I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a 2:1 BA Hons in English and American Literature, and I have a place to study an English Literature MA at the University of Bristol. During my time off since graduating I have worked in a secondary school as a cover supervisor across a range of subjects, often teaching and leading the class through lesson plans. One of the maths teachers at the school I worked at was absent for the majority of the term, so I was given his timetable to teach year 7, year 9 and year 10 classes of mixed ability. While this was an interesting challenge, English is my passion. I thoroughly enjoy encouraging young learners to understand the more basic elements of English, as well as having in-depth discussions on literature with older students.
I am flexible, enthusiastic, and willing to go the extra mile for my students. I achieved 5 As, 6 Bs, and 1 C at GCSE, and while I have specified English and Maths as my specialist subjects I would be willing to tutor more generally for other subjects.
I have worked in two schools as a permanent cover supervisor. In my most recent role, I have taken a range of classes, but have consistently taught year 7, 8, and 9 English classes of mixed abilities. This hands on classroom experience has been invaluable, and I will be continuing this work alongside my studies in September.
I believe that a successful tutor encourages and inspires their tutee. I also think it is important that a student trusts their tutor. Each student is different, and I will always try my best to teach them in a way that is suitable for their needs. Organisation is another key for success, so I would make sure that the student and I create a detailed learning plan for future sessions and success.