academic development


Literacy and Numeracy

4+, 7+

English Language and Literature

4+, 7+, 11+, 13+, GCSE, A-Level, Pre-U, Oxbridge entrance


7+, 11+, 13+


7+, 11+, 13+

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

7+, 11+, 13+


13+, GCSE


13+, GCSE


13+, GCSE


13+, GCSE

History of Art

GCSE, AS-Level

University and UCAS Applications

Art & Design > Art

Art & Design > History of Art

Classics > Latin

Drama & Theatre Studies > Drama

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) > Literacy

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) > Numeracy


Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) > History


Reasoning > School Entrance Exam > Verbal Reasoning

Reasoning > School Entrance Exam > Non-Verbal Reasoning


University Admissions & UCAS Applications

Education & Relevant Experience

University of Oxford, Worcester College

BA English Language and Literature (1st)
Worcester College Scholarship

2018 - 2021

Wycombe Abbey School

A-Levels: Pre-U English Literature (A**), Pre-U History (A**), Latin (A)
AS-Level: History of Art (A*)

GCSE: Maths (A*), Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*), Physics (A*), English Literature (A*), English Language (A*), History (A*), Latin (A*), Drama (A*), Art (A*), French (A*)


Teaching Experience

Coronavirus Tutoring Initiative (CTI)
Volunteer: GCSE English Literature and Language Educator

Larmenier and Sacred Heart Primary School
Volunteer: Introduction to Art History Educator

Addison Primary School
Volunteer: Introduction to Latin Educator

Early Literacy and Numeracy Educator
Educator students between the ages of 4-7

KS2 Educator
All Subjects

11+ Preparation Educator
English, Science

University/Oxbridge Application Mentor
English Literature and Language


About Cecily B

I am currently at Oxford studying English Language and Literature (BA). Alongside my degree, I have absolutely loved acting in several university plays as well as getting involved with journalism. These were also passions of mine at school, where I wrote, directed and acted in plays, and created an illustrated literary publication that sought to get all years involved with creative writing, editing and criticism.

I take great pleasure in working collaboratively to create projects; and feel confident in my ability to both amuse and engage academically with people of different ages and capacities. This ability has been particularly important in my past experience teaching.

Whilst educating, I am careful to tailor my mode of communication to the particular student, trying to make a session as engaging and informative as possible. This may involve introducing a game for younger, more easily distracted students; or bringing in some obtuse reading for those who want to be challenged. My passion for engaging with others is matched by an equal passion for academia (especially for English, History, Philosophy, Art), and I feel that teaching perfectly marries these two passions. I hope above all that whilst teaching I convey my enthusiasm for my subject and instil that enthusiasm (as far as is possible!) in the student. The fact I have participated in so many voluntary teaching programmes is symptomatic of my commitment to inspiring and helping children academically. I hope to pursue teaching (at university or secondary school level) as a career after finishing my degree.