Having been tutored myself in the past, I understand what being in a pupil's shoes is like. From there I then started tutoring after having developed a passion in education and learning. I have since tutored children as young as five to adults from a wide range of ages. This means that not only have I learnt how to adapt my teaching from individual to individual but also to adapt my level of tutoring based on age and/or past experience in the subjects that I tutor.
The last student I tutored on Spires achieved an A at A level French.
Significant tutoring experience - tutoring has been my main job since 2012. I have experience teaching one-on-one in person and online, as well providing seminars, workshops, and coaching in schools and at public events.
I hope my experience in online tutoring has demonstrated that I am sufficiently organised and engaging, to provide an enjoyable distance-learning experience. Online teaching is an unusual medium - both distant and intimate at once. I hope that, over the years, I have learnt to strike a decent balance and provide strong online support.
I have over 10 years tutoring and teaching experience and have taught a wide gamut of ages, abilities and subjects in a variety of educational settings.
My higher education teaching experience includes lecturing and providing one-on-one tutorials for a final-year paper in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge and leading seminars for French courses at University College London.
My tutoring experience includes:
– supporting preparation for public exams in English (Language and Literature), History, French and Latin;
– supporting university applications and providing coaching for interviews, including Oxbridge entrance;
– providing tailored support for independent research project development, including coursework at secondary level and dissertation work at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
I am passionate about curriculum enrichment and widening participation. I have enjoyed working with Villiers Park Educational Trust over the past 6 years, working with sixth-formers based at state schools and colleges across England. I have devised and delivered French and English courses pitched at undergraduate level for the Trust and co-led ‘Thriving and Surviving’ courses which have included sessions on study skills, time management and budgeting. Most recently, I delivered courses on misinformation and political messaging.
Alongside my tutoring, I run an education consultancy, Dilectae, under which sits my initiative, The Critical Literacy Project. My mission is to build an intelligent tool to empower the next generation with deep literacy skills in our mass (mis)information era.
I am passionate about equipping all of my students with the skills to become independent learners and researchers.