*7+ Maths and English (ISEB)
*8+ Maths and English (ISEB)
*11+ Maths and English (ISEB)
*13+ Maths and English (ISEB)
*GCSE/IGCSE English (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
*AS/A Level English (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
I have completed the Keystone 11+ Maths and English training, and have many resources to help students with their studies. Since graduating, I been employed in both the museum and higher education sectors, working with children and students in learning environments. My experience as a director across three productions has given me invaluable experience in working with different styles of learning and examining ways to put information across. During my time at University, I ran several writing and directing workshops through my committee member position in the Drama Society (Platform Society).
I attended Lancaster Girls' Grammar School through to Sixth Form. With an extensive programme of extra curricular activities, I developed a strong affinity for the humanities, studying Theatre Studies, English Literature and History at A Level. Having achieved the Theatre Prize in both lower and upper sixth form, I went on to study Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance at the University of York.
After graduating with a 1st, I formed the award winning theatre company Squabbling House Theatre, which went on to tour productions across four fringe festivals. It was my great privilege to direct the all-female world premiere of Phil Porter's 'Blink', as well as create a portfolio of directing and writing work. After becoming an independent artist, I gained experience working at both the National Railway Museum and York St. John University, before moving to London to pursue a career as a professional tutor with Keystone Tutors.
I aim to tailor my approach to the individual student by setting clear goals and focusing on areas in which to grow confidence. Key to a student's success is not only an understanding of the content of the syllabus, but also the skills needed to interpret the focus of questions and build an ordered response. I aim with my approach to equip students with the examination and analytical skills that will allow them to not only approach the paper but also learning with more confidence. However, I also aim to inspire a genuine enthusiasm for the subject in order to enhance future learning.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When not tutoring, I can often be found pen in hand, ready to scribble down a new idea for a script or story. As someone who has spent a lot of time in theatres both back and front stage, I am a keen audience member, especially fringe and emerging works. A large amount of my free time can therefore be spent in cramped black boxes or stages tucked away above pubs.
Having grown up on the doorstep of the Lake District, I have an abiding love of the outdoors. Whether open water swimming, bouldering or tending the veg patch, nothing is as healing to me as a bit of fresh air. Having recently moved to London, I am hoping to discover the hidden greenery of the city, and have already begun snapping glimpses of the urban wildlife with my old film camera.