I have recently graduated from a Master’s in Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London, having previously completed a Bachelor’s in English and Related Literature from the University of York.
I have several years experience tutoring and proofreading, and have been working with students at various academic levels, from GCSE to Masters, and in a variety of subject areas (but predominantly English Literature). For higher level students, my work mainly entails proofreading essays; and for GCSE and A Level, I teach exam preparation and basic study skills.
I like to work with my students and tailor our sessions to meet their particular needs, its a very co-operative teaching approach and I like to incorporate a range of learning techniques in order to find the best fit for each student. I try to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, finding creative solutions to problems and taking my students' interests into consideration.
I can help with: literacy, exam preparation, essay work, seminar based discussions, university application advice, creative writing, reading, and editing and evaluating work.
I have helped my students successfully complete their GCSEs and A levels with top results, and helped with numerous applications to top universities. Several of my students have achieved high 2.1s and firsts on their essays and dissertations at undergraduate and Master's level, due to my advice, tutoring support and proofreading.
My students have greatly varied in abilities, and I have helped them aim for their own personal targets, whether that is passing at a C level, or trying to make the difference between Bs and A*s.
Goldsmiths College, University of London — MA in Comparative Literature, 2015-2016, 2:1
University of York — BA English and Related Literature, 2011- 2014, 2:1
University of York — York Award, 2014
LFA — Italian Level 1, Pass, 2012
Thomas Tallis Sixth Form — English Literature A*, English Language A, Art A, Philosophy A, and the Extended Project A*, 2009-2011
Thomas Tallis Secondary School — English A*A*, Science A*A*, Maths A, History A*, Geography A*, Drama A*, Art A*, Religious studies A*, 2007-2009
Freelance Administrator and proofreader at Optician (journal); London — 2016-2017
This job was predominantly secretarial work. My role is to assist with the transition between offices and to support the new team, I was brought in to amend mistakes made on the online CET training system (run as part of Optician), which requires me to input names and identity numbers, and take note of and correct any errors. This requires basic IT and Excel spreadsheet knowledge, as well as adequate literacy skills.
Guest Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London; London — 28th January 2017
I presented a paper at a symposium on Laura Mulvey: “Visual Pleasure: Acts of Looking in Narrative Culture” organised by Goldsmiths. The title of the paper was “Textual Pleasure: seductive narratives and female desire in the postmodern text”. There is also some publication interest from University Cambridge Press.
Private tutor, GCSE level; London — 2016 (ongoing)
I currently tutor a young boy in preparation for his final GCSE exams. I work with him in all subject areas, supporting him with both his coursework and exam revision. I have several years experience working with students at various academic levels, from GCSE to Masters, and in a variety of subject areas, but predominantly English Literature. For higher level students, my work mainly entails proofreading essays; and for GCSE and A Level, I teach exam preparation and basic study skills.
Kitchen Manager, Royal Teas; London — 2014-2016 (Full Time)
Chef, Goji Cafe and Restaurant; York — 2013-2014 (Part Time)
To perform opening and closing checks, manage a team of kitchen assistants and waitressing staff, keep the kitchen clean and orderly, make informed decisions about the quality of the food being served and use effective problem solving methods when faced with challenges. My role in the kitchen was to prepare and serve delicious food with speed and efficiency, plan meals and specials for the day, cope under pressure and to apply effective problem solving techniques if problems occur.
Volunteer in “Bees n’ Beans” project, University of Sussex Goulson Lab; London — 2015-2016 (ongoing)
A project that aims to look at pollinator populations across the UK. As a volunteer I’m expected to grow three broad bean plants and two radish plants, to perform a simple pollination experiment and to record data. The data collected will allow the Sussex Goulson Lab to compare yields of beans from across the country to identify the number of bees across the UK and the success of their pollination habits.
Exhibition Coordinator, York Art Society; York — 2013
To organise termly exhibitions, correspond with other societies, advertise the exhibition which involved making posters, using social forums, sending emails and speaking on the radio, scout out and book spaces that meet the necessary requirements, collect and select art work, host the event and tidy up afterwards.
Intern, Humanities at Work Scheme, York Museum Trust; York — Summer 2012
Role within Humanities at Work Scheme
Successfully completing a competitive application process, undergo training and team building exercises, present ideas and our "business plan" to a panel of local professionals, listen to constructive criticism and make appropriate changes.
Role with York Museum Trust
I was involved with the writing and performance of a live action production in the historical heart of York to a large audience of tourists and locals. I worked with the York Museum Trust to organise a storytelling festival to encourage young people to visit the York Museum and nurture a love for history. In addition to performing I was also involved in the organisation, advertisement, costume design and worked along side a number of local schools and businesses.
Volunteer, SCOOP; York — 2012-2014
SCOOP (York Student Co-op) is a non-profit student co-operative set up by the University of York to sell locally and ethically sourced foods to the student body and local community. My volunteer role required me to take regular shifts setting up and running the shop, restocking the shop, and communicating with our clients so that the business ran successfully. The success of SCOOP at the university enabled us to inform others about the damaging effects of food distribution and large scale non-organic industrial farming.
Perfect! I reached out to Lue to proof read my dissertation. She did an excellent job by THOROUGHLY proof reading the whole of my dissertation efficiently in order for me to achieve my best! Lue advised me on grammar, structure and referencing throughout and how to make improvements. Lue also pointed out sections that need more evaluation and reflection to push the dissertation mark into a higher band within the mark scheme. The way Lue delivered her feedback was professional, very clear and helpful. Lue has made me feel more confident in producing better quality of work, all thanks to her and her hard work.
I have no hesitation in recommending Lue as a trustworthy person and tutor.
My grandson missed a lot of schooling through illness and when it came time for his GCSEs he had a lot of catching up to do. Because of this he was in a high state of anxiety. Lue tutored him in all subjects, always spending some time allaying his fears, making fun time and explaining how to approach each exam. By the end of the tuition period his knowledge and confidence had increased markedly. I am delighted with Lue's tutoring, particularly because of her holistic approach
I approached Lue to assist me in completing a Masters application, and I could not recommend her services more highly. As a recent graduate she knows the university system inside out, and as such was able to confidently walk me through the entire application process. She proofread my personal statement, demonstrating excellent command of the English language, and provided clear and concrete advice on changes I should make, dedicating time and sensitivity to ensuring I had fully understood her feedback.
As well as proofreading, Lue assisted me in selecting my MA option modules, offering solid advice on academic coherence, and tutored me on how to make my application as strong as possible.
During my undergraduate degree, Lue regularly proofread my essays with the same keen eye for detail that she applied to my personal statement. She has an incredibly strong sense of academic style and essay structuring, and communicates this effectively. I was able to learn a lot from her tutoring on improving my academic writing, as well as her guidance on navigating academia as a whole.
In all, I highly commend Lue's skills as an academic consultant who is diligent, intelligent and kind.
Lue has an excellent grasp of the written language and has proved to be a most reliable proof reader. She is conscientious and hard working and someone I can completely trust. I strongly recommend her to all.
Lue provided invaluable support during my master's degree in philosophy, giving me advice and proofreading my work. For my dissertation she recommended books and articles that ended up greatly determining my subject and my argument. Her notes were always clear and poignant. She would grasp ideas very quickly, and find clear and insightful ways of conveying them. With her guidance I was able to get a first for my dissertation and multiple essays. I would really recommend Lue as a tutor!
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