Sarah

Online Law Tutor

Sarah

Oxford - Law - Bachelor of Civil Law (Masters)

5.0

Barrister-in-training with vast experience tutoring law at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Recent Students: 0 Total Hours: 0 Last Online: 04 Dec 2020
All-time Students: 0 Total Classes: 0 Signed Up: 29 Oct 2020

About me

I graduated from Oxford with a First in my undergraduate studies (Law with Spanish Law, with Firsts in 7/9 modules where only 4 are required for a First overall) and a Distinction in my Masters (Bachelor of Civil Law (One Essex Court Scholarship; Barry Nicholas Scholarship)). I am currently studying the Bar Training Course at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy as a Gray’s Inn Prince of Wales Scholar. I begin pupillage at Brick Court Chambers in September 2021.

As for my personal interests, in addition to rowing and debating, I also love football, music, travel and languages. I have always thrown myself into everything I do, and believe that enthusiasm is the best motivator. I took as many subjects as I could at A Level and GCSE (see results below, for which I was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Prize for A Level Results), including studying Spanish AS Level off-timetable, all while representing the UK at the International Linguistics Olympiad, winning the Spanish language prize at the National Final of the Ruta Quetzal competition, debating as part of the England World Schools Development Squad, reaching the national finals of European Youth Parliament and regional finals of the Target 2.0 economics competition, acting (including as the lead) in various school productions, rowing for South East England, volunteering at my local Girl Guides unit, and playing football, rounders and cricket. Learning is most effective when it can be related to familiar topics, particularly at a pre-University level, so I enjoy designing activities around students’ own areas of interest, whether they overlap with my own or give me a chance to explore something new.

Tutor Experience

I have tutored a wide range of legal topics, from contract, tort, land and trusts to administrative, constitutional and international law. I work with undergraduate and postgraduate students, including many studying the GDL. My most regular client achieved Firsts (78, 75, 73) at KCL in the modules I tutored him in.

I believe in teaching to the syllabus to maximise exam results. I am particularly skilled at teaching essay techniques, due to my background in debating and essay-intensive studies at Oxford. I excel at explaining legal content in simple and relatable ways, and have significant academic research and proofreading experience.

Having worked in Oxford admissions as an Admissions Assistant, Assistant Interviewer and LNAT Marker, I comprehensively understand the application process. I have tutored personal statement and interview techniques, and work as a graduate mentor with Oxford access programmes.

A particular asset for admissions tutoring is my 8 years of experience training students to debate at the top level, including in national and international competitions, at school and university, most notably coaching the Chilean National Team. Structure, analysis and presentation are fundamental skills for interviews and personal statements.

Beyond law and debating, I tutor A Level Spanish and Economics, and coach rowing. I have worked 1-to-1 and taught classes of over 60, with students aged 9-65.

Above all, tutoring should be flexible, supportive and tailored to your specific needs. I hope we can work well together going forward.

Research Assistant, British Institute of International and Comparative Law - Aug 2020 to present
Research Assistant, Oxford Law Faculty - 2019 to present
Tutor, Tavistock Tutors - 2017 to present
Senior Oracy Trainer, English-Speaking Union - 2016 to present
Mentor, Debate Mate - 2012 to present
Session Coach, London Youth Rowing - 2008 to present
Debating Coach, Lady Margaret School - 2016-17

Topic Expertise

Law
Oxbridge admissions
Interview skills
Spanish
Economics

Price: $98/hr

No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online

Qualifications

Bar Training Course, Inns of Court College of Advocacy (Sept 2020-Sept 2021)

Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction), Brasenose College, Oxford 2020
Conflict of Laws, Competition Law, Commercial Remedies, Law and Computer Science.

BA in Jurisprudence with Spanish Law (First Class), Brasenose College, Oxford 2017
Administrative Law, Competition Law and Policy, Contract Law, EU Law, Jurisprudence, Land Law, Public International Law, Tort, Trusts.

Erasmus Year studying Spanish Law (8,0/10, 'Excelente'), Universitat Pompeu Fabra 2015
Catalan, Constitutional Organisation of the State and Sources of Law, Contracts, Economics and Analytical Tools for the Study of Law, EU Law, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, History of Law, Law of Damages, Property, Public International Law.

A Levels
Spanish (A*), Economics (A*), Latin (A*), History (A), Mathematics (A)

EPQ: Sociolinguistic differences between male and female teenagers (A*)

GCSE: Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*), Classical Greek (A*), English Language (A*), English Literature (A*), Geography (A*), History (A*), Latin (A*), Mathematics (A*), PE (A*), Physics (A*), Spanish (A*)

Availability

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