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Maths

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Primary £30.00£25.50
Secondary £30.00£25.50

English

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Primary £30.00£25.50
Secondary £30.00£25.50
GCSE £35.00£29.75
A-Level £35.00£29.75
Casual Learner £35.00£29.75

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Primary £30.00£25.50
Secondary £30.00£25.50
GCSE £35.00£29.75
A-Level £35.00£29.75
Casual Learner £35.00£29.75

Entrance Exams

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11 Plus £30.00£25.50
13 Plus £30.00£25.50
14 Plus £35.00£29.75

Drama

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Primary £30.00£25.50
Secondary £30.00£25.50
GCSE £35.00£29.75
A-Level £35.00£29.75
Casual Learner £35.00£29.75

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Personal Description:

My own academic success will, I hope, indicate what a dedicated individual I am and how passionate I am about my subject. Having completed the first year of study towards my A Levels I moved to Toulouse, France at the age of seventeen. Here I took the International Baccalaureate and graduated from the International School of Toulouse with 41 points, the highest grade in my academic year. I remain the only Oxbridge graduate from this school. Moving abroad I feel I have a unique knowledge of both areas of higher education, experiencing from the inside the demands and specific requirements of both systems of education.
After returning to England I moved to Stratford-Upon-Avon after winning a place with the prestigious Year Out Drama Company; an intensive, practical, full-time theatre course which culminated in a month-long performance of The Two Gentleman of Verona at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. With connections to their theatre neighbours, the RSC, I was lucky enough to work with some world-renowned directors and actors on performance techniques. My interest and fluency with Shakespeare’s language as a whole spurred me on to apply for Cambridge University, in the hope of matching my practical skill with the language together with a wider knowledge of the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.


With a particular interest in studying plays Cambridge allowed me to track the development of theatrical writing in England, starting with the medieval mystery and morality plays down to the present day. My love of theatre is not purely academic and I have performed in over 14 shows in Cambridge, including Richard II, Frost/Nixon and Oedipus. My dedication to and personal achievements within the Cambridge theatre scene have been recognised by the college and I am a two-time recipient of the Contribution to the Arts Award (2012 and 2014).

Alongside a love of theatre, the Practical Criticism paper, which I have taken throughout my degree, fostered a love of poetry and a particular skill in discussing form, metre and language choice. As a result of this interest I have created The Fifty Project, a student-led initiative that will mark Lucy Cavendish College’s fiftieth anniversary in 2015. The college has always been committed to celebrating the achievements of women, and to reflect this I selected 50 poems by 50 female poets, ranging from the 16th century to the present day. I recorded readings of these poems (from both staff and students), which will then be made available on the college website in January.

Tutoring Experience:

As a member of the Pembroke Players I have just returned from a month-long tour of Japan, working as an education officer, alongside performing the role of Nerissa in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. Working in schools and universities in Tokyo, Kyoto and Yokohama we led daily drama workshops which focused on building the interaction, confidence and level of English within classrooms.

At the Kanto Plains Drama Festival, held annually at the British School in Japan, I oversaw a group of 12 pupils, between 14-18 years of age, for the weekend as we worked towards a short performance based upon the theme of loyalty. While I led the group in various warm-up games and guided them in group discussions on our chosen topic, the emphasis was on the students to work together to create their own scenes, dialogue and narrative journey.
My individual responsibility within this tour was to work with the students who had a high-level of spoken English on Shakespeare’s dramatic language – both verse and prose – in order to develop an understanding of metre, syntax, and word choice. As I was in communication with the teachers prior to my arrival in Japan each workshop was tailored to fit the demands of the schools’ curriculum and choice of text, meaning that I have worked in detail with Richard II, Richard III and Macbeth.
At both the American School in Japan and the British School in Japan I also supervised students in ‘Cambridge-style classes’, discussing essays that the pupils had written for their coursework on The Merchant of Venice.

Prior to my role as Education Officer in Japan, during the summer of 2013 I worked in a language school based in Bangkok, Thailand. I structured and delivered hour-long classes to groups of students from the ages of 5-8, as well as teaching large groups of adults. Alongside this I personally tutored four students who were working towards their ILETS.

Leading drama workshops with large groups of Japanese students in Tokyo, and teaching English as a foreign language in Thailand, I am skilled and experienced in bringing a great deal of creativity to my teaching style. My lessons will focus on making learning meaningful and memorable.

Since graduating in 2014 I have been tutoring with several major London agencies. I am currently tutoring two GCSE English students both of whom have recommended me to other parents.

I tutor for several major London agencies but you can save yourself a lot of money by contacting me directly through First Tutors.

Tutoring Approach:

At Cambridge University I was lucky enough to be taught by some wonderful scholars, but it was the supervisors who took a personal interest in me, who recommended authors, articles and poems that they knew I would find fascinating with whom I achieved the highest levels of success. This personal touch, the fact of being treated as an intellectual equal, encouraged me to express myself without inhibition. In my opinion, a lack of confidence is the only thing that truly restricts learning. By teaching my students that their opinions are just as valid, interesting and exciting as my own, I hope to encourage an academic independence that they can take with them in every subject throughout their education.

Qualifications:

  • University of Cambridge (2014) - English Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • International School of Toulouse (2007) - International Baccalaureate (College) (✔ On File)
  • South Downs College (2006) - AS and A Levels (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Admiral Lord Nelson School (2005) - GCSES (School) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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