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Maths

Hourly RateOnline Lessons
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Secondary £50.00£45.00

English

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Secondary £50.00£45.00
GCSE £60.00£54.00
A-Level £60.00£54.00
University £70.00£63.00
Casual Learner £50.00£45.00

French

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Secondary £50.00£45.00
GCSE £60.00£54.00
A-Level £60.00£54.00
Casual Learner £50.00£45.00

German

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Secondary £50.00£45.00
GCSE £60.00£54.00
A-Level £60.00£54.00
University £70.00£63.00
Casual Learner £50.00£45.00

Entrance Exams

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13 Plus £50.00£45.00
14 Plus £60.00£54.00
College £60.00£54.00
University £70.00£63.00

English (Foreign Language)

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Secondary £50.00£45.00
GCSE £60.00£54.00
A-Level £60.00£54.00
University £70.00£63.00
Casual Learner £50.00£45.00

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Personal Description:

I am a professional writer and tutor, specializing in essay writing and exam technique in the humanities, languages and social sciences. I am also a lecturer at athe University of London.

I pride myself on making tutoring enjoyable and inspiring for students of all ages. For older students (16+), I teach out of the British **Contact Detail Removed**, which provides a studious atmosphere as well as being centrally located. For the parents of younger students, I come to your home for your convenience.

Most of my students are GCSE level and above, but I also prepare younger children for entrance examinations such as 13+. I teach writing technique to PhD level and provide coaching, editing and proof-reading services for anyone writing for publication.

I studied law at the University of Oxford with legal studies at the Universities of Paris and Munich and am fluent in French and German. On graduation, I worked as a corporate communications consultant, where I was responsible for training heads of organizations in writing and interview technique for international press and broadcast. My clients including the Royal Opera House, Girls' Schools Association, Prince's Teaching Institute, and the Government of Monaco,

On completing studies in journalism at City University, London, and intellectual history at Bard College, Berlin, I worked internationally as a freelance journalist, English teacher and translator. My work has appeared for the Guardian, BBC World Service, Bookforum, and the International Journal of Governance.

I was formerly art editor of Germany's leading English-language magazine and am a member of the German Federation of Journalists. I received my MA from RCSSD, University of London in 2013. I have since worked as a private tutor. I continue to write about art and culture and was awarded a Kone Foundation Saari fellowship for my work as a theatremaker in January 2015.

Tutoring Experience:

2017-
Lecturer in critical writing, University of London

2015-16
Residential placement in Moscow as English, French and homework tutor to two children, 10 and 13, preparing to enter the UK system

German tutor to 11 year-old preparing to enter German school system.

2014-14
Individual tuition in essay writing and exam technique; Graduate Diploma in Law (BPP Law School); LLB Law (London School of Economics); GCSE and iGCSE English Language and Literature; A/AS Level History (OCR, EDEXCEL) Common Entrance (13+) History, Geography, Religious Education (Eton); Key Stage 3 English and Mathematics; German for adults
Class tuition in English Language and Literature at Key Stage 3, GCSE, and A/AS Level

2012
Individual tuition in essay writing and exam technique; Bachelor of Laws (Birkbeck); PhD Economics (University of Manchester); AS Level History, Politics and Economics
EFL classes (various levels) at Oxford language schools

2010-11 EFL teacher, Berlin
EFL tuition to German BSc Business students, including IELTS preparation
Course leader, intensive EFL residentials for adults (intermediate and advanced)
Course tutor, Professional Legal English - mixed and in-company classes to leading Berlin Law firms
Individual English teaching to professional lawyers
In-school English language intensives for mixed classes of secondary school students

2009-11 EFL and English-German translation teacher, Berlin
Professional legal English specialist, providing in-company courses to leading German law firms; as well as in-school classes to German advocates, judges, notaries and law students
German-English translation classes for small groups of adults

2005-6
Oxbridge entrance mentor and tutor, providing mock interviews and feedback (Law, History and French)

2003-4 English teacher, Paris
Teaching English to French professionals, including secondary school English teachers

2002-3 Mentor to Oxford University Access and Target Schools students

Tutoring Approach:

My approach benefits from years of experience as a private tutor and teacher of English as a foreign language, as well as my background as a publishing writer and communications professional.

Schools and universities increasingly focus on content without adequately preparing students to use their knowledge. As a tutor, I address this by focusing on skills training. I work with students to develop (and stick to!) manageable revision and coursework schedules. I take the stress out of the revision period by breaking it down into easy-to-follow stages, and provide students with a 'plan of attack' tailored to the syllabus and to the individual.

I encourage a passionate, confident and playful approach to learning, seeking out the point of entry that makes the subject come alive for each student. Combining supervised practice with creative challenges, I provide students with the tools needed to become independent thinkers, and promote healthy practices for lifelong learning. I have tutored students from both state and independent schools in the UK, including 13+, KS3, GCSE and A Level, as well as teaching at university level and mentoring students applying to UK universities. As an EFL teacher I am experienced teaching those from different cultures.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, German, Russian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London (2013) - MA Advanced Theatre Practice (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Bard, College, Berlin (2008) - Project Year in Intellectual History (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • City University, London (2006) - certificate in Journalism (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Oxford (Keble) (2005) - BA Law with Law Studies in Europe (French) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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