Subjects I teach
English up to undergraduate level
Creative Writing 11+ and A-Level
Essay writing skills
I have been working in education for 5 years, offering tailored learning support and one-to-one tuition to students in both primary and secondary school settings.
I have worked as a teaching and learning assistant in a secondary school, where I offered in-class, small-group, and one-to-one support to students of all ages, and with a range of abilities. This included preparing students for their AQA English examinations, offering them the extra support they needed to push up their grades.
I have also offered tailored, one-to-one and small-group tuition in a primary school setting, working with individual students to help them achieve their potential, particularly in Maths and English.
While working in schools, I have been employed by several educational charities to deliver workshops in a range of creative and educational subjects.
I am now focusing on my private tuition work, bringing the creative learning methods I’ve learned in educational settings into the home. My current students are preparing for GCSE and A-Level examinations in English Literature, English Language, and Creative Writing.
University of Oxford
Master of Studies in English Literature (1900-Present) with Distinction
Award from Hertford College for Academic Excellence
Highest mark in my cohort for final dissertation
University of Bristol
BA in English with First Class Honours
Moira Megaw Prize for the study of Modern Literature
Hannam Clark Shakespeare Prize
English Literature (A), History of Art (A), Art (A), French AS (A)
My Approach to Private Tuition
Having worked on a one-to-one basis with many, many young people, I am an expert at determining students’ individual strengths and needs. I believe that everyone has a special talent for learning, and that my job as a tutor is to discover this talent in each young person and to nurture it.
In practice, this means that tuition looks different for every student. Sometimes, if a student struggles with organising their ideas, we’ll look at model answers together, and I’ll introduce different ways of structuring a written piece of work. For students who are visual learners, we might create mind maps and diagrams, which are particularly effective during the revision process. Some young people benefit from going through the layout of an examination with a fine-tooth comb, learning the exact requirements for each question-type (something that schools often fail to instill). Others tackle questions more instinctively, but need someone to help them think outside the box in order to produce more creative and insightful answers.
Ultimately, it’s about keeping the student’s needs at the heart of the process. I use my own passion and flair for academic study as a means of inspiration, but this is always directed towards developing a student’s own individual brilliance, supporting them to find faith in their ideas and the tools to succeed with confidence.
My video Introduction
I once worked as a precious metals buyer in Hatton Garden. To this day, I can always spot a fake!