Are you looking for high-level tuition, coaching, or mentoring in law, social sciences and the humanities?
I’m a former tenured law academic, with experience in admissions and examinations. I've taught for years at world-class law schools in the UK and Australia, and published interdisciplinary work with leading university presses. My former students have completed PhD dissertations successfully; secured internships at the United Nations and other international organisations, and launched successful careers in competitive fields.
I now provide an exclusive service to help students around the world achieve their goals through free downloadable writing guides and audio guides. You can also have exclusive one-off, clustered or ongoing online tutoring sessions. I am available to help students and academics, in the UK and overseas.
The aim is not for me to research or write your papers for you (which won't help you once you enter the workforce!), but to equip you with the very best skills and strategy to achieve your goals. I will coach you through focused intervention, explanation and feedback to get you working at a higher level.
With the best care and advice, you can set aside any confusion about how to progress through your university career. You can have tuition in the comfort of your own home, at times that are convenient for you. You’ll receive helpful appointment reminders, and a summary email of what we covered during the session. You can be assured of complete confidentiality.
Email me your requirements, and together we can discuss the best way for me to give you support, at set rates. I am often booked for weeks in advance, so click here to get in touch early!
Dr Otomo taught me Global Commodities Law at SOAS. I loved her classes because they were highly stimulating and rich in substance, and I always admired how each lecture was meticulously prepared for - she is certainly a brilliant, dedicated educator. Yoriko is also an excellent supervisor because she is personally attentive, encourages creative, independent thought while providing generous guidance. She is very approachable, kind, and has genuine care for her students. I have benefited greatly from her teaching and support, as I am certain many others will. –Thessa
I had a very tough first year in the LLB. Despite being a high-achieving student back home, in the UK I did not know where to start with my essays, and how to prepare for exams. I started missing deadlines, and this dragged me into depression and anxiety. It was then that a friend introduced me to Yoriko. Her tuition started building my confidence, and slowly but surely I found my marks improving. My university life, as well as life in London generally, improved greatly. To be honest, without Yoriko’s guidance I might have had difficulty in graduating. Since then, I have gone on to do an LLM and graduated with a Distinction. -Khaled
Yoriko is the best teacher I have ever had and has continued to be a mentor in my life, even long after my graduation from university. She has a unique way of teaching and being with her students that makes everyone feel comfortable to voice their opinion. There is no one else I would recommend more strongly. -Otto
I can honestly say that those courses I studied with Dr Otomo were amongst the most enjoyable of my Bachelors...she was able to condense often difficult theories into concepts that were easy to digest, and she went above and beyond to assist us while we worked on our research essays. Dr Otomo sparked an interest in these topics, fusing critical theory with real-world concerns, that lasted with me long after University. -Abraham
Ongoing term-time and holiday tuition Do you need ongoing tuition support as you progress through your law degree? Are you new to the UK education system, or concerned about juggling the adjustment to a new country while also managing a demanding university degree? I can help you to understand substantive material and ensure you have the general skills necessary to make your university experience a success, including:
Tuition sessions are charged at an hourly rate of £150, with discounts offered for packages.
Exam preparation Are you worried about forthcoming exams? Do you need to achieve particular grades in order to secure specific outcomes at graduation? With years of secondary and tertiary-level teaching and examination experience, I can assist students in a range of humanities subjects, with:
A survey of knowledge gaps
Support with organizing notes
Training in exam techniques
Practice question and essay feedback
Exam preparation sessions will normally be one-off, and are charged at hourly rates.
Thesis- and essay-writing (support in stages, or one-off consultations) Do you need help in thinking through potential topics? Would you like one-off help, or support throughout the writing process to the point of submission? Get in touch if you need:
Discussion of potential topics
Support with proposal-writing
Help with structure, methodology and research techniques
Training for critical thinking
Draft manuscript reviews, feedback and proof-reading
There will be a one-off consultation session for a set fee, including review of any relevant materials and up to 1.5 hours of discussion. Subsequent support is charged hourly.
University applications (one-off consultation) Are you unsure which universities and courses in the UK would be most suitable for you? Do you need support with your applications? I have experience in assessing university applications and with overseas student support. Please get in touch if you would like to have:
Discussions about which universities and courses would be the best fit
Tailored application support
Consultation on accommodation options, security issues, travel
There will be a one-off consultations session for a set fee, including tailored application support (preparation, review and final proofreading). This may include a follow-up session.
Careers advice (one-off or outcome-specific) Are you wondering what kind of work your skills and interests are most suited to? Are you unsure what sorts of jobs are out there? Do you know what you want to do, but want advice on how to prepare for your dream job? Get in touch if you need:
Strategic educational planning with a view to developing a chosen career
Support with pre-work preparation (internship placements etc.)
One-off careers advice sessions are charged at a set rate, with follow-up sessions charged hourly.
Overseas student mentoring Have you decided to study in the UK, and would like to make your transition a success? Are you a parent who would like to have a contact for your child in-country for peace of mind? Get in touch if you would like:
Pre-departure briefings, including cultural training
Emergency contact details for students and parents
Assistance with practical settling-in (medical registrations, transport, banking, etc.)
Weekly phone or videolink contact to manage any issues as they arise
Advice on in–country holidays
Support for practical and academic issues as they arise
‘Planning for success’ meetings (networking, assimilation, etc.)
There are different levels of mentoring available, at set rates per term.