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ANTONIA C

  • Investigative journalist at the Financial Times

  • Freelance arts and culture journalist for the Economist, the TLS, Frieze and the Royal Academy magazine

  • University of Cambridge: MPhil in American Literature 1st Class Degree

  • Newcastle University: BA English Literature 1st Class Degree

  • St. Paul’s Girls’ School: A Levels - English A, Philosophy and Ethics A, Mathematics B

  • Chosen speaker at the American Literature Symposium, Cambridge (May 2018)

  • Winner of the Best Independent Research Project award at Newcastle University

  • Winner of the Monica Dickens award at St Paul's Girls’ School

Biography & Interests

I work as a journalist at the Financial Times, and do freelance work for other publications such as the Economist and the TLS.

My main loves are reading and writing, which I do voraciously non-stop! I also play sport, and exercise regularly through yoga, running and swimming. I love attending the theatre, art galleries, going to concerts and talks, and have a particular passion for just wandering around London, which still amazes me with its secret delights, even after living here for 23 years!

Experience & Approach

I have been mentoring formally since I was 18, and informally to family friends and relatives many years beforehand. Unlike in a classroom (I have previously taught English through TEFL qualifications), I am able to develop a personal relationship with clients and use this to teach and mentor them with the utmost efficacy that is suited exactly to their needs. Mentoring can do wonders for a child as they feel that they have specialist knowledge in their chosen subjects - whether this be from homework help to intensive groundwork filling gaps in their learning history.

Testimonials

"Antonia was a joy. Personable, passionate and dedicated to helping A with her invaluable expertise. I am sure she has given him the best shot at the pretests and we would love to have her back ahead of his interviews" Parent of 11-year-old boy, October 2018