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Ben S.

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Studying: Modern Languages (Masters) - Oxford, St Hugh's College University

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About me

Hi everyone, I'm Ben! I am an accomplished tutor, a passionate reader and linguist, and I have just received a Distinction from the University of Oxford in my Masters' degree, and I am now starting my PhD. I can help anyone who is struggling with English (Language and/or Literature) or French, at any grade level at GCSE/ A-level. I really do want you to succeed, and I'll structure everything around that ultimate goal. I am also in a position to offer very informed guidance on personal statements, and I know just what you need to do in order to make yours stand out from the rest. I am also now a qualified English (Language and Literature separately, and Language/Literature as a joint qualification) examiner for GCSE and A-level, as well as a qualified French examiner. I love literature and language. From Marlowe and Shakespeare to Marjane Satrapi, I read incredibly widely. I love the French language, and language in general, and I have an excellent knowledge of speaking, writing, translation, and grammar. You'll benefit from my unwavering commitment to the learning process, and the skills I have learnt along the way will help you make the most of your time with me. I have tutored for over 150 hours with my tutors, from which I have a star rating of 5/5.

Hi everyone, I'm Ben! I am an accomplished tutor, a passionate reader and linguist, and I have just received a Distinction from the University of Oxford in my Masters' degree, and I am now starting my PhD. I can help anyone who is struggling with English (Language and/or Literature) or French, at any grade level at GCSE/ A-level. I really do want you to succeed, and I'll structure everything around that ultimate goal. I am also in a position to offer very informed guidance on personal statements, and I know just what you need to do in order to make yours stand out from the rest. I am also now a qualified English (Language and Literature separately, and Language/Literature as a joint qualification) examiner for GCSE and A-level, as well as a qualified French examiner. I love literature and language. From Marlowe and Shakespeare to Marjane Satrapi, I read incredibly widely. I love the French language, and language in general, and I have an excellent knowledge of speaking, writing, translation, and grammar. You'll benefit from my unwavering commitment to the learning process, and the skills I have learnt along the way will help you make the most of your time with me. I have tutored for over 150 hours with my tutors, from which I have a star rating of 5/5.

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About my sessions

A session revolving around your needs combined with a committed approach to tutoring is a combination which will hopefully allow you to flourish, and enjoy the subject, even if you don't at the moment! I have an excellent understanding of the GCSE/A-level curriculum in both English (Language/Literature) and French GCSE/A-level, and am very well-read. However, I do need to know in advance the subject level, and the exam board, so I can ensure that you get a personalised and targeted session. I am very flexible in terms of timings, as long as we plan what we need to cover in the amount of time we have. I encourage respective tutees or their parents to see whether my approach can work for them, so if you are not happy with your first session, there will be no charge. I hope that I can provide a valuable and affordable service to you, and I look forward to meeting you! 

A session revolving around your needs combined with a committed approach to tutoring is a combination which will hopefully allow you to flourish, and enjoy the subject, even if you don't at the moment! I have an excellent understanding of the GCSE/A-level curriculum in both English (Language/Literature) and French GCSE/A-level, and am very well-read. However, I do need to know in advance the subject level, and the exam board, so I can ensure that you get a personalised and targeted session. I am very flexible in terms of timings, as long as we plan what we need to cover in the amount of time we have. I encourage respective tutees or their parents to see whether my approach can work for them, so if you are not happy with your first session, there will be no charge. I hope that I can provide a valuable and affordable service to you, and I look forward to meeting you! 

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Rebecca (Parent)

November 6 2017

The session was excellent

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Ian (Parent)

Ben tutored our son Jake for a period of about 8 months with weekly sessions leading up to his GCSE for English literature ad English Language. Prior to working with Ben, Jakes predicted grades were ‘C’ . Jake has just achieved a level 8 with distinction in English Language and a level 7 in English Literature. Ben was patient and very clear in his teaching and really encouraged Jake to a higher level. He made the sessions interesting and engaging and they developed a great working relationship together. Ben is an exceptional tutor and we really could not recommend him highly enough – and have in fact recommended him to numerous friends for their children. He is an excellent tutor and all-round nice, genuine guy and this was one of the best investments we have made in Jake's education. Ian Stokes

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Rebecca (Parent)

October 12 2017

the lesson couldn't have been better

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Anupama (Parent)

Hi Ben, You are open and honest in your teaching approach. Also, your thoroughness in a) your teaching and b) correcting the homework's helped Abhi to learn from his mistakes and excel. Abhi was predicted B in literature but needless to say, your teaching techniques, approach, thoroughness in addition to Abhi's own determination and hardwork, helped Abhi to secure A*.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English and FrenchDegree (Bachelors)2:1
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
FrenchA-level (A2)A
EconomicsA-level (A2)B
Modern LanguagesDegree (Masters)DISTINCTION

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishA Level£30 /hr
English LanguageA Level£30 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£30 /hr
FrenchA Level£30 /hr
EnglishGCSE£30 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£30 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£30 /hr
FrenchGCSE£30 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£30 /hr
.MLAT (Modern Languages)Uni Admissions Test£30 /hr

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What makes the difference between a "good" exam essay and an "excellent" one?

In both AS and A2 papers, a good exam essay will be characterised by a competent understanding of the key points in the chosen texts, as well as a good overall answer to the question. The analysis is likely to be secure, with an appreciation of relevant context and critical background. The argument will be clear and developed.

An excellent answer, which may receive grades equivalent to the level of A at AS and A/A* at A2 level, generally meets the following criteria. The answer will be detailed and exploratory, whilst always answering the question set. The response might challenge the assertions of the question as its basis of forming an argument. The analysis of the text(s) will be probing, developed and insightful. Its focus will be extremely clear, and the line of argument will be tightly controlled throughout the essay. The essay will appreciate and interpret some critical debate. The essay will use contextual information as a means to strengthen the argument and the essay as a whole. The answer will usually have a sense of flair and the argument will be very convincing.

In both AS and A2 papers, a good exam essay will be characterised by a competent understanding of the key points in the chosen texts, as well as a good overall answer to the question. The analysis is likely to be secure, with an appreciation of relevant context and critical background. The argument will be clear and developed.

An excellent answer, which may receive grades equivalent to the level of A at AS and A/A* at A2 level, generally meets the following criteria. The answer will be detailed and exploratory, whilst always answering the question set. The response might challenge the assertions of the question as its basis of forming an argument. The analysis of the text(s) will be probing, developed and insightful. Its focus will be extremely clear, and the line of argument will be tightly controlled throughout the essay. The essay will appreciate and interpret some critical debate. The essay will use contextual information as a means to strengthen the argument and the essay as a whole. The answer will usually have a sense of flair and the argument will be very convincing.

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