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SOPHIE

  • Oxford University: BA Hons in English Literature
  • St. Pauls’ Girls’ School: A-Levels - English A, French A, Latin A
  • St. Mary’s School, Calne (Academic Scholar)

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

Educated at St. Pauls’ Girls’ School and then Oxford University, I graduated in 2011 with a degree in English Literature to pursue a career in film. I have recently finished my degree at the National Film & Television School and I am now a professional director, specialising in short and feature films.

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I have over 7 years of tutoring experience in London, working with children from 8+ up to Oxbridge applications. I’m often asked to broaden a child’s education generally; for example, I’m teaching a student who is applying for scholarships at Westminster and St. Paul’s and we have been looking at everything from Dickens’ short stories to famous speeches and news reports. I have mentored several students throughout their applications to Oxford, held numerous practice interviews and group tutorials in schools such as Marlborough and Bedales. Last year I often ran these days for the company as Head Tutor, managing up to twenty tutors. An empathetic approach to each of my clients is essential in building a positive and trustworthy relationship that allows the most effective use of our time together. My knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject is central to my success as a tutor and I relish the opportunity to pass on my interests to those I work with.

TESTIMONIALS

"I think she is perfect for Thomas, really enthusiastic, and nicely chatty which is great for him as at 15 not the best at making conversation! I think Thomas really needs to feel that someone is there for him and someone not at school. She has the feel of an older sister which is great." - Mother of Thomas, 16 year old boy

“Sophie was the most fantastic help to us and thanks to her Iris was successful. She was very clever managing Iris' weak spots and then teaching her techniques to overcome them. Iris so enjoyed their sessions together which made tutoring really easy to deal with. I recommend Sophie completely and am happy to speak to anyone about her.” - Mother of GCSE student

“Sophie is extremely engaging, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate about so many things and importantly is ambitious with this – she will quite clearly go a long way in her own life and she has a wonderful way of infusing this into an intention for others – always gently encouraging to take a step further – never in a pushy way but as if it were an obvious choice because what is to be found around the next corner is so much more captivating than where the expected place to settle for would be.” - Mother of tutee