Emily Fitzell - Private Tutor in Cambridge, North London, Central London
I am a second year PhD student at the University of Cambridge working on comparative literature and visual culture. I teach at the university and have also been tutoring English, French, Spanish and History in London for several years.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Cambridge, 2015 – 2016
Comparative Literature and Visual Culture (MPhil): Distinction
University of Cambridge, 2016 – 2020
Comparative Literature and Visual Culture (Department of French) (PhD): ongoing
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I currently supervise undergraduates at the University of Cambridge in French literature, visual culture and philosophy, comparative literature and critical theory. I teach second year and final year students, preparing some for examination and working with others on their dissertations. As a private tutor, I have worked in London and Cambridge, both in person and online, and I have also done residential tutoring in Italy and Hong Kong. I have also worked for the last two years with an educational charity that provides extension classes and university application support for French and Spanish students. All the students I have worked with have either achieved or surpassed their predicted grades.
My Approach to Tutoring
I aim to develop my students' confidence in their own ideas, and I encourage them to be curious: to explore, question, and think independently. I can offer support and structure with exam preparation, but also enjoy tutoring off-curriculum and putting together my own materials for extended learning.
Fun Facts About Me
This summer I undertook an artist residency with my partner in New York. We began work on our project 'ambuilithics (or the act of squaring stone circles)' by building a concrete sculpture in a small glade near the Burden Lakes. We presented it in an exhibition and have now left it to ruin / be reclaimed by curious passers by. We are currently working on the book part of the project from London, but plan to build further iterations of the concrete structure in other sequestered corners of the world. I also did a writing residency a couple of years ago, where I worked on a project I have been curating with my grandfather. I have won two poetry prizes and had the odd piece featured in small exhibitions and publications.
My Client Testimonials
"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!"
English Literature & Language (GCSE)
"We had Emily as an English and History tutor for my son who is at boarding school in the UK He had to take his GCSE and our target was for him to achieve A* in both subjects. [My son] was very happy with her teaching and he achieved the A* which was a great result."
French (A Level)
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for coming out to work with me in Hong Kong. It was really helpful for me, and I enjoyed our lessons as well. I feel I am much more able to discuss and think about the novel thematically and critically now, so thank you for all your help."
English Literature and Language (GCSE)
"Emily came to our house in Umbria for one week. Emily was very professional and motivating. Furthermore it was a great pleasure to have her for the full week, we all enjoyed her company."