Personal goals are so important to tutoring. If between us we can establish what yours are (whether you want to learn some more about different types of structure and how they're used, to create a template that you can use when writing comparative essays, or to practice critical analysis) then we can use our tutoring time to reach it in steps of a size that you feel comfortable with.
My name is Peggy. I've recently graduated from a degree in English Language and Literature at University of Oxford, and am excited to share all the amazing things I've learned about English with others. English is such an exciting subject to study - it's incredible how authors can use details as tiny as language to express commentary on events in the world around us.
When approaching my exams back in A Levels, the best technique for me was practice. Practicing vocalising ideas verbally, or writing essay questions, or just brainstorming, keeping things ticking over in my head (even for just a few minutes a day) helped me to approach exam problems with fresh eyes. Tutoring is a great way for you to do this, because it means your regularly returning to a challenge that you're attempting to tackle.
CV Peggy Hughes
BA Hons English Language and Literature – 2:1 2016–2019
University of Oxford, Oxford
Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham 2013–2015
A’ Levels: Biology (A*), English Literature (A*), History of Art (A*), Creative Writing (A*).
A/S Level: Chemistry (A)
St. Philip Howard High School, Barnham 2009–2013
10 GCSEs: 9 A*, 1A
• Public speaking, including speech to graduating class of 2018 (audience of around 300) and daily briefings to 40 teenagers at Oxford Scholastica.
• Explanation of complex sailing concepts to groups of up to 15 adults and children (often sailing for the first time) as Dinghy Instructor at Minorca Sailing School, Spain
• Role at Oxford Scholastica Academy (high-end summer school) included booking and organising group trips for 40 students.
• Oversaw staff shifts and rotas.
• Used spreadsheets to create daily reports.
Tutor | MyTutor, online August 2019–Present
• Provide 1-2-1 tuition for students at GCSE, A Level and IB.
Fundraiser | Oriel College, Oxford; Christ’s Hospital School, Horsham 2017–2018; 2015
• Telephone fundraiser for multiple campaigns at both school and university.
• Reached out to and established relationships with alumni, encouraging support of ongoing projects within the school or university.
• Pitched ongoing projects to gain financial support.
• Recorded data and outcome of each call using MOLE software.
Nanny | private family, West Sussex October 2015–April 2019
• Full responsibility for two children, one with autism.
• Provided domestic care, entertainment and assistance with academic work.
Waitress | Stuart’s Events, West Sussex 2015–2019
• Waitress at high-end catering company.
• Served at formal events of several hundred people.
Head of House | Oxford Scholastica Academy, Oxford June 2018 – August 2018
• Team manager and head of house at Oxford Scholastica Academy: an immersive summer school for young foreign adults.
• Responsible for forty 16-18 year-olds and four staff.
• Supported and motivated a team to perform effectively in collaboration, including delivering feedback sessions.
• Performed a number of administrative duties including: overseeing staff shifts; creating timetable of activities and delivering in daily briefings; booking and leading trips for students; using spreadsheets to create daily reports and feed back to senior staff.
Sailing Instructor | Minorca Sailing, Spain April-September 2015
• Taught groups and led tailored 1-2-1 sessions for around 100 clients every week as part of a 20-strong instructing team
• Coached first-time sailors, working to KPIs
• Maintained a safe and enjoyable environment / experience
• Understood the expectations of customers buying a high-end holiday experience.
Assistant Coach | Envision, Bristol October 2019- Present
• Currently volunteer with Envision, a charity which aims to break the cycle of social exclusion by recruiting children and young adults to engineer their own social action projects, generating demonstratable experience of employable skills.
• Assist in running of weekly sessions, designing activities, monitoring behaviour and helping with the execution of projects.
• Received training in coaching creativity.
Kitchen Staff | Oxford Homeless Pathways, Oxford October 2017–June 2019
• Volunteered in O Hanlon House, a resettlement centre in Oxford.
• Worked in the kitchens, assisting with the preparation and serving of food.
• Trained as SWEP volunteer. Training involved attending talk on the complexities of homelessness; why people may become homeless and the support systems in place.
Dinghy Instructor | Arun Youth Aqua Centre, West Sussex August 2013–2019
• Qualified Dinghy Instructor at local centre which aims to increase accessibility of sailing.
• Provided tailored sessions for accredited courses. Helped children and young adults gain RYA certificates.
• Independent travel: Asia, Europe
• Charity sector: volunteer work in India, Oxford homeless shelter and Sussex care home for the elderly.
• Sailing: turned a hobby into paid work and an opportunity to travel.
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