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Jennifer W.

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Degree: English (Doctorate) - Oxford, University College University

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About me

I am a DPhil (PhD) student in English Literature at the University of Oxford (University College), working on personal correspondence in the Romantic period (c. 1780-1832).

As a tutor, I am enthusiastic, diligent, and above all patient. As a learner myself, I am somewhat excitable, always curious, and incredibly passionate about what I do. I am warm, approachable, and always happy to talk about books.

When tutoring, I tailor each session to the student’s personal interests and needs. During the sessions, you will guide what we cover. We will establish clear objectives at the beginning of each session and work to meet those specific objectives during each 55-minute tutorial. That said, experience has taught me the value of knowing when to shift gears and be flexible when trying to present and/or explain new material and/or concepts. As such, I am always happy to keep the material interesting for the students. I like to assess how things are going throughout the tutorial and think of other creative ways to express knowledge and engage the student’s interest in a topic. For example, in my roles as Graduate Mentor and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the English Faculty at the University of Oxford (posts which I have held for nearly 3 years), I often invite students to explore texts in alternative media, including film, theatre, TV, and radio in order to explore how others have interpreted literature over time. Developing students’ knowledge of a subject beyond the curriculum in this way allows education to become an interest, rather than a chore.

In my experience, the expectations I have for students greatly affects their achievement; I know that students generally give as much or as little as is expected of them. As such, I have high expectations and encourage students to attain top marks whilst enjoying their education. I hope to provide an environment that will encourage students to reach their potential.

I have considerable knowledge of the subject I teach. I have a thorough knowledge of the current GCSE and AS/A-Level English Literature specifications and associated examining boards (AQA, OCR, Edexcel). My personal experience in the Oxbridge (and other university) application systems also enables me to guide students through the complex procedure themselves, whilst providing support to produce engaging personal statements for any university application.

I am generally available from 4 pm until 9 pm on weekdays, and all day most weekends. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Remember to tell me your exam board and what you are struggling with.

 I look forward to working with you!

Subjects offered

English Language A Level £24 /hr
English Literature A Level £24 /hr
English Language GCSE £22 /hr
English Literature GCSE £22 /hr
.ELAT Uni Admissions Test £26 /hr


English LiteratureA-levelA2A
Psychology A-levelA2A
English LiteratureDegree (Bachelors)First
Romantic and Victorian Literary StudiesDegree (Masters)Distinction
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Ratings and reviews

4.3from 3 customer reviews

Kiran (Student) January 6 2016

Excellent tutorial.

Kam (Parent) January 6 2016

Great tutorial. Well structured. Very beneficial. ..

Victoria (Parent) December 1 2015

Good Conversations. But going through the poem generally was't helpful as i wanted a more detailed quote analysis and clear structure for the essay.
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Questions Jennifer has answered

How should I structure my essay?

Your essay should consist of an introduction, three (or four) pragraphs of analysis, and a conclusion.  In your introduction, you should present your thesis statement (what the essay is about/arguing) and give thename(s) of the author(s) and text(s) you will be examining. In addition, you sho...

Your essay should consist of an introduction, three (or four) pragraphs of analysis, and a conclusion

In your introduction, you should present your thesis statement (what the essay is about/arguing) and give the name(s) of the author(s) and text(s) you will be examining. In addition, you should name 3 techniques that the author uses, and explain the overall effect of the tecqniques. 

In the main body of your essay, you should aim to write three paragraphs of textual analysis. Each paragraph should include the following information:

* Name of technique;

* Quote from the primary text to support your point;

* Detailed analysis of its effect. 

Be sure to include a linking statement at the end of each paragraph to ensure coherency. 

In your conclusion you should say something new or pose a question which will stay in the mind of your reader. 

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