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Giovanna M
Tutor in Woodside Park, North London

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Professional, fun, high achieving tutor.

There are three qualities that I hold above all else: kindness, strength, and self-betterment. I apply these to all that I do. They are the reason that I continue to challenge myself, and grow as a student, a teacher and a person. These are qualities that I aim to instill in all my students, too.

My passion is English Literature, and my ultimate career goal is to become a university lecturer. I love to teach, and have always jumped at opportunities to tutor and mentor others. From 2010-2011 I tutored children in KS1,2,3 and 4 (from 5 years to 16 years old) in English Language and Literature. Meanwhile, I taught private guitar lessons.

Since joining Tutorfair I have devoted over 200 hours to my students. I do my utmost to personalise every lesson, and ensure I target my tutee's weaknesses while making the most of their strengths. I aim to build the confidence and ability of all my students, from children who struggle with basic grammar, to adults writing their first novels.

I currently work as an academic proofreader for Proofessor.com and specialise in helping those with English as their second language, and dyslexic clients, find their voice. I firmly believe that the best way to learn is to teach others. I have mentored other students throughout my university career, as well, and aim to be a positive influence for those around me.

I have taken two creative writing courses, and have experience working as a copywriter. My voluntary work, meanwhile has led me to teach a six week creative writing class at a local primary school (in Evington, Leicester). This hugely rewarding opportunity gave me invaluable classroom experience. I also spent 9 months volunteering with the Reader Organisation at Birstall Library (Leicester), running a weekly shared reading group. My work with the Reader is ongoing, and intensely rewarding; I led a South London group, for individuals with a variety of physical disabilities and mental illnesses, from July 2015 - February 2017. I am currently looking into beginning a new North London group.

My other passions include martial arts, music and food. I became a blackbelt during my GCSEs, and have experience teaching children (three years and up) as well as adults. I am currently Grade 6 level in Rock guitar - meaning I am able to teach beginners.

I am comfortable teaching all ages, and hope to incite a love for learning in my tutees! My friendly, approachable and straight-forward manner make me a favourite with kids of all ages, as well as adults - I know how to make learning fun, achievable and exciting!


*I am able to teach at my home office in Finchley, where I keep a small library of books to lend. I am also happy to tutor at your home, your child's school, or a local library. If you live very far away, I may request travel expenses up-front. My hours are very flexible, so please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Reviews and References

There are 13 reviews or references for Giovanna.

Written by Guy S

Committed, helpful and

I met Giovanna in the first year of my American Studies degree course at the University of Leicester, during which she has helped me in Literature (specifically Classic US Texts, Modern American Literature and other AmLit courses) and in essay writing across the board.

Giovanna is patient, helpful and straightforward. Her methodical approach as a proofreader, peer reviewer and fellow student helped me to view my own writing more objectively and improve steadily. I now feel much more confident in my writing ability, and graduated with a 2:1 (I couldn't be happier!!).
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Higher marks all round! Very satisfied.
Written by Hermon B

Talented and kind

I would recommend Giovanna without a doubt.

Giovanna has proofread and cut down my University Law essays on a number of occasions. As a law student, writing is imperative to success in the degree. Demonstrative of her caring nature, she has patiently worked alongside me to edit and improve my writing, not stopping until the work had reached a very good standard. I have gone to achieve high 2:1 to firsts in these essays.

In addition to this, she has helped to hone my verbal reasoning skills, teaching me better techniques through practice tests.

Crucially, Giovanna’s humour and patience makes her a joy to work with.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I have had success in University essays and verbal reasoning tests.
Written by Ayesha J

OUTSTANDING TUTOR

"It takes a special person to light that fire, to raise our children's expectations for themselves and never give up on them, no matter how challenging it might be. All of us are here because, at some point, somebody did that for us." And we were blessed to have Giovanna, that extremely special person in my son's life, who needs no introduction & undoubtedly a STAR TUTOR.

Giovanna is simply "Terrific, Energetic, Able, Cheerful, Hardworking, Enthusiastic & Remarkable".

Couldn't have asked for anything more than Giovanna as a tutor for my son, she is simply amazing.

Thank you for all your efforts and help.
Wish you a prosperous and great career ahead
Faizan, Ayesha & Yousuf



Subject:
English (Primary)
Outcome:
OUTSTANDING
Written by Sean L

Patient, helpful and hardworking.

Giovanna spent so much time working on my story! Weeks of work on her part, and lots and lots of useful advice. I can't recommend her enough to any writers out there. Especialy the ones that are thinking that now might be the time to get someone to look at your work. Get Giovanna to read it!

