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Teddy B.

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Degree: English (Bachelors) - Oxford, Somerville College University

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About Me:

I'm an English student, starting at Somerville College Oxford in October 2016. Having finished my A Levels in the summer, I am up to date on exam techniques and requirements. I remember the stress of it all well and am here to make it as stress-free and fun for you as I can! 

I'm patient, friendly and very positive. I am used to helping people with a wide range of difficulties, including dyslexia. Hopefully sessions with me will leave you feeling confident, but more importantly, I'll pass on my utter enjoyment of the subjects on offer. 

The Sessions:

You can choose the areas we cover in the sessions and they'll be tailored to what you want/what you need help with. I'm always happy to help with a range or seemingly simple elements of understanding texts and exam technique to more complex explanations-it's whatever you want!

I love English Literature/Language and History of Art and I love helping other people feel passionate and in control of these subjects too. I have a dynamic approach to revision and teaching, so hopefully you'll never be bored!

Uni application help:

Applying to university doesn't need to be a terrifying or stressful prospect! I can help with Personal Statement brainstorming, editing, interview practice and general confidence boosting discussion. 

What next?

If you'd like to discuss booking a session with me, either send me a 'Webmail' or 'Meet the Tutor Session'. I'm excited to meet you and look forward to conquering these problem areas! 

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English Literature A Level £20 /hr
History of Art A Level £20 /hr
English Language GCSE £18 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
English 13 Plus £18 /hr
English 11 Plus £18 /hr
.ELAT Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
History of ArtA-LevelA*
Theatre StudiesA-LevelA*
English LiteratureA-LevelA
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Questions Teddy has answered

How do I plan an essay for an A Level English Literature question?

Firstly and ideally, some time should go into researching and choosing critical and textual material to use in your essay.  Next: choose your arguements. Some people prefer to write the body of an essay first, then write their introductions and conclusion. It's completely up to you! (Sometime...

Firstly and ideally, some time should go into researching and choosing critical and textual material to use in your essay. 

Next: choose your arguements. Some people prefer to write the body of an essay first, then write their introductions and conclusion. It's completely up to you! (Sometimes it's easier to write the body of the essay then intro/conc. so you know you haven't wandered from what you've said you're going to write about)

Structure: (body of the essay) The structure of an essay should be simple, this is so an examiner/marker can follow your arguement easily. Start by making an overarching point, explaining how this point supports your answer to the question and then prove this with quotations and an explanation of the language/technical devices and critical support. By the end of each paragraph, you should link back to the question, in order to maintain a concise and clear arguement. 

PEQE (Point, Example/Quote, Explanation) is always a good code to go by. When quoting, remember to use textual and critical quotations. Then make it revelvant to the overarching point, as well as referencing the critical evidence that supports you! 

Introductions/Conclusions: These are the paragraphs that the examiner/marker reads first and last-so make them clear and concise. This gives a sense of confidence that is what the examiner/marker is looking for! It's always helpful to define what you mean, it could be defining your interpretation of the question and/or defining elements of your text that are important (date written, style, influences on the writer) Lastly, both of these paragraphs should support what you've written in the essay and reiterate why you've said what you've said. 

It's easier than you think! (Plus an excuse to use coloured pens, if you're into that sort of thing) 

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How do I structure my time for the ELAT exam?

The ELAT is 90 minutes long and because essay writing depends on personal style, it does slightly depend. If you like to have more time to plan, then you could spend up to 15 minutes planning.  The breakdown for this would be: 10 mins reading                         15 mins planning         ...

The ELAT is 90 minutes long and because essay writing depends on personal style, it does slightly depend. If you like to have more time to plan, then you could spend up to 15 minutes planning. 

The breakdown for this would be: 10 mins reading

                        15 mins planning 

                        60 mins to write

                        5 minutes to read through/check

If you like to spend more time writing, i.e. taking breaks during essay writing and reading as you go, you could spend 70 minutes. The break down for this would be:

                        5 minutes reading

                        10 minutes planning

                        70 minutes writing

                        5 minutes to read through/check

As far as planning the time goes, stick as closely to one of these plans as you can-running out of time would just be a silly and easily avoidable mistake! 

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