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Hester T.

Degree: English Language and Literature (Bachelors) - Oxford, St Edmund Hall University

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About me

I have just graduated with a 2.i after studying English at Oxford University. I come from a family of teachers and since I was 14 I taught kids the flute, later on I tutored students for GCSE English and I've also helped friends (and my little sisters and their friends) with personal statements and applications

I'm dedicated and hard-working, and I will push you to do your absolute best, but I am patient and I'm a good listener and I always find learning is more effective when you're having fun so I promise our sessions won't be boring - even if you're just laughing at me. 

English is really wonderful because through literature you study history, culture, philosophy, language and just about anything else you might be interested in! I love helping people understand literature and language for themselves so they see what I see and love it too!

At uni, I do a lot of access work and I'm keen to help people feel as comfortable and confident as they can when they're applying for university (Oxbridge or otherwise). I've got recent experience and I know what Oxford tutors are looking for in applicants. I can help with preparation for admissions tests as well as interviews to help you stand out for your own individual merits. 

I went to state school and a state sixth form and I know that sometimes it can be hard to believe in yourself and that you can do well, but you can! And if you want, I can help you. 

Send me a message and we can talk about what it is you'd like help with and how we can go about it. I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English A Level £24 /hr
English Literature A Level £24 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £24 /hr
.ELAT Uni Admissions Test £26 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
PhilosophyA-LevelA
GermanA-LevelA
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

No

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

Ratings and reviews

4.9from 13 customer reviews

Prishanti (Student) October 23 2016

the tutorial was really helpful, Hester helped me figure out the essentials

Emily (Student) September 18 2016

Very helpful session with great advice. Really helped me decide which slant to take with my personal statement.

Emily (Student) September 12 2016

Very helpful and engaging tutorial. Even though the video failed fifteen minutes before the end, I learned quite a lot about the ELAT and how it is marked. Would highly recommend.

Marek (Parent) March 9 2016

Really helpful tutorial, she made everything much clearer and simpler to understand. Writing essays seems easier now!
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Questions Hester has answered

How do I prepare for the ELAT?

Well, the whole point of this test is that you cannot prepare for it in the way you might prepare for a normal exam. This means that the admissions tutors will get an idea of how you think when you haven't had chance to rehearse your answer.  But there is something you can do to give yourself...

Well, the whole point of this test is that you cannot prepare for it in the way you might prepare for a normal exam. This means that the admissions tutors will get an idea of how you think when you haven't had chance to rehearse your answer. 

But there is something you can do to give yourself some practice! 

Ask your teacher (or a friend, parent or tutor) to give you a short poem or part of a piece of writing and give yourself 30 minutes to study it and write about it. You can get to grips with assessing something which has just been put in front of you for the first time. 

You can also come up with an acronym for things which will be helpful for jogging your memory if your mind sometimes goes blank. Something like: F (form)
R (rhythm and pace)
O
S (style) 
T (poetic techniques

These things will help you relax and think clearly during the ELAT but the answers you give will be your own. There is no way of knowing what will be on the test and it would be no fun for anyone if you did know. This test is designed so you can show off your own individual take on all sorts of poems and prose! Enjoy it! 

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