Imogen S. A Level English Literature tutor, GCSE History tutor, Mento...

Imogen S.

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Degree: English (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

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Hi! I'm Imogen, and I'm an English student in my final year at Cambridge University.

Whether you love your English Literature A-Level and want to do the best you can, or simply want to make sure you're well-prepared for your English Literature GCSE, I'd love to help.

I'm also passionately interested in History and Politics, and have pursued both through university societies, as well as receiving an A* in each at A-Level. So, if you're interested in History GCSE tuition, please get in touch!

I've had previous experience tutoring GCSE students, and enjoyed a sixth-form work experience placement as a classroom assistant in a primary school. I know that I can explain things patiently and clearly, and I want to make sure you feel comfortable asking questions and letting me know if you don't understand something.

What will a tutoring session involve?

The content of each session will be directed by you: what you want to revise, what you want to learn, and any areas where you feel you have gaps in your knowledge or difficulties with essay techniques.

I'll make use of writing examples, essay structure diagrams and short interactive exercises in our sessions, to make sure you feel confident and able to prove your understanding of anything we cover before we progress to other topic areas.

All I'll ask you to do beforehand is let me know which exam board you're studying with, and if there are any topic areas or specific essay difficulties you already know you'd like me to go over with you.

Oxbridge applications and interviews?

As someone who has gone through it recently, I'd be happy to help if you're thinking of applying to Oxford or Cambridge, and would like some advice about your personal statement or the interview process.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English Literature A Level £20 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
HistoryA-LevelA*
Government and PoliticsA-LevelA*
Drama and Theatre StudiesA-LevelB
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Questions Imogen has answered

What is the difference between personification, anthropomorphism and pathetic fallacy?

These three literary devices are often misidentified and confused with one another. However, there are some easy ways to work out which one you are observing in use in a given text. Personification refers to the attribution of human characteristics to something non-human, or the representatio...

These three literary devices are often misidentified and confused with one another. However, there are some easy ways to work out which one you are observing in use in a given text.

Personification refers to the attribution of human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract concept or quality in human form. Personified objects are not actually portrayed as posessing the human characteristics attributed to them. "The trees danced in the high winds", is a basic example of personification. The trees "danced", but the 'dancing' refers to the motion of trees as they are moved by the wind, not to trees that are literally dancing.

Anthropomorphism also refers to the attribution of human characteristics to something non-human, however it is distinct from personification in that the anthropomorphised non-humans are actually presented as  behaving as though they are human beings. The pigs in George Orwell's Animal Farm are an example of anthropomorphism, as is the Lion in The Wizard of Oz; they are portrayed as speaking and thinking like humans, and posess human intentions.

Pathetic fallacy refers to the projection of human emotions onto surroundings and nature. Emotions associated with occurences in a narrative, or the mood and tone of characters and speakers, are reflected through inanimate objects or the weather. It is effectively a specific type of personification. This is an excellent example from Robert Browning's Porphyria's Lover:

"The sullen wind was soon awake, 
It tore the elm-tops down for spite, 
and did its worst to vex the lake..."

The "sullen" wind, tearing trees down out of "spite", mirrors the feelings and demeanor of Browning's speaker. 

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