Holly K. Mentoring -Personal Statements- tutor, GCSE English Language...
£18 - £25 /hr

Holly K.

Degree: English literature (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

About me:

I am an English Literature student at Durham University, having sat English at GCSE and A-Level, as well as doing an Extended Project Qualification on literature. I am a firm believer that the beauty of English lies in the fact that there is no right or wrong answer, so with a sprinkling of self-confidence everyone can do it. I would consider it a true pleasure to help students discover this for themselves, be they a fellow English nerd or a reluctant student in need of a boost.

This summer I spent a month teaching English to students in China at a summer camp, and so I am well experienced at teaching, even reluctant students who just need English to be made exciting (my younger brother fits this bill perfectly!).

It is not just English that I tutor, however. Being at university, I have been through the gruelling personal statement process, and come out the other side knowing what universities are looking for, whatever the subject. Whether it is stylistic help you are looking for, or simply don't know where to begin, I'm your girl! I know how challenging and stressful it can be writing a personal statement on top of your other academic work, and I can help to ease the pain, as well as help you give a really glowing and impressive statement.

The sessions:

Will be mainly led by you - I am here, quite simply, for you, and I will help you with whatever it is you require. Let me know how to help and I will give you a tailor-made tutorial! 

What next:

Arrange a meet-the-tutor session so that you can see that I'm not (completely!) barking mad, in which we will discuss your needs and how I can help. I very much look forward to meeting you! 

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English Literature A Level £20 /hr
Extended Project Qualification A Level £20 /hr
Psychology A Level £20 /hr
English Language GCSE £18 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
English 13 Plus £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr
.ELAT Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English literatureA-LevelA
Religious studies: philosophy and ethicsA-LevelA*
PsychologyA-LevelA
Extended project qualificationA-LevelA*
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Ratings and reviews

5from 11 customer reviews

Mihaela (Parent) October 11 2016

Perfect tutor with great skills !

Mihaela (Parent) October 11 2016

Super support!

Mihaela (Parent) October 10 2016

Holly is very helpful and knowledgeable .

MIHAELA (Student) June 8 2016

Many thanks for your great support .I achieved grade B ,as you guided me exactly to the correct answers straight away ! Thousands times thank you ! Mihaela
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Questions Holly has answered

What should I write about in my personal statement?

There is no one correct way to write a personal statement; each one should be exactly that - personal. Think about why it is you want to study your subject, and why you love it. Avoid sweeping statements and sentences that you think are impressive - instead, choose your favourite two or three ...

There is no one correct way to write a personal statement; each one should be exactly that - personal. Think about why it is you want to study your subject, and why you love it. Avoid sweeping statements and sentences that you think are impressive - instead, choose your favourite two or three aspects of your subject and write about why these aspects excite you to study it at university. Think also about any evidence you might have of this enthusiasm - any work experience, essays you might have written, or reading done outside of your class work.

Whilst expressing your love of your subject, you are also trying to demonstrate your aptitude of it at university level. Comparisons and connections are often signs of an intelligent mind, and if you can compare a few aspects of your subjects, this demonstrates that you have a wide understanding of it, and a brain which makes interesting connections - a critical skill at university.

Finally, you should dedicate a small portion of your personal statement to extra curricular activities - sport, art, drama and charity work amongst other hobbies are all valuable to universities, and help to illustrate you as a person. Universities are proud of their teams and societies, and if you can contribute to these, they will certainly want to read about it on your personal statement.

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