Trinity College, Dublin
English Literature and Theatre Studies
Double First (2014)
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Information about Alice
Highly experienced Tutor in English, Politics, History, and Drama. Specialist in 11+ preparation.
In 2020 prepped 11+ intake of students to Eton, Wycombe Abbey, St Edwards, St Pauls, Westminster, St Marys Ascot, Harrow and Winchester.
I am a highly experienced English, History, Politics, and Drama tutor based in Fulham, London but happy to travel elsewhere. I have had regular students of all ages for the last six years - ranging from ages 5 to 45!
I am a writer and have a particular love of creative writing- running specific classes devoted to characterisation, setting, and story development for all ages. I am very experienced with the 11+, ISEB, common entrance and more. My youngest student at the moment is 5.
Another special focus of mine essay writing- I believe that proper structuring, analysis, and writing techniques will aid all study, no matter the subject. I have a proven track record in quickly improving grades and restoring confidence! I also have been nicknamed the `Revision Doctor` for helping my students revise efficiently and properly.
I have a Double First-Class degree in English Literature from Trinity College, Dublin, and a Minor in English and Drama from the University of California, Berkeley. I am also a professional actress and spent two years training at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. At GCSE I was in the top-ten UK candidates for Politics and History, I was the Senior Drama Scholar at Woldingham School and won an Exhibition Award to study at Trinity College.
"Alice tutored my son Zack through his English GCSE. She managed to connect with Zack developing his interest in the subject and improving his grade from a C to an A. Alices ability to impart her knowledge and exam techniques in a professional yet warm and engaging manor is very impressive. Her enthusiasm for the subject really seemed to rub off on Zack. Alice has a very positive attitude she is able to recognise a students potential as well as weaknesses and uses her lessons not only to impart knowledge but to build self-confidence.I have no hesitation in recommending Alice as the best tutor around" Lisa N, mother to Zack.
"Alice tutored my daughter (another Alice!) in English last year for her A Levels. Aside from being charming and a great tutor in terms of academia she also boosted Alice`s confidence. Her grades also went from a predicted D/C to a very high B. We were delighted with her results and with her levels of enthusiasm.We would highly recommend Alice McCarthy as a tutor to any parent who want real results" Ivan DK, father to Alice.
"Alice has been a great help to my daughter who is currently studying A level English Literature. Alice has raised my daughters confidence by organising structured study sessions on a variety of texts. This has been in preparation for her A level English Literature Edexcel Drama and Prose examinations this summer. They have had some lively discussions about these texts, worked on the key themes, essay structure and revision techniques. Alice has been encouraging and amazingly supportive of my daughter. We are so glad we found Alice when she asked us for extra help to back up the lessons she is having at sixth form college. We can`t recommend Alice enough!" Melinda S, mother of 18 year old. Daughter got an A result.
"Alice is brilliant. Our 10 year old son William really looks forward to, and thoroughly enjoys, his lessons with her. He especially likes that she is funny and always happy. His creative writing and comprehension has really improved and hes getting great feedback from his teachers" Alex N, mother of 11 year old William.
"Alice is an excellent tutor. Friendly, approachable, engaging and professional. My daughter warmed to her straight away. Ava has come on leaps and bounds after just a few sessions. Cant wait to see where she can take Ava with more sessions. Could not be happier!!" -Mrs Anna VJ, mother to 11 year old Ava.
"Alice has been working with our 7 year old for the last two years. I do not really know what to say about how brilliant she is. My daughter`s handwriting and maths is worlds away from where it used to be and Alice is part of our family now. My daughter looks forward to her weekly lessons more than anything"- Carol, mother to 7 year old little girl.
"Alice has worked with our autistic 15 year old for three years, getting her ready for her English and History GCSE. She is an invalauble part of our week and more than a tutor- a mentor and a great friend. She has managed to get a girl that did not want to get out of bed, into the headspace of looking forward to lessons and thriving during them. There is no one like Alice" Janet, mother to 15 year old Floss.
Availability: Online space still on Mondays at 4.30, Thursdays and Fridays. Get in touch and we will see what we can do.
Willing to travel: 4 miles
Experience: Copious.Contact this Tutor
Feedback For Alice (7)
Alice has been very helpful in helping my son revising History and English for GCSE. She was very passionate about the subjects and very detailed in explanations. She is also online which is the best method for this year. Highly recommended!
Alice immediately connected with our 9 year old son, and she has managed to make English and writing enjoyable. Instead of just learning the skills, Alice is helping us instill a passion for learning. I highly recommend her.
Alice is an excellent tutor. Friendly, approachable, engaging and professional. My daughter warmed to her straight away. Ava has come on leaps and bounds after just a few sessions. Cant wait to see where she can take Ava with more sessions. Could not be happier!!
Alice is a great Tutor in helping me with my university assignments and so glad I found her!
Alice is a fantastic tutor. My daughter feels (in such a short period of time) an improved sense of what is required for her A level in History. And she is a pleasure to work with!
Our daughter is really benefiting from her time with Alice. We highly recommend Alice!!!!
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An excellent, thorough tutor. Highly recommended!