I am an English Literature student studying at Lancaster University. 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 resourses, 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.
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|Philosophy and Ethics||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|Philosophy and Ethics||A-Level||A*|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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