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Sophie L.

Degree: Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies (Masters) - Durham University

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About me

I am a postgraduate student at Durham University, studying a Masters in English Literature and focusing on Victorian Literary Studies. In my spare time I enjoy rowing, running, lacrosse, travelling, reading and yoga.

I have a lot of experience in tutoring and I have been tutoring for three years now. I was a personal tutor for English GCSE, where I helped my student improve her homework and prepare for her exam. I have also tutored English GCSE at a school in London, where I had a group of three students. In addition, I was a teaching assistant in a primary school, so I am confident with working with a variety of ages.

I am extremeley enthusiastic about the academic improvement and confidence of my students. I am very patient, friendly and understanding and would love to help you improve your writing and understanding of literature.

I will organise lesson plans, provide interpretations of the material and focus on anything from grammar to literary techniques. I will make sure the hour lesson is productive and engaging by planning in advance and focusing the lesson plans on different areas. This will also make sure you improve to the best of your ability!

I am confident in tutoring anything about English Language and Literature, such as poems, novels, comprehension, spelling, grammar, writing techniques and reading.

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 a free meeting to get to know me and how I would help with tutoring, please message me and we can arrange a time. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English A Level £20 /hr
English Language A Level £20 /hr
English Literature A Level £20 /hr
English GCSE £18 /hr
English Language GCSE £18 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
English IB £20 /hr
English Language IB £20 /hr
English Literature IB £20 /hr
English 13 Plus £18 /hr
English 11 Plus £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
BA (Hons) English LiteratureBachelors Degree2:1
English LiteratureA-LevelA
HistoryA-LevelA
GermanA-LevelC
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20/09/2014

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Questions Sophie has answered

How do I analyse a poem?

There are many different steps of poetry analysis. A poem may be shorter than a novel or chapter but you still must spend just as much time analysising it and understanding it as you would do with a longer literary work. Firstly, read through the whole poem without analysing it too much. Just ...

There are many different steps of poetry analysis. A poem may be shorter than a novel or chapter but you still must spend just as much time analysising it and understanding it as you would do with a longer literary work.

Firstly, read through the whole poem without analysing it too much. Just gain your own understanding of the context of the poem and what is happening. Write down any notes of your intitial interpretation of the poem.

After reading it once, read it again for a second time for in-depth analysis. Research the context of the poem, such as the time period it was written in and also any historical or cultural context within the poem. This will help to shape your understanding of the poem.

Then move onto a close reading of the poem. Underline any words you don't understand and find the definition for them. Underline any words of significance and words that have literary techniques, such as metaphor, similie, onomatopoeia, allegory, alliteration or hyperbole. There are lists of rhetorical devices and their definitions online. This will help your understanding of how poetry is written and how meaning and emotion is conveyed through these rhetorical devices. 

It may seem difficult at first to spend this long on a particular line of poetry, or even a word, but it is important for your understanding of literary works and poetry analysis. The more you practice poetry analysis, the less tentative it will seem.

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