, and I know how difficult this can be, so I love to share some of what I've learnt with my English tutees.
I achieved an A* at Maths A-Level. Maths can be a really rewarding subject when you understand the processes, but can often seem unnecessarily intimidating. I love teaching Maths because students improve so much with the right teaching, and it's so satisfying when they realise ‘I can actually do this!’.
I also studied an MA in Acting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Alongside tutoring I work as a drama facilitator, workshop leader and director. I often work with young people through the 'National Youth Theatre' and 'British Youth Music Theatre'.
I’ve been teaching English and Maths since September 2016. I’ve had students as young as 3, through to adult learners. I’ve taught over 35 clients, with nothing but great feedback, as you can see in the reviews below.
I pride myself on helping students achieve or surpass their target grades.
Though I have continued to gain experience and recommendations, I have tried to keep my prices reasonable and relative to the preparation needed.
I achieved straight A*s in my GSCES and A*AA (Maths, English, French) at A-Level. I received a 2:1 in my BA, with a 1st in my dissertation. I also achieved A*AA in three further AS qualifications (EPQ, Theatre Studies, Citizenship) and Distinction in an AQA Baccalaureate.
I believe learning should be approached constructively and positively. Regardless of ability, the focus must be on making progress and celebrating that progress. If you inspire a positive attitude in a student, they will be more motivated to learn and to work independently.
I always start by asking students what their goal is, and I tailor sessions to work towards it; the content will depend on the wants and needs of the tutee. I am able to work alongside schoolwork and homework, but equally happy to devise original lessons.
I am always prepared, positive and patient, and work hard to help my students reach their full potential. During the pandemic I have moved all teaching online, and have found it to be very successful.
|Languages||English (British), French|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University College London||2016||Bachelors||English (2:1)|
|Sexey's School Bruton||2013||College||A-Level: Maths (A*), English (A), French (A), EPQ (A*), AQA Baccaulareate (Distinction) AS Levels: Citizenship (A), Drama (A)|
|Ansford School||2011||School||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|
|Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama||2019||Masters||Acting|
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