As a passionate Geographer, naturally travel is a passion of mine and something I try to do at every opportunity. I have taken a total of over a year and a half out of my work to travel the world, visiting every continent of the planet with the exception of Antarctica. Patagonia, India and New Zealand have been the most striking and fascinating places I have visited, spending almost 3 months in each place and submerging myself in the 'geography' of these places, helping me to truly understand and teach the physical and human aspects of our planet from first hand experience.
In my spare time, I am an avid crafter and walker. I fill my spare time with crocheting, knitting and cross-stitching blankets and jumpers galore and upcycle old furniture and clothing. Being in the great outdoors brings me endless happiness and camping and trekking outdoors with friends is something I am always eager to do (whatever the weather)!
To keep fit, I regularly run each week and have practiced yoga for over 10 years.
As a qualified teacher and having tutored students for the past 9 years, I have amassed a wealth of experience and resources in delivering effective and enjoyable lessons. Having achieved a First class degree in my subject and an MSc, my subject knowledge is extensive and I am able to convey complex information to my students in a simple and creative manner. I currently manage all A level and GCSE Geography classes at a high-achieving college in London where I am solely responsible for the planning, delivery and preparation of students sitting their exams. I internally moderate all A level coursework, as well as provide students with the skills necessary to complete their A level fieldwork and independent investigation to the best of their abilities. I frequently attend CPD training by exam boards so that I am in the best position to be able to support my students and know exactly what is expected of them by exam boards. As a creative, energetic and passionate teacher, my aim is to show all students how engaging and wonderful the subjects of Geography and RS are.
In my time as a tutor, I have taught a range of students and offer a wide variety of teaching services. I have worked with SEN students (autism, dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety disorders, slow processing), lived with families on residential placements, tutored online and offer intense courses over school holidays. I am currently homeschooling students online ranging from ages 10 to 18 and am fully equipped to deliver outstanding online lessons.
Having privately tutored over 150 students, I have had a resounding success rate. In 2017, 11 of my students achieved an A* or A grade in their A levels, whilst I have a history of pulling students up from a D grade to an A grade.
Geography was always a subject I enjoyed and excelled in at school. In my own A level exams, I achieved 100% and 90% in two of my exams and 100% in three of my RS A level exams. This was largely a result of my own exam technique, but also the sheer interest and fascination I had for these subjects.
Subsequent to my A levels, I went on to read a BSc degree in Geography at the University of Manchester. Once again, I excelled in my subject and was awarded a First Class degree with honours, alongside 4 other students out of a cohort of 170 other students that year. I then went on to study an MSc in Geography (specifically Environmental Governance) where I was awarded a pass with Merit and highly commended and awarded a First Class grade for my thesis on the environmental impacts of meat consumption and feminist theory imbedded in the consumption of meat.
My subject knowledge and ability to teach Geography and RE is second to none. Having become a qualified teacher and having taught almost all A level and GCSE specifications (both new and existing), I have a wealth of experience and range in my abilities to teach almost all students at any level. In addition to GCSE and A level exams, I have supported students in successfully securing places at schools such as Eton College, Malborough College, City of London, St Paul's and many more, having prepared them for the 13+ Common Entrance examinations. I have also homeschooled primary and secondary students, delivering and supporting them as their sole Geography or RE teacher in line with the UK National Curriculum.
I have over 9 years teaching experience in my subjects and my holistic and kind-natured approach to teaching has helped inspire passion in my students and reap rewards. Many of my past clients have complimented me most on my style of teaching and the relaxed, yet comprehensive approach I adopt. I strive to build students’ confidence in their ability to question and critique what they are learning and my high expectations enable me to get the best from my students. Through their continuous reflection, my students develop confidence and intellectual creativity in their subjects.
