Isobel P. 11 Plus English tutor, 13 plus  English tutor, GCSE English...

Isobel P.

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Degree: English Literarure (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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About me

Hi! My name is Isobel and I have just finished my first year studying English Literature at the University of Bristol.

English was always my favourite subject at school and one that was by far the most enjoyable- I found the span and depth of study, particularly at A Level, fascinating. I have studied Chaucer to F. Scott Fitzgerald and have come to appreciate everything inbetween!

I am also available to provide tuition for AQA Philosophy A Level. Having only completed this qualification a year ago and achieving a high grade, I am very familiar with the content and structure for the exam. 

While I am new to online tutoring, I understand that meeting the individual needs of the tutee is absolutely essential and I will ensure that tutorials are tailored to what you need support in. 

I have a relaxed and friendly manner and hope that you come to enjoy English in a new way. I hope that you find the tutorials interesting and engaging as ultimately that is what is needed to succeed! 

My availability is located on my profile. As it is the summer holidays I am very available at the moment.  If you have any questions about availability or tutoring in general, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you soon!

Best wishes,


About my sessions

Structure & Preparation: I will prepare by going through any prior notes I have on the student and by looking at their exam specification and familarising myself with the mark scheme, as well as getting to know the style of the exam paper itself. The structure of the tutorial will firstly revolve around finding out what the student struggles with as well as what they are confident in. I will ask the student how the session would best be spent, whether this be going through past papers or tackling specific content that they struggle with. 

Achieveing goals: This is essential to the students' success, which is why I will ask what their strengths and weaknesses are at the start of the session. I will patiently listen to the students questions and ideas about how they can improve and advise them about how we can go about this- achieving goals is a gradual process and it is important to send them down the right path. 

Progress: This will be measured in accordance with the goals they have set themselves at the start of the sessions and how they do week by week in the tutorials.

Encouragement: It is very important to encourage pupils about their learning, particularly when they are struggling. With hard work anything is possible!

Subjects offered

English A Level £24 /hr
English Literature A Level £24 /hr
Philosophy A Level £24 /hr
English GCSE £22 /hr
English Literature GCSE £22 /hr
Philosophy GCSE £22 /hr
Religious Studies GCSE £22 /hr
English 13 Plus £22 /hr
English 11 Plus £22 /hr


English LiteratureA-levelA2A*
Philosophy A-levelA2A
Extended Project QualificationA-levelA2A
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4from 1 customer review

Gareth (Parent) January 18 2017

Isobel did an emergency written tutorial late at night for mu daughter. Her comments on my daughters work were insightful and she gave good direction. Thank you.
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Questions Isobel has answered

How do I revise for an English exam?

Whether you are studying a play, novel or poem the key revision techniques are very similar.  Firstly, I would say the most important aspect is to familarise yourself with the text itself. For example, with a novel you want to know the plot inside out and be very familar with it's main themes...

Whether you are studying a play, novel or poem the key revision techniques are very similar. 

Firstly, I would say the most important aspect is to familarise yourself with the text itself. For example, with a novel you want to know the plot inside out and be very familar with it's main themes, as well as the charachters and what they represent. 

Revising poetry is more of the same, however it differs in the sense that your analytical skills are arguably more crucial, as you have less to analyse. 

As a general point, I would tackle English revision by dividing what you need to know into more managable chunks- use headings for charachter quotes/ themes and structural techniques used in each chapter. 

Once this is done, practising past papers is key. Firstly analyse the question and break it down- what is it really asking you? Jot down a quick plan to know the direction of your answer, from there your main points should emerge forming the basis of each paragraph. Also, remember to write a introduction and conclusion as this is essential to a successful answer- be detailed, yet concise. 

After that I would advise you to practice, practice, practice. This is the main way to perfect your exam technique and will ensure you success in your exam!

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