Hello! My name is Carine and I am a London-born London-bred half-Russian half-French tutor. I have been tutoring for several years now and love bringing a subject to life for my students. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit and have recently started judo and kendo. I am also learning Korean and am currently planning my next trip to Asia!
Over the last few years I have had experience teaching in schools, summer camps, online and in person, as well as teaching both one on one and in large groups. I have worked with charities, schools and private organisations so have tutored for a mixture of different purposes including supporting applications to Oxbridge, developing confidence in a subject and improving grades. I have tutored well over 60 pupils and take pride in making my lessons as engaging and productive as possible. My students have gone on to study at Cambridge and other top London universities.
I am a fluent French and Japanese speaker and have been tutoring both subjects for several years now. I studied first-year French at the University of Cambridge and received A* at A-level. I also passed the N2 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. I have an up to date knowledge of the syllabi and have gone through the examinations myself, meaning I know what proves useful for students.
I have also tutored many students with regard to their UCAS applications and entry into Oxbridge. This has involved discussing how to structure personal statements, redrafting personal statements and interview preparation. Past students have gone on to study at Cambridge and top London universities.
Today we practised planning and writing topic sentences for essay questions, and I now feel much more confident about how to approach an essay. I also appreciated how encouraging Carine was!
Carine provided feedback on an essay I had written and offered ideas on how I could structure it more clearly and be more concise. I found the session extremely helpful.
Excellent, explained things very clearly, knows the syllabus very well. I hope to continue learning with her!
University of Cambridge - BA (Hons) Human, Social and Political Science
Nihon University - Japanese Language and Japan Studies Program
N2 Japanese Language Proficiency Test