My first teaching experience came in 2010, when I started giving individual piano lessons to ten beginner students, tailoring their lessons to suit their goals and ages (from 7 to 40+). I have since given formal and informal tutoring in a variety of contexts, including lessons in conversational Spanish and English, and essay writing skills. I also work in the publishing industry and as a freelance translator, editor and proofreader.
Subjects I teach
English literature at GCSE, A Level and undergraduate level
German language and literature at GCSE, A Level and undergraduate levels
Spanish language and literature at GCSE, A Level and undergraduate level
Essay writing and dissertation skills
English-language skills (conversational and written)
University of Edinburgh, 2014-2015
MSc in Translation Studies – Distinction
University of St Andrews, 2011-2015
MA in German and Spanish – First Class with Distinction in spoken German; Dean’s List for Academic Excellence every year
A Level – A*s in English Literature and German, A in Spanish
AS Level – As in History, Biology and Religious Studies
GCSE – A*s in English Literature and Language, Maths, History, German, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Studies, Business Studies
My Approach to Private Tuition
I believe that students learn best in a warm, friendly environment, with lessons tailored to their needs – whether that involves very structured exercises, open discussions about a text’s themes or possible essay topics, or a mixture of the two! I encourage students to talk comfortably about areas they find more difficult, then work with them to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need, combining enjoyment and confidence with structured learning and clear goals.
My video Introduction
I read two or three books a week – that’s over a hundred per year!