My previous tutoring experience has been with secondary school students - ranging from year 8 to sixth form - and so I would say I am best equipped to tutor at this level. My particular areas of strength for tutoring would be in close textual commentary, as well as understanding criticism and examination or revision technique. I think the most important aspect of the tutoring process is to encourage and affirm a confident - whilst nuanced - personal reaction in the student to the text, whether it be a poem or an article. To achieve this I aim to equip my student with a useful 'toolbox' of critical techniques which they can use to approach a text.
I am currently loving an English literature degree at St. Catherine's College, Oxford. This course is comprehensive of English literature - spanning from the 9th century to the present day - so I'll be equipped to tutor on any weird or wonderful text or topic you throw at me! During my time at school I obtained A* grades in English literature at GCSE and A level, and have a good knowledge of the requisite exam technique for both of these exam formats, as well as the Oxford entrance exam.
Rates may vary dependent on the travel arrangement for the tutoring, however this can be discussed specific to the situation.
Academic institutions and qualifications
- 2009-2016 - attended Magdalen College School on a Major Academic Scholarship. In 2014 I obtained 9 A*s and an A at GCSE level, including an A* in English Literature and in English Language. In 2016 I obtained an A* and 2 As at A level, including an A* in English Literature.
- 2016-present day - studying English Literature at St. Catherine's College, Oxford University. My degree is not yet completed but in the first year examinations I obtained an equivalent 2,1 mark.
Relevant employment history and volunteering
- 2015 - As part of a volunteering programme I gave a struggling year 8 student tutoring for a period of 6 months, assisting them with their English, as well their revision technique and organisation of work.
- 2017 - C.I.E Oxford, Oxford, 2017 – I taught a group of Japanese students for daily three-hour sessions across two weeks – assisting them with a project on Multi-Culturalism in England. I took the students out on trips around Oxford, and assisted them with their English and presentation skills.
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