Jack D.

Jack D.

£18 - £22 /hr

Drama and Theatre Arts (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

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About me

I am a friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking graduate committed to bringing out the best in students in my two favourite subjects: English Literature and Drama. I am an avid reader, and I chose to study Drama at University so I could bring the stories I love to life, and make them accessible to wider audiences. I love tutoring for similar reasons – finding ways to make texts accessible, enjoyable and interesting to all students.


I have had plenty of experience in tutoring students through approaching essays and exams, both as part of mentoring schemes at Secondary School, and by leading weekly essay writing workshops for younger students at University. Every student is unique, and I believe in working with individuals to discover the learning techniques that are best suited to them. I have met so many pupils who say that studies “just aren’t clicking”, and it has been a great source of joy to work through various techniques with these individuals to build their confidence, and in turn demystify essay writing and exams. I am a firm believer in mental wellness being essential to a student’s growth, and as such strive to create a welcoming, comfortable environment to study and explore.


Areas of Expertise: The Works of Shakespeare, Essay Writing, Creative Writing, 11+ Exams

I am a friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking graduate committed to bringing out the best in students in my two favourite subjects: English Literature and Drama. I am an avid reader, and I chose to study Drama at University so I could bring the stories I love to life, and make them accessible to wider audiences. I love tutoring for similar reasons – finding ways to make texts accessible, enjoyable and interesting to all students.


I have had plenty of experience in tutoring students through approaching essays and exams, both as part of mentoring schemes at Secondary School, and by leading weekly essay writing workshops for younger students at University. Every student is unique, and I believe in working with individuals to discover the learning techniques that are best suited to them. I have met so many pupils who say that studies “just aren’t clicking”, and it has been a great source of joy to work through various techniques with these individuals to build their confidence, and in turn demystify essay writing and exams. I am a firm believer in mental wellness being essential to a student’s growth, and as such strive to create a welcoming, comfortable environment to study and explore.


Areas of Expertise: The Works of Shakespeare, Essay Writing, Creative Writing, 11+ Exams

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About my sessions

All of my Online Lessons are tailored to the needs of each student. Whether that’s feeling totally baffled in the classroom, or having some specific difficulties that need closer attention, I take the time to figure out what isn’t ‘clicking’ for my students, so that when lessons begin we can try a range of methods to knead out those problem areas. Having revised for and completed exams myself, I sometimes found that the methods discussed at school didn’t ‘click’ for me, leaving me to develop my own tools for revising, planning and writing. Much of this came from building confidence with the subject material, and as such I often use conversational and visual exercises. Then, incorporating essay writing skills into these exercises help demystify exam expectations, as well as equipping students with the tools necessary for success.


I also do lessons for 11+ Exams. This will again begin with incorporating the skills required for the exams into fun, engaging activities developed to build confidence and enjoyment of the subject. As this grows, attention will turn to sample questions and then past papers, preparing students to succeed!


Please don’t hesitate to send me any questions at all; I would love to hear from you!

All of my Online Lessons are tailored to the needs of each student. Whether that’s feeling totally baffled in the classroom, or having some specific difficulties that need closer attention, I take the time to figure out what isn’t ‘clicking’ for my students, so that when lessons begin we can try a range of methods to knead out those problem areas. Having revised for and completed exams myself, I sometimes found that the methods discussed at school didn’t ‘click’ for me, leaving me to develop my own tools for revising, planning and writing. Much of this came from building confidence with the subject material, and as such I often use conversational and visual exercises. Then, incorporating essay writing skills into these exercises help demystify exam expectations, as well as equipping students with the tools necessary for success.


I also do lessons for 11+ Exams. This will again begin with incorporating the skills required for the exams into fun, engaging activities developed to build confidence and enjoyment of the subject. As this grows, attention will turn to sample questions and then past papers, preparing students to succeed!


Please don’t hesitate to send me any questions at all; I would love to hear from you!

