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ELIZA J

  • Oxford University: English Literature and Language, 2.1
  • St Paul's Girls School: A-Levels: French A*, English Literature A, Italian A, History A

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I grew up in Notting Hill and attended the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle in South Kensington until the end of my GCSEs. Growing up surrounded by friends from many countries and cultures has given me a great curiosity about the world and an outward-looking perspective. I moved to St Paul’s Girls’ School for sixth form where I relished the opportunity to throw myself into extra-curricular activities and societies alongside my A Level studies, including editing the school newspaper, taking a playwriting course, and pursuing my passion for music and drama. I went on to St John's College, Oxford, to read English Language and Literature, finding the focused tutorial system the perfect way to develop my critical thinking. Having graduated last summer, I am currently tutoring alongside starting law studies.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I have two years’ experience as a private tutor. I have taught English Literature and French at all levels up to A-Level and mentor a broad range of students of mixed abilities in Years 2-6 in English and Maths. Additionally, I mentor students in writing personal statements for UCAS and 16+ entry applications, for example to St Paul’s Girls’ School and Westminster School. Literature has always been my great passion and one which I love being able to share with younger students, hoping to pass on that enthusiasm to others. For me, the key to successful learning is making a subject personally engaging: finding the spark that captures a student’s imagination, and unlocks a passion and a drive to succeed.