Alongside her tutoring, she works as a writer and is currently published by Bloomsbury. She is also a specialist in charity communications, helping organisations (such as Scope, Greenpeace, the RSPB, Action Aid and the Helen Bamber Foundation) craft statements, messages and articles about delicate or difficult topics in an engaging, sensitive way. Jessica also runs free Storytelling Workshop Classes for primary aged children and GCSE drop-in clinics for less advantaged students in her local area in West Sussex.
She grew up in Oxford, attended Oxford High School and went on to receive a first class degree in English Literature from King’s College London. She now lives in West Sussex with her husband and dog.
Jessica creates a compassionate, creative and confidence-building environment for all her students. She is passionate about helping young people achieve and grow. She is trained in online Zoom tuition.
“Thank you for tutoring H. He’s had a lot of fun and he has really developed his English skills for the 7+.
Jess tutored my daughter in English through the 11+ process. My daughter was offered entry into all the schools, including Alleyn’s and JAGS, that she applied to. Jess is experienced and methodical in her work and best of all she is calm. Jess communicated with me every step of the way and I could not recommend her more. Testimony to this is that Jess is now guiding my sons through the same daunting process.
Jess has been amazing with our daughter, helping her gain more confidence over time in areas that she finds hard. Also, despite focusing on these tougher areas, her weekly time with Jess is looked forward to and very much enjoyed.
“Our son has been offered a place with Dulwich Prep! We are completely bowled over. I’m certain that all your work with him, even in a short amount of time, contributed to his success.”
‘My daughter received a school certificate for a piece of writing she did on Frankenstein. Her teacher read out a snippet of it at parent’s evening this week, and we were really impressed. Ella is so much more confident with her reading and writing since she started doing sessions with Jess.’
“Jessica has successfully helped to prepare my daughter for her English Language and Literature GCSEs over the last four months, and the weekly lessons have had a positive impact on her recent grades. She has excellent subject knowledge and has correctly identified my daughter’s weaknesses and strengths, ensuring that these are addressed in her lessons. Jessica has been particularly good at teaching her to plan effectively for her writing, reflecting her understanding of the GCSE syllabus. Through her teaching, Jessica focuses on confidence building, which has been a key to success.”
“I can highly recommend Jess as a tutor. She worked with our 7 yo daughter twice a week for around 6 months. She was enthusiastic and developed a strong rapport with our daughter. The sessions were interesting and varied and helped greatly with her English and maths ability and confidence. I would gladly work with Jess again.”