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Bryony S.

Degree: English Literature (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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About me

Hi! I'm Bryony an experienced Tutor both on MyTutor and with my University. I have recieved excellent feedback in my two years as a tutor for MyTutor, helping students achieve A*s at A level and in many cases raising final grades 2 letters from predictions.I study English with Study Abroad at Exeter University. This University is 4th in the UK for English 2013/14, the Sunday Times University of the year 2014/15 and a world top 100 University 2015/16. I tutored my dyslexic brother for his GCSE English, raising his predicted grade two letters. I'd love to teach you anything to do with English, whether you want help with essays, to learn some new technical words, or just where to start when analysing a text. Bit more about me: I was Vice-President of Exeter University Theatre Company (2014/15), which involved helping people improve plays and individual performances. This means I am equally enthusiastic about play-texts, and can help students analyse the theatrical elements too! I love travel. I have been on expeditions to Southern India (2012) and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro (2014). I studied at an international university in Japan (2015/16). I'm good at working and communicating with others and would like to show you how you can use personal experiences to form your opinion of a text. My aim is to you get you involved with what you're studying. This may be through using your own life experiences, as I have done, or by finding out what interests you.

About my sessions

The lessons are adapted to each student and are dependent on both the student's weaknesses and tailored to the exam board the student is on. For example - with a student that struggles with analysis, I usually compile quotes from their set texts and we analyse them together focusing on a theme. This ensures analysis practice that is relevant to the student's exams. - if a student struggles with essay writing the session is likely to focus on past paper questions. I plan the questions in detail with the student, alongside the mark scheme, ensuring they understand where the marks are coming from, so they can hit the right criteria! In addition, I go over past essays with the student to analyse their writing style and explain to them in detail what they are doing well, and what they need to improve on. This can really boost their confidence, as they begin to understand what makes a great essay! Of course some weaknesses are entwined, so lessons may be a combination of elements in order to make the most of the 55 minutes! If you would like to know how I can help you in more detail, please get in touch or book a free meeting - we can tailor the tutorials to your needs together!

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
English A Level £36 /hr
English Literature A Level £36 /hr
English GCSE £36 /hr
English Language GCSE £36 /hr
English Literature GCSE £36 /hr
English and World Literature GCSE £36 /hr

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationLevelGrade
English LiteratureA-levelA2A
ChemistryA-levelA2A
HistoryA-levelA2A
Theatre StudiesA-levelA2A
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Ratings and reviews

5from 226 customer reviews

Beverley (Parent)

Extremely engaging and informative tutorials. Bryony is very knowledgeable as well as being encouraging and lovely to work with. Thanks to Bryony's support, I achieved 9's in both English Literature and Language which haven't always been my strongest subjects. Would highly recommend!

Montse (Parent)

Bryony has been a great Tutor for my daughter. She is able to explain her in 1 hour what the teachers at school are not able to explain in a month. She is very structurate and always try her best. We are so lucky with her.

Faha (Student)

Awesome tutor! Very jolly and helps with most of my queries. Would strongly recommend!!!!!

Josh (Student)

I cannot recommend Bryony highly enough. After taking a gap year to retake my English Literature exam, it was initially very daunting having to take on the specification without the assistance of any teachers. With the help of Bryony, however, I was able to get the grade I needed to get to the University I wanted. Bryony went above and beyond in helping me prepare for my exam, providing past questions, mock papers (which she marked in detail), key quotation analysis, detailed analysis of practise questions I had written, as well as any other specific areas I wanted to cover. Whereas some tutors often have a tendency to fall into a 'one size fits all' mentality, Bryony's tutorials were always highly personalised and always focusing on improving the areas I was struggling in. Bryony did an excellent job at making sure tutorials centred around my own style of revision, meaning our weekly sessions could shape the rest of my revision. Can't thank you enough for all your help, thanks for your help in getting me to University! -Josh
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Questions Bryony has answered

How do I structure a good exam essay?

The best way to structure an essay is by using PQA - Point, Quote, Analysis. Use this structure and 5 minuntes to plan your essay. Whilst this is annoying it will make for a better essay in the long run. (Remember, quality not quantity!). Once you have your main points you can get to writing....

The best way to structure an essay is by using PQA - Point, Quote, Analysis. Use this structure and 5 minuntes to plan your essay. Whilst this is annoying it will make for a better essay in the long run. (Remember, quality not quantity!).

Once you have your main points you can get to writing. A big tip is to write your introduction last, as an essay in exam conditions can take many twists. Your introduction should guide the reader. They should know what your essay is going to argue and what themes you are going to use to do so.

A good revision technique is practicing essay questions in timed conditions. A shorther activity is using PQA on a quote. Ask yourself, what point is the quote making? What literary techniques can I point to to exemplify the point that is being made? How can think point be linked to a literary or historical context?

Master this and your essay should slot into place with ease!

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