I am happy to tutor at a variety of levels, whether simply assisting younger children at Key Stages 1-2 with literacy and spelling homework and improving reading and comprehension skills, all the way up to AS and A level English literature, including giving tutoring assistance for secondary school age in preparation for GCSE English literature. I would hope to tailor lessons to the specific needs of the individual, and make English as fun and accessible as possible, working at a steady and un-pressured pace through whichever aspect of English homework, coursework or exam preparation the student feels would be most useful for them to work on with me.
I am currently studying for my BA in English Literature at Cambridge University. I studied English Language at Literature at GCSE attaining A*s and over 90% in both subjects, and went on to gain the highest overall mark in my year group at A level English literature, gaining two A* grades and an A to gain entry to Cambridge, where my knowledge of the subject has broadened and depend exponentially.
Rates are negotiable in line with level of student's education or their age, distance travelled, amount of assistance required and nature of work. E.g. Key stages 1 and 2, simple homework help or reading practise for example will be notably less than A level exam preparation help, which merits a higher tariff.
I am currently a student at University of Cambridge, studying for my BA in English Literature. I pride myself on my work ethic, my open-minded attitude and my aptitude for innovation, making me a versatile worker.
• I can work independently with drive and precision, and also enjoy using my interpersonal and communication skills when working within a team
• I enjoy using my creativity in goal-oriented situations in order to achieve the best and most unique result at the end of the project
I have completed two official work experience placements aside from my volunteering and promotional work.
• In 2014 I spent a week working in the office of my local MP. My role involved drafting press releases and articles, answering official correspondence, dealing with constituents and accompanying the MP on visits and meetings. This taught me the value of efficiency within a busy administrative environment, helped me develop professional interpersonal skills, and fostered my skills in communication and liaison with a diverse range of people
• In 2017 I spent a week at the London office of Bird & Bird solicitors, working on a research project as part of a team in legal HR and recruitment and shadowing a trainee solicitor in Business and Finance Law. This required me to work well as part of a team, be organised, efficient and professional, be open, friendly and good at communication and networking, and gave me valuable insight into the legal and commercial sector.
My GCSEs are:
• English Literature, Biology, Fine Art, English Language, French, German: A*
• Mathematics, Music: A
My AS levels are:
• Classics: A (197/200 UMS)
• Politics: A (200/200 UMS)
• Drama: A (187/200 UMS)
My A levels are:
• English Literature: A*
• Politics: A
• Classics: A*
I have worked for over four years as Young Ambassador for the education charity Umunandi, and have recently taken over the administrative post of Trustee Communications. In these roles I have been required to:
• Write and deliver talks and speeches to large audiences to communicate the charity’s aims and gain financial donations
• Initiate, organise and liaise on fundraising events and meetings, as well as draft and circulate agendas and minutes for monthly trustee meetings and liaise between trustees
• Work with international partners toward a common goal
• Reply to official correspondence from donors and charity members, as well as other general administrative duties
I have most recently self-funded a trip to Africa on behalf of the charity, during which I gained an insight into the administrative processes of not-for-profit work and development initiatives through assisting with the general running of the charity on the ground in Lusaka, Zambia, whilst also working closely in a school environment with disadvantaged and orphaned children.
In addition to this I act as an Access Representative for my Cambridge College, Christ’s. This involves giving tours to prospective students and their parents, representing the college at open days and conducting visitor Q and As. This means I am used to working with students, explaining aspects of university application and higher education, and answering their questions whilst making it fun and accessible for them.
Besides my work experience, academic achievements and voluntary work, I have independently taken on a number of projects that reflect my commitment and interests in academia:
• Academic awards- I have been awarded multiple prizes for my academic work over two years of A level study. In my first year I was awarded the King Edward VI awards for Achievement in English Literature, Government and Politics and Classical Civilisation. In my leaving year I was awarded the Baylies Educational Foundation Award, as well as leavers awards in all three of my A level subjects.
• Publication- I was shortlisted in a national youth poetry competition and had my work published in a poetry anthology
• Essay writing- In 2016 I won first place in a regional essay writing competition, which secured the funds for my trip to Zambia as a volunteer with Umunandi
• Award for Community Service- In 2017 I was awarded a bursary in response to my presentation to the governing board of my college to fund my trip to Africa, enabling me to both travel to Zambia and fulfil my plans for an education programme based on my experiences to implement in the UK
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