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LUCY

  • University of Oxford, Exeter College: MSt British & European History (Distinction)

  • University of Oxford, Exeter College: BA History (1st)

  • Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, A-levels: Economics A*, History A*, Government and Politics A*

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

After completing my master at the University of Oxford this summer, I became a research associate for the UN in Jerusalem. This September, I started the GDL at City University, London for the academic year 2018-19, in the hope to pursue a career as a human rights barrister.

During my time at Oxford I was the president of an a cappella group which performed at the Edinburgh Fringe festival every summer and toured the USA, and at school I was a member of a number of choirs. I am passionate about food and cooking, having spent a month in Japan learning about regional produce and ingredients. I also enjoy cycling, so love the opportunity to escape the city and get on my bike!

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I find mentoring a highly rewarding personal and academic experience. Especially with older mentees, I feel like I learn a huge amount through exposing them to exciting currents of academic thinking and topics beyond the curriculum. That said, the creativity and ideas of younger mentees never fails to surprise and impress me. These creative, critical exchanges with students are a real levelling experience: students grow in their confidence and their ability to challenge assumed authorities (like mentors and teachers!), and my own ideas and views are constantly challenged and tested! One highlight was taking a mentee to a Grayson Perry exhibition in London, trying to relate his artwork to ideas we'd discussed in her History, Philosophy and English A Levels and listening to her own insights into his work. I really enjoy witnessing a mentee's intellectual journey and helping facilitate a passion for learning, which so often this spills over into other aspects of a mentee's life - in their friendships and family relationships, and in the moulding of their identities. I focus primarily for older students on Humanities, including History, Philosophy and English. There are so many conversations I've had with mentees that I wish I was able to have when I was a teenager. I feel really privileged to pass on my love for learning to others.

Testimonials

'Lucy came to help my daughter for her A Levels. She had a very calm and constructive approach and helped my daughter to address questions in past papers with confidence . With Lucy’s great knowledge of History my daughter enjoyed wonderful discussions and made revising a extremely enjoyable experience . My daughter felt extremely lucky to have had the chance to study and be guided by Lucy . She gave her confidence and love of History' - Sarah F (Mentored her daughter AS and A2, resulting in her getting at A* at A Level and a place at Durham) September, 2016