University of Sussex: English Literature and Drama High 2:1
Millfield School, A Levels: English Lit A, Drama A, Music B
BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS
I am an actress, singer and writer from a large and close-knit family. Being the middle of 5 children I have been accused on occasion of suffering from Middle-Child Syndrome. I am a big animal lover, but go particularly weak at the knees when I spot a Golden Retriever. I was brought up in Hong Kong by a somewhat patriotic Welsh mother who bravely persisted in teaching me the language. This instilled in me a familiarity and love for different cultures and tongues which has never left me. As trite as this may sound, I love meeting new people.
EXPERIENCE & APPROACH
I have what I like to call an ‘integrative’ approach to mentoring – I like to shape my approach and style to the individual characteristics and needs of the pupil. I have a personable style to my mentoring, as I like the pupil to feel as safe and comfortable as possible to let down their guard and feel at ease with me and thus their learning. That, and making my sessions interesting and diverse, is how, in my experience, pupils learn most effectively. I like to set aims and targets with my pupils (although this depends somewhat on their age and purpose for tutoring) so we both know where we would like to, and what we would like to achieve. I want my pupils to look forward to their sessions with me, as that is how they will get the most out of their sessions and start to gain confidence in whatever subject(s) we are focusing on. Confidence, patience and enthusiasm are key to effective and focused learning, and that is how I like to leave my pupils feeling after each session.