Oxford University: English Double 1st Class Degree
St. Paul’s Girls’ School: A-Levels - English A*, History A, Latin A.
Oxford prizes: Waugh Scholarship, Fitzgerald Prize, twice Collections Winner
Biography & Interests
In addition to my love of teaching, I am a writer and freelance journalist for outlets such as the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement. I am currently working on a book, and, rather unexpectedly, writing a video game, in addition to running weekly drama workshops for under-privileged young people. I am an avid reader and rather obsessive about film. I've just spent a year and a half living in Stockholm and working for a film festival there, and before that spent some time in Beijing teaching drama in a high school.
Experience & Approach
I have around 1,000 hours of experience teaching English to students between the ages of 9 and 17, covering KS2, KS3, 11+, Common Entrance, GCSE and A Level. For younger students, up to GCSE, I also teach History, Geography, Latin and French. I have given further assistance to degree level students with their English Literature coursework. In China and in Sweden I've had experience teaching English as a foreign language, too. My strongest suit as a mentor is my ability to build confidence in my students. I grew up with much younger siblings which has been invaluable when establishing which the right way to approach each child’s educational needs. There's no right or wrong way to learn, only the right way or wrong way for a particular student, and finding it, as a tutor, is so rewarding.
"She really enjoyed her lesson with Imogen today and is looking forward to her next lesson. She went from moaning about it before to looking forward to the next one." Mother of Nabila, 16-year-old girl
"Imogen seemed to be great. She was always punctual, professional and friendly. Alexander reported that Imogen had been a help with his Latin and fingers crossed he will feel more confident with it now that he is back at school." Mother of Year-6 boy
"My daughter has been taught by Imogen for the last year and my husband and I are delighted to confirm that Imogen has been an excellent tutor to A, exceeding all our expectations. She is not only very good at teaching her but is an excellent role model for her. Imogen is always on time, presentable, efficient, helpful, polite, honest and goes well beyond her required role to get A to understand and enjoy her subjects." Mother of 16-year-old daughter.