Abigail is an energetic and empathetic tutor who is dedicated to helping students find excitement in academia. For Abigail, cultivating and informing students’ personal engagements with their subjects, especially English, History, Art History and Psychology, is key to inspiring excellent performances in exams and interviews alike. She took away from her own experience of secondary education that the best teaching shows pupils how to think both creatively and independently. As someone with a huge curiosity for knowledge she is eager to facilitate this learning experience for others and to assist and encourage students in their applications to top universities.
Abigail graduated from The University of Oxford in 2017 with a First in History of Art and gained a Distinction in her subsequent Masters (in Chinese Art History) at the Courtauld Institute, placing top of her class. She has won academic awards and scholarships and is well-practiced at writing convincing higher education applications. She currently works as a freelance writer for London-based artists and is learning Mandarin Chinese to advance her future studies in this area. Before starting university, Abigail attended the best girls’ grammar school in Essex, and with two younger sisters also achieving entry she is very familiar with the ins and outs of the 11+ process. Her three A*s at A-level spanned Art, English and Psychology, and she has developed an extended understanding of all three disciplines through her degrees. Abigail has supported young children in early education as a nursery carer and worked as a private personal tutor for a family in China. As a result, she possesses excellent communication and lesson planning skills and is experienced at tailoring her teaching to diverse individual needs, listening to pupils and parents alike.
Outside her work and studies Abigail enjoys competing in a South London netball league, playing tennis with friends and cooking Asian-inspired food. She is an avid theatre and gallery goer who relishes the varied cultural opportunities London has to offer.