I’m a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh gaining a 1st class honours in English Literature and French, with a distinction in spoken French. I am confident with teaching English Language, Literature, Theatre Studies and French to higher levels, as well as Maths and History to GCSE level. Further to this, I’m happy to offer general assistance with reading and writing skills, as well as more specific guidance with essay writing, exam technique and interpreting exam questions across a range of subjects.
I’m friendly, reliable and passionate about teaching. I strongly believe that the best teachers are those who are intuitive to the needs of their students and cater their teaching method accordingly. I consider it very important to identify problem areas and start building confidence from the very first session. For longer term students I believe it is essential to comprehend the foundations of any subject thoroughly. With language lessons this may come in the form of not only memorising grammar patterns, but really understanding why, how and when certain phrases should be used. For literature this may come in numerous forms, for example understanding ‘how to read’ literature so that you can gain the most from it. However, for short term students wishing to work on a particular essay or exam, I consider myself to be adept at understanding the specific requirements of exams. Having undergone continuous examination throughout my university career, I believe I have honed a very strong examination technique – the most important quality being understanding precisely what your examiner is looking for in a response. I am happy teaching both short and long term students of varying levels and abilities.
I have previous tutoring experience teaching English Literature, voluntary experience in teaching French, English and Maths, and have worked briefly as a cover teacher and drama and arts assistant. I am also an experienced proof-reader and editor with strong essay writing skills. I’m passionate about books, reading and the arts and look forward to getting the chance to pass it on to others!
The University of Edinburgh: MA (Hons) ENGLISH LITERATURE AND FRENCH 2017
1st Class Honours with Distinction in Spoken French
A LEVELS 2012
English Literature: A*
‘NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND’ Present
I have worked on various projects with the Artistic Development and Learn departments, most significantly on the ‘Just Start Here’ festival for emerging artists. For this project I worked alongside the Engine Room Producer to liaise with artists, gather content for online programming and promoted the festival across social media platforms. For other projects I assessed applications for residencies within the theatre, researched locations across Scotland for outreach and edited company handbooks.
‘EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL’ August 2017
Front of House Assistant:
I was responsible for organising and supervising venues prior to and during events, as well as handling customer enquiries, organising school visits and taking care of patrons with accessibility requirements.
‘UNITED TRUST BANK’ Summer/Winter 2014- 2016
Supporting Asset Finance and Bridging Departments / Receptionist:
The position consisted of various tasks including maintaining and updating customer records using financial software Aurius, editing publications and manuscripts for the company directors, minute taking and handling customer enquiries over the phone.
‘BARCLAY’S BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ June 2013
Administrative role assisting the Managing Director:
The role included general administrative tasks such as filing, updating databases, purchasing services and materials, and ensuring the site programme was properly followed.
‘HENRIETTA BARNETT SCHOOL’ September 2012- February 2013
Finance Assistant / Cover Teacher:
As finance assistant I was responsible for updating financial records using financial software Sage, maintaining absence records and handling phone enquiries. Further to this, I successfully orchestrated the full admissions process after the Admissions Officer had to leave unexpectedly. I acted as cover teacher as well as leading extracurricular sessions for drama and art.
VOLUNTEERING AND FUNDRAISING
Performer and promoter during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of Open Mind Productions for the play ‘Happy Yet’, promoting awareness and raising money for the Edinburgh based charity Nightline. August 2016
Volunteer for CalAid – working in warehouses, organising donations and care packages, washing and preparing food in kitchens, and teaching English and French at the reading assistance library in the refugee camps in Calais.
Personally raised £4,270 for Cancer Research UK through various fundraising events, including shaving my head and clothes and book sales.
Volunteer for Ford Nepal –teaching English and Maths in a school and assisting in an orphanage in Kathmandu.
SKILLS & INTERESTS
Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Familiar with software and databases such as Aurius, Sage and Artifax.
Experience using design programmes such as Photoshop, SketchUp, and platforms such as WordPress.
Member of the National Youth Theatre. 2013
ABRSM Piano Grade 7. 2012
ISTD Classical South Asian Dance Grade 6. 2010
Year spent living in Montpellier, France. 2016
Two months travelling through Italy. 2014
Three months travelling through South America. 2013
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