I'm Lizzy, a History Graduate (First-Class) from the University of Warwick, undertaking a Masters at London School of Economics in September.
If you are looking for an enthusiastic History and English Literature/Language tutor then you've found the right person! I provide face to face History and English Literature/Language tuition to secondary school pupils from GCSE to A-Level.
I have four years of experience of one-to-one personal tutoring, having tutored GCSE English students at Hurstmere School (South-East London) in 2013 and pupils privately since then.
I believe it is important to tailor my lesson structures and teaching methods to the student's needs and aims. Usually I will ask the student to provide some essays or written work from school so I am able to assess the student's ability and identify the ways I can help them. From this, I will create engaging activities that help the student develop their understanding of the subject and inspire them with confidence to effectively answer exam questions.
My aim as a tutor is to encourage my pupils to critically examine problems and think independently.
My students struggle with a variety of issues such as: structuring essay answers; engaging with historical sources; analysing texts, including selecting quotes; and dealing with exam questions. My approach is to start with areas they are comfortable with and then gradually tackle various issues the student has with tailored activities and past-paper questions.
I will work alongside the student to help them improve their technique and provide friendly valuable feedback and personal teaching resources.
I am a committed tutor and really enjoy helping my pupils gain confidence in their abilities. I am passionate about the value personal tuition can provide in supporting a student and enhancing their potential.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I was a paid, part-time tutor of GCSE students at Hurstmere School, South-East London from January to April 2012. I helped one student improve their English Language GCSE grade from predicted E to a B.
Additionally, I was a mentor at Townley Grammar School, helping students with Key Stage 3 Maths.
Since then I have tutored students privately in the South-East London area and developed a small network of pupils.
(concealed information)2 Date of Birth: 28/01/1995
University of Warwick, History BA (Hons): 2013- 2016 First Class (Overall 74%; Dissertation 93%)
Dissertation on 'The Global Luxury of Lacquer: An exploration into the Eastern Trade Networks and European Reception of Lacquerware in the Eighteenth Century':
- Conducted independent, in-depth research using archival documents from the British Library.
- Carried out extensive data collection and analysis, extracted data on the lacquer trade and created databases to support my research, strengthened my analytical research abilities.
Spent one final year term in Venice studying Italian to further my critical study of Renaissance historical sources and learn more about Italian culture.
Townley Grammar School, London: 2006- 2013
A-levels A2 (2013): History A* English Literature A Economics A
AS (2012): Maths B
4x A* (History, Maths, English Literature and English Language) 6x A (Including French, Core and Additional Science)
Dissertation Prize: A winner of the British Commission for Maritime History 'Undergraduate Achievement in Maritime History Award 2016'.
Monash Warwick Alliance Fellowship, September 2015, Australia
Awarded a Fellowship and full bursary to travel to Melbourne, Australia and present my historical ideas at the International Conference of Undergraduate Research held at Monash University.
British Conference of Undergraduate Research, April 2015
Awarded the Warwick Opportunity Fund to present a poster entitled: 'A Ride to Independence: How the bicycle emancipated women from the social constraints of the Victorian Era'.
- Critically examined archive sources from the Modern Records Centre at Warwick University and developed independent research skills
- Built upon presentation skills by confidently interacting and engaging with an audience
Target 2.0 Challenge, Bank of England, 2012
Worked in a team assignment undertaking economic research over a period of six months then presented our assessment of current economic conditions to a panel of experts and engaged in a dialogue about monetary policy.
Employment and Work Experience
Severndroog Castle, Heritage Assistant (Volunteer, part time) July 2016 - ongoing
- Responsibilities include: creating volunteer surveys; collecting visitor data to create charts and writing Evaluation Reports on processed information to support an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for further funding.
Denny Sullivan Chartered Accountants Compliance and Marketing Assistant (part time) July 2016 - ongoing
Greenberg Traurig Maher July 2014 & September 2014 (Two weeks work experience) Worked in the Real Estate department of this London city law firm. Conducted legal research, drafted legal documentation and presented work to a Partner.
Nabarro LLP July 2013 & July 2014 (Three weeks work experience)
Worked across the Banking & Finance and Real Estate departments. Conducted legal research for trainee solicitors, completed legal forms for Companies House and drafted executive summaries of leases for due diligence reports.
Tutored GCSE English students part time at Hurstmere School (January 2012 to April 2012) and tutored students privately and negotiated own remuneration.
Mentor and Key Stage 3 tutor at Townley Grammar School.
Italian and French (basic)
Interests and Achievements
Grade 5 ARBSM (Piano), Duke of Edinburgh Award- Bronze and Silver Opera Warwick: Chorus and choir member, performed Bizet's 'Carmen' at the Warwick Arts Centre in 2014
I worked with Elizabeth at Hurstmere Secondary school as a tutor in the past. She is very dedicated to her work, and is able to clearly explain and help her tutees. In my experience Elizabeth has been able to help a number of students increase their grades and also their confidence in the subjects they are learning.
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