As a graduate of the University of Cambridge, my experience consists primarily of helping students with the application process for Oxford and Cambridge Universities. I have worked specifically with students applying to study English, guiding them in writing personal statements, conducting mock interviews, setting them reading lists and discussing their academic interests.
With a degree in English Literature from a world-renowned university, I have a depth of knowledge and expertise within my subject as well as a genuine fascination with it, and with the process of learning as a whole.
Subjects I teach
Undergraduate: English Literature, Essay Writing, Dissertations.
A-Level: English Literature, English Language, History, Government and Politics
GCSE: English Literature, English Language, French, History
KS3: English, French, History
Oxbridge applications: Personal Statements, Mock Interviews
Bachelor of Arts, English (The University of Cambridge)
2:1, 1st in my dissertation.
A-Levels: Mill Hill County High School
English Literature – A*
History – A*
French – A
AS Levels (Mill Hill County High School)
English Literature – A
History – A
French – A
Government and Politics – A
(This represents the highest AS level grade achievable at the time).
GCSEs (Mill Hill County High School)
9 A*s, 1 A, including A*s in English, Maths and Science.
Head Girl at Mill Hill County High School.
Head of Marketing at Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival.
My Approach to Private Tuition
My sessions are inspired by the tutorial/supervision teaching style that Oxbridge is famous for, and so they are rigorous and thought-provoking. I am passionate about discovering the specific way each student thinks. I use this as a springboard to cultivate new and unexpected patterns of thought so that they are constantly progressing. Practice is essential to growth and so lessons are as interactive as possible. I find creative connections between what my students need help with and their own interests. I believe that personalisation fosters a sense of ownership over one’s studies. This bespoke approach extends not only to what I teach but how I teach – education cannot thrive with a ‘one-size fits all’ mentality. This leaves room for adaptability so I can respond to the individual needs of a student whilst remaining consistent in quality and excellence.
My video Introduction
When I was 16, my poem was aired on the BBC as part of the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, after winning the Mayor of London’s poetry competition.