National Council for the Training of Journalists: Journalism Diploma (current)
University of St. Andrews: MA (Hons) in English Literature
St. Mary’s School, Ascot: English (A), History of Art (A), Theatre Studies (A)
Biography & Interests
When I graduated university in 2013 I was torn between pursuing a career in journalism and working with children. I still haven’t really decided so have spent the last few years trying to do one alongside the other! My first graduate job was half editorial work for a hotel in Spain and half nannying for the owner’s grandchildren. I then moved to an interior design firm managing all their Press and PR, but spent my spare time teaching. Most of this was for children for whom English is a second language so I have some experience of the extra demands placed on bilingual children.
I’m currently studying towards a journalism diploma as well as working as the Editor of a well-known blog. My hobbies include travelling whenever possible, indulging my inner bookworm and going to gigs with my Mum.
Experience & Approach
I believe that a great mentor is a careful listener who has endless amounts of kindness and unwavering patience. Having had tutors myself, I fully understand the importance of a trusting and fun relationship between mentor and child, and look to cement this early on in all of my jobs. Encouraging someone out of their shell can have a transformative effect on a child’s life and the impression that a good mentor has can last well into adulthood.