Lottie F.

Lottie F.

£20 per hour

I always ensure that my sessions are engaging and dynamic, giving students the platform to become confident in their own ability to approach and solve problems, rather than just lecturing at them. As a Cambridge student, I had much experience of the one-to-one supervision system which is such a significant part of the teaching experience, and can testify to the effectiveness of this approach and picked up good practice.

I have had experience tutoring students of all different ages, from Year 7 children to adult Tibetan monks, in a wide range of subjects. I can tutor English Language and Literature, History, Sociology, Theology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Psychology, History of Art and Archaeology up to A-Level. My academic record attests to my diligence and ability to meet and ability to meet a wide range of specifications.

I intend to pursue a career in academic research and lecturing, which means that the ability to effectively impart my passion for academic subjects to others will be an integral aspect of my future development. In the meantime, I wish to do my level best to help others get as much out of their school and university experiences as I did.

I studied social anthropology at the University of Cambridge, and found university a hugely enriching experience which allowed me to further several interests; for example, I travelled to Nepal with two friends where we set up a microfinance charity offering loans to Nepali students, and also sat as treasurer of the university’s Buddhist Circle. After this I specialised with a Masters degree in ethnomusicology at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. My choice of ethnomusicology as an academic subject was influenced by my father, who worked as a composer while I was growing up and instilled in me a passion for music, which I pursued by playing flute, oboe, and tabla. I found myself learning about a diverse range of projects with tangible social benefit, from efforts to preserve and protect indigenous music as it is deployed in the global marketplace, to prison rehabilitation programmes revolving around Indonesian gamelan instruments, to music therapy programmes healing not just individuals but whole societies torn apart by war. Academically, I went from strength to strength thanks to the support and guidance of my lecturers and was awarded high distinctions for my work. Following this, I began a PhD in music at the University of Oxford. My project explored contemporary opera, specifically how it is shaped by, and sheds light on, the increasing digitization of our world. I completed five weeks of fieldwork in Los Angeles, working with contemporary operatic composers and performers, which I thoroughly enjoyed, as I was able to partake in stimulating and productive conversations about how academic ideas intersected with artistic practice. However, I recently decided to leave my PhD to pursue a career in broader public engagement of academic ideas, through tutoring, making podcasts and as a research assistant.

I am based in London where I am beginning a new career in the public engagement of academic ideas, through making podcasts and as a research assistant, and am currently working as a tutor. I also have a passion for comedy writing and improvisation. Over the next two years, and for the forseeable future, I will be tutoring and working on these projects part-time in London.

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