Dr Jasmine Jagger - Professional Teacher in South West London
I am a highly experienced tutor of GCSE and A-Level English, with a warm and friendly nature and a creative and inspiring approach. I am a part-time Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford and have expertise in Oxbridge preparation having served on two Oxford college Admissions panels. I have a 1st Class BA in English from the University of Cambridge, a Masters with Distinction in English from the University of Oxford, and an award-winning PhD in English from the University of Cambridge. I have taught students of all different abilities, and look forward to getting to know each student that needs my help. “I have no hesitation in fully recommending Jasmine as a private tutor. She supported my son through his GCSE and ‘A’ level years, not only by competently helping him develop the literacy skills he needed, but by keeping him engaged and motivated. Focussed, fun and fantastic; we were so lucky to find her.”
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Cambridge, 2014 – 2018
English Language and Literature (PhD): award-winning, plus book publication
University of Oxford , 2012 – 2013
English Language and Literature (1800-1914) (MSt): 1st
University of Cambridge, 2006 – 2009
English Language and Literature (BA): 1st
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I have over ten years of experience in teaching and tutoring students in English Language and Literature. I have also twice acted as an interviewer and marker on Oxford College Admissions panels. I particularly enjoy supporting and inspiring students to achieve their best in English — making the subject relevant and interesting, and providing easy formulae so that it is no longer daunting. I’m friendly, positive, creative, and fun.
My Approach to Tutoring
I am an engaging teacher with an interactive style and a positive attitude to learning. At the same time I am results-focused and have a reputation for getting students top grades in English coursework and exams, and preparing them to excel at interview. I am highly experienced in long-term tutoring, coursework tutoring, revision tutoring, and Oxbridge interview tutoring.
Fun Facts About Me
I write literary adaptations for film, TV and radio. I was previously a member of the Footlights and ADC Theatre at Cambridge, and have training in slapstick performance (vaudeville clowning). I have also worked as an Arts journalist. My first book, ‘Poetry and the Rhythms of Feeling’, is being published next year.
My Client Testimonials
Literature & the Fantastic, Oxbridge Programs
"Jasmine was the teacher for our Literature & the Fantastic course at Oxbridge Academic Programs in Oxford, and she was wonderful with the students. From engaging discussions to meaningful experiential jaunts, Jasmine thoughtfully immersed students in a wide variety of important literary discussions, and the students were sad to see the course end. She has an amazing rapport with students and made a profound impact on those students with whom she worked."
"I have no hesitation in fully recommending Jasmine as a private tutor. She supported my son through his GCSE and ‘A’ level years, not only by competently helping him develop the literacy skills he needed, but by keeping him engaged and motivated. Focussed, fun and fantastic; we were so lucky to find her."
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