Online Tutor Carine


5.0 357 classes

The University of Cambridge - Human, Social and Political Science - BA

I graduated from the University of Cambridge having studied Modern and Medieval Languages (French and beginners Russian) in my first year, and Human, Social and Political Sciences (specialising in Sociology) in my second and third years. I then completed the Japanese Language and Japan Studies Program at Nihon University (Tokyo) and passed the N2-level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. I am currently a Master's student at the Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology in Seoul, South Korea. I have been a professional tutor for over 5 years. In that time, I have tutored pupils ranging in age from 4 to post retirement, and have had particular success with grade improvement at GCSE, entrance into Oxbridge, and working with students to improve their confidence levels. My specialist areas are French, Japanese, Essay Writing and Entry into Oxbridge.

My tutoring style consists of first assessing a student’s level by speaking to them and using past papers. From here I create lesson plans targeting what they hope to achieve and the specific area the pupil found challenging. I believe a tutor must be reliable, creative and patient.

Recent Students: 3 Total Hours: 379 Last Online: 12 Mar 2023
All-time Students: 21 Total Classes: 357 Signed Up: 25 Mar 2020

About Me

Hello! My name is Carine and I am a London-born London-bred half-Russian half-French tutor. I have been tutoring for several years now and love bringing a subject to life for my students. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit, learning languages (my current one is Korean) and reading up on current affairs. I have also just moved to Seoul but in the past have lived in Tokyo, London and Evian-les-Bains.

Tutor Experience

Over the last few years I have had experience teaching in schools, summer camps, online and in person, as well as teaching both one on one and in large groups. I have worked with charities, schools and private organisations so have tutored for a mixture of different purposes including supporting applications to Oxbridge, developing confidence in a subject and improving grades. I have tutored well over 60 pupils and take pride in making my lessons as engaging and productive as possible. My students have gone on to study at Cambridge and other top London universities.

Topic Expertise

I am a fluent French and Japanese speaker and have been tutoring both subjects for several years now. I studied first-year French at the University of Cambridge and received A* at A-level. I also passed the N2 level of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. I have an up to date knowledge of the syllabi and have gone through the examinations myself, meaning I know what proves useful for students.

I have also tutored many students with regard to their UCAS applications and entry into Oxbridge. This has involved discussing how to structure personal statements, redrafting personal statements and interview preparation. Past students have gone on to study at Cambridge and top London universities.

Client Reviews

So far this was the 3rd project we have worked on together. She is an amazing teacher, she is reliable when giving advice. What makes her unique is that she genuinely cares about the quality of our works. She is also a lovely person, I honestly couldn't wish for a better teacher. I'll be forever grateful for her help. :)

- Essay

Carine is one of the best tutors I have come across on spires (and I have had a lot of tutors on here). She is very direct and doesn't waste your time. Carine, always comes to the lessons prepared with lots of feedback, if you're looking for an excellent essay tutor I would definitely recommend Carine.

- Essay

Very informative class

- Essay

Carine is one of the best teachers I have ever met, with no exaggeration! Such a supportive, creative and prepared teacher who makes me feel capable of reaching my goals. She knows when and how to give a compliment or a constructive criticism to help me improve. She is always cheerful and I loved working with her! I owe her a huge thank you!

- Essay


- Japanese


- Japanese

Carine has been the most inspiring tutor I could have asked for! Not only has she given me a great introduction to sociology, but she has also broadened my whole outlook on life. Specifically, she has given invaluable help with my personal statement, essay writing and interview preparation. She has always been generous with her time, provided thought-provoking material and I've left every session feeling motivated to learn more. I couldn't recommend her enough!

- Oxbridge Entrance

Carine was fabulous...again. She provided a very realistic mock interview and great advice on how best to prepare and 'read around' subjects. As always, Carine was generous with her time which I appreciated.

- Oxbridge Entrance

Excellent, explained things very clearly, knows the syllabus very well. I hope to continue learning with her!

- Japanese

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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology - MA Green Business and Policy (Highest Honor, Dean's List)

University of Cambridge - BA (Hons) Human, Social and Political Science

Nihon University - Japanese Language and Japan Studies Program

N2 Japanese Language Proficiency Test


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