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Lessons offered by Catherine
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English Literature
  • Test prep
  • Essay Writing
  • Proofreading
  • University Entrance
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Undergraduate

Oxford University English literature student offering English Literature A level tuition and personal statement, ELAT and university admissions tuition

Methodology

I am a hardworking, conscientious individual, and would love to impart some advice regarding anything concerning English Language and Literature, the university admissions process, and particularly the Oxbridge admissions process. I will start the tuition by asking the student the main things they are hoping to improve while working with me, and the things that they find they struggle with the most. I will acquaint myself with their course/set texts so that the conversations can be as productive as possible, and I will base each session on a particular aspect they are hoping to improve in, supplemented by reading exercises, writing exercises, further reading suggestions, going through pieces of work (e.g. essays, personal statement) together, and brainstorming together how to approach certain questions or topics. I have compiled all the criticism and feedback given to me during my three years at Oxford, so that I can not only give my own advice but also pass on the invaluable advice my Oxford tutors gave me, as well.

Experience

I am an English Language and Literature student and have just finished my final year at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, achieving a high 2.1 (67.2%). With my straight A* results through GCSE and A level, coupled with my experiences of successfully preparing for the ELAT and the rigorous Oxford interview process, I can offer a broad range of help for any stage during school, right up to and including university application and preparation. I have experience tutoring, having tutored primary school children in Latin during an outreach programme in sixth form, and I pride myself on making information accessible while remaining engaging and fun!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £120
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £240
Lessons offered by Catherine
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English Literature
  • Test prep
  • Essay Writing
  • Proofreading
  • University Entrance
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Undergraduate

Catherine's CV

I am currently an English Language and Literature Finalist at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. Following my degree, I hope to pursue a career in advertising, marketing and communications which stems from skills developed so far throughout my undergraduate course; my discursive essays help me develop persuasive, coherent and polished arguments, while engaging in a challenging course that rigorously stimulates and cultivates my critical voice. Alongside my studies, I enjoy film photography and developing my capabilities in speaking French and Spanish (A/AS level standard respectively) and Mandarin (Beginner).
I am comfortable working within a team, having enjoyed the collaboration between myself and my fellow co-editor of the Pembroke magazine, while maintaining the confidence to assert myself as an industrious and conscientious individual, achieving a high 2:1 in my first year of study at Oxford.
Through a career in advertising I wish to champion progress, innovation and quality. With technology and the ways in which we use it continuously evolving, I am fascinated by the necessity of advertising being adaptable and forward-looking, in order to align with ever-changing consumer interests and social trends.

Education and qualifications
2017 – Present Undergraduate English Language and Literature, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
Preliminary Examinations in first year: 2:1 achieved.
2015 – 2017 The Perse School, Cambridge
Attended sixth form and completed A Level exams.
English Language and Literature: A*
Latin: A*
French: A*
Spanish AS Level: A

2009 – 2015 Perse School for Girls, Cambridge
10 GCSEs at A*




Referees

Dan Sperrin – Tutor at Pembroke and Corpus Christi (concealed information)
Prof. Ushashi Dasgupta – Tutor at Pembroke (concealed information)

Awards and acknowledgements

2015 English Scholarship
Prize awarded by The Perse School, Cambridge

2017 ABRSM Grade 8
Pass achieved with clarinet


Work experience

2015 Placement at EastLife magazine
Helped manage social media accounts, carried out research for various articles.

2015 Placement at Cambridge University Office of External Affairs and Communications
Updated adverts and social media for various events such as Open Cambridge, Cambridge Festival of Ideas, and the Cambridge Science Festival. I also took photos of the Jesus College Art Exhibition for the public engagement website, and categorised photos and videos within the public engagement archives.

2016 - 2017 Latin Tutor at local Cambridge primary schools
As part of an Outreach programme, I visited local primary schools to introduce Latin to the pupils as an opportunity to spark their interest in a subject that was not offered on their usual curriculum. We covered Roman history, basic vocabulary and grammar, while making it exciting and accessible by discussing the Latin etymology of Harry Potter spells.

2017 Catering company Food Amour


2018 The Pink Times, Pembroke College’s magazine
Co-editor, responsible for creating, editing and organizing content.

2018 JCR Photographer
I was responsible for taking photos for JCR (Junior Common Room – the undergraduates) events in college.

2019 The Agency, University of Oxford
I worked within a team of six students to help a local drone photography business with their marketing strategy. I lead communications and hosted strategy meetings between my group and the client, and I ultimately personally secured for the drone company a new client: an impressive company that manages over 60 venues across Oxford that required drone photography and videography for each venue for their respective websites.

2019 Digital and Social Media Internship at OneFifty Consultancy
Carried out analytical research into what makes brands 'premium' by taking into account variables such as market share, social talkability, anticipation, interest and visual association, scanning platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs; carried out research into Instagram influencers to compile a list of those who may be potentially interested in a client's product; wrote Instagram copy; and got to grips with scheduling tweets and managing social media presence

2019 Crown Catering
Prepare and serve canapés and drinks at receptions; dinner service; help with customers’ queries; clean-up.

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