A Level English Literature and Language examination preparation (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC) texts include: 'Frankenstein'; 'The Bloody Chamber; Shakespeare (selected works) amongst others; selected poetry anthologies.
• (I)GCSE English (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC): Knowledge and experience of a wide range of texts including John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' and William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' amongst others; popular poetry anthologies.
• International Baccalaureate - English Literature and Language (Standard and Higher Level).
A Level examination preparation (all exam boards): Modern British history; the Cold War in Asia; France 1814-1870; The Stuarts and the Origins of the Civil War; German Nationalism) focusing on the development of essay writing style, clarity of argument, quality of evaluation and structure. I have helped numerous students to gain confidence when writing examination answers and to develop an evaluative writing style.
• (I)GCSE History (all exam boards): Modern British history, WW1, WW2, Cold War (general), Nazi Germany, Napoleon.
• (I)GCSE (all exam boards): Particular experience of tutoring the Christianity and Islam course
• IELTS examination
• SAT examination - English component
• 11+ English and Maths (informed by Keystone's bespoke training course): ISEB School Entrance and pre-test examinations.
• 7+/8+ English and Maths school entrance examinations (particular experience of interview and exam preparation for King's College Junior School, Wimbledon).
• Primary English and Maths
From my experience as a primary school assistant, helping young students with English comprehension and creative writing, I can confidently engage young students and nurture a love of learning.
• I also have extensive experience working with students with learning difficulties including dyslexia and dyspraxia. My experiences working with children and young adults with similar learning difficulties in the North East has prepared me well for such opportunities.
Raised in rural Berkshire, I spent my early years balancing my education with extra curricular pursuits before developing a love of English Literature, which, with a little help from my A*AA A-Levels, led me to Durham University.
I witnessed first-hand the power of an engaging tutor during my time spent on film sets as a child and was inspired to give back the gift of learning that my tutors had bestowed upon me.
Keystone's core values are closely aligned with my own, which motivated my three-year voluntary position as a mentor and tutor to young offenders and vulnerable young adults during my time at university. I offered academic (English comprehension and grammar, History) and pastoral support to students often facing additional obstacles such as learning difficulties. This experience taught me the power of empathy and trust when forging relationships with individuals from difficult backgrounds.
For me, the greatest reward tutoring can offer is watching a student grow in knowledge but also self-confidence. I believe effective tutoring is about delivering complex concepts in simple terms with patience, enthusiasm and encouragement. Developing strong relationships with students means that parallels can be drawn between what is being studied, and the students' own life experiences, which makes for a deeper level of understanding and, ultimately, better learning. Surely, teaching skills and initiatives that students can then forever more rely upon, such as word association and memorisation through recalling related experiences, is the best legacy any tutor can leave.
What I do when I am not tutoring
Outside of tutoring, I spend a lot of time learning more about subjects I am fascinated by, such as modern history and terrorism studies. Playing the flute in an orchestra is another passion of mine, along with biking and gardening. Aside from this, I audio-transcribe for clients such as the police and the Home Office and enjoy the odd online learning course. I am also a pro-bono tutor for RefuAid, a charity which supports refugees, and a volunteer mentor for The Prince's Trust. I am also a Specialist Graduate Marker for Pearson Edexcel, specialising in A Level English Literature and Language.
Over the next few years, I hope to continue to develop a portfolio of teaching subjects and clients, both in person and online, in London and abroad in Singapore & Hong Kong. I also hope to experience some of Keystone's residential tutoring opportunities.
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