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Louisa (Tutor in Maida Vale)

Maida Vale, London
Home Town: Maida Vale
Member Since: 23/11/2009
Last Login: 5 years ago
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Film and Literature BA - 1st
(University of Warwick)

A Levels - English (A), Philosophy (A), Psychology (A)

AS level - Biology (B)

GCSE - 7 A*, 2 A, 2 B

Information about Louisa

My aspiration to teach has been nurtured over the course of my educational life. Academia has always been of paramount importance to me and I have a wide range of knowledge across many subject areas. I believe that mentoring is of equal importance to academic teaching, and I feel that it is vital to be a role model, to develop life skills and to motivate young people look towards a brighter future. I have participated in mentor schemes for many years now, including careers mentoring in a local secondary school and mentoring for first year humanities undergraduates.

I consider myself very active and open-minded, and as such have always tried to partake in many extra-curricular activities. At university, I wrote for the student newspaper and presented the radio. I was also involved in numerous drama and music productions and I organised and taught a musical theatre workshop for children aged 10-16. This was incredibly rewarding and greatly improved my time management and organisational skills, which I believe are invaluable to an aspiring tutor. I am currently part of a choir, and I enjoy horse-riding and creative writing in my spare time. I am currently working as a receptionist in the city in order to save money, and before this I completed a placement within a casting agency. This was a brilliant experience, however it taught me a great deal about myself and I realised that I would like to do something rewarding which involves helping and inspiring others. I feel I possess a well-rounded personality and that with my passion for education and enthusiasm for teaching I will be able to bring a great deal to any family requiring a tutor and hope to encourage many pupils to aim higher.

Availability: I am available weekdays and weekends (evenings included)

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Experience: Currently, I am participating in a Volunteer scheme, where I am spending one day a week observing and assisting in a local secondary school. It has provided an enjoyable, yet challenging experience, particularly when working with children of lower ability than the class average. It was evident from the beginning that every child reacts differently to varying methods, and this has taught me the necessity to adapt to various situations quickly. I also recently completed work experience at my old secondary school and have arranged observation of the English department at a grammar school in order to gain experience in a different type of institution. Additionally, I have been a leader at Girl Guides for several years, which has given me a great deal of leadership experience. I feel that I have developed many skills through work with young people and hope to become a successful and inspirational personal tutor.

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