Hello! I am an English teacher at Newstead Wood School, one of the highest achieving grammar schools in the country. I am very passionate about sharing my love for English literature and the English language with students of all abilities so that they too can enjoy and thrive in the subject.
I have always been passionate about English as it plays such an important role in our society. I completed my degree in English at Royal Holloway University and volunteered at a variety of places such as the Tower of London and the Globe Theatre before deciding on pursuing a career in teaching.
I have been teaching at Newstead Wood for nearly 6 years and have had the privilege to teach students with a wide range of abilities and interests. I hope to continue to share and inspire a love for English with the knowledge that everyone is good at English with the right guidance!
I teach English at key stages 3-5, including English Literature and Language at GCSE level (AQA exam board), as well as English Literature A level (Edexcel exam board).
For English Literature at GCSE level, I specialise in the following texts: Romeo & Juliet, Lord of the Flies, Love & Relationships cluster of the Poetry Anthology and Pride & Prejudice. I can also provide sessions on Unseen Poetry and the Spoken Language element of the GCSE course. In addition to this I teach both Papers 1 and 2 for English Language.
At A Level, I teach the Prose element of the Edexcel English Literature course, specialising in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Wuthering Heights and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I also teach Metaphysical Poetry and have experience in teaching A Streetcar Named Desire.
I also provide additional support for students with special educational needs (SEND) and English as an additional language (EAL). I help students strengthen their skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) as well as crucial reading and writing skills, especially how to structure English essays succesfully.