Sophie L.

Sophie L.

£18 - £22 /hr

Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies (Masters) - Durham University

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About me

I studied my Master’s degree in Victorian Literature at Durham University. I also studied my undergraduate degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, running, travelling and learning Mandarin. I was an English teacher in Shanghai, China. I gave lessons to classes and also tutored individually. I am comfortable teaching students of all nationalities and ages. I have a lot of experience in tutoring from the last three years. I can help...

I studied my Master’s degree in Victorian Literature at Durham University. I also studied my undergraduate degree in English Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, running, travelling and learning Mandarin. I was an English teacher in Shanghai, China. I gave lessons to classes and also tutored individually. I am comfortable teaching students of all nationalities and ages. I have a lot of experience in tutoring from the last three years. I can help you with anything you need, such as improving homework, marking essays, preparing for exams and speaking and listening exams. I could help you with how to write persuasively, how to analyse texts effectively and how to identify language devices. If you need help with literature, I can teach poetry, novels or any kind of literature. We can focus on particular themes, scenes or ideas. I am extremely enthusiastic about the improvement and confidence of my students. I am very patient, friendly and understanding and would love to help you improve your understanding of literature. I will make sure the hour lesson is productive to ensure you improve to the best of your ability! I have a passion for English and I hope that after tutoring, you will feel passionate about the subject and confident in yourself. If you would like to discuss lessons, please message me and we can discuss what you are studying and what you'd like to improve.

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About my sessions

My online lessons are all very different, depending on my student’s needs. If you need help understanding literature, I can teach you the text and go through the text’s themes, language, quotes and ideas and dedicate a time slot to each area that you want to work on. If you are looking for help with English language, I will put the language text on the screen and we can read through it together and underline, annotate and write notes next to it. If you would like me to mark your work or homew...

My online lessons are all very different, depending on my student’s needs. If you need help understanding literature, I can teach you the text and go through the text’s themes, language, quotes and ideas and dedicate a time slot to each area that you want to work on. If you are looking for help with English language, I will put the language text on the screen and we can read through it together and underline, annotate and write notes next to it. If you would like me to mark your work or homework, we can have a "written session" where you send me your work and I spend one hour marking it. I will annotate your work, provide detailed feedback and write in more ideas, then send it back to you. I can measure your progress by providing a written review at the end of each lessons of the things you excelled in and also the things you struggled with and need to work on. Then in the next lesson, I can monitor your improvements of these things. I think that being an adaptable teacher is important to encourage learning. If you are struggling with a particular area, I will spend time with you on this and work slowly to ensure you understand everything and the lesson is at your own pace. I also think patience is very important when encouraging learning, as I always make sure you feel comfortable and confident and you can tell me when you don't understand something or need me to repeat something.






 

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Ratings & Reviews

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Manuela Student

6 Oct

Sophie has helpt me understand ‘Paradise Lost’ much more by looking at meaning of the poem and analysing key quotes!

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Katerina Parent from London

11 Sep

so good

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Danielle Student

1 Aug, 2018

very good at explaining ideas and literary concepts as well as boosting my confidence in my own ability to analyse - thank you!

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Asmahan Student

6 Sep, 2017

Because of Sophie, I managed to pass English Literature and English Language which I found great difficulty in both. Although we mainly focused on English Literature, I applied a similar method with English Language. I highly recommend Sophie as a tutor for English as she is very interactive and understanding! Thank you so much!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
BA (Hons) English LiteratureDegree (Bachelors)2:1
English LiteratureA-levelA
HistoryA-levelA
GermanA-levelC
Romantic and Victorian Literary StudiesDegree (Masters)MERIT
Law Conversion CourseDiplomaMERIT

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishA Level£22 /hr
English LanguageA Level£22 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£22 /hr
EnglishGCSE£20 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£20 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£20 /hr
EnglishIB£22 /hr
English LanguageIB£22 /hr
English LiteratureIB£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£22 /hr
English13 Plus£18 /hr

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