Kitty S

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£ 20.00-30.00 p/h

I am a PhD student in Comparative Literature specialising in applied German literature and philosophy and have previously been the Head Librarian in a number of London schools. I am able to either teach to the curriculum or design workshops such as 'how to read a poem' or 'research skills' depending on your child's needs. I have a kind and professional demeanour but am rigorous and focussed on lessons. Will do multi-booking discount and happy to tutor multiple students at once.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Kind but firm - happy to explore your child's patterns of thinking but experienced in guiding them back to topic

What qualifications do you have?

BA English MA Comparative Literature (German) PhD Comparative Literature (in progress)

Tell us about your experience...

I've worked as a school librarian for over 5 years and my whole family are teachers so I am a dedicated and experienced educator. I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of young people in my work as a School Librarian. I am passionate about advocating for the best possible life for young people and encouraging their creative and intellectual growth. Previously this has manifested in giving career advice and supporting the personal projects of my students, such as helping with the blog of a young girl with ambitions to become a journalist and encouraging another student of mine to finish his comic so that I could enter him into a competition. This proactive spirit is something I would bring to working as a Tutor. One of the core responsibilities of a school librarian is to be flexible and creative, establishing new ways of reaching young people as well as expanding teaching methods. As such, I have experience of writing worksheets and organising activity days or trips, as well as organising author visits and fun days - I can bring variety and excitement into your child's learning. My aim working in secondary schools has been to imbue young people with a love of reading, learning and themselves.

What locations do you tutor in?

London Leicester Online

What is your personal message to students?

Education should be about your personal growth and developing your knowledge. I'm proud to study what I love, and what you love matters.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: DBS but only connected to previous jobs
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: within London
Online tutor: any platform
Subjects: English any
  German up to GCSE; literature
  Latin up to GCSE
  11 Plus n/a
  Drama up to GCSE
  Personal & Social Education up to GCSE