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Isabelle A.

£22 - £24 /hr

Studying: Combined Honours in Arts (English Literature, History and Spanish) (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi, I’m Isabelle.

About Me

I’m a third-year student at Durham University studying modules in English, History and, in my first year, post-A level Spanish, for my Combined Honours in Arts degree.

I’ve tutored over 30 sessions with mytutor, volunteered as a junior hockey coach and worked as an au-pair in Spain, so I am used to teaching and working with young people.

I’m friendly and approachable, with a genuine love for all three of my subjects which I hope to pass on to everyone I tutor.

I particularly specialise in Tudor and Stuart British History, Shakespeare, and English Literature from the Romantic period to the present day, however I can also teach other areas - just let me know what your requirements are.

Getting in Touch

Either organise a 'Meet the Tutor' session where we can have a quick chat before we arrange a formal tutorial, or send me a Webmail.

If you can provide the exam board and level you are studying on your Webmail, and any specific problems or areas you would like to cover, that would be great.

I look forward to meeting you!

Hi, I’m Isabelle.

About Me

I’m a third-year student at Durham University studying modules in English, History and, in my first year, post-A level Spanish, for my Combined Honours in Arts degree.

I’ve tutored over 30 sessions with mytutor, volunteered as a junior hockey coach and worked as an au-pair in Spain, so I am used to teaching and working with young people.

I’m friendly and approachable, with a genuine love for all three of my subjects which I hope to pass on to everyone I tutor.

I particularly specialise in Tudor and Stuart British History, Shakespeare, and English Literature from the Romantic period to the present day, however I can also teach other areas - just let me know what your requirements are.

Getting in Touch

Either organise a 'Meet the Tutor' session where we can have a quick chat before we arrange a formal tutorial, or send me a Webmail.

If you can provide the exam board and level you are studying on your Webmail, and any specific problems or areas you would like to cover, that would be great.

I look forward to meeting you!

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How our sessions would work

You’re in charge! You tell me what it is you’re having a problem with, and we’ll focus the session around that.

 We can work on learning and understanding content, essay and exam question technique,  

One of the most important aspects of my tutorials is that you can ask me anything at any time, and tell me if there’s something you aren’t understanding.  This doesn’t just help you, it helps me too – I can see what ways of explaining things work for you and how you learn best.

I’ll make the sessions as interactive as possible, using the online classroom to produce mindmaps, mnemonics, colour-coded notes and whatever other methods help you to learn, giving you something concrete to take away as a reminder of everything we work on.

Whatever we cover, the tutorials will be engaging and, hopefully, fun! Our sessions should not only be useful and informative, but also enjoyable, which will help you to take the most away from them!

How our sessions would work

You’re in charge! You tell me what it is you’re having a problem with, and we’ll focus the session around that.

 We can work on learning and understanding content, essay and exam question technique,  

One of the most important aspects of my tutorials is that you can ask me anything at any time, and tell me if there’s something you aren’t understanding.  This doesn’t just help you, it helps me too – I can see what ways of explaining things work for you and how you learn best.

I’ll make the sessions as interactive as possible, using the online classroom to produce mindmaps, mnemonics, colour-coded notes and whatever other methods help you to learn, giving you something concrete to take away as a reminder of everything we work on.

Whatever we cover, the tutorials will be engaging and, hopefully, fun! Our sessions should not only be useful and informative, but also enjoyable, which will help you to take the most away from them!

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5from 25 customer reviews
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Sajid (Parent)

June 11 2017

The session was very useful and I fell much more confident for my exams

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Mike (Parent)

May 22 2017

Super good ! very indepth !

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Mike (Parent)

April 16 2017

Super helpful ! and really kindly went over-time due to my awful wifi !

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June 24 2017

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
SpanishA-level (A2)A
HistoryA-level (A2)A
Extended Project QualificationA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
English LiteratureA Level£24 /hr
Extended Project QualificationA Level£24 /hr
HistoryA Level£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£22 /hr
HistoryGCSE£22 /hr
SpanishGCSE£22 /hr

Questions Isabelle has answered

How can I include critics in my essays?

It's important to remember that an examiner is much more interested in what you think rather than what a critic has already said.  So don't just write down a critical opinion or quote without expanding on it further.  You need to show how a critic's argument has helped you to form your own. A good way to do this is to use a critic's opinion as a starting point for your paragraph and then develop it.  So, if a critic has argued that romantic love is the central motivation of 'Romeo and Juliet', but you believe it is a combination of familial and romantic love, you can structure a paragraph around this.  Start by saying 'critic x has argued that romantic love is the central motivation of R and J.  Back this up with a short piece of evidence e.g. 'this can be seen in the scene where ... '. Now comes your main argument: 'however, it is romantic and familial love combined that form the main motivation of the characters in R and J.' Follow this with more detailed evidence e.g. 'this is seen when... .’ You should give a couple of examples here; you need to support the key idea in your paragraph well. The main thing to remember with using critics is not to just memorise and quote criticism but to analyse and develop critical ideas to form your own arguments.  

It's important to remember that an examiner is much more interested in what you think rather than what a critic has already said.  So don't just write down a critical opinion or quote without expanding on it further.  You need to show how a critic's argument has helped you to form your own. A good way to do this is to use a critic's opinion as a starting point for your paragraph and then develop it.  So, if a critic has argued that romantic love is the central motivation of 'Romeo and Juliet', but you believe it is a combination of familial and romantic love, you can structure a paragraph around this.  Start by saying 'critic x has argued that romantic love is the central motivation of R and J.  Back this up with a short piece of evidence e.g. 'this can be seen in the scene where ... '. Now comes your main argument: 'however, it is romantic and familial love combined that form the main motivation of the characters in R and J.' Follow this with more detailed evidence e.g. 'this is seen when... .’ You should give a couple of examples here; you need to support the key idea in your paragraph well. The main thing to remember with using critics is not to just memorise and quote criticism but to analyse and develop critical ideas to form your own arguments.  

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