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CHARLIE R

  • Classics, BA: Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge 2013-2016.

  • A-Levels: Latin (A*), Ancient Greek (A), English Literature (A), Philosophy (A), General Studies (A)

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

At Cambridge I wrote and performed comedy in sketch shows, plays, short films and a mini series. I have written and performed three comedy shows which I've taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2017 I toured my one man show to five London theatres before a month run at the Pleasance in Edinburgh. I currently write and film comedy with a friend from university in our own two-man company. I continue to write and record sketches and short films, and I am currently working on a feature film. I also pursue acting, having starred in an indie horror film, and (hilariously) a Tesco advert. As well as my main passion for comedy, I have a huge love of sport. I played rugby and rowed at Sidney Sussex; I also threw javelin for the Cambridge University Athletics Club, and still train today. I also love music, being a confidently average guitarist, an even worse drummer and a frankly abysmal singer that not even my enthusiasm can make up for.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I am deeply passionate about helping younger students overcome difficulties in their academic lives, through fun and creative sessions! My aim as a mentor is to help my student become excited about their subject, and to help build up their academic confidence. I like to create a happy and fun environment which makes approaching work enjoyable and the challenges much more achievable! I started mentoring when I was a sixth-former at school. I helped a group of Year 8 boys with Latin for two lunchtimes a week over the course of a term. All three classed in the top ten of their form after their exams, and even went on to take Latin for GCSE. While at Cambridge in my Second year, I was Classics Rep for Sidney Sussex, where I would help or advise students in the college with the management of their course.

Since moving to London in September 2017 I have mentored widely throughout the city, and the country. I have mentored groups of children as young as 7 years old in schools, and I have had many one-to-one sessions with GCSE and A-level students. Often I live with a family for a week over holidays, where after the students and I have finished our work, we play some sport or some fun drama games outside!