Izzy Savage - Private Tutor in South West London
I have been teaching since the age of eighteen when I worked as a classroom assistant at Guildford High School for six months. I then worked at the European School of Brussels while working as an au pair. While studying French and English at Oxford I continued tutoring a range of subjects during the vac. After graduating in 2016 I spent a year working on a research project in South Africa investigating highly vulnerable teens to inform public health policy. Since September 2017 I have been tutoring full-time. I am now living in Clapham, and particularly specialise in French tuition all the way from the age of 7 to undergraduate level. I also have extensive experience tutoring Maths, English and Spanish, as well as a variety of other subjects to GCSE level. In October 2018 I will be taking up a full-time position as a Business Analyst at Mckinsey & Co.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Oxford (Trinity College), 2012 – 2016
English and Modern Languages (French) (BA): 2:1
School: Guildford High School
Attended Guildford High School from 2004-2011. Awarded an academic scholarship to the sixth form. Deputy Head Girl 2010-11, awarded Individual Contribution Prize & French Prize
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
On my gap year I worked as a classroom assistant at Guildford High School for six months. I acted as assistant to a year 2 class of 24 girls (age 6-7), most often giving one-on-one assistance to less able pupils in the class with reading and writing. I also lead a spelling class, and assisted an older pupil struggling with French. I then worked at the European School of Brussels voluntarily in the French section, offering general support to the form teacher while working on my French language skills. At the same time I au paired for a Belgian family and assisted their two daughter (age 6 and 11) with their English. As part of my undergraduate degree in English and French at Oxford, I spent a year in Paris developing my language skills while working for a financial communications consultancy. I speak fluent French as well as Spanish, having studied it to A level and spent several residential trips in Spain and volunteering in Costa Rica. After graduating in 2016 I spent a year working in South Africa and since returning in September 2017 I have been tutoring full-time. Since 2014 I have worked as a private tutor during my university holidays, covering the 11+, a wide range of GCSE subjects, French and English A level and Oxbridge applications. Most notably last year I helped a student predicted a D in their French GCSE achieve an A* grade. I am now living in Clapham, and particularly specialise in French tuition all the way from the age of 7 to undergraduate level. I also have extensive experience tutoring Maths, English and Spanish, as well as a variety of other subjects to GCSE level.
My Approach to Tutoring
My approach to tutoring has always placed emphasis on the pupil themselves having fun, enjoying my company and therefore looking forward to the sessions and being more engaged. I have worked with exceptionally bright students and students that are struggling academically, and I always endeavour to encourage them whatever their level, without making them feel babied. With older pupils I emphasise the importance of really nailing the basics as a foundation upon which they can build, for example with French GCSE and A level I spend a lot of time ensuring that the pupil has an extremely strong grounding in all basic Grammar concepts before moving on to more sophisticated material.
Fun Facts About Me
I love to travel and I speak fluent French and Spanish, some IsiXhosa (a native South African language) and am learning Italian!
My Client Testimonials
"Izzy was a fantastic help with [student], leading him to attain ten A*s when there was a risk of his French GCSE letting him down. He really enjoyed their sessions and Izzy helped him find a real passion for language learning."
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