I am offering tutorials to GCSE and A-Level pupils who want a little more in-depth tuition to boost their grades. I believe a combination of strong exam technique and real engagement with the text produces the best results. In order to write persuasively and contribute to classroom discussions, you have to really know the text, and see its importance in the wider world. Literature isn't about the books so much as what they tell us about ourselves and the world around us, and my teaching comes from a place of real passion. I am patient, calm, and friendly, always looking for ways to engage my students in meaningful ways. And with an A* in GCSE English, and A* in A-Level English, and a 1st Class degree in Literature from Bristol University, I know how it's done.
I am a freelance writer and editor offering private English Literature tuition in Bristol, with experience giving volunteer tuition to students with English as an additional language. I have a strong interest in poetry, and all kinds of literature from Chaucer to Sally Rooney.
University of Bristol, 2017 – 2020 – BA (Hons) in English Literature – Predicted 1st
Intern / Ledbury Poetry Festival / 05/07/2019 - 15/07/2019
-Invaluable experience in events management, publicity, admin and organization.
-Managed 15 events with poets from around the world, as well as stewarding, catering, and admin work.
-Developed interpersonal relationships and acted as the face of the festival to the public, answering questions, presenting to large groups of people and providing the best possible experience for festival goers.
Student representative / Bristol Poetry Institute Board / 2019-2020
-Following my work at Ledbury Poetry Festival I was asked to join the Bristol Poetry Institute Board as student representative.
Helicon Magazine - (University of Bristol’s Creative Arts Magazine) (concealed information)
Poetry and Prose Editor / 2018-2019
-Managed submissions, corresponded with poets, and launched new series for the website focused on translation and poetry criticism.
-Also responsible for organizing poetry readings at our launch events, and putting together the events themselves, which involved sourcing venues, performers, and artwork, as well as marketing and finances. We produced two high quality magazines, ROOTS and ICON.
Editor in Chief / 2019-2020
-Ran a series of events, projects and collaborations including: weekly life drawing sessions, regular podcasts, guest speakers, a DJ mix competition in collaboration with DJ Society, a collaborative photography exhibition with mental health charity Nightline, and a launch event for our EDEN edition with live music and poetry, merchandise and magazines at PRSC.
-Our website is regularly updated with submissions, and we have developed an active social media presence.
-Editorship has involved increased responsibility for managing a team of 15, chairing regular meetings, handling finances and working with the Student Union grants system.
Deputy Editor / ARCCA Magazine / May 2020-present- (concealed information)
-Responsibilities include conducting interviews, managing content, and collaborative creative direction for the magazine.
Volunteer Tutor / Jacari / Bristol / 2019-2020
-Volunteering for a charity that helps children who speak English as an additional language.
-One-to-one tutoring with students from a variety of backgrounds and differing levels of English
-The scheme has helped me get involved with various events in Bristol such as the Refugee Festival, as well as promoting the charity in the Cabot Circus Lush store.
Volunteer/ Chatterton 250 Project / St Mary Redcliffe Church
-Before the lockdown, I was due to begin volunteering at the church as part of a wider celebration of 250 years of Thomas Chatterton’s poetic legacy, including welcoming visitors, conducting tours of the church, and educating the public about Chatterton’s connections to the St Mary Redcliffe.
My writing has appeared in: Native Magazine, Inter:Mission, Epigram, Bristol Poetry Anthology 2018, Idiot Film Blog, ARCCA Magazine and Helicon Magazine.
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