University College London:
AHRC-funded PhD (French Studies) Sept. 2012 – present
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge:
MPhil (European Literature and Culture) Oct. 2011 – July 2012 (Merit)
Paul Valéry, Montpellier III
(Various courses followed as part of an Erasmus programme) Sept. 2009 – July 2010
Churchill College, Cambridge:
M.A. (Cantab) (French and Latin) Oct. 2007 – June 2011 (2.i (68%))
St Margaret’s School, Bushey:
(History, French, Latin, Music – A) June 2006
(Maths, English, English Literature, History, French,
German, Latin, Physics, Chemistry, Biology,
Religious Studies, Music – A*) June 2004
My Tutoring Experience and Approach
I have provided tutoring for French A-Level and have provided guidance for university applications, including interview practice and personal statement development. My tutoring approach focuses on building confidence in tutees to acquire and deploy knowledge in a given subject, as well as to know how to resolve an aspect of a subject which is currently proving to be challenging. In other words, I am not interested in providing 'answers' but helping tutees develop the means to find out the answers for themselves in independent study. I also have a growing interest in teaching and exposing students to material outside of the secondary education syllabi.
Higher Education Teaching Experience
In additional to tutoring school subjects, I have higher education teaching experience in both a seminar setting and on a one-to-one basis. I supervise final year undergraduates in the Faculty of History, Cambridge on the topic of C18th Anglo-French cultural exchange (a topic close to my own personal doctoral research). I have also taught UCL first year French undergraduates for an introductory course entitled 'Reading French Texts'.
Other teaching experience includes developing an enrichment course to challenge bright A-Level students and give a taster of university teaching for the charitable organisation, Villiers Park Educational Trust based just outside of Cambridge.
My interests and hobbies: music and music outreach
I am a keen amateur choral singer, having been a member of Christ's College and Jesus College Chapel Choirs in Cambridge as an undergraduate. I still sing in adhoc groups and especially like singing Renaissance music in small consort ensembles.
I have an increasing interest in music outreach and as such, have recently become a trustess of the UK-registered charity The Muze Trust. The Trust supports music education and music outreach workshops for both urban and rural communities in Zambia.
|French||A Level||£30 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£30 /hr|
|.MLAT (Modern Languages)||Uni Admissions Test||£30 /hr|
|French & Latin||Bachelors Degree||2.i|
|European Literature & Culture||Masters Degree||Merit|
Emma (Parent) January 12 2016
Emma (Parent) January 11 2016
Daiana (Student) December 6 2015
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