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CONNIE

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Connie is an award-winning Humanities graduate with a passion for languages, literature and art. She received a scholarship for Alleyn’s School Sixth Form, where she took A Levels in History, French, Latin and Mathematics. She then received a First-Class Bachelors in French Literature and Language at the University of Oxford. She has recently finished her Masters in Art History, also at Oxford.

She has previously tutored in Latin, working on A-Level grammar and short-sentence translations. Her focus is primarily on successful essay writing. Whether it’s an essay on the causes of the Cold War or on central themes in a nineteenth-century Gothic novel, she can help students structure their ideas, grapple with different viewpoints and present a convincing argument. While she has a number of strategies to improve essay writing, she believes in supportive tutoring: asking the right questions at the right time to help the student order their thoughts and interpretation.

For literary analysis, she can help students to identify literary techniques, themes, narrative voices, etc., and to develop their own strategies for responding to a text. For language learning, she can review French and Latin translations, explain grammar points and provide oral practice in French.

She can also help with the 11+ to local schools and Oxbridge applications, from writing an eye-catching personal statement to interview practice. She loves the Oxford tutorial system, as it encourages close engagement with the material, the development of an individual perspective and the ability to respond to critique, all of which she can develop with students at any stage in their education.