Six months tutoring in Israel (English grammar and conversational practise), mentoring and tutoring first years at University, and additional private experience in London.
First Year Undergrad Student Mentor Scheme (2013-14) – ‘Jessica acted as a course mentor and tutor during my first year of university, and assured me that if I had any queries – degree or generally university related – I could always contact her. I very much enjoyed being mentored by an older student who had gone through a similar university experience, and Jessica has always been kind and helpful in the way she approaches any questions or academic issues I have had.’
Subjects I teach
English Language – Up To GCSE
English Literature – Up To Degree Level
3 A’s at A Level (English Literature, Religious Studies and Sociology)
BA in English Literature
MA in Victorian Studies (in process)
My Passion And How I Inspire
Each student is unique, and requires individual care and attention to ensure academic success. My method of tutoring looks to understand a student’s strengths, as well as acknowledge areas that need extra work. Working through a problem together is often essential to kick-start a tutoring session, but I also think it is a valuable skill to deal with a problem autonomously. Typically, a tutoring session will be based around debate and explanation – e.g. ‘what do you think this poem/chapter/line is saying? Can you notice any interesting features?’ – and discuss this to come to a conclusion that is both clear and independently constructed. English is based around personal opinion and interpretation, and by using conversation and discussion to understand a topic; students will hopefully improve their confidence and belief in their abilities, which will in turn benefit the student come the exam period.
I also offer practical advice and preparatory sessions discussing exam preparation techniques, organization and study skills, as well as dissertation writing and research skills for those studying English Literature at university.
My video Introduction
I love paragliding and parasailing!