When I am not tutoring I work as a writer and theatre maker. I also work to deliver drama workshops in schools. I am involved in various improvised and scripted drama groups and will be going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer with our work. I am a big theatre fan and have been lucky enough to do some training with Complicite Theatre Company and complete The Royal Court Young Writer's Programme. I have won awards with my playwriting at University and directed the Oxford Revue. I now continue to engage in theatre work in addition to my role as an educator.
I am an English Literature graduate from Oxford University. I am passionate about educating young people and ensuring they reach their highest potential. To date I have worked as a private tutor, mentor, workshop facilitator and coach. As a private tutor I have taught English at GCSE and A-Level and have prepared Ox-bridge candidates, most of whom have been offered a place at Oxford or Cambridge. I have worked with Eton and Mactrac Digital Education to deliver the Eton X language programme, specialising in leadership and management skills for young students. In this role I have also interviewed and prepared prospective tutors, ensuring that tutors deliver the best in digital education. I continue to find new ways to encourage students to perform as their most confident selves when faced with an academic challenge or when trying to reach a specified goal, such as entry into a desired college or university. I have a body of experience as a workshop facilitator, including using creative writing and drama to help unlock student’s potential. I do this work on a voluntary basis and have used it to help foster confidence and initiative in young people and adults. My focus is goal orientated whilst maintaining a commitment to a highly individualised approach. This is powerful because the student is met on both an educational and personal level, providing an individual , allowing and em...
Ella is simply fantastic. Gushing reviews rarely seem authentic, but in Ella’s case the praise is well placed. Ella has a light, engaging yet challenging way of bringing a subject to life. She will work with you and fine tune her teaching to our specific needs. I think Ella’s main subject for teaching tends to be English, but I can highly recommend her for French. A native teacher would probably encourage a student to learn by ear or by melody, while Ella is able to add another dimension. She understands what it means to learn to love a language. She builds her classes on a strong foundation of grammar and yet “how to learn” also forms an important part to her classes. Listening to French radio, using the language and enjoying the language as something alive and contemporary. We had the quirky situation of my child’s school language being German, but Ella handled this perfectly, leading the class in English, then linking all three languages and enjoying the bridges. It’s a rare thing for a thirteen year old to enjoy having a tutor during his summer holidays. Ella makes it possible. Thank you.
"Got an offer this morning for History and English at St Hugh's. Thanks so much for all of your help with my application, genuinely had no chance without you" Oliver, applicant for History and English at Oxford University.
'Ella's enthusiastic approach to teaching Shakespeare definitely brought his writing to life for me. Ella helped me to uncover many hidden meanings in Macbeth that hadn't been covered in class. Moreover, I struggled with how to plan my essays for GCSE English Literature, yet Ella taught me a clear game plan that enabled me to write confidently under time pressure. Ella helped me to achieve a level 9 in GCSE English Literature and with her action plan, I managed to obtain almost full marks in all of my essays! Thank you Ella!' Simon, GCSE student
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I graduated from Oxford University studying English Literature at Wadham College ( 2013).
During my University studies I worked as a private tutor teaching English G.C.S.E to students based in the U.K.
I was also a member of the access scheme, to encourage students to enter into the Oxford system from a range of backgrounds.
To date, I have run workshops in comprehensive schools throughout the U.K, focusing on English and critical discourses ( references available on request).
I have taught English as a foreign language in India and Paris and worked for the Isis Language School, based in Oxford.
On graduation, I was employed by Eton X to develop an educational programme. In this position I was head tutor and both trained and selected new tutors for the programme, a digital education merger available internationally. This work included a mentorship position with the young people I worked with.
Since leaving Eton X I have worked as a private tutor teaching GCSE and A-Level syllabus, creative writing and arts related disciplines.
I am a graduate of The Ecole Philippe Gaulier Theatre School, in Paris ( 2014-2016) and have collaborated with professional theatre companies on understanding Shakespeare. The theatre related skills I have gathered inform the work that I do with Shakespeare modules.
I have successfully guided countless students through the Oxford and Cambridge application process.
I edit dissertations, creative writing projects and scripts. I am a graduate of The Royal Court Writer's Programme.
Please see testimonials and my ratings for personal endorsement.