My teaching style is flexible and adaptable to your educational needs. I can help with everything from curriculum understanding to homework help to essay-writing practice and examination prep. I am especially good at working with students methodically to make fluid, abstract concepts more manageable and increase student confidence in their own abilities to self-produce study aids and techniques.
When I'm not tutoring I work as a historical research assistant and choral singer in Oxford and London. I cycle everywhere if I can get away with it, and travel as much as possible to practice languages, most recently Germany, Morocco, and Cambodia. I love to cook and can often be found cooking and baking for friends (and sometimes tutees!).
My secondary education was comprised of the IB Diploma, in which I received the full 3 bonus points and graduated with a commendation. I am familiar with IB Higher Level and Standard Level curricula, but also able to tutor A-Levels and GCSE.
I completed my undergraduate degree in History at King`s College London and graduated with a distinguished First, winning the Elizabeth Levett Memorial Prize in History for the highest dissertation mark. My interests are far-ranging and cover 20th-century world affairs, Tudors, Stewarts, and the early modern period in England, and the medieval world. I wrote two extended theses in this period, both of which received marks over 70.
In 2016 I received a Masters in History from the University of Oxford, with an emphasis on medieval history and textual history including book production and medieval script, and produced a thesis of 25,000 words. I have had papers accepted at multiple conferences around the country and am available for proofreading and editing as well as subject tutoring.
"This was a really helpful class for me I finally understand Foucault’s philosophy which is very important for my exams. Olivia did an amazing job with giving me examples and getting me to think how his ideas apply to certain issues." - Haya, 2020
"Very engaging and interesting style of teaching. Olivia has helped me to find solutions to the problems in my essay structure and arguments." -Caroline, 2019
"Olivia is a very good tutor and my daughter is really enjoying her lessons." -Rebecca, 2018
'My daughter is really enjoying her sessions with Olivia who she is finding a fantastic help with tackling a subject that she has previously struggled with.' - Simon, 2017
'Calm, Considered, Knowledgeable, Great' - Hannah, 2016
Tough lesson on differentiating your interpretation and historical interpretations. Big push on question focus and separating individual's and historians arguments
Good work on condensing essay outlines and learning to be succinct
This was a really helpful class for me I finally understand Foucault’s philosophy which is very important for my exams. Olivia did an amazing job with giving me examples and getting me to think how his ideas apply to certain issues
Thank you so much for all your help! See you Tuesday.
Olivia was very thorough and clear in her delivery of the lesson. A great help!
M.St. Medieval History, University of Oxford, Distinction (2016)
B.A. History, King's College London, First Class Honours (2015)