Amy (Tutor in Brighton)
2010: BA History, University of Cambridge
2006: A Levels A (English Literature), A (History), A (Theatre Studies), B (Music)
2004: GCSEs 6A , 4A
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Information about Amy
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2010 with a degree in History. I have since worked as an academic tutor for A Level and GCSE students, in addition to roles in the fields of human rights law, publishing and childcare. From June 2011 to August 2012 I lived and worked in The Gambia, West Africa. This entailed employment on a number of development programmes, including a six months consultancy for a European Union-funded governance programme. I also worked as an academic tutor for International-GCSE students while abroad. I am now ready to start a Masters course in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University.
I am passionate about learning, and helping others to learn. I am friendly, outgoing, and have always enjoyed working with children and young adults. Indeed, as a young adult myself I very much remember the trials and tribulations of school-level study! Reports on my ability to work with children are consistently positive perhaps this is due to a large extended family of younger cousins! I have also been actively involved in providing academic guidance to younger years while at university, and thus feel as comfortable helping adults to learn as I do children. In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling, theatre and music. I am available evenings and weekends, and my daytime availability is entirely flexible. I am happy to travel to pupils’ homes or to a convenient mid-point.
Availability: Week days (flexible availability)
Willing to travel: 4 miles
Experience: 2011 – 2012: Private academic tutoring in English Language and English Literature for International GCSE students (Cambridge International qualifications) in The Gambia.
2010 – 2011: Private academic tutoring in English Language, English Literature, History and Government and Politics at A Level standard. All three of my pupils achieved their desired grades at A2 Level and are now studying at their preferred university.
2008 – 2010: Practical training in Acting and Directing, Cambridge University. I planned, organized and led weekly sessions for aspiring actors and directors across the University.
2004 – 2006: Teacher and Teaching Assistant volunteer, Sabera Foundation Orphanage, Kolkata, India. During my summer holidays I worked as a teaching assistant and, later, as a teacher, for students aged between 4 and 17. Subjects taught included English, Mathematics, General Sciences, Geography, History, Drama and Music.
2004 – 2006: Academic and pastoral guidance, Queen Anne’s School, BERKS. During Sixth Form I was selected by school staff as ‘Head of Forms’, a role that provides academic, social and emotional support to pupils aged 11 – 16. Typical responsibilities included one-on-one informal ‘conversation’ sessions, where students could discuss academic and non-academic worries weekly focus groups/homework clubs in English, Mathematics, History and Double Award Science termly monitoring, where I tracked the academic progress of each form group and liaised with teaching staff to arrange extra tuition accordingly.