Nicole J.

Nicole J.

£30 - £32 /hr

English Language and Literature (Bachelors) - Alumni - Oxford University

1 completed lesson

About me

Hello! I am a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where I achieved a First Class degree in English Language and Literature. I am passionate about literature and how interdisciplinary it is: I love that it includes thinking about philosophy, history and politics, and consequently I really enjoy encouraging my students to be creative in their approach to literature. I am always keen to help them to analyse the text first and foremost, but then to help them to think about the intellectu...

Hello! I am a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where I achieved a First Class degree in English Language and Literature. I am passionate about literature and how interdisciplinary it is: I love that it includes thinking about philosophy, history and politics, and consequently I really enjoy encouraging my students to be creative in their approach to literature. I am always keen to help them to analyse the text first and foremost, but then to help them to think about the intellectual, social and historical context around it. Helpfully, this is both a very fulfilling approach to literature and also one that exam boards really like!

The 'Language' component of my degree means that as well as my expertise in literature, I am also an expert in the English Language itself: I really enjoy linguistics, and am thus well-equipped to tutor GCSE English Language, or A Level English Language.

Because English is so interdisciplinary, I am also very interested in other humanities subjects: having achieved A*s in all my A Levels, including Religious Studies, French and History (at AS level), I am more than happy to tutor these subjects up to both GCSE and A Level standard. I have continued to work on all of these subjects through my degree, some through extra-curricular classes, and so my knowledge of them continues to grow and develop.

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About my sessions

It is very helpful for the student if they are given both short term and long term learning objectives: this both provides a structure for measuring progress and also enables a student to feel that they are constantly improving and achieving as they meet goals in each lesson. Particularly with regards to English, it is really important that the student feels that they are able to contemplate a text themselves: independent thinking is key, and it is for this reason that my teaching approach is...

It is very helpful for the student if they are given both short term and long term learning objectives: this both provides a structure for measuring progress and also enables a student to feel that they are constantly improving and achieving as they meet goals in each lesson. Particularly with regards to English, it is really important that the student feels that they are able to contemplate a text themselves: independent thinking is key, and it is for this reason that my teaching approach is to ask lots of questions and try to encourage as much discussion and debate as possible as opposed to directly giving students answers. Students therefore grow in confidence, both in their written and spoken work, and learn to explore and critique their own ideas. I think helping a student feel passionate about the subject is the most important thing, and it is this passion that will help them to succeed academically: I will gently encourage them to tailor their thinking and interests towards the mark scheme of whatever exam board they are using in order to ensure the tutoring sessions are as fruitful for their academic performance as possible.

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Jammie Parent from hong kong

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (AS)A
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
Religious StudiesA-level (A2)A*
FrenchA-level (A2)A*

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12 - 5pm
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12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishA Level£32 /hr
EnglishGCSE£32 /hr
FrenchGCSE£32 /hr
Philosophy and EthicsGCSE£32 /hr
Religious StudiesGCSE£32 /hr
EnglishIB£32 /hr
ELATUniversity£32 /hr
EnglishUniversity£32 /hr
English11 Plus£30 /hr
English13 Plus£30 /hr
French13 Plus£30 /hr
Religious Studies13 Plus£30 /hr
EnglishKS3£32 /hr
FrenchKS3£32 /hr

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