Jessica Tobert

“Jessica is a highly enthusiastic and diligent tutor, specialising in English Lit and Drama.”
36 lessons
93% response rate
2 hrs response time

My tutoring approach

I believe that no one pupil is the same, so it is impossible to define a teaching method as it must be adapted to the needs of the student. From experience of being tutored myself, I know how frustrating it can be to be taught in a way that doesn't suit your thinking, so with each pupil I ask them how they learn and absorb information best. As a result I spend the first lesson going over what the pupil does not understand, and why, thus gaining an comprehension of how to explain it better. I also like to push the student to think beyond their boundaries, or the boundaries necessary to simply get the grade, as this is how exceptional thinking and a sense of achievement come about.

Professional experience

Tutoring experience: 3+ years

My most recent pupil was retaking his A-Level drama exam during his gap year. By working together for 6 week, we managed to bring his grade up from a U to a B, allowing him the chance of a university placement. Other pupils have ranged in age and ability from first years of GCSE to children for homework help.

My mother is and has always been a French teacher, so from a young age I was helping to look after and share responsibility for her classes. This included an after-school French club for children from the age of 4 to 11 years called Jeux D'Enfants and also helping organise and plan some private lessons.

At College and University I tutored the younger siblings of my close friends for their 11+ and GCSE and also held weekly Shakespeare study groups for my course. I have recently decided to become a teaching assistant for a secondary school in North London and am excited to tutor once more.

Qualifications

  • 2.1 English and Drama Bachelor of the Arts
  • A in English, Drama and Biology A-Level
  • B in French A-Level
  • A* Geography, Science, Textiles GCSE
  • Going on to do a Masters in Voice Studies in October at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

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