Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel (Socrates). My quest as a Tutor is to find the flame in each student I encounter and ignite it!
I am excited about helping young minds open up to the power and delights of learning, to inspire them to experience a paradigm shift - I permit questioning, thinking "outside the box" and refusing to settle for mediocre standards. The result is the emergence of independent, informed and articulate learners.
I have experienced education in London and abroad and have excelled at all levels with a Law and Business degree and a Masters in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London.
I am passionate about my personal development and enjoy helping others develop holistically through a variety of skills and techniques learned over the course of my education and career.
I greatly enjoy creative writing and have written poetry and articles since I was a young girl. I recently set up a blog to inspire women on various aspects of life and well being.
I have a Teaching qualification and have taught English and ESOL in Further Education Colleges across London. I also taught Writing and Comprehension in a Saturday School. I was the Student Representative for my Law class at university and acted as a liaison between the students and members of staff.
I have tutored students in different classes and across a range of levels and also mentored university students on Study Skills and Excellence in Education.
I am currently able to offer intensive tutoring sessions tailored for younger students over the half term breaks and longer holidays.
I also offer bespoke sessions in Elocution and Public Speaking.
I am currently working as an external Assessor for an organisation that trains Head Teachers and exceptional Middle Managers in schools across the country.
Long after my tutoring sessions end, I would like my students to pursue and enjoy a lifelong love of learning. My approach is on an individual basis. No two students are the same so I tailor my style to suit each student with an approach that is relaxed yet firm.
I believe Education should be enjoyed so I work with students from where they are and inspire them to reach higher and further. My work with The Prince's Trust enabled me to work with young people who had been excluded or disengaged from formal education, offering them alternative opportunities to gain skills and equip themselves for the working world.
I tutor with a long-term vision. Helping students pass their exams is not my only focus. It is only part of the big picture. Nowadays, more and more organisations are keen to employ students who have more than just academic skills, they are looking for people with employability skills - those who will stand out for more than just their class-taught knowledge.
So, along with tutoring, I also mentor my students (age notwithstanding) to think big and consider what part they want to play in changing their corner of the world as admirable global citizens. I encourage them to think about their resilience, their curiosity to understand the world around them, their eagerness to learn and become team players, their leadership qualities and their empathy for others who are different to them.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Middlesex University||1996||Bachelors||2.1 Law and Business|
|SOAS - University of London||1999||Masters||International Studies and Diplomacy|
|St. Giles College, Holborn||2005||Professional||ESOL|
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|English (Foreign Language)|