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Degree: English Literature (Bachelors) - York University
I'm an enthusiastic and friendly individual with an encouraging and patient approach to teaching. I hope to become a teacher so I have expereince working with children of primary and secondary school age. I'm a first year English Literature student at the University of York with a timetable which allows for flexible tutoring session times. Hobbies include singing, swing dance and cat-loving.
The Sessions and What I Can Offer
I'm a flexible tutor open to different teaching styles and resources to assist with the student's learning. The student will guide the content of the session so that I can effectively meet their needs. I'm definitely not an intimidating person so feel free to approach me with any question, big or small.
English literature is my first subject and area of expertise. Gaining the skills to interpret the deeper meanings of literature and language can be a challenge but with my guidance and expertise I can help with the student's understanding. English is an opinion based subject so I will aim to encourage the student to engage in discussion which will help them gain confidence in forming their own opinions.
English is a subject with transferable skills so I can help with writing and essays from other subjects. I also studied Maths and Psychology at A level and achieved high grades in all subjects at GCSE so my expertise is not restricted to English.
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Psychology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
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Learning quotes for a closed-book exam can seem like a very daunting task, especially when you've studied a text in detail for an entire year. But it is an essential task as examiners are looking for good understanding and reference to the text.
Quotes to remember should be short, multi-significant and, unsurprisingly, memorable.
Short: a good essay integrates quotes and ensures the quote doesn't digress from the point you're making. Short quotes are also a lot easier to remember, so no more than a sentence ideally.
Multi-significant: you can memorise lots of different quotes or a few which you can pull apart and apply to several different questions and themes. A good example is colour symbolism - red can symbolise love, death or sexuality.
Memorable: there's no point choosing a long-winded quote you can't remember. When you're under pressure in an exam you want a quote you can pick off the top of your head. So if you're memorising shakespeare or poetry, choose a quote which rhymes. If you're studying the Gothic, choose a quote which is bloody and dark.
So you've chosen your 'killer quotes', as my teacher used to call them, now you need to memorise them. Everyone has a different preferred learning style but, as with learning a language, little and often is the key. My technique was to make flashcards with a prompt on the front and the full quote on the back with reasons why it was significant. Then I would go through them and leading up to the exam I did this a couple of times a day. It really worked and to this day I still remember the quote from Macbeth:
"Stars hide your fires, let not light see your black and deep desires." (Notice it rhymes and fire, light, dark and deep all have multi-layered meanings).
Another technique you can try is look at past exam questions and when brainstorming how you would approach the question, attach a quote(s) to each point. This is a great way to practice applying your memorised quotes.
I hope this explanation helped, and good luck!see more