The Courtauld Institute of Art: History of Art MA [Italian Renaissance] (in progress)
University of Oxford, Jesus College: Classics BA (2:1)
Bedford Girls’ School, A Levels: Latin A*, Classical Civilisation A*, Mathematics A
BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS
I am a recent Classics graduate of Jesus College, Oxford, with a primary interest in literature and art. I am about to begin my MA in History of Art (Italian Renaissance) at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and my interests particularly centre around Reception Theory. While at university I was the President of the Edgar Wind Society for the History of Art and coxed for the Men’s II boat. Before university I attended Bedford Girls’ School, where I studied Latin (A*), Classical Civilisation (A*), and Mathematics (A) to A level, and Art (A) to AS level.
Outside of my studies I love visiting art galleries and travelling in order to expand my mind and awareness of culture. My favourite galleries are the MoMA, the Vatican Museum, and the Saatchi Gallery. I enjoy writing articles about my experiences and perceptions of art pieces. I have recently taken on the role of Marketing Intern for a start-up app called ArtBrowser which unites artists, art-lovers, and galleries through a social network. I am learning Italian alongside my MA, as Italy is a country that I am particularly drawn to due to its art, architecture, and cuisine.
EXPERIENCE & APPROACH
I am a professional mentor with 3 years of experience teaching students from the age of 9 to 18. I am comfortable teaching all core subjects up to GCSE level and specialise further in English, Latin, Ancient Greek, Classics, as well as supporting Oxbridge applications. I began mentoring while at school, by helping new students with ab initio Latin, and by running Ancient Greek classes. At university I was selected as an Empowerment Mentor for a trip to Japan with the aim of building the confidence of students and improving their English. Working with students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds has shown me the importance of being a flexible teacher who is able to adapt methods and approaches to cater for each student’s individual needs in order that they reach their full academic potential.
Teaching and mentoring children is extremely rewarding for me and it is so satisfying to see your student grow and flourish on their own academic journey. I think that self-belief is key to success, and one priority of mine is to boost confidence in my students and help them realise their own potential and skills. It is my aim as a tutor to help guide the students on how best to apply their abilities to their present task, whether this is term-time work, examinations, or personal statements. Having studied at Oxford University I am used to a personal, individual teaching style which promotes understanding to come from within. I aim to make sure that the child fully grasps the matter at hand for themselves through encouragement and teaching and by using new and interesting ways of tackling more difficult concepts.
“Laura really liked Georgia and felt the session was very helpful.” Mother of A Level Student, September 2018