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Studying: English Literature (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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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.

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.

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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!

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!

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Chloe (Student)

November 8 2017

Really helpful and gave me a lot of insight on how to improve my essay writing skills.

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Kim (Parent)

June 11 2017

In mid October mock GCSE exams my son was working at level 8 9 A in Maths/Sciences but struggling not reaching a C in English. His English teacher's view was not to worry as she knew that he was "sufficiently clever to get a B, in fact higher than that" but being described as "slightly" dyslexic was held back in exams and should get a C or could retake it! We seriously worried he would have to retake whilst studying for A levels and this would do nothing for his confidence or would affect his A level studies. He hated English but agreed to work with Bryony and admitted later that she had become his best tutor/teacher, she had the ability to engage him with the subject and work with him rather than at him. He never objected to working with Bryony and I liked being able to watch the lesson again and see that he was engaging with the subject. His attitude to English at school did not change however his confidence that he knew what to do and where to start when writing an essay or working on a poem, he took the exams and gained a level 6 and I smile happily about this as much as his 9 and As in other subjects. Thank you Bryony.

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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!

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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.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
HistoryA-level (A2)A
Theatre StudiesA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishA Level£36 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£36 /hr
EnglishGCSE£36 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£36 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£36 /hr
English and World LiteratureGCSE£36 /hr

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. 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!

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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