Oxford English Graduate: GCSE, A-Level, Oxbridge Admissions
Hi! I'm Liv. I am a recent Oxford graduate, where I studied English Literature at St Anne's College. I adored my time in Oxford, particularly since I have discovered so many exciting writers, and new ways of approaching literature.
I originally come from Essex, where I live with my mum, and two younger siblings. Throughout school I loved English, but also was extremely passionate about many other subjects, in particular Art. It was a tricky decision to choose English over Art, but I have enjoyed being able to use art to relax after a hard days work.
I took a gap year after school, where I worked as an English teacher in a high school in Tokyo, Japan. This was an incredible experience. The teaching system in Japan is very different from here in the UK, and it was fascinating to plan lessons, and find out ways to get the students excited about English. One of my proudest moments was having a full conversation in English with a student who had been very reluctant to take part when I first started.
During university, I have continued tutoring, worked as an examiner for Cambridge Assessments, where I marked English language papers. I also worked on many different newspapers and publications. I worked at New Statesman, and was invited back over christmas. In Oxford, I was on the editorial team for on The ISIS Magazine, wrote for The Oxford Student, and also was one of three people to set up Oxford Writers House, a hub which aims to connect young people and writers across the city.
Having left Oxford, I am moving to New York mid-september for an internship at The Museum of Modern Art, so will be available for skype tutorials.