University College London (UCL) 2016-2019
BA English Literature: First class
Westminster School, London 2010-2015
2015 : Cambridge Pre-U Examination in English (grade D1 – A* equivalent), and A2 Examinations in Mathematics and Biology (grade A*) and History (grade B).
2013 : GSCEs and IGSCEs. 9 at grade A* and 1 at grade A.
I have experience both in classroom environments and in private tuition. I taught the biology part of the Combined Sciences GCSE at Riverside Montessori School (Nov 2015 – Feb 2016) to year 10 and 11 pupils. I volunteered teaching at Stairway to Hope school for displaced children in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. There I was responsible for 5-18-year olds, teaching classes of up to 25 in maths, English, biology, philosophy and music.
Privately I have taught biology, Latin, maths, and English language and literature to an eleven-year-old, a thirteen-year-old, and a sixteen-year-old. I’ve also privately tutored a seven-year-old and eleven-year-old in maths, English, science, and verbal and non-verbal reasoning.
I am a patient, encouraging teacher, trying to direct the lessons towards the specific aspects the pupil finds especially interesting to keep them engaged while making sure the areas they find trickier are given the attention they need. I believe in pushing pupils to go beyond the curriculum so that lessons do not become boring or dry, and so they understand how the things they learn relate to the world around them. The classroom is a space in which more than just the curriculum is taught – children learn by example and so there is a great responsibility on the teacher to create an appropriate educational culture. Education can and should be exciting and inspiring, and I would hope to empower my students with the knowledge they need to explore and behave sensitively in the world around them.
I have just finished my undergraduate degree, and am keen to break into a combination of journalism and NGO and policy work. I was editor in chief of SAVAGE Journal, UCL’s arts and culture publication, and drove the magazine in the direction of encouraging writers to use the arts as a lens for understanding social issues. I feel the same pleasure seeing writers’ work improve with my advice, as I do when seeing a pupil’s work improving over time or even in the course of a lesson. I am an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, love music, play bass guitar, cook, cycle, and have been involved in directing and writing theatre productions.