Justine

Justine

Abingdon Tutor

I have a Masters degree in Shakespeare and a First Class degree in English Literature. I work in the Humanities division at the University of Oxford and at Arts at the Old Fire Station.

Please note that I do not currently teach English Language or English as a Foreign Language.

I am happy to tutor in Oxford city centre or Abingdon.

I am an experienced tutor and mentor, specialising in English Literature and Theatre. I am available for one-to-one tuition as well as remote services such as essay feedback and proof-reading for other Humanities and Social Science subjects.

My Master's degree in Shakespeare & Contemporary Performance was awarded by Birkbeck College, and conducted with The Globe Theatre and RADA. In 2014 I won the Birkbeck Shakespeare Prize for my research, and my essays are used as models for other postgraduate students. I also have a First Class BA in English Literature & Language from the University of Leeds.

My A-Levels are in:

English Literature & Language
Drama & Theatre Studies
Classical Civilisations
Psychology.

I work in Research Ethics for the Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Oxford, so I'm familiar with reading and analysing complex research written by both staff and students. I also work with a wide range of people at Arts at the Old Fire Station, fundraising for their arts projects with homeless people.

I have been an editor and academic/literary mentor for three years, and some of my edited articles have been published in The British Journal of Psychiatry.

I have worked as a journalist for a number of arts publications, and I'm also a script reader on an annual playwriting prize for Southwark Playhouse. I have extensive experience of proof-reading in more commercial settings such as law and private equity.

Outside of work, I am a theatre director and performer. I am also a mentor for the charity Arts Emergency, supporting young individuals to pursue a career in the arts.

Tutoring Experience

I have been tutoring for the last two years in English and Drama for GCSE & above.

I've recently decided to focus my efforts on supporting higher education, and giving guidance to university students at undergraduate and postgraduate level who may be struggling with coursework, dissertations and theses.

Tutoring Approach

My clients have described me as friendly and patient, giving the time and focus in order to provide detailed feedback and support the student as fully as possible.

I don't have a traditional 'teacher-pupil' approach - my tutoring is about offering useful advice and support in a way that every student can relate to. The student and I are always on the same level, and each session is as much about listening as it is about guidance.

For me, getting to know students and how they work in order to adapt the tutoring to their specific needs and working style is the key to unlocking their potential. I'm also able to explain complex ideas very simply and succinctly.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Wolverhampton Girls' High School2005SchoolGCSEs - 5 x A*, 1 x A, 4 x B
King Edward VI College 2007CollegeA Levels: AAB
University of Leeds2010BachelorsEnglish Literature & Language - First Class
Birkbeck College - University of London2013MastersShakespeare & Contemporary Performance - Merit

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