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 an incoming Master's student at The University of Oxford, and will read 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!
|English||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Language||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|French||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Language||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|English and French||Bachelors Degree||2:1|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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