I am a native speaker who was born and partially raised in Berlin. Therefore, my tutees will benefit from instruction in correct pronunciation, grammar, and spoken and written German. My lessons will be equally geared towards school pupils looking to pass oral and written exams and those seeking to gain a grasp of corporate and professional German.
I have largely given German lessons to GCSE pupils, providing particularly valuable help in the preparation for oral and written exams. However, I also have wider experience in corporate and legal German garnered through internships in a German law firm.
Queen Mary University of London, September 2016-June 2018
Studying for a two-year, senior status LLB
Awarded a 1st class mark in all pieces of substantive coursework in the first semester
Leading role in the human rights department of the University’s Pro Bono Society, in which I am organizing a photography exhibition, documentary screening, and seminar on the interrelationships between human rights, migration, and asylum issues in the UK
Acting as a legal notetaker in client - lawyer meetings at Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre
Participating in a selective scheme called the SPITE (Sharing and Publishing Images to Embarrass) for Schools project, in which as part of a small group, I have prepared and delivered bespoke workshops in schools on the issues surrounding the non-consensual sharing of private, intimate images or films
Will begin representing clients in social security tribunal cases as a volunteer with the Free Representation Unit in June 2017
University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College, October 2013-June 2016
Studying for a three-year Bachelor of Arts in History
Graduated with a 2.1 and a final mark of 67
A 15,000 word dissertation on pacifist and non-pacifist Quakers during the American Revolution.
This piece is based on original research in the Quaker archives of Swarthmore and
Haverford Colleges in Pennsylvania
A 5,000 word Themes and Sources Essay, based on secondary and primary sources assigned to
us through seminars and original research on the restitution of Jewish property in postwar
West Germany, drawn from visits to the Berlin Landesarchiv
Sevenoaks School, September 2011-June 2013
Awarded an academic scholarship
Passed the six subject International Baccalaureate course with 40 points out of a possible 45
An Extended Essay involving archival research of the German Aryanisation of Jewish property during the 1930s through the lens of postwar restitution cases, nominated for and highly commended by The Julia Wood History Prize run by St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
Member of the highly competitive and selective cross country and athletic teams, which ran in variety of national school races and competitions
City of London School for Boys, September 2008-June 2011
Two double-language courses: French, Russian, Latin, Greek
IGCSE International General Certificate of Secondary Education courses and results
13 A*s and 1 A at IGCSE/GCSE
2016 Intern at the Berlin law firm - Kanzlei von Zanthier und Schulz (3 weeks)
Was responsible for preparing legal and non-legal presentations to be given at meetings with business partners in both German and English
Drafted letters to clients that outlined their current legal position and translated case correspondence from German to English and vice versa, which required the use of a German legal dictionary and the German Commercial Code.
Made several trips to the courtroom where I read and selected important pieces of correspondence to be presented to the judges
2015 Intern at the Istanbul branch of Capex Industries, limited. (6 weeks)
Given responsibility for researching new products for the the company Capex Industries, which specializes in the storage, handling, and shipping of petcoke
Corresponded with consuls and ambassadors of several countries, particularly in
Africa, regarding investment opportunities
Took an afternoon language course in Turkish
2013 Summer employee at Twig World Limited in London (6 weeks)
Used my knowledge of history and German, French, and Russia to help in the recent compilation of an international history syllabus designed to facilitate the production of short historical films
Constructed mechanisms for the comparison of history syllabuses in North America, South America, and Europe, and gathered data on their equivalents in Asian and African states
Additional Achievements and Skills
Certificate in Elementary Turkish one with the Dilmer Language Teaching Centre
Certificate in Russian intermediate level with the Cambridge University Language Program
Languages: bilingual in German and English, conversationally very sound in French and
Russian, and conversational in Turkish
Highly commended in the St Hugh’s College, Julia Wood History Prize (2013)
United Kingdom National Champion in History, 2008: 1st of 850 contestants in 125th Annual
Townsend-Warner Preparatory Schools History Prize
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