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JESS

  • Kings College London: Genes, Environment and Development in Psychology and Psychiatry Masters (Lord Leverhulme 1+3 Scholarship)

  • Oxford University: Human Sciences (2:1)

  • A Levels:  English Literature, Geography, Psychology (A*,A*,A*) and AS Biology (A)

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I am a 24-year-old Oxford graduate, currently living in London while I study for my masters at Kings College London. My undergraduate degree included an eclectic range of subjects such as genetics, sociology, physiology and demography, but I have now chosen to specify my academic interests into the genetics of psychiatric disorders. After this preliminary masters year, I will begin my PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at KCL. love being active, and whilst at Oxford I competed at national level for the Cheerleading Squad, rowed and played netball for my college. Currently, I am also learning to speak German. 

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I have been teaching Maths, English and Science to students since 2012, of varying ages and academic abilities. I find teaching and mentoring children extremely rewarding, and take great enjoyment from being part of their academic journeys. My mentoring approach is very patient and encouraging. I believe that the key to success is a love of learning and self-belief. I always aim to boost confidence and be as motivating and supportive for my students as possible. I aim to make lessons fun and engaging, and to find new and interesting ways of tackling tricky concepts or hurdles. My main specialty is 11+; I have had lots of experience teaching the four components of 11+ (English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning) and am extremely confident in preparing children for forthcoming examinations and helping them gain a place at their first choice school. I also take great pleasure in teaching Biology to secondary school students (13+ and GCSE), as this draws upon a lot of the topics I studied at university. 

Testimonials 

"Jess was absolutely brilliant! Young (highly accomplished for her age!) fun, intelligent and a delight to have. Such a wonderful match. You really have a knack at finding and combining the right people. Matilde was very happy. She is our toughest judge and she came skipping out after a good 2 1/2 hour work session!!" Mother of Matilde. 

"Jess has been amazing!! We've really loved having her - she got on brilliantly with both children. I've let her her know and offered to provide a reference if she needs one for any prospective clients. Thanks so much for finding her and setting up the sessions." Julia, mother of 11+ daughter.