Maria E. GCSE English Literature tutor, A Level English Literature tu...

Maria P.

£24 - £26 /hr

Studying: Classics (Masters) - Edinburgh University

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About me

I am third year Classics student at the University of Edinburgh passionate about the Arts and Humanities. I have the joy to be taught one of the most enriching subjects in the academic sphere at one of the greatest places. And having had inspiring tutors myself, I have the even greater joy to share the knowledge I have gained with others. 

Together we will learn not only the syllabus, how the exam works, and what exam techniques work best for you but also how to write and think critically and creatively. This means cultivating an attitude: how to develop a personal approach to studying that opens the way for progress and self-discovery. This means learning the skills and the criteria to analyse and understand the reading of English Language, Literature, History or the languages confidently and independently. And to do this in a way that is clear and substantial to your experience as a writer and a reader. Something which will greaty benefit you so much for the exam as much as personally in the long-term.

I am third year Classics student at the University of Edinburgh passionate about the Arts and Humanities. I have the joy to be taught one of the most enriching subjects in the academic sphere at one of the greatest places. And having had inspiring tutors myself, I have the even greater joy to share the knowledge I have gained with others. 

Together we will learn not only the syllabus, how the exam works, and what exam techniques work best for you but also how to write and think critically and creatively. This means cultivating an attitude: how to develop a personal approach to studying that opens the way for progress and self-discovery. This means learning the skills and the criteria to analyse and understand the reading of English Language, Literature, History or the languages confidently and independently. And to do this in a way that is clear and substantial to your experience as a writer and a reader. Something which will greaty benefit you so much for the exam as much as personally in the long-term.

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About my sessions

I can assist pupils studying the following subjects at CIE, Edexcel and AQA: Classical Greek and Latin at GCSE and A-level; English Language, French, English Literature, and History at GCSE. My teaching style involves a highly personalised approach depending on the needs of each tutee which is further tailored around the consolidation of syllabus material and the needs of the examination board. 

I am extremely proud to have achieved top grades with my previous pupils, including a notable record of five A*s in History, English Language and French, in my three-years experience of tutoring so far.  

What's next? Give it a try! To maximise your potential at your chosen subjects, do get in touch through a ‘WebMail’ or by booking a free ‘Meet the Tutor Session’. I will be delighted to hear from you about how I can best help.  

I look forward to meeting you! 

I can assist pupils studying the following subjects at CIE, Edexcel and AQA: Classical Greek and Latin at GCSE and A-level; English Language, French, English Literature, and History at GCSE. My teaching style involves a highly personalised approach depending on the needs of each tutee which is further tailored around the consolidation of syllabus material and the needs of the examination board. 

I am extremely proud to have achieved top grades with my previous pupils, including a notable record of five A*s in History, English Language and French, in my three-years experience of tutoring so far.  

What's next? Give it a try! To maximise your potential at your chosen subjects, do get in touch through a ‘WebMail’ or by booking a free ‘Meet the Tutor Session’. I will be delighted to hear from you about how I can best help.  

I look forward to meeting you! 

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ESAM ADDIN (Parent)

October 13 2017

Excellent and Patient Teacher.

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ESAM ADDIN (Parent)

October 7 2017

Maria is well prepared and organized tutor also she is following an educated way of developing the student's skills.

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Narinder (Parent)

May 21 2017

Maria has a great passion in sharing knowledge and put rigorous effort to help their student. I definitely recommend her for GCSE English preparation. Thank you Maria, you are a star!

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Faiza (Parent)

February 13 2017

Bravo

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A
PsychologyA-level (A2)A*
FrenchA-level (A2)A

General Availability

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Classical GreekA Level£26 /hr
LatinA Level£26 /hr
Classical GreekGCSE£24 /hr
EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
FrenchGCSE£24 /hr
HistoryGCSE£24 /hr
LatinGCSE£24 /hr

Questions Maria has answered

How do I get top marks in my GCSE History essay?

Although different examination boards seem to have different requirements from pupils when it comes to approaching essay writing in GCSE History, below we will provide some practical tips that are applicable across all boards. 

A first step is to writing a good GCSE History essay is to read the question very carefully. However sophisticated your argument may be, if it does not answer the question it will not give you top marks. Consistency and focus are key requirements here.

You also need to consider the different skills you need to demonstrate to the examiner. GCSE History requires two main areas of skills according to most syllabuses: knowledge and understanding of the history you are studying, and critical and reflective thought. A good historical essay will have a good balance of these two sets of skills. The best way to achieve this balance is through a good structure that will combine facts with a coherent analysis that is tailored around the essay question. 

Finally, remember that enjoying writing the essay can make the final outcome enjoyable for the examiner too. Finding the right balance between sincere interest in what you are writing and strict self-criticism can help you achieve a highly refined answer to a historical question. 

Although different examination boards seem to have different requirements from pupils when it comes to approaching essay writing in GCSE History, below we will provide some practical tips that are applicable across all boards. 

A first step is to writing a good GCSE History essay is to read the question very carefully. However sophisticated your argument may be, if it does not answer the question it will not give you top marks. Consistency and focus are key requirements here.

You also need to consider the different skills you need to demonstrate to the examiner. GCSE History requires two main areas of skills according to most syllabuses: knowledge and understanding of the history you are studying, and critical and reflective thought. A good historical essay will have a good balance of these two sets of skills. The best way to achieve this balance is through a good structure that will combine facts with a coherent analysis that is tailored around the essay question. 

Finally, remember that enjoying writing the essay can make the final outcome enjoyable for the examiner too. Finding the right balance between sincere interest in what you are writing and strict self-criticism can help you achieve a highly refined answer to a historical question. 

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