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I studied Music at the University of Cambridge from 2017-2020, with a particular focus on historical musicology. I am especially interested in the relationship between religion and music in Europe during the sixteenth century. My final dissertation examined and compared princely patronage of secular women musicians and nun-musicians in sixteenth-century Ferrara. Although my degree area was very specific, I really love learning and am interested in a wide range of subjects, such as science and history. I love being a tutor because it is so varied, and I am able to teach and discuss so many different subjects!
I am principally a flautist, although I was also a choral scholar in the Charter Choir of Homerton College, Cambridge, during my time at university. I have played the flute and piccolo in many notable orchestras, including the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, Cambridge University Orchestra, and King's College Music Society. In my free time, I enjoy sewing clothes and hiking.
I am a professional tutor, currently working both as a private tutor, and with one of the UK's largest maths and English tuition companies. I have tutored children aged 3-16 in maths, English, phonics, biology, chemistry, and combined science. I run an 11+ preparation course for a tuition company, which prepares students for every aspect of the 11+, including verbal and non-verbal reasoning. I have experience working online and in-person, and have seen excellent academic progress and increased confidence in my regular students. I estimate that I have completed over 150 hours of tuition so far.
My approach to tutoring is tailored to each individual student based on their level of learning, goals, and individual learning style. I love getting to know my students and discovering what works best for them. Students preparing for exams, such as 11+ admissions and GCSEs, might expect sessions to be based on a framework of 'explanation, scaffolded practice, exam-style questions'. Working closely with the relevant exam board specification, we cover any key definitions/equations/techniques for the topic before moving onto supported and individual practice. I encourage a constant dialogue throughout the sessions, so that I can check my students' understanding. I teach my students to tackle unfamiliar questions with a highly logical approach, using their existing knowledge and problem-solving skills.
Students who aren't preparing for exams might expect more flexibility in the content of the sessions. For example, personal statement consultations cover a wide range of content relevant to the individual. As a Cambridge graduate, I am well-equipped to advise Oxbridge applicants on personal statements, samples of work, and interview technique.
11+ admissions: I can cover maths, English, verbal reasoning, and non-verbal reasoning for CEM and GL Assessment exam boards.
KS3: I have experience tutoring in all aspects of KS3 science, maths, and English.
GCSE/IGCSE in Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science: most of my experience has been with AQA and Edexcel exam boards, because they are most common, but I am eager to expand this.
A Level: for A Level Music, I am most familiar with OCR, but I am very happy to work with any exam board. At university, I studied all areas included in the A Levels (e.g. tonal skills, analysis), but I specialised in historical musicology.
Thank you my daughter understood the topic.
"I received tutoring from Amelia for my Music GCSE. She was an inspirational teacher who made lesson fun and engaging. Amelia was incredibly well prepared for my lessons and gave very help feedback every lesson. Throughout year 10 and into year 11 I was working at a 5/6 but with Amelia’s help I managed to get an 8 in my GCSE. She was brilliant and I would definitely recommend her."
Bachelor of Arts in Music, first class - Homerton College, University of Cambridge
A Levels: A*A*A in Chemistry, Biology, Music; AS Level Biology (A).
GCSEs: 9 A*s, 1 A
ABRSM Flute and Piano performance - Grade 8 with Merit