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English Literature
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Personal Statement
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Personal Statement

I am a Specialist English Literature tutor in North and East London. I am currently preparing for an MA starting next September. I have a real passion for English Literature that I believe makes me a dynamic and engaged tutor. I believe English is a subject that can be enjoyable as long as it is accessible. In this way, my primary aim as a tutor is to increase my student’s confidence in their own abilities. I understand how demanding the UK education system is and, having received full marks in my English A Level, I know how to best tackle tough questions and demanding texts.

Education

2010-2013University of California, Berkeley and The University of Warwick: English Literature BA

First Class Honours
Education Abroad Programme Exchange Scholar

2008-2010Highgate School

A Level: 2 A* English, Classical Civilisation, 1 A History
AS Level: 3 A* English, Classical Civilisation, History of Art, 1 A History
Attended on an academic scholarship

2003-2008Haberdasher’s Askes’ School for Girls

GCSE: 9 A* (French, History, Classical Civilisation, Maths, English Literature, English Language, Double Award Science, Religion and Philosophy)
Received Academic Excelence Award for my exam results

Employment History

Private English tutor

Landfall Media/ Al Jazeera: Production Assistant Researcher

January- August 2015

Objective Productions: Head Runner and Green Runner

Worked as the Head Runner in an award-winning production company. As Head of the Runner’s team I worked with minimal supervisions managing a team of runners to assist the office.
Worked attentively on research and development tasks for shows for top channels.
Managed media coverage of Objective and their television programmes.

December 2014

Revolution Films: Production Runner

Worked as a production runner for Michael Winterbottom’s documentary about inequality
This involved liaising with remuneration groups, top political figures and journalists.
Did research in sections of North London on how the tenants had changed from public to private and how this was reshaping areas such as Kentish Town.

Age UK: Production Assistant

Volunteering

David Lammy’s Mayoral Campaign

Cal Help - September 2015

Organised donations to aid the humanitarian crisis in Calais.

West Hampstead Women’s Centre- January 2014

Volunteered as a photographer to boost the public profile and increase funding. Worked closely with asian, irish and somali women’s groups.

Disability Law Service - 2014

Started working for the DLS at a time when cuts were being made to them as a charity and to care homes across the UK.
This work lead to a nuanced understand of DLA and the Equality Act and now an understanding of the government’s restructuring of this service and its consequence.

The Telegraph

References

Available upon request.

Personal Interests:

I am a TV and film fanatic. I like meandering around London’s galleries, cycling in the countryside and I love Moroccan food. I have spent the last year working in the television and film industry and am now preparing for an MA in International Development, starting next year. I am currently volunteering for Calais’ refugee camp and organising a delivery of musical instruments whilst working as an English Literature and Language tutor.

Tutor style:

One of the biggest problems that I see occurring in the classroom dynamic is a student getting lost within the group and losing their confidence. I believe tutoring is about encouraging the child to believe in their own capability and to have faith in their reactions and responses to texts that can start to feel clinical. I aim to stop students feeling like they are being asked, “trick questions”. I understand how gaps in grammatical knowledge can seriously impact a student’s marks. For this reason, I like to combine an encouraging environment with an informative one, offering students bite sized information and templates for reading poetry and then letting them work with their acquired knowledge. I am familiar with syllabus requirements and currently tutor early years to A Level English. In many ways it feels like my school experience was just around the corner and I am certain this helps me relate to my student’s experience. I remember how demanding A Level was and the work required to get me full marks in my English papers; I want to make that process easier for my students.

SUBJECTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE- ALL LEVELS

7+/11+/13+/16+ ENTRANCE EXAMS AND COMMON ENTRANCE

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