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Dana C.

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Studying: Psychology & Linguistics (Bachelors) - Edinburgh University

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Hi! My name is Dana, I am from Brussels, Belgium and I am a second year Psychology and Linguistics student at the University of Edinburgh. I absolutely love languages - be it learning them or teaching them. I speak three languages fluently and I am currently studying a fourth, and I wish to share this enthusiasm and love of languages with whoever I teach. English was always my favorite class at school, and I would like nothing more than to help students who may have questions or concerns about the topic. I am also fluent in French, and if you need help with the different tenses and how or when they should be used, or simply want to practice your French, I am the tutor for you! I have a lot of experience working with students of all ages, so if you are looking for simple, easy to understand explanations and active discussion on the topic at hand, I would be glad to help! 

I completed the IB in high school, and I am well aware of how hard and intense it really is. In addition to the classes listed below, I can also assist in the writing of TOK essays, Personal Statements, and English Extended Essays. 

Our Tutoring Session:

My main goal as a tutor is to make sure my students are not only understanding the subject we are currently discussing, but that they are 100% comfortable with the material we are learning as a whole. They should not be afraid to ask questions and really delve into the subject. I was always too scared to ask questions at school, in the fear that what I was asking was "stupid" or "irrelevant" - but there are no stupid questions! Our lessons will mostly be discussion based seeing as languages aren't as specific as maths or sciences, and so no one should be afraid to ask questions and feel comfortable during our lessons. 

Hi! My name is Dana, I am from Brussels, Belgium and I am a second year Psychology and Linguistics student at the University of Edinburgh. I absolutely love languages - be it learning them or teaching them. I speak three languages fluently and I am currently studying a fourth, and I wish to share this enthusiasm and love of languages with whoever I teach. English was always my favorite class at school, and I would like nothing more than to help students who may have questions or concerns about the topic. I am also fluent in French, and if you need help with the different tenses and how or when they should be used, or simply want to practice your French, I am the tutor for you! I have a lot of experience working with students of all ages, so if you are looking for simple, easy to understand explanations and active discussion on the topic at hand, I would be glad to help! 

I completed the IB in high school, and I am well aware of how hard and intense it really is. In addition to the classes listed below, I can also assist in the writing of TOK essays, Personal Statements, and English Extended Essays. 

Our Tutoring Session:

My main goal as a tutor is to make sure my students are not only understanding the subject we are currently discussing, but that they are 100% comfortable with the material we are learning as a whole. They should not be afraid to ask questions and really delve into the subject. I was always too scared to ask questions at school, in the fear that what I was asking was "stupid" or "irrelevant" - but there are no stupid questions! Our lessons will mostly be discussion based seeing as languages aren't as specific as maths or sciences, and so no one should be afraid to ask questions and feel comfortable during our lessons. 

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
(IB)English A Language & Literature Higher LevelInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
(IB)French A Language & Literature Standard Level International Baccalaureate (IB)6
(IB)Math Standard Level International Baccalaureate (IB)6
(IB)Geography Standard LevelInternational Baccalaureate (IB)5
(IB)Music Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)5
(IB)Biology Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB)5

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishGCSE£18 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£18 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
FrenchGCSE£18 /hr
EnglishIB£20 /hr
English LanguageIB£20 /hr
English13 Plus£18 /hr
French13 Plus£18 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
English11 Plus£18 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr

Questions Dana has answered

What is a semantic field?

Semantic (or sometimes called lexical) fields are a technique often used by writers to keep a certain image persistent in their readers' mind. They are a collection of words which are related to one another be it through their similar meanings, or through a more abstract relation.

For example, if a writer is writing a poem or a novel about a ship, they will surely use words such as ocean, waves, sea, tide, blue, storm, wind, sails, etc... Again, it is a collection of words which relate to each other in a semantic (which means meaning) or abstract way.  

Semantic (or sometimes called lexical) fields are a technique often used by writers to keep a certain image persistent in their readers' mind. They are a collection of words which are related to one another be it through their similar meanings, or through a more abstract relation.

For example, if a writer is writing a poem or a novel about a ship, they will surely use words such as ocean, waves, sea, tide, blue, storm, wind, sails, etc... Again, it is a collection of words which relate to each other in a semantic (which means meaning) or abstract way.  

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1 year ago

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What's the difference between sarcasm and irony?

Sarcasm and irony are very popular tones used in many and all forms of literary texts, yet there is a lot of confusion as to which is which - however the distinction between the two is actually quite easy! Firstly, you should think of irony as an overarching technique used by writers to enhance their writing, and sarcasm is simply a specific form of irony. Whilst irony can be situational (ie. ending up in the one place you said you'd never return to), dramatic (used a lot in plays - means a situation in which the audience knows something the characters on stage don't), or verbal, sarcasm is strictly verbal. Furthermore, sarcasm's main goal is to ridicule or attack someone, whilst irony is not necessarily mean spirited at all.  Let's try some examples:

a) Person A: "I'm going to join the gym this year!" Person B: "Great idea! That worked out so well last year!"

This example would be sarcasm; Person A is being mocked by Person B.

b) A parking enforcement officer gets a parking ticket.

This is an example of situational irony. It's not attacking anyone (so can't be sarcasm), yet still displays irony.  

Sarcasm and irony are very popular tones used in many and all forms of literary texts, yet there is a lot of confusion as to which is which - however the distinction between the two is actually quite easy! Firstly, you should think of irony as an overarching technique used by writers to enhance their writing, and sarcasm is simply a specific form of irony. Whilst irony can be situational (ie. ending up in the one place you said you'd never return to), dramatic (used a lot in plays - means a situation in which the audience knows something the characters on stage don't), or verbal, sarcasm is strictly verbal. Furthermore, sarcasm's main goal is to ridicule or attack someone, whilst irony is not necessarily mean spirited at all.  Let's try some examples:

a) Person A: "I'm going to join the gym this year!" Person B: "Great idea! That worked out so well last year!"

This example would be sarcasm; Person A is being mocked by Person B.

b) A parking enforcement officer gets a parking ticket.

This is an example of situational irony. It's not attacking anyone (so can't be sarcasm), yet still displays irony.  

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1 year ago

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