Henry B.

Henry B.

£40 /hr

English Literature (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

287 completed lessons

About me

Having taught Drama in a secondary school after completing my A-Levels, where I had the opportunity to direct several plays, including Euripides’ The Bacchae and a sixth-form production of Stephen Berkoff’s Agamemnon influenced by the surreal and often quite horrifying theories of Antonin Artaud, I am currently in the final year of my undergraduate degree in English Literature, enjoying the enormous breadth of freedom to choose to topics and writers whom I am particularly interested in, which...

Having taught Drama in a secondary school after completing my A-Levels, where I had the opportunity to direct several plays, including Euripides’ The Bacchae and a sixth-form production of Stephen Berkoff’s Agamemnon influenced by the surreal and often quite horrifying theories of Antonin Artaud, I am currently in the final year of my undergraduate degree in English Literature, enjoying the enormous breadth of freedom to choose to topics and writers whom I am particularly interested in, which involves two dissertations, one on the Eucharist in Joyce and Proust, another on the prose works of John Milton, as well as papers on Moral Philosophy, Greek Tragedy and Poetry Criticism. Though I have not completely made up my mind concerning what to do after university, I hope to continue teaching, whether as a tutor or full-time in a university or school. Outside of the concerns of my degree, I teach classical singing and play the piano, especially enjoying the liberty to make a few mistakes when accompanying instrumental soloists. 

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About my sessions

Lessons will always be structured around the specific needs of the students and can simply supplement or help with school work, as and when is needed.

 

I hope to help the student move beyond the set-texts, authors, or plays; not only because this would of itself be interesting, helping to develop the enthusiasm that is certainly the most vital ingredient for success in exams, but because being acquainted with the broader literary/cultural context that a work is situated greatly d...

Lessons will always be structured around the specific needs of the students and can simply supplement or help with school work, as and when is needed.

 

I hope to help the student move beyond the set-texts, authors, or plays; not only because this would of itself be interesting, helping to develop the enthusiasm that is certainly the most vital ingredient for success in exams, but because being acquainted with the broader literary/cultural context that a work is situated greatly deepens one’s understanding of it. Moving beyond the set-texts needn’t be very time-consuming; often a few short articles, a chapter of a book, a poem or a play can dramatically broaden one’s perspective. Together with acquiring knowledge of historical context, the chief aims of my lessons will also be to help the student develop their ability to analyze texts.


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Please note that due to the inconvenience of cancellations without notice, or with little notice, lessons will be refunded only when they are cancelled more than 24 hours in advance.

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Rania Student

24 Sep

Absolutely amazing! I find Henry extremely helpful. He has completely transformed how I write. I'm very grateful.

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Conor Student

18 Feb

An incredibly detailed and informative lesson, I understood everything explained to me and I look forward to the next lesson.

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Emma Parent from Warrington

29 Jan

First lesson and my son has learnt so much already! He is very excited to go through the reading material Henry recommended ready for next weeks session! Thank you Henry

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Liza Student

3 Nov, 2018

Henry was very helpful in creating a plan and giving the context for my essay on Dante's "Divine Comedy," as he has extensive knowledge of Theology and Dante's work. Also, it was very easy to work with Henry who let me expand my ideas with his help and support.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
EnglishA-levelA
MusicA-levelA*
PhilosophyA-levelA*
DramaA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishA Level£40 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£40 /hr
English and World LiteratureA Level£40 /hr
DramaGCSE£40 /hr
EnglishGCSE£40 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£40 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£40 /hr
English and World LiteratureGCSE£40 /hr
MusicGCSE£40 /hr
PhilosophyGCSE£40 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£40 /hr
English13 Plus£40 /hr
French13 Plus£40 /hr
Maths13 Plus£40 /hr

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