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NELL

  • Durham University: Ancient History (First Class)
  • Sevenoaks School: 42/45 in International Baccalaureate

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I grew up between Colchester in Essex and North London, where I attended The Cavendish School. Aged 11, I started at Sevenoaks School in Kent where I played for the Hockey and Rounders teams and in sixth form I was a prefect and editor of the school magazine. After a gap year spent in Spain and South America I attended Durham University where I read Ancient History and wrote for the University’s newspaper. I graduated in 2015 and I spent the last year working in journalism, as Researcher for The Week magazine. I am now studying Master’s in Investigative Journalism at City University London. Writing has always been a huge part of my life. Beyond that, I enjoy travelling and my most recent adventures have been in Tunisia and Ethiopia. Sideline hobbies include making origami and gardening.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I love working with children and like to build a trustworthy relationship with my students. When I was 19 I spent two months teaching students between the ages of 10 and 18 at a school in Peru. Since leaving university, I have specialised in teaching primary school children and the 11+. I also have a 12-year-old goddaughter, who I spend a lot of time with, helping with schoolwork and keeping her up to date during the holidays. I am an enthusiastic and friendly teacher and I believe building confidence in my students is key to their learning experience. I am approachable and I aim to make my lessons engaging and memorable, reaching beyond the syllabus and stimulating passion for a subject. I specialise in teaching English, however also enjoy teaching History and biology.

TESTIMONIALS

"Nell was incredibly good with our boy and made his English come alive. An absolute testament to the success of one-one-one teaching." - Mother of 12-year-old boy

"We are super happy with Nell, James likes her a lot!" Mother of 10-year-old boy