Katie W. A Level English tutor, GCSE English tutor, A Level English L...

Katie W.

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Degree: Drama and Theatre Arts (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

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About me:

I'm a student of Drama & Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham, but have studied and loved English throughout my school life, obtaining an A* in English literature and language at GCSE, and an A in English literature at A Level. In my degree, I'm constantly required to discuss and write about plays and I've found many of the skills are transferable. 

I was also very active in my school's Art department, spending countless hours in the art rooms, so I'm more than happy to give advice and guidance for art coursework also. 

The Session:

During our sessions, you will suggest the topic we cover. In English and essay writing, there are many different skills to learn and refine, and trying to gather them all together can be tough, so together we will work on individual skills and how to combine. 

We would work together by identifying your concerns then highlighting what the exam board want you to create.  Then I would suggest you send me exerpts of practise essays in order for me to see how all these skills are coming together. 

I also hope the sessions will be fun! English is based on interpretation and analysis, so we may be able to have some interesting discussions too as you work on your skills. I do hope my passion and interest for English and writing comes across through our sessions, and hopefully by the end you will agree what an interesting and thought provoking subject it is!

I'm also more than happy to tutor for Drama/ Performing Arts essays and coursework, if you should so require. 

Can you help me with my personal statement? 

Of course! I've written two personal statements in the past, as I applied for Drama School, but soon decided university was the way I wanted to go. I wrote my first personal statement under the watchful eye of my teachers, and they edited and critiqued it beyond the point of recognition! Therefore, my second personal statement was me writing, and this is what got me into university. I'm certain we can write a personal statement that is just that, a personal​ introduction to you, rather than the 'template' schools often provide. 

If you are interested in arranging a free meeting with me to have a chat, feel free to get in contact! 

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Art GCSE £18 /hr
English GCSE £18 /hr
English Language GCSE £18 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English Literature A-LevelA
Fine Art and DesignA-LevelA
Performing ArtsA-LevelA*
AS Level Art HistoryA-LevelA
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27/02/2016

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Questions Katie has answered

How do I use quotes in my A Level English lit exam?

Quoting is very important in your English exam as the quotes are the evidence to the point you are making.   There isn't a set 'required number' of quotes to use in an essay, but the usual rule is PEC (Point, Evidence, Conclusion). This means if you make a point (eg. Curley's wife wearing a r...

Quoting is very important in your English exam as the quotes are the evidence to the point you are making.  

There isn't a set 'required number' of quotes to use in an essay, but the usual rule is PEC (Point, Evidence, Conclusion). This means if you make a point (eg. Curley's wife wearing a red dress represents the impending danger the characters are about to be in), you must then provide evidence from the text to support your analysis. You should then link the quote back to the point and conlcude just why this relevant to the question and your main argument of the essay. 

To include a quote, it is better and easier to read if you integrate the quotes, meaning it should flow freely in the context of the sentence. For example, "This is proven by Lennie walking 'heavily, dragging his feet a little, way a bear drags his paws' as he shows base animalistic quailities.".

If necessary, you can change the pronouns or tense of certain words in order for it to make sense by placing the new word in square brackets, for example, "This is proven by [his] walking,' as he, '[dragged] his feet a little.". 

Remember, if this is coursework you will need to reference your quotes. Your teacher will inform you which referencing system you are required to use. Usually, however, in a timed, written exam you would not be expected to reference your quotes, but you may be required to memorise the quotes if it is a 'closed book' exam. 

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