• 11+ English and Maths: ISEB and public school exams, including pre-tests.
• GCSE/IGCSE English
• GCSE/IGCSE History
• A-level English
• A-level History
• A-level Drama and Theatre
• A Level Classical Civilisation
I started tutoring at university, helping other students develop their essay technique for exams and coursework. I subsequently began working with children aged 7-11 as a Brownie Leader and Drama Teacher, teaching activities and subjects from Astronomy to character analysis in Roald Dahl. In my work adapting children's books I've helped unconfident readers develop their reading skills and tackle creative writing in a range of forms. I cover a range of subjects including the 11+, Year 6 SATS, GCSE and A-Level English, GCSE and A-Level History, and GCSE Drama and Classical Civilisation, whilst supporting students from Year 4 to Masters with revision and essay techniques.
After taking my A-Levels in English Literature, History, and Classical Civilisation I studied at St Hilda's College Oxford. Here I gained a 2:1 in English Language and Literature, earning the Neilsen Scholarship for outstanding results in my first year exams. Since graduating I adapted Philip Pullman's 'The Ruby in the Smoke' and Lauren Child's 'Ruby Redfort' for the stage, and now write and tutor full-time.
I believe a tutor's role is both academic and pastoral: they unlock the subject for the student and restore their learning confidence. My approach is focused on patience, active listening, and tailoring my teaching style to the student's strengths and interests, making studying relaxed and fun! I have experience supporting a wide range of learning styles, and have extensive pastoral care experience, including with SEN learners.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I'm writing a new play for children based on the book 'Masha and the Firebird', and a family comedy adventure called 'Girl Scouts vs Aliens' which will debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
I also lead a Brownie troupe on Monday evenings and volunteer for the Girlguiding Champions, supporting girl-led political campaigns around the UK.
My son hugely enjoys his lessons with Madeleine, and thanks to her warm, cheerful and encouraging teaching style, his confidence in Maths has soared! - Mother of KS2 SATs student
Madeleine's fantastic at making Shakespeare clear, understandable and fun, and after one term my predicted grade's gone from a 5/6 to a 7/8! - Year 10 GCSE English Student
Madeleine is great and my son's found her lessons very helpful in building his confidence for each exam - Mother of Year 13 Classical Civilisation student
My daughter has dyslexia and always struggled with English, but Madeleine's supportive and enthusiastic teaching style has made her feel much more confident. Now she's revising in her own time and she always has a book in her hand! - Mother of Year 11 GCSE English student