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ROSALIND

  • Oxford University: BA English Language & Literature
  • Oxford University: Masters of Studies in English Literature (Distinction)
  • North London Collegiate School: A Levels – History A*, French A*, Drams A
  • Highest mark in English Pre-U (D1) in the UK 2012
  • Part of the Corpus Christi University Challenge Team 2015

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I am twice-graduated from Oxford University, for both my BA in English Language and Literature at Christ Church and in my master’s in English Literature at Corpus Christi College, specialising in the period 1550-1700, where I graduated top 10 in my year with 100% first-class papers. My particular interests are in Shakespeare and John Donne, but I also took non-period papers in T S Eliot and contemporary fiction. During my time at Oxford I took part in a cappella singing, edited the student newspaper and acted. I was also selected to be part of the Christ Church University Challenge team. Before university I attended North London Collegiate School, where I did French (A), History (A*) and Drama (A*) at A Level, as well as Pre-U English (D1), achieving the top result in the UK in 2012. Outside my studies, I have always been passionate about food, cooking, music and theatregoing, and as a teenager spent most weekends riding and competing my horse. Before coming to Oppidan, I worked full-time in children’s publishing. 

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I have tutored in a range of subjects, including History, French, Maths and, of course, English, as well as copy editing, essay writing skills, and UCAS applications. My strongest suit is GCSE, A Level and university preparation, especially Oxbridge entrance. However, I’ve had lots of experience with 11+ admissions, where I guided applicants through the English, Maths and interview admissions processes, having been through plenty of them in my time. I aim to encourage a broad and rich approach to learning, going beyond the syllabus irrespective of the end goal (be it public exams, school entrance, or homework help). To identify what a child truly loves is to find what will make their academic potential soar, as well as their self-confidence. In that respect, cross-curricular learning is something I value highly. This includes provoking creativity and lateral thinking, as well as academic discipline. Above all, empathy and trust are the foundations of a good tutor/tutee relationship, which will maximise a child’s potential, whilst demystifying the end goal and putting it well within reach. 

TESTIMONIALS

"Rosalind was lovely, and an excellent match for Dexter. The gales of laughter we heard erupting from their work room were testimony to how enjoyable the session was, and Dexter was very complimentary afterwards about her knowledge and the usefulness of the Short Leave time invested. We will almost certainly want to ask Rosalind to come back early in the Christmas holidays." - Mother of A-Level English student

“We are delighted and so happy with all the help and hard work from Ros - a real inspiration for ines.” Mother of Ines. 

"Rosalind and Gemma got on very well. I think they will remain friends hopefully - a great match on your part. " Mother of Gemma.