Online Tutor


University of Oxford - Modern Languages - BA (currently studying for an MA)


Friendly, articulate, experienced and dedicated to helping you learn!

Recent Students: 0 Total Hours: 134 Last Online: 25 Aug 2020
All-time Students: 11 Total Classes: 145 Signed Up: 02 Dec 2016

About me

Academically, my particular areas of interest are the works of Shakespeare and Tom Stoppard, medieval Italian poetry and early modern and modern French theatre. In my free time I host a radio show, practise martial arts, volunteer with the educational charity Jacari, act in and direct plays, travel the world and bake really really good cakes.

Tutor Experience

I've been teaching with Spires for over a year, and I've had several long- and short-term clients over this period. All my students have made highly encouraging progress and have given me very positive feedback.

Off Spires, I have a wide range of teaching experience, both paid and volunteering, in a variety of languages and to both adults and children. I am a CELTA-certified teacher of English to students of other languages, and have outstanding academic credentials (A* at A-level in English Literature and Distinction in both French and Italian in my Preliminary Examinations at Oxford).

I teach English, French and Italian literature and language, to both native English speakers and foreign learners. I encourage my students to be scrupulously accurate when it comes to the finer points of language and creative and imaginative when it comes to studying literature. I am happy to conduct lessons in English, French or Italian.

I have a detailed knowledge of the UCAS system, and of Oxford and Cambridge application procedures in particular. I'm happy to offer help with personal statements, interview practice and preparation for the MLAT or Cambridge MML admissions test and advice about written work to be submitted.

Client Reviews

Aida - English Literature

This lesson was very helpful and interesting. I feel that I have learned a lot and had fun

Aida - English Literature

It was really good and very helpful

Andrei - English

very good lesson it helped me out a lot

Andrei - English

very good lesson it helped me out a lot

Lily - French

Extremely helpful and easy to talk to


"I've never had such a high grade in English, so thank you so much for helping me. I wouldn't have been able to do it without you, thank you." -Andrei, English GCSE student

"Thank you for all of your help. I got an 8 in my French exam which I am very happy with and I could not have done it without your help." - Imogen, French GCSE student

"Jessica's enthusiastic approach to English literature and its context in particular inspired me to carry out my own research outside of lesson time to add these interesting ideas to my essays. I feel that Jessica played a large role in my GCSE English Literature studies and she helped me to achieve a level 9 in the Summer! Thank you for all of your hard work and motivation Jessica" - Joseph, English GCSE and AS-level student

Price: $40-50/hr

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Recent French and Italian Graduate from the University of Oxford. I graduated with a Congratulatory First in both subjects and achieved the second-highest results in my faculty. I was also recently awarded a Junior Paget Toynbee Prize in the field of Medieval Italian Literature

In my first-year exams I received first-class (distinction) marks in both French and Italian (language and literature). I came joint first in my year for Italian and won a prize in French.

I am a CELTA-qualified teacher of English to speakers of other languages, and I have professional experience of teaching business English, conversational English and grammar, both to groups and individuals. On spires I have mostly taught GCSE English and French language.


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