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Lucy (Tutor in Oxfordshire)

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Member Since: 18/07/2016
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 80%
Expected Response: < 5 hours

My Qualifications

King`s College London
Shakespeare Studies
Merit  (2017)
Oxford University
History and English
First  (2016)
International Baccalaure...
King`s College School
HL History, HL English, HL Physics,...
42  (2013)

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Rates summary: 35.00 to 42.50 per hour
Creative Writing---£40-
Eleven Plus£37.50----
Personal Statements---£37.50£37.50

Information about Lucy

I am a final year PhD student at the University of Oxford, and am an experienced History and English tutor. I have four years of experience, ranging from KS2 to A-Level and IB, during which I have established my teaching style.

In the last four years, I have taught over fifty students, helping all of them raise their grade a minimum of one grade boundary. Last year, my four A-level students all moved from a C/D to an A/A* with my help.

I aim to build a student`s confidence and interest in a subject as part of improving their grades. I make my lessons interactive, with plenty of space for independent thought and activities that spark students` imaginations, such as videos and creative writing. With both History and English, I work to improve a student`s subject knowledge and analytical skills, before working up to writing essays. I teach my students how best to plan their essays, as I find structure is one of the hardest things for teens to grasp. We then work on paragraph shaping, topic sentences, and arguments, in order for students to communicate their ideas to best possible effect.

I set homework that addresses the issues a student is currently facing, in order to practice their new skills and get used to working on their own. I give detailed feedback on homework, especially essays, and go through it in class so students understand exactly what is required of them.

I am experienced with the 9-1 GCSE, and multiple exam boards. I aim to tailor my tuition exactly to the specifications and learning objectives set out by each board, aiming to cover at least one major LO per lesson. use a lot of past papers in testing students` ability to reproduce what they have learned, as well as ensuring they meet the standards set by the board.

I can also help students with university and schools admissions, particularly Oxbridge. I have carried out mock interviews for students applying to Oxford and Cambridge with the charity Oxfizz, in order to help them prepare for the gruelling admissions process.

I`m currently working on my DPhil in History at Oxford University, researching how early modern drama was part of the debate over visions of political authority. My interest in early modern politics and drama began while I was doing my undergrad in History and English at Oxford, and developed while I did my MA in Shakespeare Studies at King`s College London.

Availability: I am extremely flexible on hours.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: I am experienced with teaching KS3, GCSE, A-level and IB for History and English. I can also help with Common Entrance and Oxbridge applications I am experienced with helping with personal statements and with carrying out mock interviews. I have achieved extremely good results from my students, including both top grades and Oxford admission.

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Feedback For Lucy (11)

We have a total of 11 review(s) for Lucy.

Julia (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Lucy is an impressively knowledgeable and reliable tutor who understands my aims well. She has helped me a lot through suggesting the right material to explore, and encouraging further research into incredibly relevant although non trivial aspects of my first year university reading. Lucy`s work and approach is very inspiring and motivating as I have found that the modules and literary genres/eras I has struggled with a lot have become incredibly enjoyable and fascinating. I look forward to continuing working with Lucy throughout the year and can confidently recommend her as a tutor.

Lauren (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has been working with Lucy on History Mock revision. Lucy is very knowledgeable and understands how to get the most out of their sessions. She communicates in a really productive manner and is thorough on each topic. I would definitely recommend Lucy as a tutor and we will continue to use her for History A level support.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks for this very kind feedback! I have been enjoying my lessons with Madison.

Lesley (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Lucy is well organised and approachable and I am sure will make a positive difference to my son`s learning.

Stephen (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Lucy has carried out face to face and online lessons which have had an immediate impact and we would highly recommend her

gaynor (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Can thoroughly recommend Lucy. Within 2 sessions she had my daughter back enjoying a subject she had begun to think she couldn`t do, and her results have improved significantly. She is a naturally good teacher and my daughter looks forward to her tutoring.

Rebecca (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Lucy is a very good teacher! My daughter really enjoys her lessons!

Tutors Response :

Thank you for this feedback, Rebecca!

Paul ()

5/5 Rating

Lucy is ferociously clever, but also a very supportive, direct and down to earth tutor. She gave invaluable help preparing our daughter for the Cambridge ELAT admissions test.

Ahyoung (Ms)

5/5 Rating

She is bright and nice.
We are satisfied with her lesson.

Regina (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent, thorough History tutor (especially good for essay help!). Very punctual and flexible. Highly recommend.

Myriam (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Amazingly knowledgable and super interactive

Cathy (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Lucy is friendly and professional. She put my daughter at ease and is currently helping with A Level history. I would recommend Lucy.

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