Andie C.

Andie C.

£24 - £28 /hr

English Literature (Bachelors) - Cambridge alumni University

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About me

Here’s all you need to know:


·      The best thing about studying English at university was the independence. Apart from a few compulsory books, the ‘reading-world’ was our oyster. Medieval English, at first terrifying, became an absolute favourite.


·      Whilst at university, I was involved with poetry and writing groups. I also played squash and table-tennis, spending most of my free time trying to perfect my poker face at my college’s boardgames society.


·      Before that, I took a gap year where I worked as an Au-Pair in France, tutoring both in French and English.


·      I’ve had some poems published whilst at Cambridge and continue to write in my free time, so happy to give some mentorship in creative writing !


·      The first poem I learnt by heart was If by Rudyard Kipling. My favourite line is “If you can dream—and not make dreams your master.”


·      My tutoring style is relaxed, patient, and enthusiastic. It’s not just about getting the best grade; it’s about the student developing a life-long relationship with reading. 

Here’s all you need to know:


·      The best thing about studying English at university was the independence. Apart from a few compulsory books, the ‘reading-world’ was our oyster. Medieval English, at first terrifying, became an absolute favourite.


·      Whilst at university, I was involved with poetry and writing groups. I also played squash and table-tennis, spending most of my free time trying to perfect my poker face at my college’s boardgames society.


·      Before that, I took a gap year where I worked as an Au-Pair in France, tutoring both in French and English.


·      I’ve had some poems published whilst at Cambridge and continue to write in my free time, so happy to give some mentorship in creative writing !


·      The first poem I learnt by heart was If by Rudyard Kipling. My favourite line is “If you can dream—and not make dreams your master.”


·      My tutoring style is relaxed, patient, and enthusiastic. It’s not just about getting the best grade; it’s about the student developing a life-long relationship with reading. 

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About my sessions

The most important lesson I’ve learned is that everyone has a different way of learning and a different pace.


Here’s what you can expect:


·      A tailored approach. I will structure our time around your personal requirements, whether that’s focusing on content or exam technique.


·      A variety of resources. Do you learn better with pictures? Then, we will use mind-maps, diagrams, and colour coding. Are you an auditory learner? Great, then we can read questions aloud and formulate our answers in conversation. If you don’t know, here’s where you can find out: http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml)


·      A focus on exam technique. We will go through paper specifications, planning methods, and different ways to use your time more efficiently so that you can enter the exam hall confident in your knowledge.


·      Patience. The lesson space isn’t about getting the right answer in the fastest time. It’s so much more rewarding when you learn at your own pace, with confidence in your own ideas. Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination.

The most important lesson I’ve learned is that everyone has a different way of learning and a different pace.


Here’s what you can expect:


·      A tailored approach. I will structure our time around your personal requirements, whether that’s focusing on content or exam technique.


·      A variety of resources. Do you learn better with pictures? Then, we will use mind-maps, diagrams, and colour coding. Are you an auditory learner? Great, then we can read questions aloud and formulate our answers in conversation. If you don’t know, here’s where you can find out: http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml)


·      A focus on exam technique. We will go through paper specifications, planning methods, and different ways to use your time more efficiently so that you can enter the exam hall confident in your knowledge.


·      Patience. The lesson space isn’t about getting the right answer in the fastest time. It’s so much more rewarding when you learn at your own pace, with confidence in your own ideas. Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination.

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Naseer Parent from Harrow Lesson review 8 Jan, 19:30

8 Jan

Excellent! teacher and lesson was very interactive

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Maryan Parent from london

22 Dec, 2018

An amazing tutor, Andie edited my essay and I'm very pleased with it.

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Bogdan Parent from Ruislip

14 Jan

Andie is fun teacher but steal teaches you what you need to know

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Maryan Parent from london

9 Jan

fantastic, has helped me a lot in editing my work.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
FrenchA-level (A2)A
HistoryA-level (A2)A
General StudiesA-level (A2)A*

General Availability

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12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishA Level£26 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£26 /hr
EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
English and World LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
FrenchGCSE£24 /hr
HistoryGCSE£24 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£26 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr
ELATUniversity£28 /hr
EnglishUniversity£28 /hr

Questions Andie has answered

“It is primarily through imagery that poets make clear what cannot be easily expressed.” Examine John Donne’s poetry in the light of this statement. You must relate your discussion to relevant contextual factors.

The colossal success of the poetry of John Donne (1572-1631) revolves around his use of witty and strange imagery, and it is primarily through imagery that Donne makes clear difficult, abstract, and inexpressible concepts. Unusual and often shocking images are characteristic of the genre of Metaphysical poetry, which emphasised the spoken rather than the lyrical qualities of verse. However, literary techniques such as metrical patterns and conceits—a complex extended metaphor which runs throughout the entire poem—also give the reader a better understanding of complex ideas. Nevertheless, this essay argues that imagery triumphs in making the complex and inconceivable clear, a view which is in accordance to T.S. Eliot, notably stating in his celebrated essay “The Metaphysical Poets” that Donne’s success was founded on his ability to successfully fuse thought and feeling into images.Donne’s image of a death-bed scene in “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning” makes clear what cannot be easily articulated: the inexpressibility of grief. The poem centres on the speaker comforting his loved one before his departure, explaining that his loved one should not be apprehensive by his voyage (although during the 16th century travelling was considered perilous) as their love is spiritual “refined” and so powerful that they “know not what it is”. The purpose of the poem is to give comfort to the speaker’s lover, and it is primarily through the startling death-bed imagery that Donne makes clear the inexpressible grief of parting:“As virtuous men pass mildly away,And whisper to their souls to go,Whilst some of their sad friends do sayThe breath goes now, and some say, No:”The colossal success of the poetry of John Donne (1572-1631) revolves around his use of witty and strange imagery, and it is primarily through imagery that Donne makes clear difficult, abstract, and inexpressible concepts. Unusual and often shocking images are characteristic of the genre of Metaphysical poetry, which emphasised the spoken rather than the lyrical qualities of verse. However, literary techniques such as metrical patterns and conceits—a complex extended metaphor which runs throughout the entire poem—also give the reader a better understanding of complex ideas. Nevertheless, this essay argues that imagery triumphs in making the complex and inconceivable clear, a view which is in accordance to T.S. Eliot, notably stating in his celebrated essay “The Metaphysical Poets” that Donne’s success was founded on his ability to successfully fuse thought and feeling into images.Donne’s image of a death-bed scene in “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning” makes clear what cannot be easily articulated: the inexpressibility of grief. The poem centres on the speaker comforting his loved one before his departure, explaining that his loved one should not be apprehensive by his voyage (although during the 16th century travelling was considered perilous) as their love is spiritual “refined” and so powerful that they “know not what it is”. The purpose of the poem is to give comfort to the speaker’s lover, and it is primarily through the startling death-bed imagery that Donne makes clear the inexpressible grief of parting:“As virtuous men pass mildly away,And whisper to their souls to go,Whilst some of their sad friends do sayThe breath goes now, and some say, No:”

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