In 2012 I taught English as a foreign language to classes in Hong Kong for six weeks. I formulated my own lesson plans designed to entertain and inspire, and taught groups of up to twenty students, ranging from 8 to 20 years old.
I have been privately tutoring in several subjects such as English, Maths and Theatre Studies. I have extensive experience tutoring for A-Level and GCSE, as well as degree-level essay skills.
I have successfully placed students through their 7+ to 11+ exams at schools including Sevenoaks, John Lyon, Alleyn’s and Dulwich College.
“I think Zoe is a wonderful and brilliant tutor who explains information very clearly and is always there to guide me when I am stuck. Her challenging questions allow me to think outside the box allowing us to have a more interesting and deeper conversation on a specific topic. Zoe’s tutoring sessions always go extremely fast, they are engaging and fun.” A Level English Literature Student
“Zoe was a great help in getting me prepared for my GCSE exam. A great way to tutor.” GCSE Theatre Studies Student
Subjects I teach
English literature Degree
Drama and Theatre Studies A-Level
Maths 11+, 13+
University/Oxbridge Applications and Interviews
2.1 English Language and Literature, University of Oxford.
A Levels: English A, History A*, Theatre Studies A, Art and Design A*. AS Level: Music A. GCSEs: English lit A*, English lang A*, Science A*, Additional science A*, History A*, Maths A*, Spanish A, Japanese A, Theatre Studies A*, Music A*, Art A*, Religious Studies A
My Passion And How I Inspire
I tutor on a student-by-student approach. I believe that teaching in schools often does not offer everyone the opportunities that they deserve; everyone has a different way of learning and I think that the best way to teach someone is to work with them and find out what that method is. I also believe that talking and debate is often the best way to widen a student’s knowledge and make them think more about the subject, improving their ability to formulate coherent arguments about a topic. In my tutorials I go through written work with pupils, discuss both major and more detailed themes of their subject with them, and also set different activities to both enthuse and instigate thinking about issues in a variety of ways.
My video Introduction
I’m currently taking a course in Aerial circus skills, including silks and hoop… So if you can’t see me, look up!