Mary C

My Passion & How I Inspire

I like to teach in the same way I was taught at Cambridge during supervisions; a combination of rigorous and thought-provoking discussion and intensive, guided problem solving: either a legal practice question, a maths problem or grammatical exercises, depending on the subject.

My approach varies slightly depending on the subject being taught which I believe is essential as different subjects require different skills and disiplines to achieve the highest results. When teaching languages, I believe that speaking as much as possible is key, on the provisio that this is supported by comprehensive grammar sessions. In law, I believe the best way to understand the law is to put it to use in problem questions. I enjoy to use problem questions with outrageous and amusing facts to make the class more enjoyable.

Whatever I am teaching, though, I believe the most important thing is to tailor my approach to the student. We all think differently and have our own strengths and weaknesses. The key to tutoring, in my opinion, is understanding individual learning styles and using that to make lessons as fun, engaging and efficient as possible.

My Experience

As a graduate of the University of Cambridge with a First-class degree in Law with French and Russian, I have experience helping students with the application process for Oxford and Cambridge. I have worked specifically with students looking to study Law, aiding them with personal statement writing, interview preparation and practicing for the Law entrance exam.

I am a TEFL qualified English as a Foreign Language teacher and have been working part time in this field for 8 years. I have experience teaching all levels from beginner's to advanced English with children as young as 4 all the way to adult learners.

I spent one year working as the French language assisstant in a leading English Girls Boarding school where i focused primarily on oral exam preparation with the GCSE and A-Level students (edexcel) and also lead a beginner French class lower down the school.

As a Law tutor I have given several lectures on Constitutional, Criminal and Property Law to gifted and talented students at school and international university students.

Subjects That I Teach

  • English Foreign Language
  • ACT
  • ACT - A-Level
  • ACT - GCSE
  • ACT - Undergraduate
  • ACT - 11+
  • English
  • English - A-Level
  • English - GCSE
  • English - Undergraduate
  • English - 11+
  • French
  • French - A-Level
  • French - GCSE
  • French - Undergraduate
  • French - 11+
  • Law
  • Law - A-Level
  • Law - GCSE
  • Law - Undergraduate
  • Law - 11+
  • Maths
  • Maths - A-Level
  • Maths - GCSE
  • Maths - Undergraduate
  • Maths - 11+
  • Russian
  • Russian - A-Level
  • Russian - GCSE
  • Russian - Undergraduate
  • Russian - 11+

My Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Law with French and Russian, The University of Cambridge

1st Law with 1st in dissertation; 2:1 French; 2:1 Russian

LLM, Medical Law, Queen Mary

ongoing, predicted Distinction

A-levels (Westcliff High School for Girls)

Economics - A*

Maths - A*

French - A

History - A

AS-levels (Westcliff High School for Girls)

French - A

History - A

Economics - A

Maths - A

Chemistry - A

Government and Politics - A

(This represents the highest AS level grade achievable at the time)

GCSEs (Westcliff High School for Girls)

10 A*, 2 A, 1 B, including A*s in English, Maths and Science, with full marks in Chemistry and Biology

TEFL International certificate (Anglo-Hellenic Teacher Training, Corinth, Greece)

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I learnt to row at Cambridge and now love rowing on the Thames in my free time.