Eleanor W. A Level English Literature tutor, GCSE English Literature ...
£20 - £22 /hr

Eleanor W.

Degree: English Literature (Bachelors) - Lancaster University

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About me

I study English Literature at Lancaster University and consistently achieve first's in my exams and coursework. I have a great respect and admiration for my subject and want to share this passion with others. I also have a great love of Philosophy and History which often go hand in hand with English. I have experience teaching students from all ages and abilities as well as people where English was their second language. My particular strengths include essay writing and question analysis, which enables me to help students reach a more sophisticated understanding of questions and texts. I am a patient and considerate tutor who will tailor lessons to suit students, I believe it is important that students set learning objectives on what they want to achieve because this motivates them further. I offer a relaxed learning environment in order to help students achieve their best. I like to use a wide range of teaching resources, a good mix of fun and academic activities. English, History, and Philosophy can all be daunting at first, but if you start off by simplifying and then build up understanding you are on the right track for a good grade. I can also offer help in writing Personal Statements; whilst it is important that the main body of a Personal Statement comes from a student, it doesn't hurt to have a little guidance.

About my sessions

I tailor my sessions to the needs and preferences of my students - this means that the sessions range from a traditional lecture to us playing games to learn information. Usually, my sessions are split into two parts: during the first half I work on the student's knowledge and understanding of the subject, then during the second half we work together to see how this information is used in exam questions.

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
English Literature A Level £22 /hr
English Literature GCSE £20 /hr
Philosophy and Ethics GCSE £20 /hr

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationLevelGrade
Philosophy and EthicsA-levelA2A*
English LiteratureA-levelA2A
HistoryA-levelA2B
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Ratings and reviews

5from 1 customer review

Vara (Student)

Very helpful in understanding English concepts that I failed to understand and helped to achieve a 7 in both English lit and language when I was failing English before.
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Questions Eleanor has answered

How do I approach philosophical theories?

Firstly, remove all the names and long confusing words. To really understand complex theories you have to know what they attempt to explain at their core. Learn this before you attempt anything else. Then, add in names, key terminology and slowly build up the theory until you understand it in ...

Firstly, remove all the names and long confusing words. To really understand complex theories you have to know what they attempt to explain at their core. Learn this before you attempt anything else. Then, add in names, key terminology and slowly build up the theory until you understand it in its entirety.

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10 months ago

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How do i approach poems?

For the best grades you must approach poems based on effect rather than technique. Firstly, just read the poem, do not analyse it, just take it in and see what thoughts it provokes in you. Then go through form and structure: meter, rhyme etc. What effect do these have? Finally look at lexical ...

For the best grades you must approach poems based on effect rather than technique. Firstly, just read the poem, do not analyse it, just take it in and see what thoughts it provokes in you. Then go through form and structure: meter, rhyme etc. What effect do these have? Finally look at lexical techniques and their effect. This approach means that you focus on effect rather than cause.

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10 months ago

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How do I keep my essays concise?

Know your texts. It is better to remember fewer texts, but in greater detail. This prevents you from trying to create links when there are none. In an exam you should barely have to improvise. If you have studied your texts thoroughly and have practised many different arguments then an exam sh...

Know your texts. It is better to remember fewer texts, but in greater detail. This prevents you from trying to create links when there are none. In an exam you should barely have to improvise. If you have studied your texts thoroughly and have practised many different arguments then an exam should just be the revival of those ideas and therefore you will not go off on a tangent.

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10 months ago

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