One of my final year university modules includes participating in a group magazine project on a theme of our choice. We opted to create a food magazine aimed at students, as we found this to be quite a niche and interesting topic. I volunteered to be chief sub-editor as I have an excellent grasp of grammar, impressive proof reading skills, and extensive knowledge of the defamation system.
I spent the beginning of summer 2015 au pairing for a family in the centre of Milan. My duties consisted of looking after an eight-year-old boy and tutoring him, mainly in English but also in Maths. I will be returning to the same family this summer for a short period of time.
One of my second year modules involved running our university’s news magazine. I was given the role of sub-editor due to my excellent grasp of grammar and strong proofreading skills.
I spent two months in summer 2014 working in a small town in Eastern Italy, where I looked after two children and helped them improve their English. As well as this I also volunteered in a local language school, teaching English to young children. I also attended private Italian lessons.
My duties consisted of pitching ideas to the music editor, conducting extensive research, and writing one piece a fortnight for VOIX Magazine’s now defunct website.
I spent three months in 2012 working and studying in Berlin. I looked after an eight-year-old boy and helped him to improve his English. As well as this, I also tutored another child, mainly in English but also in Maths. Additionally, I participated in an intensive German course at a local language school – we covered A1 and A2 over the course of three months.