Minnie C. GCSE English tutor, A Level English tutor, GCSE History tut...

Minnie C.

Currently unavailable: until 31/01/2017

Degree: English Literature (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

About Me: 
I am an English Literature student at Durham University. I have always loved English and hope that my tutorials will instill a similar love for the texts that you are studying. 

I am very patient and friendly and have previous expereince tutoring children from my Secondary school. 

The Sessions: 
During the sessions I will be happy to help you with whatever you need, whether you need help to develop skills needed for close readings of texts (anaylsis), learning about the historical context of a text or help structuring an essay.

The great thing about English is that quite a lot of things you learn are transferable. For example, once you learn how to identify a certain device in a poem, it becomes quite easy to do the same with other poems. 

I will also use as many different ways to help you better understand the texts that you are studying, such as mind maps and acronyms! 

I am struggling with History... Can you help me?

Yes! Whilst I study English Literature at degree level, I have an A* in History A Level and a keen interest in helping people develop in this subject, too! I am happy to help with essay techniques- I know quite a lot of people can find it difficult when they have to write both knowledge and source- based essays which each require different skills. Further to this, I am also happy to help with knowledge. There can be so much to learn for History, at both GCSE and A Level and it can seem quite daunting! However, with the right methods to suit you, learning the dates and key facts that you need to doesn't have to be so difficult!

I am applying to study English at university... Can you help?

Yes! I am more than happy to offer guidance with the ELAT exam (required if you are applying to Oxford) and general personal statement advice. 
When applying to study English, your personal statement is a great way to make you stand out and prove your love for the subject. Deciding what books to write about, or how much of your extra-curricular activities you should mention are both very important decisions to make when writing your personal statement, that I'd be able to help with!

What now?
If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'! 
Please let me know what exactly you'd like help with and your exam board, too!

I look forward to meeting you! 

Subjects offered

English A Level £20 /hr
English GCSE £18 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £22 /hr
.ELAT Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr


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Mathematics AS levelA-levelA2A
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4.9from 6 customer reviews

Shazia (Parent) April 24 2016

Tutorial will be rescheduled due to illness - thanks

Shazia (Parent) April 10 2016

Very good

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Questions Minnie has answered

How do I structure a comparative essay?

Firstly, when writing an essay where you compare two or more texts, it is important that you remember to constantly refer to each text in relation to the other/s. This may be shown via the structure of your essay as such: -Introduction (Here you may want to outline your line of argument- what...

Firstly, when writing an essay where you compare two or more texts, it is important that you remember to constantly refer to each text in relation to the other/s.

This may be shown via the structure of your essay as such:

(Here you may want to outline your line of argument- what is the main point you want to talk about? You may also then include the minor point- what will make up your paragraphs. For instance, if the essay focused on love, you might make a broad statement on love and outline the more specific ways in which the presentation of love is different in the two texts). 

Each paragraph could then be a point about each text- with the idea of having maybe two paragraphs for one point of comparison. 

Given the time constraints in an exam, it may be advisable to only write about two or three points of comparison, in detail. 

Further to this, you may find it easier to talk about the broader way in which texts are similar, but then compare the two in more detail where they differ slightly. For instance, if two poems both present love as eternal, one may use a different poetic form to demonstrate this. 

To conlude your essay, it is advisable to sum up your line of argument- the broad statement which focuses on the question and which you made in your introduction, referring briefly to the points you have made in your paragraph. 

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