I am a future lawyer and a self-proclaimed expert on surviving the university admission process, trying to pass on my passion for the humanities to those I tutor.
Only last year, I was in your position, trying to write a competitive application for university entry while also focusing on my A Levels. What I discovered was that dedication goes a long way. If you learn to love your subject and engage with it, then exams no longer feel daunting. In consequence, I believe this is what tutoring is all about: showing others the beauty and relevance of the subject.
During high school, I offered both Sociology and English lessons to people of all ages and abilities, I undertook a 40 hour TEFL course; I helped many of my friends with their personal statements for universities all around the world; I obtained a Top in the World Award from CIE; and I got an offer from the university of my dreams. These are the things that gave me the communication skills, patience and content knowledge required for teaching.
What we cover in the sessions will be dictated by your needs and confidence level with the subject. We could cover basic concepts, practice your exam technique or solve past papers. However, in the humanities, discursive essays are key and so I will consider you truly prepared only when you are able to hold your own when debating the subject with me. The way you use the information you gain throughout the year to argue and evaluate your point will make the difference between a B and an A!
What about mentoring?
Both literature and law gave me the attention to detail needed when reviewing a personal statement. I could help you look at the nuances of words, optimise your word count, or include ideas that would impress the admission tutors. Whether you are a Year 12 applicant or a Year 10 student who would like to discuss his options and form an action plan, I can offer assistance!
I’d love to meet you so please do get in touch! (and don't forget to tell me how I could help you reach your full potential) :)
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|.LNAT.||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
|LNAT||Uni Admissions Test||32|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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As far as the multiple choice questions are concerned, you cannot ‘teach’ the LNAT per se but you can, nevertheless, practice it and hone your skills. As someone who took the exam (and obtained 32 point out of 42 – well above that year’s 23 points average), I know a few tricks that can make a difference. For example, do not feel that you should limit your preparation to the LNAT past papers. There are many verbal reasoning tests which look at the same skills (law firms employ them in the application process for undergraduate internships so I have a sound grasp of what is available out there). At the end of the day, the LNAT tests a number of areas: deduction, inference, recognition of assumptions and interpretation of arguments (including the famous tone and irony questions). If we practice all of these areas separately we have a better chance to set in the skills.
Also, as far as the essay component is concerned, it is time for you to learn how to write like a lawyer! You need to be both persuasive and evaluative in your manner of dealing with the problem. Another key aspect is to keep the writing style concise and yet cursive. (Don’t worry! I have model essays and a detailed essay plan to help you get through this!)see more
First, it is necessary to understand what we mean through the Historical Biographical point of view. As the name suggests, these critics look at the effect of the historical context on the text. This being said, the next step is to acquire an understanding of Yeats' life and time. Let's take as an example Maud Gonne, the poet's long time obsession (he proposed to her and was rejected several times). How is she present in his work?
Could we argue that she is the heroine of 'No Second Troy'? Let's look at the evidence (it is essential to back up assertions with quotes). 'Beauty like a tightened bow' - this is an oxymoron, meaning that it is counterintuitive to associate beauty with a weapon. However, Maud's looks harmed the poet as he desired what he could not have and suffered as a result. This explains the association with dangerous, threatening weapons which cause nothing but pain. In conclusion, this is a direct influence of Yeats' real life experience on his work.see more