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Nicholas C.

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Degree: Classical Studies (Bachelors) - Kings, London University

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Hi everyone!

I'm Nick and I'm an undergraduate student at King's College London. I tutor English Literature/Language and History at all levels. I would love to help you all with these subjects whether that be through developing your essay-writing skills, working with you on Coursework, or preparing you for the slightly daunting exams which none of us can hide from (at both IB and GCSE level!) 

I would describe myself as a patient, friendly and pragmatic person, and I will aim to meet the needs of each my tutees on a very personal and specific level. You will 100% decide how you want each session to work, and I will work with you based upon this. We all have different ways of learning, and there is no right or wrong way; my role is to simply ensure that the learning is effective.

Having gone through the slightly agonising UCAS application myself and received offers from insitutions such as UCL and Bristol, I feel that I am well-aware of what makes a strong Personal Statement. Therefore, please feel free to ask for my help with your Personal Statements too!   

If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'! 

I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English GCSE £18 /hr
English Language GCSE £18 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr
English IB £20 /hr
English Literature IB £20 /hr
History IB £20 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English LiteratureBaccalaureate6
Social and Cultural Anthropology Baccalaureate7
HistoryBaccalaureate6
Spanish ab initioBaccalaureate6
MathematicsBaccalaureate6
Design & TechnologyBaccalaureate5
Theory of KnowledgeBaccalaureateA
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Ratings and reviews

4.5from 2 customer reviews

Abby (Parent) May 11 2016

Bami enjoyed his lesson .

Abby (Parent) May 4 2016

Excellent .. Bami really enjoys his lessons.

Questions Nicholas has answered

What are the essential components for a well-structured English (literature) essay?

There are overarching essential components for an English essay whether you are dealing with poetry or prose. A strong essay will state the intentions of the essay from the introduction, and continue/develop this line of thought throughout. Being excplicit and concise about your argument in th...

There are overarching essential components for an English essay whether you are dealing with poetry or prose. A strong essay will state the intentions of the essay from the introduction, and continue/develop this line of thought throughout. Being excplicit and concise about your argument in the introduction (as opposed to just giving a summary of the work!) allows the examiner to follow your thought process, rather than giving the impression that you've only figured out your main argument during the essay or in the conclusion of the essay. It is also very important to signpost your essay, as this once again enables an examiner to follow the logic of your strucutre. A further note on structure: it is obvioulsy expected that a strong essay will be organised into several paragraphs, all of which link in an intelligent way, however, remember that each paragraph must have a specific focus, a specific purpose and a clear topic sentence. The conclusion should not repeat or echo the introduction, which is a common and natural mistake made by students. I believe that the conclusion should summarise not only the main point of focus of the essay, but also the indivudal strands of exploration should be brought together as a cohesive whole in evaluating the writer's purpose. Being explicit is just as important in the conclusion as it is in the introduction, and that is perhaps my biggest tip: make everything super clear. Finally, you must ask yourself at the end of the essay whether you have addressed key words in the question and made sure that you have not ignored any part of question, as hiding away from the question, however challenging, will demonstrate a lack of confidence in your response.

All essays are compeltely different and there is never going to be such thing as the 'perfect essay'. Just always try and make a clear plan before you start writing, and always know what you want your key argument to be!

Be confident and good luck! :-)

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