Degree: English and a Modern Language (French) (Bachelors) - Oxford, St Anne's College University
I am an English and French student at Oxford University, currently on my year abroad teaching English. I'm an unashamed Francophonile with a huge passion for literature and language, and I hope some my enthusiasm will rub off - and it makes me a great tutor!
I've got lots of experience tutoring: I set up an afterschool club during Year 12 to work with struggling GCSE pupils to improve attainment and achievement; I've worked as a SchoolsPlus GCSE English Tutor while at university; and I'm a student ambassador for just about Department that can be tenuously linked to either or my subjects.
During the sessions, you will guide what we cover. For French, we can practise the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking) through a huge range of activities; for English we'll always start with the text and understanding that, then move onto sprucing essays so they tick the examiner's boxes.
I will use as many different ways and resources (YouTube clips, news articles, diagrams, etc) to help you improve your grades so you can confidently demonstrate your understanding to me, your tutors and your examiners.
There's no reason study can't be fun and enjoyable, and hopefully by the end of the session you will better understand your subject and feel inspired to study it more yourself too.
I'm applying to Oxford. Can you help me?
Yes! I've been through the application process, which included sitting two aptitude tests and lots of interviews. I work as a student ambassador and have assisted with the interview period, so I'm really familiar with how it all works! I've also worked with our Student Access Representative to put together a Personal Statement Resource Pack and can share much of this with you too - to help you write the right kind of UCAS Personal Statement.
If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'! (both accessible through this website). Remember to tell me your exam board and what you're struggling with.
I look forward to meeting you!
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|French||A Level||£20 /hr|
|French||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Language||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|.ELAT||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
|.MLAT (Modern Languages)||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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Linda (Parent) March 13 2016
Marlon (Student) March 13 2016
Sam (Student) March 7 2016
Try listening to pop music: there's so good stuff out there! Really pay attention to the lyrics.
Watching movies with English subtitles (and then move to French subtitles, then none) will help lots as well.
Good question! The first place to start is to read through your marking criteria long before you start essay writing (and ideally early on in the year!) - this is what your examiner will have and will mean even before you start you're targeting them.
Now when it comes to the moment of starting to write, read your question and underline the key words. Work out what the question is asking: is about themes? Characters? Form? Once you've got that pinned down, think about trying to answer the question in ONE SENTENCE. This will form the backbone of your plan. From this, develop 3-4 body paragraphs, making sure that you include everything you looked at on the marking criteria.
Once you've got a good plan (which should take roughly a quarter of the time you have for the exam), then start writing! Keep focused, follow your plan and above all ANSWER the question.see more
Check out the past papers online, the marking criteria and the university's guidelines. Once you've got a handle on the typical type of question, try asking your teachers at school for a selection of texts and have a go at writing (or just planning) a practise essay.