University of Cambridge: MPhil in American Literature (First)
Newcastle University: BA English Literature (First)
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
BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS
I have recently finished my masters at the University of Cambridge. I am a freelance writer and journalist, having written for The Financial Times, The TLS, The Economist, and Prospect Magazine, amongst others.
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, 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 having lived 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.
I will be mentoring two boys from Hong Kong over summer 2018, working a schedule that involves not only tuition lessons to assess the gaps that need filling before they start their education in England, but also excursions to culturally educate them and keep them engaged with the content of their lessons.
"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