I have a lot of patience and am able to teach using different methods and techniques to allow you to better understand the texts that you are studying and to convey your ideas and reflections in an essay format to help you pass your exams. I also have plenty of revision tips to share.
I am currently studying English at university after having taken it at Common Entrance, GCSE and A level. I am very well read and have also had my writing and poetry published both online and in physical print. My parents are teachers and I have had experience with teaching foreign students with very limited English at a basic level too.
If I have to travel I will add on the cost. Late cancellation (within less than 24hrs of the lesson) will mean you still pay the cost of the lesson.
PAST AND PRESENT EDUCATION
- A-Level English
Canford School B
2018 - A-Level Drama
Canford School B
Cambridge Pre-U Spanish
Canford School M2
Canford School A
9 GCSEs including Mathematics and English
Currently studying a BAHons degree in English at Exeter University
UK Driving License
PADI Open Water Diver
Classical Acoustic Guitar (Grade 3)
French (GCSE level)
Spanish (A-Level standard)
PREVIOUS JOBS AND WORK EXPERIENCE
• SHOP ASSISTANT- JURASSIC OUTDOOR (July 2016-August 2016)
I worked full time in the local camping shop, running the till and interacting with customers. I was left in charge of the shop on occasions. This job allowed me to learn responsibilities of supervising a shop floor. It was also the first time I could run my own personal. Sales and interpersonal skills were important. I worked hard to learn about the stock so I could advise customers in their purchases.
• KITCHEN ASSISTANT- COTHILL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (May 2015- October 2017)
My parents ran a scientific field centre, primarily for school trips ranging from studying the biological and geographical factors of the Isle of Purbeck in which it was situated to adventure breaks for the children doing activities such as kayaking, coasteering and learning camp craft skills. I spent a lot of time after getting back from school helping in the kitchen with preparing food and helping with the arrival of deliveries. I also spent time working in the wash up. I learnt many practical skills through this job as well as how to work alongside others.
• GROUNDS ASSISTANT- COTHILL EDUCATIONAL TRUST (May 2015- October 2017)
As well as working on the extensive grounds of the study centre, I helped to feed and look after the livestock (sheep, pigs, hens). This not only gave me the practical skills of learning how to operate a variety of vehicles including tractors and quadbikes but also taught me the importance of hard work as I often had to go out early in the morning/ late at night to feed the animals or even to help heard up the sheep.
• WAITER- CRAB APPLE CATERING (July 2018- August 2018)
During the summer break I worked for Crab Apple Catering. My time was fairly evenly split between serving drinks and food and setting up/ clearing away company equipment. I learnt some basic waitering formalities as well as gaining the experience of what it is like to be constantly on show to clients whilst working. I learnt how to do my job whilst keeping a smart and friendly appearance.
• RIDER- DELIVEROO (September 2018- May 2019)
Throughout my first year at university I worked for Deliveroo on my bicycle. I chose the job because of its flexible hours and took it as an opportunity to improve my fitness. I enjoyed the physical aspect of the job. The job required me to be very self-motivated and honest as I could essentially work as much or as little as I wanted and there was no one directly supervising me. The job definitely allowed me to develop my self-motivation and abilities to think independently and solve any problems that may have come up during the delivery process.
• GENERAL ASSITANT- CRANLEIGH SCHOOL (May 2019- September 2019)
Between my first and second years of study at university I worked as an assistant gardener working across three school sites- Cranleigh School, Cranleigh Preparatory School and Glebelands School. As well as learning many practical skills including how to operate a variety of gardening equipment, I also learnt what it is like to work a five-day week across a long period of time. I also learnt how to work directly with a small team of people from a variety of backgrounds. I made the most of my time working alongside more experienced workers than me by maintaining a positive and inquisitive attitude.
• WORK EXPERIENCE - WESSEX FM (August 2017)
I made a connection at a networking event in sixth form and managed to secure work experience at local radio station, Wessex FM. I learned about all different aspects of how a radio station works, from sitting in with a presenter as he was on air to learning the process of how to make an advertisement fit for radio. A highlight of mine occurred whilst I was writing an article as part of my work on the news desk and I managed to secure an interview with a person central to the story. The interview was then broadcast over the radio and the article I wrote was used on the station’s social media channels. During the experience I exploited every opportunity by talking to as many staff as possible, as a result of this I learnt countless useful lessons and gained a wealth of helpful knowledge.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
• Writing – Plays and Stories
For my Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) - completed alongside A-levels - I took on the challenge of writing my own play. I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process of researching, writing and editing the play. Since I have been at university, I have done two creative writing modules. I enjoyed both modules so much that I have found myself writing in my free time.
• Music and Journalism – Reporting for University Newspaper
Aside from playing guitar and ukulele I also enjoy listening to a wealth of different music. At school I used to write a ‘music corner’ for the students’ paper. Since being at university I have written album and gig reviews for an online music magazine as well as Exposé, the university newspaper.
• Drama – Acting/directing/producing
I have long been passionate about acting. At school I also took part in various plays/ musicals. I really enjoyed the whole process and was fascinated by learning all about set/ stage design. I am passionate about every aspect of drama, from writing and production to directing and acting. I also helped to direct a small production of Tom Stoppard’s ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’. Since being at university I have pursued this passion through my involvement in the production of various short films and XTV, the university’s television station.
• Sport – Rowing, Captain of Boats
I rowed for the full five years that I attended the school which taught me to become highly motivated and well organized around the busy training schedule. I was made Boathouse Captain in my fourth year and rowed at Henley Royal Regatta in my fifth. I was voted for the captaincy by my peers and coaches and I am not naturally athletic so getting to Henley took years of hard work and dedication.
• Running: When I was 15 a very close friend of mine lost her mum to a brain tumor. I was desperate to be there for her and to help in any way I could despite knowing I couldn’t do much. I decided to do a 10km run to raise money for the Brain Tumor Charity. After months of training whilst revising for my GCSEs I completed the race on the day of my final exam and managed to raise over £600 for the charity. A few years later I decided to run a half-marathon to raise money for the charity again and was again successful in doing so after much training.
• Overseas volunteering: I was given the opportunity through my school to go on a partnership trip to various orphanages run by the Goodwill Charity in Southern India. The trip involved a rigorous selection process which involved interviews and team building exercises. I got a place on the trip and raised money to take to the orphanages. Over the two-week trip I met lots of interesting characters and made the most of the experience by giving them as much as I could.
• Performing: I’ve also performed alongside a friend at an annual charity concert run by the school. I am not a talented singer but put all my enthusiasm into entertaining the crowd as much as I could in order to raise funds for various charities over the years.
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