Ian S.

Ian S.

£20 - £24 /hr

BA (Hons) English Literature (Bachelors) - Leeds University

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About me

I recently graduated with a First Class English Literature degree from the University of Leeds, having reecived the Sir Richard Graham Prize for the highest overall achievement within English. While at university, I was Head Course Representative, Student Mentor, and writer and editor of one of the University’s publications, ‘VERA Magazine’.

I took a wide range of A-Levels as I was unsure what I wanted to study at university, and I like to adopt an interdisciplinary approach in my own s...

I recently graduated with a First Class English Literature degree from the University of Leeds, having reecived the Sir Richard Graham Prize for the highest overall achievement within English. While at university, I was Head Course Representative, Student Mentor, and writer and editor of one of the University’s publications, ‘VERA Magazine’.

I took a wide range of A-Levels as I was unsure what I wanted to study at university, and I like to adopt an interdisciplinary approach in my own studies and tutoring. I am particularly interested in the relationship between form and content (why did Shakespeare write 156 sonnets rather than 156 elegies?!) as well as challenging what we thought we knew about Literature.

Growing up I always loved the magic associated with Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ because of the escapism it offered Charlie (and myself). Now, with an undergraduate degree under my belt, I am able to view the story as a morbid tale on the dangers of capitalism, materialism, and even the Seven Deadly Sins.

English Literature is a subject which keeps giving and you never really stop learning, and I am excited to share my passion—and increase yours!—through tutoring you/your child.

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About my sessions

While completing my I was a Student Ambassador. In this role, I ran workshops on the writing and editing of personal statements for students applying to various courses including Medicine, Law, and Engineering; I also ran workshops on the Extended Project Qualification. I am more than happy to discuss these with students, especially if they are unsure of what subject they might want to study at university (which is one reason why I took such diverse A-Levels)!

In my lessons I work close...

While completing my I was a Student Ambassador. In this role, I ran workshops on the writing and editing of personal statements for students applying to various courses including Medicine, Law, and Engineering; I also ran workshops on the Extended Project Qualification. I am more than happy to discuss these with students, especially if they are unsure of what subject they might want to study at university (which is one reason why I took such diverse A-Levels)!

In my lessons I work closely with students to improve their subject knowledge and analytical skills (especially in all forms of English, but more generally in any subject I tutor). I teach my students how to plan their essays, working on paragraph shaping, opening and closing sentences, and arguments, ensuring their ideas are presented as effectively as possible. These are essential skills for English, of course, but also French, Geography, History, and many other subjects! If you would like help with structuring your extended writing then please do get in touch. Additionally, I can provide detailed feedback so students understand exactly what is required of them.

Please do feel free to get in contact via this platform and have a free meeting to discuss how I can best support you/your child—look forward to working with you soon!

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Ratings & Reviews

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Michelle Parent from Darwen

24 Aug, 2018

Ian is professional, polite, encouraging and very patient. He has excellent communication skills. My son loaths maths. I cannot believe that he is actually motivated to have another lesson! Thank you Ian

22 Oct, 2018

Ian's reply

Thanks for your lovely words, Michelle! Your son was a pleasure to teach, and it was lovely to watch him develop in confidence through our first session. I'm looking forward to hopefully helping him develop even further!

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Jasmine Student

30 Jan

Really understandable despite technical malfunctions. He has also really helped me with my knowledge and confidence regarding Shakespeare so far!

30 Jan

Ian's reply

Thank you, Jasmine--it's been lovely watching you develop throughout our sessions. Please don't worry about the technical issues; I hope you get them sorted soon!

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Jasmine Student

14 Nov, 2018

Great start

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Michelle Parent from Darwen

10 Sep, 2018

Many thanks again for your great work. You are working wonders!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
Extended Project QualificationA-level (AS)A*
FrenchA-level (A2)A
GeographyA-level (A2)A
MathsA-level (A2)A*

General Availability

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12 - 5pm
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12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishA Level£24 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£24 /hr
English and World LiteratureA Level£24 /hr
Extended Project QualificationA Level£24 /hr
EnglishGCSE£22 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£22 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£22 /hr
English and World LiteratureGCSE£22 /hr
Extended Project QualificationGCSE£22 /hr
FrenchGCSE£22 /hr
GeographyGCSE£22 /hr
MathsGCSE£22 /hr
English11 Plus£20 /hr
Maths11 Plus£20 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£24 /hr
English13 Plus£20 /hr
French13 Plus£20 /hr
Maths13 Plus£20 /hr
EnglishKS3£22 /hr
FrenchKS3£22 /hr
MathsKS3£22 /hr

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