• 11+ English & Maths (ISEB, public school entrance exams including pre-tests)
• (I)GCSE English (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• (I)GCSE Maths (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• (I)GCSE French (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• (I)GCSE Spanish (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• A-Level English Literature (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• A-Level French (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• A-Level Spanish (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
Having completed the Keystone Professional Tutor training programme, I am well-versed in the common issues faced during 11+ preparation and effective strategies to overcome them. As an English language assistant in France, I ran classes which fostered students’ confidence in their spoken English proficiency and provided opportunities to develop language skills in a comprehensive and hands-on way. Whilst working as a Delegate Advisor at an international summer school I was asked to deliver workshops for high-school age students broadening their perspectives on global issues and solutions.
I grew up in Essex and completed my secondary education at St John Payne school. Here I completed A-Levels in English Literature, Maths, French, Spanish, Critical Thinking and General Studies, as well as an EPQ on historical linguistics. I then pursued my passion for languages as a student of French & Spanish at Hertford College, Oxford, where I took a particular interest in the study of modern French and Spanish-language Latin American literature.
As part of my degree I spent a year abroad working in Normandy (France) and Vigo (Spain). The new and exciting experiences I had during this time opened my eyes to unique ways of seeing the world and so immediately after graduating from university I took up a position as a Professional Tutor with Keystone, keen to share the rewards of original ways of thinking with students through tutoring.
My personal tutoring philosophy hinges on active learning. To this end, I aim to guide students in reaching solutions themselves rather than spoon-feeding them answers and ideas. In my experience, this results in more profound understanding and far greater long-term learning and is well worth the initial extra effort in order to establish a solid fundamental grasp of the topic at hand.
This also allows for specific areas of difficulty to come to light so that they can be targeted directly in highly-tailored tutoring sessions which take the student’s individual learning style and goals into account. No two students are the same, and personalising my tutoring approach accordingly proves to be far more successful and rewarding.
What I do when I am not tutoring
Football is a huge part of my life and more often than not I can be found on the pitch. If I’m not playing, I’m probably coaching, going to see women’s Super League matches, or doing painstaking research for my Fantasy Football team.
On the rare occasions I’m not thinking about football, I play guitar and have just begun learning German.