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ALLY

  • Durham University: English Literature and French, 1st
  • The King’s School Canterbury: A-Levels: Religious Studies A*, English Literature A, French A, Politics A

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I grew up in the South of France, where I attended French school. Aged 13, my family and I moved to Kent, and I started at The King’s School Canterbury. While at school, I was vice-captain of the lacrosse team, was on the MUN team, and completed my gold Duke of Edinburgh. After a gap year spent primarily teaching and volunteering in Sri Lanka, I started Durham University studying English Literature and French. In addition to being on the executive committee for the student newspaper and the Caledonian Society, I helped found a pro bono project that raises awareness around the issues of honour-based violence and forced marriage. I have secured a training contract with a City law firm and am about to start my law conversion course. During my spare time, I enjoy long-distance running, visiting art exhibitions and cooking for family and friends.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I have always enjoyed interacting with and mentoring children. In my final two years at school, I taught French to a group of children aged seven to ten. Then, on my gap year, I acquired a CELTA qualification, and have since used it to teach English language classes in Sri Lanka as well as mentor in Paris. I seek to boost students’ confidence and to make lessons as engaging and interactive as possible, all while tailoring them to the students’ needs and interests. I am an approachable and friendly mentor and enjoy getting to know my students personally in order to develop their trust so that they feel comfortable raising any concerns they have with me.