Benjamin F. A Level History tutor, A Level English Literature tutor, ...

Benjamin F.

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Studying: History and Classics (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

With experience in both teaching and personal tutoring I am looking forward to working with you whilst I complete my History and Classics degree at the University of Durham. I really do have an interest in working individually with students, tailoring my style of teaching to your style of learning. 

During my time at Sixth Form I worked on an informal basis as a personal tutor and used this experience to teach Sexual Health and Rights classes in South Africa for three months - an incredible experience which has has allowed me to really understand how best to work with young people and ensure they are learning in a way that suits them.

The Sessions

I want to make these sessions fun, engaging and useful for you specifically. I will bring the experiences I have as both a teacher and a student and work with you to ensure that I am focussing on the areas you want to develop - if something isn't working, I'll change it; if you need very specific help, I'll research it with you.

Law Applications - HELP?!

Of course! The law application route is exceptionally difficult, but with the right attitude, as well as my experience with the LNAT (which I scored very highly on) and Cambridge Admissions (where I was offered a place for Law at Trinity College, Cambridge) the process will become an awful lot easier. Furthermore I would be very happy to help with personal statements and legal preperation ideas all as part of the sessions.

What Next?

Please get in touch! I'm really excited about working with you and what exactly you want from these sessions!

Thanks,

Ben!

With experience in both teaching and personal tutoring I am looking forward to working with you whilst I complete my History and Classics degree at the University of Durham. I really do have an interest in working individually with students, tailoring my style of teaching to your style of learning. 

During my time at Sixth Form I worked on an informal basis as a personal tutor and used this experience to teach Sexual Health and Rights classes in South Africa for three months - an incredible experience which has has allowed me to really understand how best to work with young people and ensure they are learning in a way that suits them.

The Sessions

I want to make these sessions fun, engaging and useful for you specifically. I will bring the experiences I have as both a teacher and a student and work with you to ensure that I am focussing on the areas you want to develop - if something isn't working, I'll change it; if you need very specific help, I'll research it with you.

Law Applications - HELP?!

Of course! The law application route is exceptionally difficult, but with the right attitude, as well as my experience with the LNAT (which I scored very highly on) and Cambridge Admissions (where I was offered a place for Law at Trinity College, Cambridge) the process will become an awful lot easier. Furthermore I would be very happy to help with personal statements and legal preperation ideas all as part of the sessions.

What Next?

Please get in touch! I'm really excited about working with you and what exactly you want from these sessions!

Thanks,

Ben!

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Susan (Parent)

May 19 2017

Thank you Ben, you have been superb. I have been impressed with the way that you had an overall plan and structured the course of tuition accordingly. This made it very time efficient. Thank you also for your suggestions for the last few weeks leading up to the exams. I was particularly pleased to see how well Jacob has assimilated and responded to your coaching.

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Jacob (Student)

May 19 2017

After four lessons he has helped me to improve the structure of my answers dramatically. He is very patient he has adapted his style of teaching to suit how i learn.

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Fay (Parent)

June 8 2016

He was excellent and helped enormously with my sons exam

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Sharon (Parent)

April 6 2016

Benjamin is a truly excellent teacher, and has gradually helped my son to feel more and more confident about his upcoming exams.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (A2)A
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
MathematicsA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
English LiteratureA Level£24 /hr
HistoryA Level£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£22 /hr
HistoryGCSE£22 /hr
MathsGCSE£22 /hr
.HAT.Uni Admissions Test£26 /hr
.LNAT.Uni Admissions Test£26 /hr

Questions Benjamin has answered

How do I approach the comprehension section?

The most important piece of advice in tackling the comprehension section of the LNAT is 'keep calm and read the question' - it really is that simple. Whilst the examiners do a lot to try and make the section as difficult as possible, at the end of the day it falls down to simply deciding which statements are true and which are false, easy.

You have a lot of time in this section, do not waste it. Read the entire passage over once, slowly and try to get a feel for what its overall message is. Then look to the statements: there will be one or two that are clearly false - cross them off. 

Now go back and read the passage again. Focus on the specific piece of the text the question is alluding to (yes, almost every question does this, try looking at the beginning or the end). This detailed reading will allow you to cross off at least two more statements. 

Finally look closely at the statements left. They will be very similar indeed, but also clearly different. Look at what specific word makes them different and how this affects the meaning of the entire sentence. Once you have noted the differences in meaning between the two statements, make an informed decision on which one is correct (but don't forget that your gut will almost always give you a strong indication as to which one is correct). 

The most important piece of advice in tackling the comprehension section of the LNAT is 'keep calm and read the question' - it really is that simple. Whilst the examiners do a lot to try and make the section as difficult as possible, at the end of the day it falls down to simply deciding which statements are true and which are false, easy.

You have a lot of time in this section, do not waste it. Read the entire passage over once, slowly and try to get a feel for what its overall message is. Then look to the statements: there will be one or two that are clearly false - cross them off. 

Now go back and read the passage again. Focus on the specific piece of the text the question is alluding to (yes, almost every question does this, try looking at the beginning or the end). This detailed reading will allow you to cross off at least two more statements. 

Finally look closely at the statements left. They will be very similar indeed, but also clearly different. Look at what specific word makes them different and how this affects the meaning of the entire sentence. Once you have noted the differences in meaning between the two statements, make an informed decision on which one is correct (but don't forget that your gut will almost always give you a strong indication as to which one is correct). 

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2 years ago

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How does Fitzgerald present and develop the theme of The American Dream in The Great Gatsby?

This is a very common type of question both for 'The Great Gatsby' and also other classics (taking a very obvious theme and asking you to present some interesting thoughts on it). 

You're going to want to use the BEDOL method in planning for this question. Firstly Brainstorm all the ideas you possibly have on the idea of 'The American Dream' - there will be a lot and don't judge between relevant and unrelevant ideas just yet. 

Now Evaluate four or five the ideas you have, which ones are pertinent to the question, which ones are key in understanding the text, which ones are just rubbish and you should probably not use? Next Develop these key points, you have to use evidence from the text and also don't be afraid to use some of the ideas you just discarded as they may be relevant now.

Ordering your points is now important, are there any points you need to make first? Are there some points which are not quite as strong and so should go at the end? 

Lastly Link each point in your order to the point before and after. This can be very simple (using signposting phrases) or quite complicated and thematic - either way it will make the essay easier to read. 

That's it, there's your plan sorted and all you have to do is write it (don't worry you've done the hardest bit!)

This is a very common type of question both for 'The Great Gatsby' and also other classics (taking a very obvious theme and asking you to present some interesting thoughts on it). 

You're going to want to use the BEDOL method in planning for this question. Firstly Brainstorm all the ideas you possibly have on the idea of 'The American Dream' - there will be a lot and don't judge between relevant and unrelevant ideas just yet. 

Now Evaluate four or five the ideas you have, which ones are pertinent to the question, which ones are key in understanding the text, which ones are just rubbish and you should probably not use? Next Develop these key points, you have to use evidence from the text and also don't be afraid to use some of the ideas you just discarded as they may be relevant now.

Ordering your points is now important, are there any points you need to make first? Are there some points which are not quite as strong and so should go at the end? 

Lastly Link each point in your order to the point before and after. This can be very simple (using signposting phrases) or quite complicated and thematic - either way it will make the essay easier to read. 

That's it, there's your plan sorted and all you have to do is write it (don't worry you've done the hardest bit!)

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2 years ago

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