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ELOISE

  • Oxford University: Modern Languages (French and Portuguese) 2:1
  • Westminster: A-Levels: French A, Spanish A, History of Arts A, Maths A

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I think it's a love of language and storytelling that has always guided my decisions, and led me first to study literature and then to work as an audio producer and poet/workshop facilitator. I have made features, documentaries and audio guides for BBC Radio 4, ABC RN, The British Library and am currently working on my first interactive audiobook for RadioBook Rwanda, a British Council funded project. I always try to bring these twin passions to mentoring, and love helping students discover a passion for languages and their own ability to write. 

I grew up partly in Hong Kong and Singapore, which definitely instilled in me a desire to live abroad, and since graduating I have lived in Brazil for 6 months, and India for 3 years. I loved going deep into the complexities of Indian culture especially, and my time making audioguides there definitely taught me a lot about Indian heritage, literature and poetry.

Aside from traveling and slowly improving my Hindi, I also love going to the theatre, hiking and innovating in the kitchen. 

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I first started volunteering as a mentor at university, where I helped two Bangladeshi girls with their homework. I have since mentored Maths, French, Spanish and English to a range of pupils from 7 - 16, and provided both general support for their academic studies and more focussed exercises designed to help them achieve their best grades in their exams.  I have also mentored three Oxbridge applicants for modern languages, all of whom have gained places. 

I often give peformance poetry workshops in schools, libraries and charities and love bringing the joy of focussed games and writing exercises into my lessons. I strongly believe that we learn more when we are having fun and like our teachers, and I always enjoy designing engaging lessons and developing a rapport with my students.