Emma C

My Passion & How I Inspire

My approach to private tuition is very much the same as my thorough teaching within the classrooms of the four independent schools I have had the pleasure of working in: create very clear, tangible goals for each of my students with a dash of good Northern humour and kindness to truly bring their self-confidence and ambitions to the surface. I believe that my experience as an Internal Examiner for the schools I have worked for and my role as External Examiner for AQA and Edexcel make me a trustworthy teacher and role model for my students. They can rest assured that they are receiving the most up-to-date and detailed teaching in their lessons with me.

My Experience

I am currently overseeing a one-year home-school programme for two children aged eight and twelve, with a particular focus on the 8+ and 12+ Entrance Examinations.

As Director of Studies at my last school, I always aim to recreate a formal learning environment injected with fun and self-belief. I introduced an intervention programme for Year 10-13 students who were failing to fulfil their academic potential, without compromising support and kindness.

I have served as governess to children aged eleven, fifteen and seventeen. Borderline C grades were eradicated. Intensive revision strategies were put in place for all three children in the lead up to 11+, GCSE and AS Level examinations.

I also have experience in leading interview preparation and composing personal statements for Oxbridge.

I acted as Senior Teacher, Key Stage Four, and member of the Senior Leadership Team at More House School for Girls. I was responsible for ensuring the highest quality of teaching for the girls in Years 10 and 11. I believe that a happy student, is a successful student and this ethos would be central to my work with your child.

I read English at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge and am currently completing my Masters in English at KCL. I have taught in independent schools since 2006.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing - Undergraduate
  • Creative Writing - 11+
  • English
  • English - Undergraduate
  • English - 11+
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning - Undergraduate
  • Verbal Reasoning - 11+

My Qualifications

1994-98 English/Literature (AQA) A*/A*

(GCSE) History (AQA) A*

Geography (OCR) A*

Science (AQA) A/A

Religious Studies (AQA)A*

French (AQA) A

Maths (AQA)A

Design and Technology (MEG) A*

1998-2000 English Language/Literature (AQA) A*

(A Level) History (AQA) A*

Geography (OCR) A

2001-2004 BA, English 2:1 (Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge)

2004-2005 NCTJ Certificate in Print Journalism (Distinction)

2006-2007 PGCE Secondary (English) (University of Leeds) Distinction

2014- to date Masters, English (King's College London) On going

2016 Examiner for AQA and Edexcel (GCSE/A Level)

2015 Director of Studies for Riverston School

2014 Academic policy writer for More House School

2011 Senior Teacher, Key Stage 4

2008 Editor of School Magazine at Oldham Hulme Grammar Schools (OHGS)

2008 Member of Oxbridge Preparation Panel at OHGS

2004-2005 Student Representative at Journalism Training College

2002-2004 University Parent- Tutored and advised two, first year English undergraduates.

2002-2004 House Representative at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge

1998-2000 College Representative at Audenshaw Sixth Form.

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I've recently been gifted an old type-writer; I am tinkering away on this in my spare time. My aim is to continue writing my first novel in the hope that it's ancient keys will give me story-telling super-powers!