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

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About me

Hi everyone, I'm Ben! I am a passionate reader and linguist, and I have recently graduated from The University of Warwick with a BA in English and French, and I am now a Master's student at The University of Oxford, reading Modern Languages. I can help anyone who is struggling with English (Language/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 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. 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! 

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English A Level £24 /hr
English Language A Level £24 /hr
English Literature A Level £24 /hr
French A Level £24 /hr
English GCSE £22 /hr
English Language GCSE £22 /hr
English Literature GCSE £22 /hr
French GCSE £22 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £24 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English and FrenchBachelors Degree2:1
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
FrenchA-LevelA
EconomicsA-LevelB
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No

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Ratings and reviews

4.9from 34 customer reviews

Marta (Parent) December 7 2016

Ben is a fantastic teacher who is patient and kind. He is extremely knowledgeable about his subject and communicates very clearly. Chris is really enjoying his lessons with Ben and is benefitting a lot! Thank you, Ben.

Christoper (Student) November 16 2016

Another good session with Ben, he has helped me to answer the exam questions precisely and has helped me to improve in my writing.

Maria (Parent) October 28 2016

As clear and precise as usual. Many thanks for all your dedication.

Samuel (Student) November 7 2016

Again excellent work by Ben, he was an extremely patient and understanding teacher and I am very grateful to him for the help I have received.
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Questions Ben has answered

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 overallanswer to the question. The analysis is likely to be secure, with an appreciation of relevant context and critical background. The argu...

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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