• 11+ English & Maths: ISEB, public school entrance exams and pre-tests
• 13+ English: ISEB and public school entrance exams
• IGCSE/GCSE English Language and Literature (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC)
• AS level and A-level English Literature (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR & WJEC)
As a private tutor, I have worked with students of varying abilities in schools, at their homes and online.
Having undertaken Keystone Tutors’ rigorous training in 11+ Maths and English, I recommend preparing for pre-tests by building up a thorough knowledge of the syllabus, and focusing as much as possible on comprehension, grammar and close procedure and mental arithmetic and word problems.
At A-level and GCSE, my diverse experience ranges from mentoring high-achieving AS and A Level English Literature students on bespoke examination skills such as analysing unseen prose and essay technique, to assisting struggling GCSE English students with comprehension, engaging with texts from Shakespeare to ''An Inspector Calls'', and approaching longer writing tasks. I also specialise in preparing students for studying English Literature at university. I teach online students in locations including Hong Kong, France, Brazil and the Cayman Islands, including students on an international curriculum.
I am a KCL mentor, advising current humanities students at my alma mater, King's College London, on career paths and options for postgraduate study.
I have four years’ experience teaching English Literature at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, both at the University of Sussex, where I was a Teaching Fellow, and at New York University. As a university lecturer I worked closely with students, supervising projects ranging from essay composition and study skills workshops to final-year dissertations and MA term papers.
In 2017 I worked as a tour manager for the educational travel company ACIS (American Council for International Studies), leading groups of American high-school students on tours of Europe that explored the literary, artistic and social histories of the continent. In this role I came to appreciate the unique value of site-specific learning, and how cultural visits – whether to a historic church, a royal palace or an Elizabethan theatre – can deepen a student’s connection with a subject, and more broadly enrich their world-perspective.