Francesca’s expertise spans a variety of different subjects. As a Teach First Ambassador, with a PGCE from UCL’s Institute of Education, with A-levels in Maths, History and Politics and AS-levels in Further Maths and Economics and having been a Maths, Humanities, Art and History of Art teacher, Francesca has an interdisciplinary approach to tutoring. She believes an education rich in Maths, English and Science is perfectly complemented and enhanced by an understanding of the arts.
Francesca is kind, positive, patient and encouraging to her pupils and tutees and believes that forming strong and trusting relationships is important for the progress and confidence of the tutee. As the eldest of eight Francesca has spent her life with young people and believes there is nothing more rewarding or enjoyable than inspiring young minds.
Her first degree was from The University of York where she studied History with a specialism in the medieval period and medieval Latin. At York she was awarded The York Award for contribution to university life and was nominated for the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award. Francesca subsequently studied for an MA in the History of Design at The Royal College of Art and The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her extensive research over two years took me to both Florence and Chicago where she examined two private collections of art and artefacts and wrote her postgraduate thesis on the former and co-wrote a book chapter on the latter. Therefore, she is very experienced in essay writing techniques.
As well as being an historian she is also an artist having studied drawing both in the UK and in Florence. Her love of the creative arts is underpinned by the strong belief that in every human being is an ability, indeed a need, to express themselves in both creating and appreciating art and its history. This is what drove her into teaching with the hope that she could inspire young people to immerse themselves in the joy of understanding the world around them.