Lucy S.

Lucy S.

£24 - £26 /hr

English Literature (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi, I am Lucy! I am a second year student studying English Literature at Durham University. I believe English to be a subject which is accessible to everybody, and I am keen to share my passion and enthusiasm for it. Having only recently made the leap from A-levels to university, I am aware of the daunting experience of taking exams and applying to higher education. My aim is to help students become confident and comfortable in their study of literature, as well as to improve their overall pe...

Hi, I am Lucy! I am a second year student studying English Literature at Durham University. I believe English to be a subject which is accessible to everybody, and I am keen to share my passion and enthusiasm for it. Having only recently made the leap from A-levels to university, I am aware of the daunting experience of taking exams and applying to higher education. My aim is to help students become confident and comfortable in their study of literature, as well as to improve their overall performance in exams.


I am also very passionate about the study of modern languages. I have continued to study French and German through both GCSE and A-level, as well as taking a module in each of these languages in my first year of university. The ability to speak a modern language is indispensable in modern society, and so I am eager to offer support to students seeking to develop their language skills.


My past and present involvement in tutoring and mentoring schemes has inspired my love of teaching and interest in English Literature. I believe that it is important to create a stress-free environment to allow an individual to enjoy their learning and reach their full potential.


If you have any questions, I am happy to answer them via the MyTutor messaging platform!

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About my sessions

The main focus of every tutorial is to help my student improve in both their confidence and ability. I will start every lesson with a brief discussion of what the student would like to achieve in the hour tutorial. We will then proceed to work through the aims we have discussed at a pace which yields the most productivity, and which creates a positive and friendly learning environment. I believe tutoring for English Literature is most effective in the form of open discussion, where the studen...

The main focus of every tutorial is to help my student improve in both their confidence and ability. I will start every lesson with a brief discussion of what the student would like to achieve in the hour tutorial. We will then proceed to work through the aims we have discussed at a pace which yields the most productivity, and which creates a positive and friendly learning environment. I believe tutoring for English Literature is most effective in the form of open discussion, where the student feels comfortable both asking and answering questions. It is important to have the self-confidence to sustain a personal opinion and the ability to maintain and support this opinion with textual evidence.


English is a very broad and inherently subjective subject which covers an infinite number of topics and focuses. With regards to exam preparation, I find that combining the general teaching of exam skills and essay technique with specific materials I have chosen to match the interests of my student nurtures an appreciation of literature. Interest in the literature you are studying inevitably provokes a more analytical and impressive essay, which is key to securing higher marks in exams!

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Revathy Parent from Bristol

11 Apr

Very good Tutor, my kids (GCSE and year 6) have improved a lot. Definitely would recommend her)

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Revathy Parent from Bristol

13 Nov, 2018

it was very helpful

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Alex Student

27 Jun

Amazing tutor, has lots of knowledge within English and also tailors her lessons to the student.

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4 Jul

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
FrenchA-level (A2)A
GermanA-level (A2)B
EPQA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
English LiteratureA Level£26 /hr
FrenchA Level£26 /hr
EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
FrenchGCSE£24 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr
EnglishKS3£24 /hr
FrenchKS3£24 /hr

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