Emily Fitzell - Private Tutor in Cambridge, North London, Central London

 Emily Fitzell Private Tutor in Cambridge, North London, Central London

I am a PhD student at the University of Cambridge working on comparative literature and visual culture. I have been tutoring now for several years with a focus on English, French, Spanish, History and University admissions.

Subjects I Teach

Creative Writing
English Language
English Literature
Essay Skills
French
History
Interview Preparation
Oxbridge Admission
Philosophy
SATs
Spanish

My Education & Qualifications

  • University of Cambridge, 20152016
    Comparative Literature and Visual Culture (MPhil): Distinction
  • University of Cambridge, 20162020
    Comparative Literature and Visual Culture (Department of French) (PhD): ongoing

My Tutoring & Teaching Experience

I have several years of experience as a private tutor. I have worked with pupils in London and in Cambridge, both on a one-to-one basis (in person and via Skype) and also in groups. Alongside agency work, I have held positions with two educational charities that specialise in providing extra support to talented pupils who are working towards an Oxbridge application.

My Approach to Tutoring

I am a committed learner and educator. I aim to develop my pupils’ confidence in their own ideas, and I encourage them to be curious: to explore, question, and think independently. My interest in tutoring stems from a belief in continued learning outside the classroom, whether that be at a desk at home, in a museum, cinema, or even outdoors. I think that the role of a private tutor is to create bridges between different learning environments, supplementing classroom support with activities that expose pupils to subjects that reinforce and extend curriculum learning. I also have good experience with exam preparation and university admission.

Fun Facts About Me

I enjoy going to concerts, museums, galleries and the theatre regularly. I also spend a lot of time writing. I was the Editor of two publications in Cambridge: The Cambridge Globalist, an international affairs publication and The Mays, an anthology of the best new writing and artwork from students at Cambridge and Oxford. I have won two poetry prizes, and some of my work has been published and featured in exhibitions. In September 2015 I spent a month as an artist in residence at Arts Letters & Numbers in New York. I enjoy running and have now completed two half marathons. I have worked in Buenos Aires and New York, lived in Paris, travelled around Brazil, and given papers at academic conferences in Arizona and Antwerp. Alongside my PhD, this year I am contributing a chapter to a book entitled ‘Beckett & Europe’, published by Cambridge Scholars.

My Client Testimonials

  • English Literature
    "my daughter showed me her work, she was very proud of it and appreciated very much your teaching method where you give her time to think instead of telling her what to write!"