Eli B. GCSE English Literature tutor, A Level English Literature tuto...

Eli B.

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Degree: English Literature With Creative Writing (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

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Hi there,

I am 20 years old and an enthusiastic English Literature student at the University of Birmingham with lots of experience working with children.

During my gap year, I taught English as a foreign language to Primary School children abroad and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and believe I have learnt valuable lessons in effective teaching methods. I have also taken summer camps where I learnt how to educate in a fun and engaging manner.

My teaching style is to make texts as accessible and relevant to the students as possible, in order that the student will be able to fully engage with the works they have been set. I am patient and hope to teach through discussion and debate in order to make the literature fly off the page and come to life.

My qualifications so far include:
A* - English Literature A level
A - Economics A level
A - Psychology - A level
A - English Literature - GCSE
A - English Language GCSE
A - Music - IGCSE
A - History - IGCSE
A - Drama - GCSE
A - RS - GCSE
A - Maths - GCSE
A - Language - GCSE
A/B - Double Science - IGCSE

I have also just received a 2:1 in my first year of English Literature studies.

I aim to tutor either GCSE or A level students in both analysis of texts or poetry and also in exam technique.

Please message me and I'll be more than happy to help you out!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English A Level £20 /hr
English Literature A Level £20 /hr
English GCSE £18 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
EconomicsA-LevelA
PsychologyA-LevelA
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Questions Eli has answered

How many points should I write for an essay?

Having a load of points does not always mean more marks, in fact sometimes it can mean the exact opposite. In my essays I always try to limit myself to about 3-5 points otherwise the points do not get the correct amount of development needed to score marks. It is more important to have less po...

Having a load of points does not always mean more marks, in fact sometimes it can mean the exact opposite. In my essays I always try to limit myself to about 3-5 points otherwise the points do not get the correct amount of development needed to score marks. It is more important to have less points that directly engage with your argument than a load of points that run incohorently from one to the other.

Think of it like this... You are having a big Birthday party and all your friends are coming round with a bunch of presents for you. Would you rather recieve a ton of little gifts or would you prefer it if your friends grouped together and bought you 3 more substantial gifts that will last you longer? The latter is obviously prefferable.

For example take this quotation from King Lear:

'Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!'

You could talk about the way Shakespeare refers to nature with humanlike qualities, or you could talk about the way Shakespeare uses short sentences to emphasise words such as 'rage!' and 'blow!' However it may be better to combine both these points in order to create a richer point altogether. So you could write: Shakespeare's short sentences allow words such as 'rage!' and 'blow!' to be highlighted. These are traits that  are usually attributed to humans, thus Shakespeare brings about the idea nature and the storm acting human.

This point is more developed, but this is still not enough. There's always room to probe further!

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