A Bit About Me
I am an English student at Southampton University whose main interests include late-Victorian fiction, contemporary women's poetry and dystopian fiction (although I love anything and everything really!). I have been an avid reader throughout my childhood and adolescence and would love the opportunity to share my passion for language and literature with you.
Meanwhile I have a real love for Maths and although I have stopped studying it full time, I intend to minor in Maths as part of my degree. Despite the stark contrast between these two subjects, I love the opportunity to dip between them and you'll always find a mixture of word, logic and maths puzzles at the bottom of my handbag!
I have extensive experience working with children and teenagers in various capacities; these range from leading a creche and youth groups to tutoring younger students at my secondary school and setting up peer study support groups. Such experiences have necessitated patience and encouragement in my interactions and enable me to adapt quickly to working with different individuals in order to meet their needs and ensure their success. I have also created a range of resources for the immensely popular 'Physics & Maths Tutor' website, so am familiar with a range of syllabi and can quickly adapt to new specifications.
What to Expect from my Sessions
My primary goal in tutoring is to ensure the success of my students through an individually tailored student-centred approach. I will be led by your needs and the specific requirements of your exam board and specification, but also seek to make our sessions as enjoyable as possible. Fun is the greatest motivator! Just let me know what you are struggling with and I will strive to use a range of methods and techniques to ensure that, by the end of our sessions, you'll be able to explain it back to me and tackle a range of questions with confidence.
I have a markedly different approach in my teaching of English and Maths due to the difference in subject matter, but firmly believe that understanding is key to success in both. Before we attempt exam questions I will ensure that you have a firm foundation in the content and seek to fill in any gaps in your knowledge.
As well as understanding, eloquence in conveying your ideas is vital in English, so alongside the specification content, we will also work on your writing style. We want to ensure that the examiner understands what you are writing and hopefully you can impress them with both what you say and how you say it.
I would love to hear from you if you have any questions or are interested in sessions. Do send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor' session through the 'MyTutor' website. I look forward to meeting you soon!
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|English||11 Plus||£18 /hr|
|Further Maths (AS)||A-Level||B|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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King Lear is one of those plays which Shakespeare uses to tackle a wide variety of themes, all of which can be analysed deeply individually, but also in terms of their interconnected nature. Some of the main themes are as follows:
Nature, Parenthood, Families, Politics, Power, Women, God/s, Monarchy, Loyalty, Madness...
The list goes on and on, I have certainly not covered everything, see if you can find any others! Feel free to ask if you've got any more questions on this topic.see more
Although differentiation is often taught in an abstract way, it's applications are virtually limitless. It's primary purpose is to determine the gradient of a line at a given point on a curve. Unlike with the gradient of a straight line, which is constant at all points on the line, the gradient of a curve is different at every point. Differentiation is therefore the method used to find the gradient at a given point.see more
There are a range of methods commonly used for differentation, but my favoured method is as follows:
E.g. Differentiate 3x^2
1) Separate into three separate parts - the Coefficient (the number at the front, in this case the 3), the letter (can be anything, but x in this question) and the power (in this case ^2, squared).
2) Firstly, multiply the power by the coefficient, this becomes the coefficient of your answer - here, 3x2=6
3) Now, leave the x as it is, and +1 to the power (so the function is now ^3, cubed)
Thus your answer will be 6x^3. At this point, the question may ask you to find the differential when x is a given value, let's say that is 2. If the question doesn't ask for this, 6x^3 is the answer you should clearly put on your exam paper - make sure the examiner can find and read it easily!
4) To find the gradient (the differential) when x=2, we simply have to substitute 2 into 6x^3. This is 6(2)^3 = 6(8) = 48. Make sure you clearly indicate this is your final answer on the exam paper.
If you have any more questions, or would like help with other examples/ questions, feel free to ask. The examiners ask these questions in a wide variety of ways, but essentially the working required is exactly the same. You just need to become practised in quickly identifying what they want you to do, so you can adapt quickly! Good luck!see more