She is friendly, calm, gave me a new insight into my work and she is very hardworking.

It was a pleasure to work with Giovanna and I will certainly be working with her again.
Subject:
Creative Writing
Outcome:
My writing has improved. I can see the mistakes now that Giovanna has pointed them out. I couldn't have done that without her; she's given me a new perspective on my story.
Written by Jessica G

Best tutor ever!

I'm not sure if I can even put into words how wonderful Giovanna is. The effort, time and knowledge she supplied as my tutor was so unexpected; I've just never had a tutor that cares as much. She looked over several drafts of my plan, kept checking in with me to see how I was getting on and was such an unbelievable help with my university essay! She has such a great eye for detail, structure and analysis. Although I feel more confident with academic essays now, I'll definitely make sure to have more lessons. I just can't stress how great Giovanna is.
Subject:
English (Degree)
Outcome:
Improved understanding of academic essays
Written by Rita I

Great tutor!

I asked Giovanna to review some of my assignments, which consisted of complex scientific explanations. She not only corrected any grammatical/ sentence structure mistakes but she clearly tried to understand what I was writing about and suggesting where more explanation is needed to make the point clearer.
Additionally, she not only provided me with the final corrected version of my assignment but she also had another file with all the highlights, notes and suggestions which, for me, was very educative. All in all, great tutor and would recommend her to anyone!!
Subject:
English (A-Level)
Outcome:
I have understood where my mistakes were and couldn't have done that without her help.
Written by Hanja S

Very kind and encouraging tutor

I asked Giovanna to prepare my daughter for late 11+ examination. She did such a wonderful job in a short period of time. She is committed, encouraging and very kind tutor.
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
My daughter got a place in the school she wanted.
Written by Philip P

Outstanding tutor for 2017!

Giovanna teaches A level English Literature to my daughter who is home-educated, and in doing so has taken on the responsibility not of supplementing my daughter's college work, but instead of running the whole syllabus. An outstanding teacher, she oozes passion and energy for the subject, and has given my daughter added confidence to do her best work. We could not have found a better tutor anywhere; Giovanna is a tutor who really cares.
Subject:
English Literature (A-Level)
Outcome:
Fabulous progress over a short space of time, and a very happy student!
Written by Annette B

Giovanna is absolutely lovely. She is kind and my son has been in the first lesson very comfortable and immediately taken to her approach of making English fun.
Subject:
English (11+)
Outcome:
Excellent first lesson
Written by Hongxia W

very enjoyable teacher.

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Subject:
English Language (GCSE)
Written by Kate D

Brilliant!

Giovanna knows her subject well and has highly effective and engaging teaching methods. She prepares materials relevant to the brief and arrives ready to hit the ground running. She is a warm friendly young woman, my daughter finds her easy to relate to and work with. We are so happy she was recomended to us. Thanks so much. We do not know the outcome yet but whatever it is we are extremely grateful.
Subject:
English (GCSE)
Written by Sophie S

Giovanna

Giovanna is an excellent tutor, she is very friendly, patient and responsible, always be well prepared. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to improve English.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Significantly improve English.
Written by Tayyaba K

Subject:
English (GCSE)
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Education and Qualifications

Giovanna's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Leicester
Degree
BA English Literature and American Studies with a Year Abroad
Grade
First
Institution
King's College London
Degree
MA English Literature (1850s - Present)
Grade
Merit

School

Institution
St. Michael's Grammar School
A Levels
x3
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  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - General Studies
    A
  • - Psychology
    B
Institution
St. Michael's Grammar School
AS Levels
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  • - Biology
    C
Institution
St. Michael's Grammar School
GCSEs
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  • - English Language
    A
  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - Italian
    A*
  • - Music
    A*
  • - Religious Studies
    A*
  • - Science
    A*
  • - Geography
    A
  • - Art
    A
  • - Mathematics
    A
  • - Home Economics
    B
  • - Science
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

* Shortlisted for the University of Leicester Volunteer of the Year Award

Other Qualifications

* Currently studying: TEFL 150 Hours Premium Course
*Phonics in the Classroom certificate
* Qualified Martial Arts Instructor - Shaolin Kungfu (Gaocan Mun Nam Pai Chuan)
* Certified Shared Reading Practitioner with The Reader Organisation
* Project A.I.M. Mentorship Programme at St. John's University
* Grade 5 Rock Guitar
* Beginner's Japanese at University of Leicester: Distinction
* Successfully initiated and lead a student campaign at King's College London to remove KCL's prohibitive Master's deposit scheme, in the school of Humanities

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