Victoria is a great tutor that helped me through my Geography A-level. An inspiring and friendly tutor that has made learning geography very enjoyable. She makes topics easily understandable and is very supportive. I would highly recommend Victoria to anyone in need of tuition. (Will, Ickenham)
Victoria will work with my son over the next year, and so far we are absolutely thrilled. She covers a huge amount in her lessons and she has already given my son a lot of confidence. I would recommend her. (Patrick, Kingston)
Victoria has been tutoring my son in Geography and Philosophy since September 2015. She has great knowledge in and a passion for her subjects. Her lessons are always well planned and her clear, engaging and informal approach makes for an ideal environment for my son to learn. She is a lovely lady who cares, is reliable and most accommodating and I would highly recommend her to anyone. (Lucy, Surrey)
I was not studying for my geography A Level at school so Victoria helped me work through the syllabus at a quick, efficient pace which allowed me to pick up a thorough understanding of traditionally difficult topics such as major/minor extrusive landforms. Her patient approach along with the use of her detailed notes helped me comprehend and revise topics more easily. (Rajpreet, London)
Great Tutor. Highly recommended. (Shadiah, London)
Great energy and enthusiasm for the subject always facilitates enhanced learning. (Matthew, London)
Victoria helped my son to improve his Geography knowledge and he achieved A* in AS level. I give complete credit to Victoria and I don't hesitate to recommend her for my friends who are seeking for an effective and efficient Geography Tutor. (Ram, London)
Victoria is extremely friendly and I am very pleased with her. (Farah, London)
My daughter has only had 3 sessions so far with Victoria but she has been very happy so far. Victoria is organised, professional and has very good subject knowledge. She has been able to quickly build a great rapport with my daughter and build her confidence. (Claire, London)
Victoria is excellent - knowledgeable and personable, she has a great rapport with my son and he seems to be doing really well under her guidance. I highly recommend her. (Keren, London)
Victoria has tutored my daughter in Years 12 and 13 for A Level Geography. She is professional, punctual, personable and most importantly, she is extremely knowledgeable. Victoria comes to each and every session well-equipped with a laptop and worksheets every week and my daughter enjoys every session. My daughter always feels that she has learnt a great deal with her and I can wholeheartedly recommend Victoria as a Tutor of Geography. (Vicky, London)
Victoria is a very bright, well educated, polite, kind and extremely helpful individual. She is full of resources, enthusiasm and truly loves what she does. My daughter and I were very impressed by how well prepared she was for every lesson. She always followed them up, by email, with either homework or extra information. (EB, Twickenham)
The best thing we did was get our daughter a Geography tutor and were lucky to come across Victoria. She is incredibly passionate about her subject and is great with giving confidence to your child. She will always go that extra mile and nothing is too much effort. I would recommend Victoria to any friends needing a Geography tutor without hesitation.(TD, London)
Victoria has been tutoring my daughter Geography for the past year. Within that time my daughter improved rapidly in Geography and developed a real interest in the subject. This was solely due to Victoria`s tutoring. She is a patient and talented tutor with excellent teaching techniques. Her lessons are always well pre-planned and tailored with various notes to assist my daughter`s requirements. As a consequence, every lesson is very productive and beneficial. In the end, Victoria`s dedicated tutoring led my daughter to gain a high A* in Geography. (DS, Northolt)
Victoria is a very conscientious, reliable, bright and charming young woman who is very knowledgeable in her subject. She is a great teacher and communicator and my daughter looked forward to their sessions together where she learned a great deal. I can honestly say that Victoria is exceptional in her manner, attitude and application. I cannot recommend her highly enough. (EH, London)
PGCE Secondary Geography (Institute of Education) (UCL) - Pass (2017)
MSc Environmental Governance (Geography) (University of Manchester) - Pass with Merit (2010)
BSc Geography (University of Manchester)- First Class Degree with Honours (2009)
A Levels (St Augustine's Priory)- Geography (A); Religious Studies (A); Government and Politics (B) (2006)
GCSEs (St Augustine's Priory)- 9 A*-As including Mathematics and English Literature; English Language (B) (2004)