• 13+ French
• (I)GCSE French (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• (I)GCSE History (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC)
• A-Level French (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• Oxford/Cambridge Music Applications
• Oxbridge Preparation
I have been a tutor for the Music Faculty in Oxford in 2018 and 2020, teaching French baroque opera (C17th and C18th) to first and second years undergraduates. Before that, I have regularly given private courses to individuals who sought to strengthen specific disciplines (French language, French literature, history, and philosophy in particular) when I was myself an undergraduate students (2013-2016).
In general, I have worked with people around the age of 11-13, 14-16, and 18-19 years old, but I am keen to teach pupils from all age ranges.
I am a third year DPhil student in Music at the University of Oxford. My thesis engages with issues related to cultural power, creativity, and opera performance during the C17th and C18th in France and Europe. Before my DPhil, I have been a student at the École Normale Supérieure where I graduated with two Master Degrees, one in Music and Musicology, and another in Philosophy (in partnership with La Sorbonne).
For my undergraduate, I followed a formation of three years, called ‘classe préparatoire’ (CPGE), during which students follow intensive classes in all Humanities subjects (including literature, modern and ancient languages, philosophy, history, geography, music). In high school, my formation was also centered around the liberal arts.
My understanding of art and history is deeply grounded in practice. During my middle and high school, I have been a professional singer for Radio France. I have curated various exhibitions in Paris between 2016 and 2018. Since 2016, I work as an art critic for a French newspaper (I/O Gazette), which has led me to roam through European artistic and production networks.
I like to make sure that the student has understood the very basics of the topic we discuss. For doing so, I first assess the knowledge (generally with the set of questions) and, depending on the result, I either build on the answers and transform the exchange into a lively conversation; or I deliver to the student a short lecture on the issues at hand, after which I make sure again that the key elements are well captured and have sank in.
I am very patient, especially with younger students, and I am happy to figure out personalized memorization techniques to enhance the student's process of learning. I always like giving extra material to the students in case they have a strong sense of natural curiosity and wish to deepen the knowledge displayed during the tutorial in their own time.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently finishing my DPhil. It is likely that I will receive an extension of funding for the academic year 2021-2022, which should allow me to take time for writing not only the thesis but articles (and probably a book version of my doctoral thesis) without too much pressure, especially since my work is already quite advanced in term of completion. In this context, I will have plenty of time to be teach in parallel. On the long term, I aim to articulate an activity of teaching (full time if possible) with additional academic activities.