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Degree: Creative Writing (Masters) - Exeter University
Hello! I am an English Literature graduate, currently studying a Creative Writing Masters at the University of Exeter. I have always been fascinated by literature and writing, and I love sharing this passion with others.
My sessions will be led by you. I will cater to your personality, your learning style and the areas you want to work on. Are you struggling with essay structure, text analysis, revision or exam technique? Whatever you want to work on, I will teach you the methods, techniques and skills you need to succeed.
I can promise you a productive and enjoyable learning experience. I provide methodical exercises, active learning and different mediums such as video, music and images to spark your imagination. By the end of the session you will have gained understanding, confidence and clear objectives to move forward with.
I am patient, enthusiastic and approachable, with experience mentoring a variety of ages. Last year I mentored around 70 student writers for my university magazine, and was awarded 'Highly Commended for Outstanding Contribution'. I have also worked as a Teaching Assistant on a work placement at a primary school, receiving positive responses from children of all ages and abilities.
I also offer personal statement mentoring. Are you are applying for an English degree and want to make your personal statement stand out? Or are you applying for an entirely different degree and writing isn’t your forte? I can help you with content, structure and style. Having written two personal statements for my BA and my MA, I understand how daunting the task can be and will help break it down for you.
If you're interested in my services, please don't hesitate to ask me any questions. Simply send me a ‘WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session' with me. Let me know your exam board, the texts you are studying and what you need help with. I look forward to meeting you!
|English||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|English||11 Plus||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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Although English literature exams can seem daunting, there are plenty of revision steps you can take in order to set yourself up for success.
After you have familiarised yourself with your key texts, gather important quotations and practise writing about what they mean. A really handy way of doing this is to create a three column table. In the first column write out your chosen quotation, in the second write where it is located in the text (e.g. chapter, act and scene, page number), and in the final column write a couple of sentences explaining the quotation. Be sure to include any literary techniques the writer uses such as foreshadowing, alliteration or pathetic fallacy, and most importantly the effect the technique creates. Does it create a certain mood or atmosphere? If it is dialogue, what does the quotation reveal about the character? Does it prompt any questions? And if you get stuck start by asking yourself what the quotation means to you, and go from there.
Another really helpful exercise is creating mind maps. Even if you’re not a fan of this kind of revision, creating a mind map for each major theme, character or section of your texts is a fantastic way to prepare for your literature exam. It means that whatever essay questions come up in the exam, you will simply be able to think back to the mind map you made on that topic and remember the chapters, characters and quotations that relate to it. Getting a friend or relative to test you on your mind maps is also a great revision exercise. You’ll probably be surprised by how much you can recall.
Of course, the best possible way you can prepare for a literature exam is to practise, practise, practise. Yes, this means completing lots of practise papers. Not only will this help you become accustomed to the time constraints of an exam, but it will also help familiarise you with the structure and layout of the paper itself so that you don’t panic when it comes to your real exam. After you complete an exam paper, be sure to ask your teacher to mark it for you and then have a discussion with them about any areas for improvement. Your teachers are there to help you so never hesitate to seek guidance or feedback.
In general be sure to re-read your texts (and watch any faithful film adaptations!), ask questions about anything you’re unsure about and most of all don’t panic. You’ve got this!see more