Olivia S

I'm here to inspire you.



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    My Experience

    English tuition for 7+, 11+, GCSE, A Level and undergraduates

    Interview technique and helping to craft personal statements

    Editing and giving feedback on dissertations and manuscripts

    Reviews

    “Olivia came in at the eleventh hour, when everything seemed fairly overwhelming. She got on with our daughter like an older sister, whilst giving her a huge confidence boost and a plan of attack.”

    Subjects I teach

    English: Up to undergraduate level
    Oxbridge Interview practice
    Personal Statement preparation
    Creative Writing (all levels)

    My Qualifications

    PhD in Creative Writing commencing October 2020 at King’s College London
    Visiting Lecturer in Creative Non-Fiction at King’s College London
    Salerno European Book Award
    Collyer Bristow Prize for Fiction Finalist
    Passa Porta Writer in Residence
    Publishing track record includes two novels and an essay collection
    Journalism in publications including The New York Times, Financial Times and Guardian
    English BA, First Class Honours (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)
    Bateman Scholar, Cambridge
    E.G. Harwood English Prize, Cambridge
    Head Girl, City of London School for Girls
    Academic Scholarship, City of London School for Girls

    My Passion And How I Inspire

    At GCSE and above, I help to link up all the disparate bits of information floating around in the minds of students, so as to structure persuasive essays and give rigour and cohesion to intellectual thought. My approach is to balance content with strategy – making students feel calm and in control, confident of their own ability rather than mine. For 11+ I find helpful ways to remember stories, expand vocabulary and write with fluency. In both cases I take a special interest in the school and universities the student wishes to attend and tailor my approach accordingly.

    Fun fact

    I am obsessed with dogs, especially dachshunds!

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