Kathryn Collar - Private Tutor in Central London
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015, where I studied French and Italian. Since then, I have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction and I am currently studying for the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Moorgate. I have been working as a tutor for four years, with a particular focus on language tuition, Oxbridge applications and tutoring for the 11+. For me, tutoring is an incredibly rewarding experience. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to watch my tutees make progress not only in terms of their academic ability but also in developing self-confidence and a love for learning overall.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Law, 2016 – 2017
Graduate Diploma in Law (): Distinction
University of Cambridge, 2011 – 2015
Modern & Medieval Languages (French & Italian) (BA): 1st, Special Excellence in Italian Oral, Senior Scholar of Gonville & Caius College
School: Uppingham School
Academic Scholar and Music Scholar
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
My teaching journey began during my third year of university, which I spent as an Erasmus student in Verona, Italy. Alongside my studies at the Università di Verona and the Conservatorio di Verona, I spent time teaching in an English language school where my students ranged in age from 3 to 21 years. Verona was also where I began my work as a private tutor and since then I have developed an extensive portfolio of experience.
My specialist subjects are French, Italian and English language at all levels from complete beginner, through GCSE and A Level, right up to degree standard. Oxbridge applications for Modern Languages are a further area of specialism, including assistance with the technical aspects of the application process, development of key interview skills and the much broader element of helping students to discover and explore their own areas of interest in the subject. I also particularly enjoy working with children studying for the 11+ exams and have experience across both the state and independent sectors.
My Approach to Tutoring
The first word that comes to mind when I am asked about my teaching style is ‘varied’, and this isn’t simply because of the variety of subjects and age ranges I work with. The wonderful thing about tutoring is that it is such a personal experience. No student is the same and therefore no lesson should be the same. With all my tutees, I endeavour to tailor my lessons to their interests, learning styles and goals.
Enthusiasm and fun are also central to my teaching style as I firmly believe that with positivity and enjoyment come confidence and improvement. Necessarily, lessons must often have an element of exam preparation and I highly value the importance of past paper practice and a clear understanding of the relevant exam techniques. Most importantly, however, I am always seeking fun and innovative ways to help students to acquire the skills that they require for academic success both now and in the future.
Fun Facts About Me
As far back as I can remember, I have always been a keen singer. In the early days this centred (rather embarrassingly) on Shania Twain and the Spice Girls but since then I have developed a more varied musical palate. I began training in classical singing at the age of 13 and subsequently discovered a love for opera. I have performed in various operas from Purcell to Bizet at school, university and with a youth opera company. I also enjoy choral and orchestral music, and play the flute and the piano.
I love to travel and, since graduating, I have explored parts of Europe, Indonesia, New Zealand, India and more. I am also a keen yogi and qualified as a yoga instructor in India in 2016. I continue to enjoy teaching yoga classes alongside my legal studies and tutoring work. Personally, I place great value in the physical and mental benefits of an active lifestyle, and alongside my yoga practice I also enjoy squash, running and skiing.
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