Maeve has been tutoring for four years, since graduating from the University of Cambridge in 2014. In addition to this she has also completed an MA in Literature at King’s College London, worked in publishing and continued to pursue her interest in fiction writing.
Maeve is both committed and attentive, and endeavours to understand the unique needs of her students while acknowledging the competitive and stressful reality of exams and the school and university admissions processes. She believes most progress is made when students grow in confidence, and that tutoring offers a unique space in which to make this happen. Maeve has tutored a number of pupils, across a range of ages and abilities, aiming to stimulate intellectual curiosity and engagement, tailoring her teaching to each child’s personal needs in order that they can reach their overarching goal.
She has experience teaching English Literature at all levels; SATs preparation, 11+, school entrance, GCSE English (OCR, AQA, Edexcel, Eduquas), IGCSE, A Level English (OCR, AQA, Edexcel), graduate English and Oxbridge entrance, including interview technique. She has specific experience with the entrance exams for St Paul’s Girls School, Harrodian, Godolphin and Latymer, Latimer, North London Collegiate, Dulwich College and Westminster School. She is also experienced teaching students with Special Educational Needs, including dyslexia, autism, ADHD and mental health issues.
Of the pupils she has taught, 100% have gained places to one of their schools of choice, 100% have raised their grade by at least one grade boundary, and 100% have got into one of the top three universities of their choice.
She is currently training part-time to be a psychotherapist at the Tavistock and Portman trust, and also has longstanding ties to the Red Cross, teaching English language and Creative Writing to female refugees.
We feel very lucky to have found Maeve! MV looks forward to her sessions with her each week. She is great at keeping her engaged and has really helped to build on her confidence at school.