I ran a tutoring programme for secondary school students while I was at university in New Zealand, which deepened my interest in education and tutoring. I was also a University Tutor for Political Philosophy, and tutored English to secondary school students. After graduating from my degree in Politics, I moved to England to do Teach First as a Primary School Teacher.
In my first year of teaching, I had an amazing Year 4 class, who had large personalities and a huge variety of interests. By the end of that year, my teaching was rated Outstanding during lesson observations, and all students progressed towards their goals. For my second year, I taught a delightful Year 2 class, including new students who spoke no English and students who could read fluently. In all my lesson observations that year, my teaching was rated outstanding, because of my engaging approach that meant all students were making progress. My class cheered when they had to sit their SATs, because I had used an approach in my teaching where they were proud of what they had learned.
Subjects I teach
English Language Tuition for 7+, 8+, 11+ and Early Years
Mathematics Tuition for 7+, 8+ and Early Years
Verbal and non-verbal reasoning for 7+, 8+, 11+ and Early Years
All Primary School Subjects
Senior School: St Cuthbert’s College, Auckland, New Zealand
Passed Year 11, 12 and 13 with Excellence (NZQA)
University of Otago Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship (2010)
NZQA Scholarship Award – English, Classical Studies and History (Outstanding – top 3% nationally) (2009)
Classics Prize for highest grades in the school
University: The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Honours Degree in Politics (2.i)
Media Leader of Choose Kids
Co-Founder of ‘Student Tutors’
University: The University of Warwick
Diploma in Educational Leadership
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, Birmingham City University (with Teach First)
Academic Leader at Futures Easter School, University of Cambridge, 2015
Masters in Educational Neuroscience – Present
My Approach to Private Tuition
I tailor my tuition to meet the interests and needs of my students. By being engaging, empathetic and goal-orientated, I work hard alongside my students. I believe that all students can achieve to the highest standard.
My video Introduction
I am the oldest of five children – three boys and two girls!