University of Oxford: Modern Languages (French and Portuguese) 2:1
Westminster School: 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 travelling 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 - 18, 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.
“An excellent friendly and efficient mentor. With Eloise's help I was able to unlock my full potential.'“ GCSE maths and French student, October 2017
“I would thoroughly recommend Eloise for French tuition. She gave my daughter 2 x 1 hour sessions to prepare for her Year 10 French exams as she has not been studying it at school this year. Eloise was friendly, enthusiastic, well-informed about the syllabus requirements and an excellent French speaker and teacher. Very happy to recommend her.” Mother of French student. January 2018
“Eloise tutored me for French and Portuguese Oxbridge preparation, including help for personal statement and written work, analysing books and interview practice. She was extremely helpful and insightful and a very encouraging tutor.” Successful Oxbridge applicant, February 2018
'I have attended a few of Eloise's sessions on poetry writing. She is very supportive of the class and continues to interact, solve doubts, even after her sessions are done.' Poetry class attendee, May 2018