• I worked as an assistant teacher in Arusha, Tanzania for two months, assisting with class preparations for English and Maths for a range of age groups, before progressing on to my own classes in grammar for the eldest class group (ages 11-12).
• I worked as an interview shepherd for New College, Oxford in 2015, 2016 and 2017, each for two weeks. This involved explaining Oxford’s interview process to various Humanities subjects candidates, showing them to their interviews, invigilating reading exercises and generally welcoming candidates to the college and keeping them busy in their free time. This exposed me to the ins and outs of Oxford interviews and provided access to tutors’ views on the process.
• As the English subject representative at New College for two years, I ran advice sessions on exam technique and essay structuring for younger year groups.
• Since 2017, I have formally and informally tutored students, helping them with Oxbridge applications for English (with success!). This followed on from me going to my old school to conduct a Q&A about Oxbridge applications, ranging topics from personal statements to interview technique.
Subjects I teach
Essay Writing Techniques
Oxbridge Applications (English)
I went to Warwick School, where I was the Senior Prefect in my last year. At Warwick, I achieved 11 A*s at GCSE and two A*s and an A at A-Level (English, History, Politics & Government).
I then went on to New College, Oxford to study English Literature. In both my Preliminary and Final exams at Oxford, I came in the top ten of the year group, for which I won an academic scholarship to New College and two university-wide Gibbs prizes. After this, I was awarded a Laidlaw Scholarship to conduct an independent research project for two months at Columbia University, New York, which I am currently writing up in London.
My Approach to Private Tuition
Applying for university was one of the most daunting (and confusing) experiences I have faced. Having graduated, I realized it doesn’t need to be. I want to break down the myths and resolve the ambiguities around applications – no question is a silly question – which means creating a relaxed, open environment is vital to me. But applying for university is also a deeply personal process, prompting us to seriously consider our motivations, achievements and ambitions. It’s so important to be yourself, and I want to help bring that out by working together as a team; to that end, building a student’s confidence, inside the classroom and out, is my priority.
My video Introduction
I summited Mt Kilimanjaro on my 18th birthday!