My name is Holly and I'm currently reading English Literature at Jesus College, Cambridge University. I graduated from school in Durham in 2014, with 3 A* grades in English, Philosophy and History.
I chose to take a gap year, which I spent in Paris as an Au Pair, English teacher to local Parisian children and adults and completing a TEFL course. Thus, I am very used to working with children, especially those who don't have English as their first language or find it hard to understand.
I understand that enthusiasm and personal understanding of each particular child, on the part of the tutor, is the means through which the child's highest possible understanding can be attained. At Cambridge we are entirely absorbed by the technicalities of our degree and so I live and breathe English and as a young undergraduate, I have all the enthusiasm for life, learning and English, that a tutor needs! Passing on my knowledge and enthusaism for English, Philosophy, Religious Studies or History would be an extremely enjoyable task!
My passions in life are for reading, writing and fine art; I have written for as long as I can remember and aspire to write for a living. At Cambridge, I have had the opportunity to take part in many poetry and prose salons alongside established and published writers. I am a very patient, enthusiastic, kind, experienced, gentle, conscientious and personal tutor and woman, and I'm passionate about teaching.
As a bonus, I am of course a student and so I can be flexible with my hours, as I know keeping a definitive time can be hard for both parents and children!
I hope to speak to you soon!
|English Language||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|Philosophy and Ethics||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|Religious Studies||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|Philosophy & Ethics||A-Level||A*|
|Fine Art||Advanced Higher||A*|
Dougal (Student) April 8 2016
Bami (Student) April 4 2016
The best thing you can do is to start by writing a list, or mindmap, or whatever helps you organise your thoughts. Divide your thoughts into sections - firstly, your academic achievements. Secondly, your personal achievements; sporting, music, artistic. Thirdly - your personal attributes. And fourthly - what it is about your subject that you love, and any particular interests you have within it. Then think about that section - spend some time writing down what it is about it that you love, and any particular extra-curricular things you've done to further your interests in it. Use this as your first paragraph; this is why you are going to university. Once you have this, try to bring the personal attributes, academic achievements, and extra-curricular virtues, within the circle of the subject, and then in association with your potential as a student. Perhaps your dedication to hockey has taught you the value of teamwork, or how to aim for higher than you think you can achieve, but don't be clichéd; tell them why you are unique, because of your commitment. Be confident in yourself; be succinct, but don't be embarrassed about your achievements. You are trying to make the university see how valuable and rounded you would be as a student.see more