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English (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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Hello! My name's Jordan, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I graduated from The University of Exeter in 2016 with a high 2:1 Honours degree in English Literature. Since graduating, I have continued to work in the education sector, currently working as a Teaching Assistant alongside my Tutoring. I have always had a passion for Literature and spend most of my free time reading! I am friendly, patient and dedicated to helping others.


I have lots of experience in proofreading, editing and advising on writing assignments. At university I was hired to work at the Humanities department's Writing Centre, which offered help in writing at an academic level as well as preparing for presentations and exams. I have been working on MyTutor for almost 2 years now, building up my tutoring experience. I enjoy tutoring both GCSE and A-Level students, and by now have taught on the majority of exam board syllabuses! (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC). Throughout this time I have helped students with revision, exam technique, essay structure, coursework advice, proofreading personal statements, furthering critical understanding of set texts and boosting confidence.

Hello! My name's Jordan, thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I graduated from The University of Exeter in 2016 with a high 2:1 Honours degree in English Literature. Since graduating, I have continued to work in the education sector, currently working as a Teaching Assistant alongside my Tutoring. I have always had a passion for Literature and spend most of my free time reading! I am friendly, patient and dedicated to helping others.


I have lots of experience in proofreading, editing and advising on writing assignments. At university I was hired to work at the Humanities department's Writing Centre, which offered help in writing at an academic level as well as preparing for presentations and exams. I have been working on MyTutor for almost 2 years now, building up my tutoring experience. I enjoy tutoring both GCSE and A-Level students, and by now have taught on the majority of exam board syllabuses! (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC). Throughout this time I have helped students with revision, exam technique, essay structure, coursework advice, proofreading personal statements, furthering critical understanding of set texts and boosting confidence.

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About my sessions

Our tutoring sessions will be lead by you, covering specific aspects of the course or texts that you are struggling with, or just areas you'd like to improve on! After an initial session or Free Meeting, I like to draw up a schedule with suggestions for tutorials, which is entirely flexible and adaptable week-on-week depending on where we need to focus. My teaching style is personalised to each student, tasks during the tutorial include a mix of discussion of set texts/themes/contexts and practical work on exam questions, essay planning, and on-screen analysis. Some students request homework tasks to complete between tutorials, which I am happy to set and go through each week. However, principally, I believe in a non-pressurised, positive and encouraging space to work!

I'm more than happy to answer any questions or queries, just drop me a message or set up a 'Meet the Tutor' session where we can talk through what areas you'd like to focus on. Please let me know which subject and level you are studying at, and if applicable which exam board you are with. Hope to hear from you soon! Jordan

Our tutoring sessions will be lead by you, covering specific aspects of the course or texts that you are struggling with, or just areas you'd like to improve on! After an initial session or Free Meeting, I like to draw up a schedule with suggestions for tutorials, which is entirely flexible and adaptable week-on-week depending on where we need to focus. My teaching style is personalised to each student, tasks during the tutorial include a mix of discussion of set texts/themes/contexts and practical work on exam questions, essay planning, and on-screen analysis. Some students request homework tasks to complete between tutorials, which I am happy to set and go through each week. However, principally, I believe in a non-pressurised, positive and encouraging space to work!

I'm more than happy to answer any questions or queries, just drop me a message or set up a 'Meet the Tutor' session where we can talk through what areas you'd like to focus on. Please let me know which subject and level you are studying at, and if applicable which exam board you are with. Hope to hear from you soon! Jordan

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Gill (Parent from Brentwood)

March 21 2018

Really helpful. Very well prepared.

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Katie (Parent from Worcester Park)

October 23 2017

Jordan has been so supportive and Charlotte feels that she now has someone keep her on track.

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Jan (Parent from Penarth)

June 21 2017

Having got a D at AS English Literature I contacted Jordan and she helped my daughter with her resits at AS and her A2 exam. She was fantastic from the start and not only raised her confidence levels but got her to enjoy the subject once again. Jordan was very flexible and friendly and exactly the tutor my daughter needed. Her AS re-sits went up 2 grades. Absolutely worth every penny. Thank you so much!

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Judith (Parent from Newbury)

June 8 2017

Jordan is amazing!!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English Literature and LanguageA-level (A2)A*
Media StudiesA-level (A2)A*
SpanishA-level (A2)B
EnglishDegree (Bachelors)HIGH 2:1

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishA Level£30 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£30 /hr
EnglishGCSE£30 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£30 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£30 /hr
Media StudiesGCSE£30 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£30 /hr

Questions Jordan has answered

How do I plan and structure an essay in an exam?

