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Luthien C.

Degree: Applied Human Rights (Masters) - York University

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About me

Hi! My name is Luthien and I'm studying for an MA in Applied Human Rights at the University of York. In 2016, I graduated with a BA in History and German from the University of Durham (First Class Honours). I already have some experience teaching, including working at an after-school club focusing on English and Maths while completing my A Levels. I also spent a year working as an assistant at a German school during my University Year Abroad. I understand the challenges with GCSEs and A Levels, and I will endeavour to support you as much as I can in your studies.

My subjects: German (A Level/GCSE), History (A Level/GCSE) and English Literature (GCSE). I love these subjects and I can assist in any area from essay writing to German grammar, from the Tudor period to speaking tests, or from Shakespeare plays to 20th Century European history. Whatever topic you need help with, we can find a way to make it work. The sessions will be centred around you and how you prefer to learn. Everyone learns differently and the tutorials will reflect this. I am very patient and will try to make the sessions fun and interactive. Learning should always be enjoyable! How to get in contact: Send me a message or book a 'Meet-the-Tutor Session', if you have any questions. Please just let me know which subject(s) you would like to focus on, any particular topic you are finding challenging and your exam board. Hope to hear from you soon!

About my sessions

I plan the sessions around the topic(s) you would like to focus on. Ultimately, you are the best judge of which areas you need to improve, though I am happy to make suggestions when necessary. Before the tutorial, I will spend time planning how to deliver the subject and creating learning materials.

Each tutorial will begin with an overview of what we are going focus on during that time. This ensures we are both on the same page and understand the expectations of the tutorial. I will then begin the tutorial, sometimes with a quick quiz or fun exercise related to the topic as an engaging and informative introduction. How the remainder of the session works will depend on the topic we are studying. Some topics (for example, grammar) involve more exercises to improve understanding, and others (for example, a tutorial on Great Expectations) will be centred on analysis of texts and planning answers to exam questions. At the end of the session, I will review what we have covered, and ask how you found the tutorial and how confident you now feel with the topic. If we have regular tutorials, I will start the next session by checking whether you have any quick questions from the last time we met.

My role is to support your learning through this vital stage of your education. I will work to the best of my abilities to ensure the tutorials fulfil your expectations and help you to develop understanding and confident in your subjects.

Subjects offered

German A Level £26 /hr
History A Level £26 /hr
English Literature GCSE £24 /hr
German GCSE £24 /hr
History GCSE £24 /hr


English LiteratureA-levelA2A
Modern European Languages and History (with Year Abroad) Degree (Bachelors)FIRST CLASS HONOURS
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Ratings and reviews

5from 24 customer reviews

Patricia (Parent) April 14 2017

Great at explaining

Alison (Parent) January 30 2017

A really clear and helpful tutorial - excellent.

Patricia (Parent) February 4 2017

Excellent at explaining German .

Alison (Parent) January 16 2017

Really good tutorial - extremely helpful.
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Questions Luthien has answered

How do I form the pluperfect tense?

The Pluperfect Tense The pluperfect tense is used in German to describe something or an action that had happened in the past. It describes something that happened further back in the past than the perfect and imperfect tenses. The pluperfect is formed using the imperfect tense ofhaben or sein ...The Pluperfect Tense The pluperfect tense is used in German to describe something or an action that had happened in the past. It describes something that happened further back in the past than the perfect and imperfect tenses. The pluperfect is formed using the imperfect tense of haben or sein as an auxiliary and the past participle. Whether you use haben or sein depends on the verb involved and if it denotes a change of state or movement. If a verb uses haben as its auxiliary in the perfect tense, it will use haben as its auxiliary in the pluperfect. The same rule applies for verbs which take sein. Example 1 (with haben as the auxiliary) Let's use the verb machen (meaning 'to do' or 'to make') to form the pluperfect tense. This verb takes the auxiliary haben and its past participle is gemacht. Ich hatte gemacht - I had done/made Du hattest gemacht Er/sie/es hatte gemacht Wir hatten gemacht Ihr hattet gemacht Sie/sie hatten gemacht Example 2 (with sein as the auxiliary) Verbs of motion, verbs expressing a change of state/condition and some other verbs, such as bleiben, take sein as their auxiliary. Let's use gehen (meaning 'to go') as an example of how to form the pluperfect tense using the auxiliary sein. Its past participle is gegangen. Ich war gegangen - I had gone Du warst gegangen Er/sie/es war gegangen Wir waren gegangen Ihr wart gegangen Sie/sie waren gegangen The key things to know when forming the pluperfect are the past participle of the verb involved and whether the auxiliary is haben or sein. Good luck using the pluperfect tense! see more

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