Subjects I teach
Geography up to Undergraduate
Italian All Levels
Oxbridge Interview Coaching
Essay writing skills
I have successfully tutored students aged 11-18 in core humanistic subjects (English Literature, Geography, History, History of Art), allowing them to achieve excellent results in GCSE, A-level and IB.
I have also tutored mature students wishing to learn Italian – I am fully bilingual and have held conversational classes and have taught Italian literature, as well as simple grammar.
Having successfully graduated from Oxford University, I can guide students wishing to apply to Oxbridge through their choice of University, College, drafting of their Personal Statement and Interview process.
I can assist University students reading Geography with essay-writing, providing guidance and an effective sounding board for theories and ideas.
I graduated Oxford University with a Double First degree in Geography in 2008. The course bridges the arts, social and natural sciences, providing a broad education and addressing pressing issues. My Final Dissertation was published as part of a study led by Dr P.Bull on new applications of pollen analysis in Forensics. My Extended Essay on particle persistence was used as part of court trial, and won the Shell Prize for Best Fieldwork in Geography (2006).
Prior to University I obtained a 45/45 International Baccalaureate high-school qualification – I was one of only 18 students in the world to achieve this result in 2005. I was enrolled at the International School of Milan, where I was awarded the School Prize for Academic Achievement (2005); commendations for Academic Achievement in : Ecosystems and Society, English, Geography, German, Italian and Mathematics (2005); and the International School of Milan Best Student in the Year 2005; 2004; 2003; 2002.
My Approach to Private Tuition
I encourage students to view the subject at hand in the context of their own life, so as to build an appreciation for it outside of a purely academic context, fostering a genuine interest that will hopefully extend throughout their life way beyond the classroom.
I try to create tutorials that are structured around the curriculum that needs to be covered, but that are enhanced and rendered more engaging by drawing upon the student’s personal experience and natural curiosity- after all subjects such as Geography are about the world around us! What case-study could be more unique and easy to memorize than one built upon the most recent family trip to the cliffs of Dover?
I love cooking real Italian food. My specialty is pasta with home-made pesto- grandma’s recipe! Yum!