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Fola

Subjects

• Key Stage 1/2/3: English, Maths, Science
• GCSE: English Literature and Language, Maths, Drama, Latin
• AS/A-Level: English, Latin, Maths
• ACT + OXBRIDGE ELAT
• SAT SUBJECT TESTS: English, Latin

Education

Sep 2017 – Jun 2020
BA in English Literature, Cambridge University
2nd Year Grade: Class II, Division I
3rd Year Grade: Predicted Class I

Sep 2010 – Jun 2017
Bancroft’s School, Woodford Green, Essex
ACT: 34
A Level: English (A*), Latin (A*), Mathematics (A*),
History (A)
GCSE: Mathematics (A*), Biology ( A*), Physics (A*),
Chemistry (A*), English Language (A*),English
Literature (A*), Religious Studies (A*), Drama (A*),
Latin (A*), French

Teaching Experience

My teaching experience began when I undertook work experience at a primary school in 2015. Upon watching the children swell with pride as they soared over hurdles, I learnt that a successful education is predicated upon more than just revision guides and textbooks. Therefore, my teaching ethos, especially for children who cannot easily cross those hurdles (such as those I tutored in Bancroft’s Tutoring Programme), is to resist an impersonal approach with my students but rather build rapport where the student understands that nothing they say in my ‘classroom’ is wrong, that curiosity naturally leads to a lot of failed attempts, and there is nothing wrong with starting from the beginning. My teaching style favours teaching in the specific learning style of each individual student. My teaching children with ADHD and special needs, and mentoring students throughout several university applications, has shown me first-hand that encouraging a growth mindset and a positive attitude engenders the best results. Having resilience in the face of new knowledge that one does not always grasp immediately is an ideology I aim for all of my students to internalise.

Biography

I am a full-time university student who is committed to producing the same eagerness to learn in my students as I have in my own studies. I have worked with a range of children, students, and personalities – I have learnt, after diagnosing what it is that my students might not understand, how to personalise my teaching methods in a number of subjects. I nurture a patient environment for all of my students so they can deepen their understanding.

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