Eleanor R.

Eleanor R.

£20 - £25 /hr

MA in Creative Writing (Masters) - Birmingham University

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28 completed lessons

About me

I have always loved English because I like stories. Reading and analysing texts has become a passion because unlike other subjects there are no wrong answers. As long as you can support your ideas with evidence in the text everything you read is open to interpretation.


When I originally started taking exams in school I enjoyed the adrenalin rush and the new ideas that would come to me under pressure. It was only when I was studying at a university level that I realised the...

I have always loved English because I like stories. Reading and analysing texts has become a passion because unlike other subjects there are no wrong answers. As long as you can support your ideas with evidence in the text everything you read is open to interpretation.


When I originally started taking exams in school I enjoyed the adrenalin rush and the new ideas that would come to me under pressure. It was only when I was studying at a university level that I realised the key to enjoying the exams came from the amount of practice and preparation I had done. As a result my studying style is about learning and retaining as much key information about the texts as possible and using those ideas as a foundation when answering the paper.


The second half of my degree was drama based and I have a keen interest in the performing arts. This makes me think of exams as being a type of performance. The more preparation and rehearsal you do the more you can enjoy the performance of the exam and showing off your hard work. I believe it is crucial to give students tools and techniques to put into practice in a revision or exam setting to help build their confidence and encourage creative thinking.


Forming your own ideas and being able to express them clearly is crucial in English but will also help with a number of other subjects across the curriculum and moving forward into University study.


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About my sessions

I understand that all students learn differently and it is important in initial sessions to assess what methods work best for each individual student.


Depending on the students preferences I will be able to spend time looking at practice exam questions, focussing on how to identify what the question is asking you and how to structure an answer. My sessions can involve short writing activities such as creating a brief essay plan, writing an introduction, example paragraph or...

I understand that all students learn differently and it is important in initial sessions to assess what methods work best for each individual student.


Depending on the students preferences I will be able to spend time looking at practice exam questions, focussing on how to identify what the question is asking you and how to structure an answer. My sessions can involve short writing activities such as creating a brief essay plan, writing an introduction, example paragraph or conclusion. Alternatively these tasks can be set as work to do outside of the session and lesson time discussing key themes and ideas to build a strong understanding of the chosen texts or using resources to provide practice when dealing with unseen texts.


For younger students, I can provide more interactive sessions on how to tell a story and how to answer reading comprehension questions. These sessions can be highly creative and get students excited about reading and writing.


Fundamentally, I want to provide a space where students can voice their worries or concerns. I want to make sure that there is time to work through challenges they may have met in the classroom so that they can build their confidence in the subject and go into an exam ready to show off their hard work and great ideas.

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Kathryn Student

27 Jun

Eleanor is extremely knowledgeable, kind and polite. She was really able to engage with me allowing us to have conversations developing each others creative Ideas for my Drama A Level. Eleanor also has a great essay writing structure that aided me in the final exam.

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Lisa Parent from Chigwell

12 Jun

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Christine Parent from Virginia Water

6 Jun

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Christine Parent from Virginia Water

31 May

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-levelA*
Philosophy and EthicsA-levelA
DramaA-levelA
DanceA-levelA
BA in Drama and English LiteratureDegree (Bachelors)2:1

General Availability

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12 - 5pm
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12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
DramaA Level£24 /hr
EnglishA Level£24 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£24 /hr
DramaGCSE£22 /hr
EnglishGCSE£22 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£22 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£22 /hr
Philosophy and EthicsGCSE£22 /hr
EnglishUniversity£25 /hr
English11 Plus£20 /hr
English13 Plus£20 /hr

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