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CECILY

  • Durham University: 1st Class BA (Hons) in English Literature

  • The Oxford School of Drama: Postgraduate Course in Acting

  • Marlborough College: A Levels - English, History, Maths, and Physics

Biography & Interests

One of my first jobs was working as a teaching assistant at my old prep school. As someone who has long been passionate about learning, I immediately enjoyed being able to spread this passion to the students under my care. After I left Durham University, alongside my work as an actor and writing, mentoring seemed like a natural fit for me.
Having lived in both New York and London, I always try to make the best of being in a city with a thriving and diverse cultural scene. I'll go to the theatre, a gallery or exhibition, or out to see live music as often as I can. I also love to travel, and have been lucky enough to incorporate that into my work as a mentor. When I'm at home, I'm often found cooking, reading a good book, or knitting.

Experience & Approach

I have always viewed my role as one of mentorship. I find I can help a student most when I marry what needs to be taught from the syllabus with a more general excitement for learning, all the while supporting the emotional and academic needs of each student. This more holistic approach to mentoring students has been rewarding to me personally, and I have loved being able to help my mentees flourish.
I have mentored students from 11+ to more specialised GCSEs, through both rigorous Easter holiday revision courses as well as in weekly appointments. Further to this I have aided students sitting A-Level and IB History and English Literature. Throughout my work, I have engaged with students of different abilities, and have experience working with students who struggle with a range of learning difficulties, including dyslexia and ADHD.