Degree: Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Bachelors) - Oxford, The Queen's College University
I am a Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) student at the University of Oxford. While I always knew that I have a deep love for humanities and social sciences, I was torn between the different subjects, from economics to philosophy to languages. Needless to say, while I ended up choosing PPE, I am very passionate about languages as well, and hope that I can share that during tutorials!
I am very attentive and patient, and tend to quickly pick up on each student's difficulties. I've tutored students at my secondary school before, especially in English literature, philosophy and even some maths.
What is my method?
The first part is to understand what each person needs help in. Some students need to improve their exam method, some need to bridge gaps in knowledge, while others need to tackle very specific problems in certain subjects. I offer highly personalised tutorials which I garantee through regular feedback from the student to ensure that the tutorials are always efficient and help the student truly achieve their full potential. This is, of course not, only done through the structure of my tutoring but also through encouragement, patience, and hopefully building passion for the subjects.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to send me a message book a Meet the Tutor Session and we can figure out how to get you those results that you want together!
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|French||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Language||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English Literature||IB||£20 /hr|
|French||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|.TSA. Oxford.||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
|French language and literature||Baccalaureate||A*|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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In your exams and your essays in general, when asked to analyse unseen texts, your goal is to show a sophisticated reading and response. This can be quite difficult if you're not sure what to look for, if a text isn't particularly inspiring, or if you're simply under time pressure! A possible approach which I often find useful is STRIVE:
Look out for Structure, Tone, Reader resposne, Imagery, Vocabulary and Extras.
Identifying how a text is constructed (stanzas, sentence length, punctuation, etc.), what tone and atmosphere the author is looking to create, what is the reader's reaction, what imagery is being used as well as specific word choices and vocabulary to convery a message to the reader.
Of course, not every text will fall under all these categories, and they do not necessarily cover everything in a text - which is why you need to be open and attentive to all techniques the author is using or effects that they want to create: you need to look out for any Extras!
While the bigger part of the actual work is the actual analysis of the text and exploring the different meanings and effects you can get out of it, these categories can help guide your work.