Birkbeck, University of London
Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies
University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Eduatio...
Advanced Undergraduate Diploma in English Literature
University College London (University of London)
BA Russian Studies (ab initio; literature track)
Oxford Brookes University
CertHE Theology and Religion
Yoga Teacher Training (200hr) Certificate
The Publishing Training Centre
Basic Proofreading Certificate
Compass Education & Training
Advanced Animal Behaviour Certificate
University of Bristol
BA English and Latin
University of Bristol
The Bristol Personal Development Award
A Level English Literature, Latin, & French; AS Level D...
Gold Medal Acting
Gold Medal Speaking of Verse and Prose
10, incl. Maths and English
Information about Nicole
I possess a diverse background in the field of Literature, and have been working in Writing, Editing, and Proofreading services for nearly 20 years. Currently employed in an Editorial capacity in pharmaceutical publishing, my occupational history includes Copywriting over multiple sectors, as well as Administrative Co-ordination in both education and charitable causes.
There is little that I am not familiar with, or able to instruct on, when it comes to the written word. Holding a Master of Arts in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (Distinction) from Birkbeck College, University of London, I am able to take students through a very broad range of texts with confidence.
My teaching style aims to draw out weaknesses and focus on them through directional discussion, in order to lead to greater understanding of and, indeed, appreciation for the subject/topic at hand. I thoroughly believe in the benefits of reading the material aloud, rather than sticking with a dry perusal and the taking of notes only. But notes must be taken! Research proves those students who take notes are the ones who succeed.
I structure my lessons around what has just been taught and what will be taught next in students` school lessons, so that the two methods of instruction are complementary to one another. Homework will be set in most instances, but not an onerous amount. And for those students who already abhor the thought of school-given homework, in those circumstances I mainly do without setting any additional work, so as to avoid causing unnecessary anxiety.
My overall goal is to nurture (one can`t gift it!) a love of and develop an appreciation for Literature in students; a love which will stay with them into real-world scenarios, as well as achieve those sought-after grades.
Availability: *I offer holiday tuition.*
Please see my availability calendar. However, do also contact me to discuss your needs further, as I have a certain degree of flexibility.
Please note that, due to the change in many schools to teaching a three-year GCSE course, my GCSE rate applies to tuition of students in Years 9-11.
NB: since March 2020, I have been conducting the majority of lessons online, in accordance with government guidelines on social distancing and the suggested WFH set-up during the pandemic. Such sessions work well and I`ve found there is little hindrance to achieving the same level of interactivity as face-to-face sessions.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: A Level, GCSE, KS3, KS2 and 11+ / 13+ scholarships, and KS1.
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Feedback For Nicole (3)
Nicole is a fantastic tutor, providing one to one tutoring for my son, which school have been unable to provide. She has been very patient and built my son`s confidence. Also calmed pre exams nerves. Maybe in contact again if my Year 8 son requires the additional tutoring and support. Thoroughly recommend Nicole.
Nicole is a fantastic tutor that helped my daughter with her preparation and revision for her SATS exams. Nicole`s excellent communication skills and well structured lessons helped my daughter to improver her skill quickly and gain the confidence she needed before the exams. I highly recommend Nicole as a tutor.
Nicole is passionate about her subject and an excellent tutor , my son thinks she is great.
Unfortunately the tutor only came twice and then left due to personal circumstances, therefore I am unable to give any more stars.