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Degree: French and Spanish-Modern Languages (Bachelors) - Durham University
Just saying hello…
Hi! My name is Irini and I have just completed my first year at Durham University studying French and Spanish. I have always enjoyed giving a helping hand to my peers in their studies right from when I began secondary school up until now, so I thought, why not join mytutorweb?
What do my sessions cover?
Essentially, you will choose an aspect of your course that you lack confidence in and we will go through it until you are extremely familiar with it. Additionally, as for essays, I am also very eager to look at any essays or coursework that you need help with until you are happy with them! Before sessions, I would like you to tell me what grade you are aiming for in a particular piece of work or as an overall grade, so that I am able to pitch my sessions at the level that works for you.
What else can I help you with?
In addition to the subjects that I offer, I am also very willing to help you out with your personal statements and applications for university. I like to do this for my friends and family, especially as my teachers kept my personal statement as an example one for the current Year 12s at my sixth form!
I am just a few clicks away…
If you have any questions about what I do, please get in touch via ‘Webmail’ or simply book a ‘Meet the tutor’ session with me. Please inform me beforehand of your exam board and what you would like me to help you with. I am very excited to work with you all!
|Extended Project Qualification||A Level||£22 /hr|
|French||A Level||£22 /hr|
|Spanish||A Level||£22 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£20 /hr|
|Extended Project Qualification||A-Level||A|
Mike (Parent) December 9 2016
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ISHAAN (Student) April 27 2016
In French, you can use two future tenses. The first one which requires aller + infinitive is used to express a future event which is going to happen in the near future or at a known time. For example, 'ja vais aller au cinema aujourd'hui' literally means 'I'm going to go to the cinema..' In order to form this tense, you would simply conjugate the verb according to the subject, i.e-'je' requires 'vais' and then add the verb of the action you are about to do in the infinitive, this being 'aller' in this case.
The second future tense in French, which translates as 'I will + verb' in English, simply requires a conjugation. For regular French verbs such as 'arriver' you would simply take its infinitive and then add the following endings: ai, as, a, ons, ez, ont. To say 'they will arrive' for instance, you simply need to conjugate 'arriver' with 'ont' to produce 'ils arriveront.' For irregular verbs such as 'avoir' you will simply need to learn their stem for the future tense and then add the ending that agrees with the subject. 'Aur' is the stem, so to say 'I will have' you would conjugate it as 'j'aurai.'
The imperfect subjunctive in Spanish expresses what the present subjunctive would, but is used when talking about a situation in the past. In order to form it, firstly you would need to take the third person plural of a verb in the preterite. For instance, 'tener' takes 'tuvieron' in the preterite when talking about 'ellos.' Then you would need to take away the 'on' and replace it with the following endings: a, as, a, amos, ais, an. In order to conjugate tener in the first person imperfect subjunctive, you would therefore say 'yo tuviera.' Another series of endings that are also used are: se, ses, se, semos, seis, sen. The ending 'ron' would need to be replaced by these. So you could also say 'yo tuviese' as well as 'yo tuviera' if you want to conjugate tener in the first person imperfect subjunctive.see more
When beginning your EPQ, you need to think about topics that interest you. Draw a spider diagram with possible topics that you could write a long essay on. You can think about topics related to your studies, however do not choose something that you have already studied. Think about something you don't know very much about, but that interests you, so that you are motivated to conduct research on it.
Once you have chosen a topic, read articles about it on the web, go to your local library, and read about any aspects on it that interest you. Ensure that you broaden your methods of research. When I began conducting research for my topic, I arranged meetings with specialists on the topic and went to museums. Ask your teacher if they can help you go about this, or simply email the universities yourself.
Your question may evolve whilst you are writing your essay. However, when you need something to begin with, make sure you choose a specific aspect that you want to focus on. My question focused on the debate as to whether Roland was truly the hero of 'La Chanson de Roland.' When you have decided on what you want to explore, draw out their implications. I drew out sections such as 'critics' and 'consideration of both arguments in the debate.'