2+ years tutoring experience
(1 year with tutoring agency, tutoring 11+ and GCSE English Literature; 1 year private tuition, coaching students in MA and PhD applications for Oxford University, The Courtauld Institute of Art, DOCH School of Arts Sweden and Helsinki School of the Arts)
I have a TEFL qualification and taught English to primary school children in Varanasi, India in 2006.
I am also an independent lecturer for arts organisations, universities, a workshop facilitator in creative arts, dance, poetry and ecology, and a trained Kundalini yoga teacher (Level 1).
Subjects I teach
Creative Writing – all levels
Academic Writing and University applications
Personal Statement Support
English Literature – Undergraduate
Art – A Level
Music Practice – up to grade 8 (piano, flute)
Goldsmiths University, London (2014 – 2019)
PhD Candidate – creative writing and performance
Awarded CHASE scholarship from Arts and Humanities Research Council
Bath Spa University (2011-2012)
MA Creative Writing
University of Edinburgh (2006-2010)
1st class degree
(with minor in Art History)
Erasmus scholarship (2008-9)
St Helen’s and St Katharine’s (1998-2005)
A Levels: Art (A) English Literature (A) History (A)
AS Levels: Spanish (A)
Prefect, Academic and Music scholar
My Approach to Private Tuition
I believe that a thorough motivation to learn comes from an initial feeling of self belief and passion in each individuals’ expression. I facilitate students to feel good about themselves and the way they approach a subject; from there I guide with clear steps how to construct essays and shape ideas into coherent structures. I am creative in my work and approach, bringing literature and poetry to life, and bringing my extensive experience in both creative and academic contexts together to stimulate, inspire and encourage focused thinking.
My video Introduction
I am really good at flipping pancakes!