Degree: English and Comparative Literature Studies (Q300) (Bachelors) - Warwick University
I am a first year English Literature undergraduate at the University of Warwick. I have always loved the freedom the subject affords you, it takes you to a place where as long as you can substantiate your argument then you can hold that view. Within the sphere of ‘humanities’; Geography and History are two of my favourite subjects alongside English. Being able to understand the human and physical processes that have shaped our ‘today’ is phenomenal, as is viewing the past with the gift of retrospect. I hope that my tutorials will assist you in every way you require, but that they also reveal how brilliant these subjects’ truly are!
Having played a plethora of both individual and team sports (hockey, athletics and swimming to name but a few) at high levels since a young age, I am confident in my ability to work with others – to work with you! I am patient, know how to teach without sounding condescending, correct without being harsh, and above all how to build rapport with you. I think it’s important to remember that the quality of my tutorials will have a direct effect on your future performance in exams; and the friend and athlete in me definitely rises to this challenge! In my tutorials you should feel comfortable, knowing that you can ask me anything.
I have coached hockey to younger students for many years, between the ages of 12-18. I have also tutored younger pupils generally since a young age, on and off. Furthermore, I worked in a Preparatory School, for a few hours after school, throughout Year 13. I was asked to tutor and mentor a Year 12 pupil for their Politics AS Level. Lastly, I am an online tutor for GCSE English Literature students presently, with a company that focuses on marking their working, meaning that I correct and suggest ways to improve after reading over their scripts. Therefore, I have varied teaching experience from the role of an authority figure and mentor.
During the sessions, the material that we cover is up to you! Whatever you have questions about, are struggling with, or just want some clarification and practice can be the basis for the tutorial. My aim is to guide you, not to take over your learning.
Within the subjects I tutor, essay writing is pivotal, as is having a strong grasp on the content. Personally I feel that your essay technique is something very individual, but there is always a basic guideline – that works – which you can build on; so we can work on this. As for ‘content’, well that just comes with learning it… I used to find that getting started was the hardest part, and hopefully through my tutorial, we can ‘start’ together! I hope that the sessions will be fun and comfortable; learning does not need to be boring, and having someone to ‘learn with’ makes a huge difference. A lot can be achieved in 55mins especially if it is made enjoyable, and that is one of my aims!
I am writing my Personal Statement, and going through the UCAS process… Can you help me?!
I am applying to Oxbridge… Can you help me?!
I can definitely help you, having gone through the process myself for both of the questions above. Honestly, with these things it is just about having confidence in your abilities, and not being afraid to ‘sell yourself’ no matter how strange that feels.
As for Oxbridge, it is just like any other application, and we can work on it as such. The aspect that is perhaps a little stressful is ‘early entry’, but we can tackle everything one step as a time with a lot of time left to spare!
Remember, don’t worry, so many people are in the same boat as you! I hope that I can pass on some advice, and that it makes the UCAS form seem less of a mountain, and more of a mole hill!
If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail', or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'! Both are accessible through the website. If you're interested in tutorials, do get in touch!
I look forward to meeting you! I'm also flexible with timings.
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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Firstly, it is pivotal to understand that everybody sitting the exam is in the same boat as you; so relax, take a deep breath.
Keep in mind the amount of time you have to answer the question - do not compromise on this at all.
Read over the extract thoroughly, if you can then definitely do it twice. Whilst reading, if something stands out to you then just make sure you identify this in some way. A small tick next to the section is sufficient, but so is underlining it - whatever YOU are comfortable with.
Identify what type of extract it it; is it prose, or a poem, a soliloquy, is its purpose to argue or persuade? Knowing the form of the extract will make addressing the question with the right type of technique much easier!
Then read over the questions that are there for you to choose from. See whichever one caters to your thoughts the best; what sticks out to you. Remember to read the keyword within the question - the operative word, it will tell you how to direct your answer.
Make a quick plan as to what links you can make between the extract ad the question; what can you use as evidence your argument, what is a good quote to include and so on. Spend no more than a few minutes on this, the plan will not get you marks - your writing will, but it will help focus you.
Start writing the answer, being sure to be succinct yet thorough, keep referring back to the question so that your writing does not become tangential.
Have a strong introduction which just sets out your writing, three solid points, or maybe four slightly smaller ones, and then a conclusion including a judgment.see more