Writing an essay under exam conditions is daunting, the pressurised environment can sometimes make you forget what you're doing altogether! Here's some tips on planning and structuring an exam essay:

It's been said many times, but one of the most important things you can do is read the question. Make sure that you read the question properly, at least 3-4 times to make sure you understand what the exam is asking of you. Then, make sure your answer is tailored to this question. It may sound silly, but it's very easy to end up not properly answering the question when you're in an exam and have revised particular aspects of your text.

The best way to approach this is to decide what your main point is going to be at the start. Let's take this exam question as an example: 

Explore the significance of the aspects of dramatic tragedy in the following passage in relation to the play as a whole.

So, let's pick out the key parts of this question. Firstly, it is asking you to 'explore', this might mean that you consider many different aspects and approaches before coming to your conclusion. It might help to phrase this question differently: How is dramatic tragedy being created? And Why? In this way, you need to analyse, through a close reading of the passage, how Shakespeare is making the scene dramatic. Then, you need to link this to your wider point of why Shakespeare is making the scene dramatic. Your final point could be something as simple as, "Shakespeare heightens the dramatic impact of tragedy through the dialogue between Lear and Kent, which demonstrates Lear's madness"

Your essay plan may look something like this:

Introduction: Introduce the passage of the play you are studying, where is it situated within the play? what has happened before/after? (notice how the question asks you to link to the wider play - here's a great place to show off your knowledge!) then, state what your main point is?

Paragraph 1: Dialogue (what dialogue is Shakespeare using? is it dynamic, is there imagery or themes that crop up throughout the play? why is this important?)

Paragraph 2: Character/Relationships (who is in this scene? are they family, friends or enemies? why is this important?)

Paragraph 3: Setting (where is this scene set? is it dramatic? how does it add to the tragedy? why is it important?)

Paragraph 4: Mood (what is the mood of this scene? how is it created? are there visual/aural effects? why is it important?)

Conclusion: conclude by briefly summarising your main points, and link it back to your bigger point, "Shakespeares use of dramatic tragedy through the plot, the relationships, the setting and the mood is significant because..."

You may notice that at the end of each paragraph I have asked: "why is this important?" The exam question asks you to "explore the significance", using this structure will help you to keep in mind the bigger question and help you keep coming back to your main point.

Remember, planning in an exam is just as important as writing. With a good plan, you can keep on track and maintain a strong essay structure. Make sure you dedicate some of your time to planning, you could even plan which quotes you want to use and where to help save time when writing. 

Writing an essay under exam conditions is daunting, the pressurised environment can sometimes make you forget what you're doing altogether! Here's some tips on planning and structuring an exam essay:

It's been said many times, but one of the most important things you can do is read the question. Make sure that you read the question properly, at least 3-4 times to make sure you understand what the exam is asking of you. Then, make sure your answer is tailored to this question. It may sound silly, but it's very easy to end up not properly answering the question when you're in an exam and have revised particular aspects of your text.

The best way to approach this is to decide what your main point is going to be at the start. Let's take this exam question as an example: 

Explore the significance of the aspects of dramatic tragedy in the following passage in relation to the play as a whole.

So, let's pick out the key parts of this question. Firstly, it is asking you to 'explore', this might mean that you consider many different aspects and approaches before coming to your conclusion. It might help to phrase this question differently: How is dramatic tragedy being created? And Why? In this way, you need to analyse, through a close reading of the passage, how Shakespeare is making the scene dramatic. Then, you need to link this to your wider point of why Shakespeare is making the scene dramatic. Your final point could be something as simple as, "Shakespeare heightens the dramatic impact of tragedy through the dialogue between Lear and Kent, which demonstrates Lear's madness"

Your essay plan may look something like this:

Introduction: Introduce the passage of the play you are studying, where is it situated within the play? what has happened before/after? (notice how the question asks you to link to the wider play - here's a great place to show off your knowledge!) then, state what your main point is?

Paragraph 1: Dialogue (what dialogue is Shakespeare using? is it dynamic, is there imagery or themes that crop up throughout the play? why is this important?)

Paragraph 2: Character/Relationships (who is in this scene? are they family, friends or enemies? why is this important?)

Paragraph 3: Setting (where is this scene set? is it dramatic? how does it add to the tragedy? why is it important?)

Paragraph 4: Mood (what is the mood of this scene? how is it created? are there visual/aural effects? why is it important?)

Conclusion: conclude by briefly summarising your main points, and link it back to your bigger point, "Shakespeares use of dramatic tragedy through the plot, the relationships, the setting and the mood is significant because..."

You may notice that at the end of each paragraph I have asked: "why is this important?" The exam question asks you to "explore the significance", using this structure will help you to keep in mind the bigger question and help you keep coming back to your main point.

Remember, planning in an exam is just as important as writing. With a good plan, you can keep on track and maintain a strong essay structure. Make sure you dedicate some of your time to planning, you could even plan which quotes you want to use and where to help save time when writing. 

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