Frances P

My Passion & How I Inspire

The best way to learn, to keep up with your school or university work and to pass exams is to be constantly curious about your subject. Once you’ve reached a point where you can’t wait to learn more and you’re reading around your subject just because you want to, the rest comes naturally. It’s that curiosity and that desire to learn that I want to spark in my students - it’s not only the key to their academic success but the basis for a sustained interest in the subject for the rest of their lives.

My Experience

As a volunteer with a mentoring charity I’ve tutored secondary-age children in English and maths up to GCSE level since 2014. I’ve also worked in a primary school in London, tutoring pupils in phonics, numeracy, literacy and science up to Key Stage 2.

I’ve experience working as a private tutor teaching English GCSE, Latin GCSE and Grade 5 music theory (ABRSM) and have also tutored a PhD theology candidate in advanced (degree-level) Latin.

I’ve also helped students write their personal statements for Oxbridge applications and prepared them for interview.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Classical Civilisation
  • Classical Civilisation - A-Level
  • Classical Civilisation - Interview Preparation
  • Classical Civilisation - SAT
  • English
  • English - A-Level
  • English - Interview Preparation
  • English - SAT
  • GRE
  • GRE - A-Level
  • GRE - Interview Preparation
  • GRE - SAT
  • Greek
  • Greek - A-Level
  • Greek - Interview Preparation
  • Greek - SAT
  • History
  • History - A-Level
  • History - Interview Preparation
  • History - SAT
  • Latin
  • Latin - A-Level
  • Latin - Interview Preparation
  • Latin - SAT
  • Science
  • Science - A-Level
  • Science - Interview Preparation
  • Science - SAT

My Qualifications

I went to secondary school in Norwich and achieved A* in all 10 of my GCSEs, four As at AS-level and three As at A-level (English, Music and Latin). I also achieved a distinction in Grade 8 French horn and a distinction in Grade 5 music theory (ABRSM), with a mark of 100%.

I studied Classics at Cambridge University and graduated with a first-class BA in 2012. I was then awarded a full scholarship for my MPhil degree, which I completed in 2013.

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I play the French horn, and at Christmas I did some busking with my French horn outside Shoreditch station - dressed as an elf!