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Nadia Parent from Sheffield

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he is an outstanding teacher

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Nadia Parent from Sheffield

18 Mar

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
DramaA-level (A2)B
Philosophy and EthicsA-level (A2)B

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
English LiteratureA Level£22 /hr
EnglishGCSE£18 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£18 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
English13 Plus£18 /hr
English11 Plus£18 /hr

Questions Jack has answered

How do you plan an essay within an A level exam?

Approaching unseen essay questions, and planning essays within the exam time constraints, can seem really intimidating. However having a sturdy planning method will allow you to attack any question with confidence, whilst using the P.E.E.D. method (Point, Evidence, Explanation, Deeper Thinking) will ensure that your essay covers all that your marker is looking for. You will usually be asked to evaluate a statement regarding your text (i.e. weigh up whether the claim is accurate or not, and express your own judgement). First, Unpick the Statement. A strong essay must stick to what the question asks of you; tangential information will not be rewarded if it doesn’t contribute to your argument. Lay out the key terms and briefly explore what they could each mean in reference to the text – I recommend using a table. Then, Bring in Evidence. This is where knowledge of the text comes in. Fill the table in with quotes/characters/etc. that evidence the terms from the claim, and also contradict them - consideration of both sides is fundamental to an evaluation essay. Then, Establish your Points. These are the Points that begin the P.E.E.D. chains within the paragraphs of your essay. Circle bundles of Evidence that work together to prove a Point, and note down said Point by each circle. These Points should relate directly to the key terms from the question. Remember to Include some Depth. To ensure that you demonstrate Deeper Thinking, look at each of your Points and note down what you will explore in depth when it comes to writing this paragraph. This could be: elaborating upon a keyword from your evidence, referring to the effect within the wider text, or including some historical context. Then, Consider your Structure. Think of yourself as a tour guide: how will you lead your marker through your essay on a route that is interesting and authoritative? A weak essay can make all the right Points, but in a random order. Number your Points in order, ensuring that there are thematic links between them and/or that this gives the essay a logical structure. Finally, Write a Conclusion. Not in full! However it is worth quickly noting what your conclusion will likely be, before you embark on the essay. This can change as you write, but it will help give your essay a stronger sense of direction.Approaching unseen essay questions, and planning essays within the exam time constraints, can seem really intimidating. However having a sturdy planning method will allow you to attack any question with confidence, whilst using the P.E.E.D. method (Point, Evidence, Explanation, Deeper Thinking) will ensure that your essay covers all that your marker is looking for. You will usually be asked to evaluate a statement regarding your text (i.e. weigh up whether the claim is accurate or not, and express your own judgement). First, Unpick the Statement. A strong essay must stick to what the question asks of you; tangential information will not be rewarded if it doesn’t contribute to your argument. Lay out the key terms and briefly explore what they could each mean in reference to the text – I recommend using a table. Then, Bring in Evidence. This is where knowledge of the text comes in. Fill the table in with quotes/characters/etc. that evidence the terms from the claim, and also contradict them - consideration of both sides is fundamental to an evaluation essay. Then, Establish your Points. These are the Points that begin the P.E.E.D. chains within the paragraphs of your essay. Circle bundles of Evidence that work together to prove a Point, and note down said Point by each circle. These Points should relate directly to the key terms from the question. Remember to Include some Depth. To ensure that you demonstrate Deeper Thinking, look at each of your Points and note down what you will explore in depth when it comes to writing this paragraph. This could be: elaborating upon a keyword from your evidence, referring to the effect within the wider text, or including some historical context. Then, Consider your Structure. Think of yourself as a tour guide: how will you lead your marker through your essay on a route that is interesting and authoritative? A weak essay can make all the right Points, but in a random order. Number your Points in order, ensuring that there are thematic links between them and/or that this gives the essay a logical structure. Finally, Write a Conclusion. Not in full! However it is worth quickly noting what your conclusion will likely be, before you embark on the essay. This can change as you write, but it will help give your essay a stronger sense of direction.

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