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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.

TESTIMONIALS

"Precious and a joy to work with" Mother of Year 8 boy - June 2018