I started my tutoring career when I was living in Taiwan in 2010 teaching English in a local primary school. I tutored after school both children and adults, and found it most rewarding and enjoyable. Having worked for the last few years as a full time primary school teacher in London with KS1 & 2, I have taught English, Maths, Science, Art, History and Geography. I have also tutored professionally for the last few years and covered a range of subjects including Maths and English for 7+ and 8+. I have run Maths and English 7+ and 8+ revision courses. I have successfully tutored many children who were originally struggling to achieve the right grades for entrance to their prep schools. In 2018 three children I tutored got places at St Paul's Juniors and the fourth child was offered a place at Wesminster Under as well as other schools. My passion lies in tutoring young children of mainly 4-8 years old. I recently tutored a 7 year old (EAL) in English who had been behind in his class in reading and writing. I have since heard that he is now top of his class in English!
I was born in London to English parents, and spent my early childhood in Hong Kong. Upon my return to London, I attended the French Lycee and then took my A levels at Collingham VI form college in French, History of Art and Classical Civilisation. I went on to do a History of Art degree at SOAS where I gained a 2:1. After my undergraduate degree I worked at Christie's Auction House and the Victoria & Albert Museum. I studied in 2004 for a Life Science Certificate course in Biology and Chemistry gaining a double distinction as well as a
also studying for an MA in Museum Studies in 2008. I lived in Taiwan in 2010 for a year teaching English after having completed a CELTA qualification. Upon my return to the UK I studied for an Early Years PGCE at Cambridge University. Since then I have been working as a primary school teacher in several independent schools. I worked in museum education for a few years running school activities whilst tutoring part-time. From September 2016 I decided to work as a full time tutor.
Having worked as a full time primary school teacher as well as having privately tutored a large number of children over the years, I have found that each of them learns and develops in diverse ways and progresses at different rates. I always want to understand as much as possible about the background of each child, their difficulties, behaviour, strengths and weaknesses. I consider myself a patient, enthusiastic teacher who likes to use different learning strategies to encourage and draw out the best in each child.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently working as a full-time tutor and previously worked in museum education at the Museum of Brands helping to run school and family activities and workshops. I have worked as a full time teacher in a few independent schools and mainly tutor KS1 and KS2 children. I really enjoy the interaction one to one as opposed to teaching in the classroom. When I am not tutoring I enjoy museum exhibitions, photography, rock climbing and golf.
''He got in to St Paul's!! we are so happy. He was also successful with 4 other schools. The hard work has paid off. Thanks so much for your help, it has been amazing.'' (Nicole, mother of 7 year old)
''He did brilliantly! thank you for your assistance and all the work you did with him. He got into 4 schools but we have chosen Westminster Under.'' (Adriana, mother of 7 year old)
''Thank you Julia, you helped our son become top of his class in English and Maths..he spoke no English at all last year!'' (Elena, mother of 7 year old)
''You helped our son achieve an A grade in his English end of year exam which the year before had been a C grade, your help has been invaluable.'' (Shameen, mother of 8 year old)