At the heart of my lessons is a drive to stimulate intellectual curiosity in my students. With this spark, learning not only becomes easy, but it’s also fun. Moreover, a good education should leave students with a fondness for intellectual challenges, a willingness to make and learn from mistakes, and the ability to think for themselves. I particularly believe in the importance of learning foreign languages, as these empower students to communicate across differences, discover new ways of thinking, and gain cultural intelligence.
- BA (Classics and French) University of Oxford
- MSt (Medieval Studies) University of Oxford
- DPhil in English Literature University of Oxford
Had enough of memorising endless vocabulary lists? Or going through repetitive grammar drills? Or even completing dry comprehension questions? While some of these exercises can help you build up a foundation for your second language, you should know there are other ways – some of them weird and wonderful – to improve your skills. I still recall when one of my French professors at Oxford… Read More
If you’re reading this, you, like many i-Learner students, are probably very good at English. So with all your extra activities, there’s no need to learn other languages, right? Wrong! Studies show that learning additional languages not only improves your memory and critical thinking, enhances your decision-making ability, and boosts your empathy, it also helps you become more successful in our globalised society. As a… Read More
Succeeding at a university interview is all about getting the correct answer, right? Wrong. Many students have the misconception that doing well at an interview means responding correctly to the interviewers’ questions. However, spending three years on a College admissions panel at the University of Oxford showed me that tutors are much more interested in how you think, rather than how much you know. They’re… Read More