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  • Uppingham School: A Levels - History A, French A*, Maths A*

  • Cambridge University: French and Italian, 1st


I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015 and subsequently spent time travelling in Europe, South-East Asia and India, where I qualified as a yoga instructor.  I am currently studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law ahead of commencing a training contract in September 2018.  I am a true language enthusiast and am working to add German and Spanish to my portfolio.  Alongside my law and language studies, I enjoy an active lifestyle including a regular yoga practice and sports such as squash and skiing.  I am also a keen singer and musician with a particular interest in opera. 


My teaching experience centres largely around language tuition, specifically in French, Italian and English as a foreign language.  I have a wide variety of experience ranging from teaching English to classes of three-year-old Italians to one-to-one mentoring of students applying to Cambridge to study foreign languages and literature.  I often provide support to GCSE and A Level French and Italian students, and can also offer tuition in English, Maths and History. Enthusiasm is central to my teaching as I firmly believe that with positivity and enjoyment comes confidence and improvement.  My approach is also a very personal one and I always endeavour to tailor my sessions to the interests and learning styles of the student.  Whilst under some circumstances exam-specific study by necessity must come first, I highly value the benefits of exploring material outside of the syllabus to make studies more relatable and engaging.  


"Thank you enormously for arranging Sophie's French tuition with Kathryn, who was brilliant.  She arrived so well prepared and had obviously put in time before the lessons to think about what resources to take along, and Sophie found the lessons a massive help.  She says that her understanding and her confidence have both enormously improved.  I think Oppidan Education are so good at matching tutors to children, and yet again you have done a very good job for us.  I really am grateful, knowing that Sophie will go in to her A Levels so much better prepared." Mother of Sophie

"Kathryn was a brilliantly helpful to my daughter, who has A level French this summer. She came to the tuition sessions so well prepared, with lots of resources, and is an extremely good and thoughtful teacher. She has increased my daughter's understanding and confidence no end! Incredibly good! Thoroughly recommend." Mother of A Level Student