I graduated from Bristol University with a 2:1 in Politics and French. I am bilingual in English and French having grown up in England and been to French school in my early years - the benefit of this being that I am a native English speaker who has learnt French as a second language, like my students!

Tutoring Experience

I am School Fellow at the Rank Foundation where I mentored younger students from a broad range of backgrounds, assisting community leaders in local projects with students from London boroughs.

Having been a member of the National Youth Theatre since the age of 15, I have been able to gain valuable experience each year both as a junior and then subsequently as a mentor, working through projects as a company as well as in smaller groups and as one-on-one.

These have helped to develop my communication skills with a wide range of ages, something which I believe to be essential for one-on-one tutoring, and have taught me the benefit of engaging teachers!

Tutoring Approach

The best teachers for me were the ones who used their passion for the subject to make the learning process engaging for their students. That way, it was easier to see the benefits my own work as I progressed, being made to actively interact with the subject matter.

A focus on developing critical thinking, both within the student's agenda and beyond into current affairs. Laying out key concepts in discussion, then I will look to develop written (essay) and research techniques. These will help boost this critical thought process and provide a useful base from which you can then begin to approach specific content material.

Using global current affairs to further develop critical thinking by linking it to topic material - this can limit the unpredictability of parts of the exam paper, as often exam boards relate key concepts to updated news.

For French language, a focus on developing conversation skills is necessary to accompany the important reading and writing elements. That said, each student requires an individualised learning process depending on their current ability and their own ambitions for French language.

I will look to introduce interesting cultural elements into the learning process - having spent a year working in Paris, and having grown up living the country over the years. This will also hopefully make the process much more enjoyable, and can serve to open doors to show you why French can be something to pursue long in the future!

With questions, queries, as we go along I am available to respond to students or parents outside of our sessions - part and parcel of being made to actively engage with subject matter and be posing questions.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


University of Bristol2016BachelorsPolitics and French, 2:1
Bryanston School2012SchoolA levels: Government and Politics (A), French (A), Maths (A)
Bryanston School2012SchoolAS level: History (A)

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