I graduated from the University of Cambridge with a double first for my BA in English, and with a distinction for my MPhil in English (Eighteenth Century and Romantic Studies). I am now a fully funded, third year PhD student in English at Birkbeck College, University of London, where I also teach literature and critical theory for the BA English course. As a younger student I attended a comprehensive secondary school in Grays, Essex, before moving to Devon to study for my A Levels at a Further Education college (English Language, English Literature, Sociology, Government & Politics, Critical Thinking).
Availability: Occasional weekdays, evenings, weekends
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I am an open and enthusiastic researcher and an attentive tutor. For younger students I enjoy tailoring lessons which pair a focus on comprehension and creative writing with engaging material practices like printing and book-making. For older students, my tuition facilitates wide reading and critical thinking. After each session I send a de-brief email to parents and/or students highlighting what material was covered in the lesson, learning objectives, outcomes and a plan for the next session: I am happy to work with parents and/or students to develop specific sessions suited to particular needs, abilities and enjoyments. I am happy to work with materials from school which students feel they need extra help with, or to supply different, supplementary material. I am also happy to discuss payment for essay marking outside of or instead of one-to-one tuition, and to offer 90 minute sessions at a reduced rate.Contact this Tutor
As well as a broad range of employment experience in libraries and archives I have written and facilitated training programmes and workshops for various local and national charities and government departments, and university-level reading groups. I was also part of the access team within Cambridge University Students` Union.
While I always tailor sessions to the needs of individual students - and as such do offer general university admissions advice as part of specific academic tutoring sessions - I do not offer coaching for Oxbridge interviews or entrance exams.