Nina is an experienced freelance teacher and tutor with a passion for cultivating learner autonomy and academic excellence. She currently tutors in English Language, English Literature, Sociology and Philosophy at GCSE and A Level; lecturers in Academic English at Goldsmiths College, University of London; and teaches Business Writing, Creative Writing and Essay Writing at City Lit and The City Academy.
Over her six-year career teaching English as a Second Language, she has enjoyed working with students with neurodiversity (dyslexia, dyspraxia, asperger’s and ASD) and is a specialist in study skills, and exam preparation for KS3+. She also has a passion for working with young learners and is currently a private tutor to a family with children aged 6 and 11.
Nina has A Levels in English, Sociology and Spanish. She graduated with a first-class honours degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from The Open University, and is currently completing a master’s degree in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College. She looks forward to progressing to a literature focussed PhD in 2020.
In terms of teaching style, Nina takes a very student-centred approach. She aims to find a way into the topic that interests the student. Recent examples have included: teaching adult pre-masters English students how to speed read through a text on amateur journalism, teaching Lacanian philosophical theory to A Level students with comics, and explaining metre to a 7-year-old through song.