English (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP and Advanced Placement)
A committed student at school, gaining all As and A*s at GCSE and straight As at A-Level, Victoria then headed to Durham University to study English. A passion for the subject led her to pursue a career as a teacher, where she spent two years working in the UK and gaining a PGCE whilst employed as a teacher. Victoria then decided that a change of scenery was in order, and moved to an international school in Italy. The intended two years here quickly turned into four, enjoying the experience of teaching the I.B Diploma at both HL and SL.
Victoria has experience in teaching both the English Literature and English Language and Literature course, giving her a broad knowledge of the options available to students and the different skills required. She also became a moderator and monitor of assessment for the M.Y.P, an Extended Essay Supervisor and Head of Year. As a Head of Year, she was particularly interested in tracking academic progress and in helping to ensure that the needs of individual students were met. She also co-coordinated the Personal Project, organised the form period programme and ran the Community and Service project.
Since returning to the UK just over a year ago, she has been working in another international school as an English teacher, with responsibility for addressing the needs of Gifted and Talented students. When she is not teaching, she loves to take advantage of all that London has to offer, especially the theatre, restaurants and museums. She also enjoys running, music and travelling.
Victoria qualified to teach English in 2008, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from University of Buckingham.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Durham||BA (Hons) English||2005|
"Victoria has been a fantastic tutor during my son's IB English studies. Thank you so much for all the support."
Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Mother of IB English student, Switzerland
"A great tutor who prepared my daughter well and instilled a love of the subject!"
Wednesday, 13th July 2016
Parent of online IB English student in Singapore
"We wanted an English IB tutor to boost our daughter's confidence after a slightly disappointing mock result.
Victoria fulfilled this role completely; after only one session I could tell that my daughter was feeling much happier.
Over the course of 5 sessions, Victoria covered every aspect of preparing for the exam, bringing samples of essays and looking over my daughter's essays. It was obvious that she spent time preparing for the sessions and tailored them to my daughter's needs.
We could not have been more pleased with how the sessions went. My daughter has now sat the exam and feels that it went much better than the mock, so thank you, Victoria."
Thursday, 3rd December 2015
Parent of English IB student
"It was very helpful to have a tutor for my English course as it is a course that I do not excel in but I feel much more comfortable completing English tasks now that I understand the criteria and have had help from Victoria."
Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
English IB student
Victoria is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Victoria, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.