Human, Social and Political Science BA

I graduated from the University of Cambridge having studied Modern and Medieval Languages (French and beginners Russian) in my first year, and Human, Social and Political Sciences (specialising in Sociology) in my second and third years. I then completed the Japanese Language and Japan Studies Program at Nihon University (Tokyo) and passed the N2-level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. I have been a professional tutor for 3 years. In that time, I have tutored pupils ranging in age from 4 to post retirement, and have had particular success with grade improvement at GCSE, entrance into Oxbridge, and working with students to improve their confidence levels. My specialist areas are French, Japanese, Essay Writing and Entry into Oxbridge.

My tutoring style consists of first assessing a student’s level by speaking to them and using past papers. From here I create lesson plans targeting what they hope to achieve and the specific area the pupil found challenging. I believe a tutor must be reliable, creative and patient.

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111 hours of classes

About me

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!

Tutor Experience

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.

Topic Expertise

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.

Client Reviews

Finn - Japanese

とても良いクラス! ありがとうカリンさん。

Sheila - Oxbridge Entrance

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!

Sheila - Oxbridge Entrance

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.

Alexa - Japanese

Excellent, explained things very clearly, knows the syllabus very well. I hope to continue learning with her!


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University of Cambridge - BA (Hons) Human, Social and Political Science

Nihon University - Japanese Language and Japan Studies Program

N2 Japanese Language Proficiency Test


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