I am a highly committed and creative tutor with over four years experience working in various educational contexts. I have tutored a range of subjects – chiefly English, Drama and History – and have honed my approach through working with individuals of all different abilities and backgrounds. Having tutored independently and worked in several schools for a number of years I am well acquainted with an ever evolving curriculum. I have experience teaching Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, and AS and A-Levels (OCR and Edexcel), and have helped prepare students for UCAS applications. I have also supported individuals through their 7+, 8+ and 11+ examinations.
Private Tutoring, 2014 – ongoing:
Offering sessions to a number of students of differing ages and abilities; preparing pupils for their SATS, 7+, 8+ and 11+ exams and entry into top schools such as Alleyn’s, Highgate and St Pauls
Tutor at Complete Works, 2015 – 2016:
Working as a full time, individual tutor for range of pupils (both primary and secondary) with Special Educational Needs
Teaching assistant, 2014 – 2015:
Providing one-to-one support for pupils with Special Education Needs at two separate primary schools, West Hill and Christ Church Primary
Drama Teacher and Director in Residence at Highgate School, 2015 – 2016
Jacksons Lane Specialist Chosen Artist for Summer School, 2015
Subjects I teach
English Language (11+, 13+, GCSE, A-level, Undergraduate)
English Literature (11+, 13+, GCSE, A-level, Undergraduate)
Drama (11+, 13+, GCSE, A-level, Undergraduate)
History (11+, 13+, GCSE, A-level)
Art (11+, 13+, GCSE, A-level)
University of Cambridge, 2010 – 2013, BA in Education Studies with Drama and English Literature (2:1)
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, 2016 – 2017, MA in Advanced Theatre Practice (Distinction)
A-Levels (Saint Cecilias Wandsworth):
Drama, History, English (A*, A*, A)
My Approach to Private Tuition
When I first start working with a new client I make sure I have a firm understanding about the needs and concerns of the tutee and the tutee’s parents or guardians and structure my lessons accordingly. What gaps need to be filled? What areas can I expand upon that the tutee might not have had the time to focus on at school? Are there any overarching problems that need addressing? Taking these questions into consideration I always make sure am complementing rather than contradicting what is taught at school.
Throughout my sessions I remain considerate and understanding, maintaining a firm belief that any problems with work can be overcome with perseverance. I aim to lead fun as well as engaging sessions. The last thing I want is for my tutee to feel disengaged and I try hard to keep them excited and enlivened throughout. This might mean shaking things up and trying new ways of working if needs be.
My sessions are brilliant opportunities to delve further into aspects of work that might have been missed in the classroom, to extend a tutee’s knowledge in something that he or she is particularly interested in, to help with examination preparation and also to hopefully inspire and have fun.
My video Introduction
I was in the first ever cast of Billy Elliot the Musical (aged 10)