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KIERAN

  • Oxford University: Modern Languages, 1st
  • St Albans School: A-Levels: History A*, French A*, English A*, Spanish A*

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I am a recent French and Spanish Oxford University graduate. I grew up near St Albans, just north of London, and am currently still living there while I do a law conversion course. Unsurprisingly, given my degree, I love travelling and reading, as well as cooking and playing team sports (especially football, hockey and cricket).

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

Off the back of doing an accelerated French programme at school, I did some informal mentoring for oral exams. I really enjoyed the experience and continued at University, where I mentored three kids aged 7-11 - in English and Maths. On my year abroad, I spent the first few months teaching English to lawyers in Colombia and Chile. If there’s one thing these experiences taught me, it is that even though mentoring has to be tailored to the subject and candidate, the most important thing is that you and the mentee enjoy doing it: that way, both of you get so much more out of it. The best way to do this is undoubtedly to get creative with whatever material you’re looking at that week, be it looking at stuff in the news, sport, songs - whatever takes your fancy.