Oxford and Cambridge are made unique by their tutorial system: one-on-one, hour-long tutorials between students and some of the world's top academics in their field. After three years in Oxford's tutorial system, my ambition is to use those experiences to train and help students toward success as a tutor myself.
At Magdalen College, Oxford I studied at the most competitive college for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the university. The secret to success is a mix of the support around you and hard work. I can provide the support, and encouragement you need to perform to the best of your ability.
After studying PPE, I took a law conversion and a masters in law (LLM). This has further honed my skills and experience with essay writing, and I am very well qualified to provide essay feedback to help you pick up those easy marks you are missing on structure and presentation.
Once we have fixed those essentials, we can ensure you are an top of the material in your subject and make it interesting. The social sciences and humanities are exciting subjects and,min we can make them interesting, they become easier to understand and - if you are lucky - even enjoy.
My teaching style is relaxed, friendly, but focused. I will put your best interests at the heart of my work.
I look forward to meeting you.
With several years of experience in tutoring 11-18 year olds from International and European schools, I am happy to help with GCSE, A Level, IGCSE, American S.A.T or IB syllabuses.
Since 2014, I have tutored students from Hong Kong and Malaysia on their applications to study History at Oxford and Cambridge. During this time, I helped students to explore their areas of historical interest in reading programmes. I also guided them through the process of writing personal statements, carried out mock interviews, and delivered individual progress reports. Additionally, I have guided students on their regular academic work and extended projects. I have helped numerous students to obtain an offer to study History at Oxford and Cambridge.
I have gained further teaching experience through voluntary work. In 2013, I volunteered at a summer camp in Ethiopia. After the charity had greatly underestimated the academic ability of the students, I worked with my team to rewrite a suitable syllabus to a short deadline. I created classes for History, Debating, Mock Elections, Model United Nations and Mock Law Trials for aspiring lawyers and politicians.
In 2014, I also helped to create and teach a life-planning course for adult orphans in Rwanda. Government policy meant the orphanage for genocide survivors was soon to shut, but the orphans aged 18-26 needed help in getting a job to economically support themselves. I created sessions in CV-writing, interview preparation and developing relevant occupational skills. As a result of these lessons, I helped some of the orph...
I have been a maths tutor in the past and I am also a big sister so I have been helping my little sister for years.
I often think about things in different ways to get a better understanding of a topic... so i will usually have more than one way of explaining something.
I think that a good tutor combines academic ability with an ability to understand how frustrating it is when you don't understand something. I feel that I can offer both.
In terms of academic ability and experience, I have just graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. I am an ambitious and driven person, but equally I know what it feels like to be stuck with an idea or topic (this has happened to me many times over my academic career!) so I can offer support in dealing with these difficulties. In terms of teaching experience, last year I volunteered as a teacher in India, teaching classes of 30 in a wide range of subjects. Given that there was a language barrier, I had to communicate complex ideas in simple terms and sustain their attention. I also worked as an Academic Mentor for Wadham College Politics Summer School, which involved discussing ideas with students, giving feedback on their essays, and advising them about applying to Oxford.
I have been a private tutor for over 3-years, teaching Classical subjects up to A-Level (OCR, Pre-U). I also have a year's classroom experience teaching Latin & Ancient Greek, including Oxbridge entrance, up to A-Level at Dulwich College, which has really benefited my ability to communicate ideas clearly, and of course has given me a much more nuanced understanding of syllabus requirements.
I believe that the best one-to-one tutors create a positive and approachable working environment, and experience tells me this is the best way to achieve high results. I aim to build a friendly atmosphere that allows students to push themselves towards their potential. I know that a key part of developing a student’s self-belief is pin-pointing the best method of learning for the individual, and as such I am always looking for different ways to teach a subject that might help build confidence and understanding. I have been trained in 7+ and 11+ exam tuition.
At college I was part of tutoring programme, helping the first year A level students. In addition throughout this time I also received tutoring for my qualifications so I understand the needs and requirements of a tutee. Throughout the past few years I have also attended many events such as the Young Rewired State Festival of Code where I tutored children aged 10-16 with web development.
I am an excellent communicator, so able to explain complicated things easily. I love my subject and my enthusiasm shines through. I'm kind and positive with pupils, and always willing to go the extra mile.
I have extensive experience tutoring family friends for maths gcse and a levels. I also have experience teaching lower years at Cambridge at maths workshops. What makes me a good tutor is that I am very friendly and down to earth. I took Physics, Economics, Maths and Further Maths to A-Level so feel confident teaching these. I also have a lot if experience advising students on Oxbridge applications so can help out with personal statements and mock interviews for Mathematics applicants and also Science/Engineering applicants preparing for a maths based interview.
I have a great passion for the subjects I teach and a love for passing that enthusiasm and interest on to others. I have tutored students from all ages, from Key Stage 3, and common entrance, through GCSE, A-level to undergraduate level. History is a wonderful subject that offers perspective and challenges you to put yourself ‘in the shoes’ of people in the past; as such this approach is also a useful way of writing thought provoking and successful exam and dissertation answers. I also tutor in Politics, Geography and English as a foreign language. Indeed, having a good grasp of the political, geographical and historical conditions that shaped past events and decisions is essential to answering a question successfully.