I hold a BA in English from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Nineteenth Century Literature from the University of York. I have been teaching for over five years.
I support and challenge each student to achieve the best that they can, and I teach flexibly to help develop skills and aptitude for the subject. Revision, essay writing and preparation, reading and organisation are issues which I commonly address. With clear guidance and support, my students go on to improve their essay writing, their results, and their understanding of the subject.
Please contact me to discuss your situation and tell me a little about what you are looking for. I offer an initial `taster` session free of charge, where we can get started on the work, assess the situation and form a study plan. I live in South West London and am happy to come to you at a mutually convenient time. I am able to provide both long and short term support for Oxbridge and University preparation, A Level, IB and GCSE, and entrance examinations at 11 and 13 plus. I am familiar with the set texts and requirements of most exam boards, and remember what it was like to take exams myself! Every student who sees me will have a study plan, and where appropriate, a reading list to develop `beyond` what they are currently studying. For those looking for challenges beyond the syllabus I have particular areas of expertise in the Nineteenth and Twentieth century, as well as Literary Theory, and Renaissance Literature.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Availability: I teach mostly at weekends. Please contact me to discuss availability.
Willing to travel: 15 miles
Experience: Over five years experience teaching a range of students with differing requirements.
I work with individuals of all ages from eight years to adult learners
Expertise in preparations for Oxbridge and University entrance, with interview preparation, essay writing, and personal statements. Successful applicants!
Expertise with 11 plus and 13 plus applications, with experience of schools such as Eton, Winchester, St Pauls Girls, Godolphin, LEH and Downe House. Many students have gone on to achieve excellent results.
Expertise at GCSE and A Level. Experience of most exam boards, including AQA, Edexcel and OCR. Marked improvement - sometimes by many grades - in the students that I have worked with.
Teaching students who are looking for general help with their English perhaps looking to be pushed beyond their current level.
Teaching students whose first language is not English
Teaching seminars at the University of Oxford and the University of York.
Teaching students with Dyslexia, Slow Processing, and Chronic Fatigue.
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review(s) for Victoria.
Outstanding! Very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. We unequivocally can recommend Victoria for both GCSE and A levels.
A very good tutor who explains the work to me very clearly. Homework is given on a regular basis for improvement and I have improved significantly in my English Language and Literature. I would strongly recommend this tutor.
As a student of English literature I was looking for someone to help me structure my research and improve my essay writing. I`ve only started sessions with Victoria a month ago but I can already see the improvements I`ve made and I will undoubtedly recommend this tutor to anyone seeking support.
Grade increased and style of teaching was creative and discussive. Could be more lesson structure.
Excellent tutor! Exceeded my expectations! Encouraging, helpful, prompt, generous. Highly recommended.