Izzie Peplow

Modern Languages Student at Durham University.
Borlase Alumna.

About Me

Hi – I’m Izzie and I’m a second year languages student at Durham. I studied at Borlase, which I loved: I really enjoyed taking advantage of all the extra curriculars. I did rowing for 4 years, conducted Junior Girl’s and Gospel choir, played piano and ran the Spanish society. I also enjoyed my academics, teaching myself Maths A level and achieving the highest mark in my year in both my Spanish and English A levels. I continued tutoring 5 GCSE students during year 12/13 in Maths and Spanish. All of these students achieved their predicted grade or above in their exams, with one getting a 9 in her Spanish GCSE.

Now at Durham, I study three languages and have cultural modules in these subjects which include literature and film studies. I also cox for the university’s men’s squad. During summers I teach sailing to children aged 8-16 so have experience with communicating clearly to all ages.

I’m happy to help with Spanish or Italian oral practice, in a relaxed environment or help students with homework and go over essays to offer grammar help and marking. My passion for languages is great for encouraging those who aren’t particularly keen and for stretching those who are looking to achieve top grades.

Academic Qualifications

BA Modern Languages and Cultures
Durham University (2018-2022)
Predicted Grade: 1:1

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School (2016-2018)
Spanish A*, English Literature A*, Geography A*, Maths A

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School (2011-2016)
A*s: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English Literature, English Language, Geography, History, Spanish
As: Drama

Tutoring/Mentoring Experience

GCSE Tutor
Private (2017-2018)
Throughout year 13 I regularly tutored 5 students studying GCSE Spanish and/or GCSE Maths, all of whom achieved their predicted grade or higher, including one 9 in GCSE Spanish.

Sailing Teacher
Yarmouth Sailing Club (2015-2020)
Taught dinghy sailing to junior sailors including complete beginners during sail training weeks for the last five summers. Involves significant responsibility including driving the rib support boat, setting up on water exercises and motivating reluctant and sometimes nervous children!

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