Nina - 11 Plus and English Nina – 2871


11 Plus and English

Nina's biography:

Nina is an experienced, enthusiastic and highly qualified tutor, teacher and writer. She gained her BA and MA at the University of Cambridge in 2011, and was awarded her teaching qualifications (both QTS and PGCE) from the Institute of Education in 2015 and 2016. She also recently completed an MA at University College London, in English and American Literature, for which she achieved the highest Distinction in her cohort and was nominated to the 2018 UCL Dean’s List. Nina taught English Literature and Language in a London secondary school (graded "Outstanding" by OFSTED) for five years, from 2014 to 2019, where her students achieved consistently excellent results. Alongside her teaching and studies, Nina has worked as a tutor for over ten years.

Nina is currently completing her PhD in American Literature at the University of Cambridge, while also working on her first novel. Her short stories and essays have been published in Ambit, Granta, Litro, 3:AM and other literary magazines.

Nina offers high-quality tuition for Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE, A-Level and university students, as well as for adults. In terms of entrance exam tuition, she has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools: Saint Paul's, Saint Paul's Girls, City, Alleyn’s and North London Collegiate. Nina is knowledgeable in all areas of English and American Language and Literature, with specialisms in Shakespeare, Victorian Literature, Contemporary Literature, Academic English, University Applications and Job Applications. Nina is also an education consultant who specialises in helping students with applications to British and American universities. As a graduate of both Cambridge and UCL, Nina is highly qualified to help students succeed in all stages of their university applications. Finally, Nina is available for Creative Writing tuition, and for assistance in completing submissions to literary agencies, editors and literary magazines.

Nina's qualifications:

Nina qualified to teach English in 2016, and holds a PGCE from UCL Institute of Education.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University College LondonMA in English and American Literature2018
UCL Institute of EducationPGCE in Secondary School Education (English Language and Literature)2016
UCL Institute of EducationQTS in Secondary School Education (English Language and Literature)2015
University of CambridgeBA (MA Cantab) in Archaeology and Anthropology2011
University of CambridgePhD in English and American Literature2023

Recent testimonials:


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Nina's nurturing and caring nature was admired by all, she took it in her stride to support students with all needs and abilities. Her relentless desire to ensure pupils were guided appropriately at all times meant successful outcomes were achieved. Pupils and staff respected Nina’s contribution and were sad to see her go.

Thursday, 21st March 2019

Nina is available for online tuition

Nina is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.

Nina can teach in the following locations:

Central London

West London

South West London

South East London

East London

North London

North West London