Ella J

Academic Qualifications

Sharnbrook Upper School, Bedfordshire

GCSEs: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Geography, Food and Nutrition, Child Development - (all at A* grade)

A Levels: Geography (A*), Psychology (A*), Biology (A)

University College London

Psychology BSc - (First Class Honours)

City University

Organisational Psychology MSc – (to be completed October 2018)


Teaching Experience

·     Love Learning Tutors
GCSE: Psychology, Biology, Geography
A-Level: Psychology, Geography

·     Mentor – Reach Out, Petchey Academy, Hackney
Provided academic, behavioural and emotional support to mentee over a period of one year 

·     Currently providing childminding and academic support for a 10 year old boy with autism


Skills and Interests

I am a very active individual and I enjoy being busy. In my free time I enjoy running, as I find this is a great break from studying and I recently completed my first half marathon. I also have an interest in cooking, and I like to experiment with new ideas and try new things, particularly when visiting new places. My study of Psychology has led to a keen interest in mental health and individual wellbeing. At university I was the committee head coordinator for a mental health charity and was responsible for organising fundraising and awareness events. I easily build rapport with people from a range of backgrounds, and take a positive attitude to sustaining relationships.


Work Experience

·     Childminder and academic support (September 2017 – present): weekly duties involving caring for a 10 year old boy with autism, including providing help with homework 

·     Research Intern – UCL Student Support and Wellbeing (July – October 2017): independently conducted research on the potential efficacy of a trainee-led mental health clinic for at risk students

·     Customer Assistant - UCL George Farha Cafe (October 2016 – August 2017)

·     Mental Health Placement - SLV Global, Indonesia (September – October 2016): development and implementation of therapeutic interventions for use in psychiatric facilities across Indonesia

·     Volunteer Consultant - Balloon Ventures, Uganda (July – August 2016): worked with local entrepreneurs to develop innovative, sustainable growth strategies to develop their businesses

·     Bar Staff and Waitress - The Spread Eagle, Camden (August 2015 – July 2016)

·     Customer Assistant - UCL Shop (September 2014 – May 2015)

·     Community Project Volunteer - Raleigh International, Tanzania (February – April 2014)

·     Administrator - Public Health, Bedfordshire Borough Council (August 2013 – February 2014): provided administrative assistance for the commissioning of Preventative Health and Sexual Health services


Personal Statement

My interest in tutoring first developed when I began to offer revision materials at university for the younger years. I realised that I could supplement these written notes with one-on-one personal help to guide students through areas they might be struggling with. Providing individual support adds a new dimension to studying whereby materials and methods can be tailored to the student’s individual learning style. Often if students are struggling, it is not because they are less capable, but because there may be confidence issues, or they may just have not yet found the way that works for them.

I believe that every student should have the opportunity to achieve their potential. I feel grateful for the learning opportunities that I have received in life, and wish to be able to help others to also maximise their chances. Learning can, and should, be fun, with new knowledge opening the door to different possibilities, ideas and ways of thinking. I aim for all my sessions to be engaging, stimulating and challenging, and try to find ways for the material to be relevant to the student’s own life. I have studied modules on Educational Psychology in my undergraduate degree, and Learning, Training and Development during my postgraduate studies, which have both provided me with a foundation from which to build effective learning and tutoring relationships.