- 11+ English, Maths, Science: ISEB and public school entrance exams
- 13+ English: ISEB and public school entrance exams
- GCSE Art and Design (AQA, Edexcel, OCR)
- A-level History of Art, Philosophy, Critical Thinking and Fine Art (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Cambridge Pre U)
- English as an Additional Language
I am currently Head of History of Art at Dulwich College and I have ten years of teaching experience behind me. As the head of a subject I have a great deal of experience organising and planning schemes of work and material for the curriculum. I am also able to tutor a variety of subjects; my time as both a Year 9 and Year 12 Form Tutor has given me invaluable oversight of the academic demands placed on my students in all of their subjects. I have a lot of experience teaching English as an Additional Language as well.
I have excellent understanding of the requirements for entry into schools like Dulwich, where I have been a scholarship and entrance examiner for five years. I have been consistently graded an ‘outstanding’ teacher in professional assessments and all of my exam students have surpassed their target grades; in addition, all of my A level students have secured places at their first choice universities and I have experience preparing students for interview at Oxford and Cambridge.
I am a passionate and hugely experienced teacher, with ten years of classroom experience teaching boys and girls at every age group from year 6 to year 13.
After finishing university, I went straight to China for a year to teach English as a Foreign Language in Guangxi University, where I specialised in tutoring grammar, comprehension, and creative writing skills.
Inspired to teach professionally in the UK, I completed my PGCE and began teaching students of all ages and abilities in a state school in St Albans.
I was then appointed Head of History of Art at Dulwich College, where as a year 9 form tutor I was responsible for overseeing my tutees’ academic and co-curricular development across all of their subjects. I have also been responsible for coordinating the entire school’s co-curricular program.
Dulwich College sponsored my Master’s Degree in philosophy, which I completed alongside my full-time teaching timetable, enabling me to teach philosophy and critical thinking as well.
As a result of my extensive teaching experience, I am accomplished at helping students of all abilities to fulfil their potential.
At Dulwich, I devote considerable time to one-to-one tutoring. I focus on developing research, analytical and writing skills. My aim is to ensure students have the study skills securely in place to allow them independently to manage often daunting workloads and to devote their time effectively to achieving their goals.
I have a keen ability to diagnose the cause of my students’ difficulties and to equip them with strategies for overcoming obstacles. I also have a strong track record of helping students to attain grades well beyond their predictions.
I instil confidence by encouraging a genuine desire to learn and I cultivate an attitude of curiosity that is ultimately directed towards increasingly challenging questions.
As both a teacher and a tutor I aim to be approachable, friendly and thought provoking – as a result I have been described as gently inspiring by the Master of the College. My approach has been consistently successful and widely praised by students, parents, colleagues and senior managers.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently teaching part-time at Dulwich College, whilst I complete a postgraduate degree, for which I was awarded a scholarship.