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English Literature (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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Hi, I'm Isobel and I'm 19 years old. I am a second year English Literature student at the University of Exeter and I am originally from Herefordshire. I love English because it has a creative edge whilst also being the good bits of social history written down! I've always had a huge passion for English and I was the only person in my whole year at high school to get an A* in both English Literature GCSE and English Language GCSE. I also won the English award in year 11! I have taken my interest into the extracurricular and did an English Literature based Extended Project Qualification, where I got 100%. I also love Drama and did an extra exam (grade 8) in acting whilst I was doing my AS exams. My grasp of Drama means that I am very good at analysing plays, particularly Shakespeare, which is a key part of an English course. I am also an experienced violinist. I am also a keen walker and illustrator. I love a good film or music album. History is another passion of mine. Although I did Medieval History at A Level, my interest also lies in Modern History and I did Modern at GCSE. I understand how scary exams are but everyone is capable of doing well if they are taught well and revise properly. I found it best to make sure you revise all topics so that you are prepared for any questions that may come up in exams! I am studying at my first choice university and I actually quite enjoyed writing my personal statement! I also helped many of my friends write their statements, and we all got our first choice universities. Some, including myself, got unconditional offers from our universities. At my university I am a member of the Amnesty International society. This involves a lot of communication with others, campaigning and of course offering help to those who really need it. I feel naturally inclined to helping people! I believe that passion equals success and hope to spread my passion and hone my students' skills, whilst simultaneously finding something they are most passionate about within their course.

Hi, I'm Isobel and I'm 19 years old. I am a second year English Literature student at the University of Exeter and I am originally from Herefordshire. I love English because it has a creative edge whilst also being the good bits of social history written down! I've always had a huge passion for English and I was the only person in my whole year at high school to get an A* in both English Literature GCSE and English Language GCSE. I also won the English award in year 11! I have taken my interest into the extracurricular and did an English Literature based Extended Project Qualification, where I got 100%. I also love Drama and did an extra exam (grade 8) in acting whilst I was doing my AS exams. My grasp of Drama means that I am very good at analysing plays, particularly Shakespeare, which is a key part of an English course. I am also an experienced violinist. I am also a keen walker and illustrator. I love a good film or music album. History is another passion of mine. Although I did Medieval History at A Level, my interest also lies in Modern History and I did Modern at GCSE. I understand how scary exams are but everyone is capable of doing well if they are taught well and revise properly. I found it best to make sure you revise all topics so that you are prepared for any questions that may come up in exams! I am studying at my first choice university and I actually quite enjoyed writing my personal statement! I also helped many of my friends write their statements, and we all got our first choice universities. Some, including myself, got unconditional offers from our universities. At my university I am a member of the Amnesty International society. This involves a lot of communication with others, campaigning and of course offering help to those who really need it. I feel naturally inclined to helping people! I believe that passion equals success and hope to spread my passion and hone my students' skills, whilst simultaneously finding something they are most passionate about within their course.

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About my sessions

I will open tutorials with questions about what my student may be struggling with. The more tutorials I have the more I can follow up on previous questions and issues, so that throughout the process I can properly gauge their progress. At the end of each session I will ask about what they want to discuss in the next session, and will prepare accordingly. I will also prepare by doing research into discourses about their text, and also into good approaches to their work by looking at current mark schemes and exam questions - I will be very up to date with their syllabus. I am also happy to use my past A* essays as exemplars. I will also introduce themes I think are valid and interesting. I'm very interested in context so will be happy to answer questions about authors and the times they lived in. I also think it will be productive to give students essay questions during sessions then allow them to come up with initial ideas with me, thinking about themes and arguments. I think that this is a very good technique and will help them in the future when they have to plan at the beginning of both exam and coursework essays. Colour coding can work very well for some people. I will also dedicate a section of each tutorial session to essay technique and structuring. And exam technique. I may repeat essay questions we have already looked at to see how their ideas have progressed with time. I am also happy to look through essays they have had marked by their teachers and go through the feedback. I hope that my enthusiasm will be all the more engaging! I will follow any guidance that the mytutor body require me to.

I will open tutorials with questions about what my student may be struggling with. The more tutorials I have the more I can follow up on previous questions and issues, so that throughout the process I can properly gauge their progress. At the end of each session I will ask about what they want to discuss in the next session, and will prepare accordingly. I will also prepare by doing research into discourses about their text, and also into good approaches to their work by looking at current mark schemes and exam questions - I will be very up to date with their syllabus. I am also happy to use my past A* essays as exemplars. I will also introduce themes I think are valid and interesting. I'm very interested in context so will be happy to answer questions about authors and the times they lived in. I also think it will be productive to give students essay questions during sessions then allow them to come up with initial ideas with me, thinking about themes and arguments. I think that this is a very good technique and will help them in the future when they have to plan at the beginning of both exam and coursework essays. Colour coding can work very well for some people. I will also dedicate a section of each tutorial session to essay technique and structuring. And exam technique. I may repeat essay questions we have already looked at to see how their ideas have progressed with time. I am also happy to look through essays they have had marked by their teachers and go through the feedback. I hope that my enthusiasm will be all the more engaging! I will follow any guidance that the mytutor body require me to.

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Jordan Student Lesson review 7 Jun '17, 20:00

7 Jun, 2017

Organised lesson, flowed well :)

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Grace Student Lesson review 18 Apr '17, 19:00

18 Apr, 2017

Helped widen my understanding on exam questions that i struggled with

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Margaret Parent from Iver Lesson review 23 Mar '17, 17:00

23 Mar, 2017

I learned more in one lesson than in my college class since September!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
Medieval History A-level (A2)A
FrenchA-level (A2)B
EPQA-level (A2)A*
General StudiesA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
English LiteratureA Level£36 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£36 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£36 /hr
HistoryGCSE£36 /hr

Questions Isobel has answered

How do I use critics in a coursework essay?

In a coursework essay only use critics that support the themes that you are drawing upon. You should make sure you interpolate them properly, it's better to introduce them and explain them after the quotation rather than using merely a quotation and not developing it. You must not allow critics to speak for you, instead they should enhance what you are trying to say, and help you engage with critical discourses relevant to your text. You must engage with the critics, but you can also disagree with a critic and use them as an opportunity to be original and argue against a certain critical approach. These methods will make your argument and analysis more nuanced. They can also be really useful for context, awareness of context is useful in developing an accurate view of a text and its author.In a coursework essay only use critics that support the themes that you are drawing upon. You should make sure you interpolate them properly, it's better to introduce them and explain them after the quotation rather than using merely a quotation and not developing it. You must not allow critics to speak for you, instead they should enhance what you are trying to say, and help you engage with critical discourses relevant to your text. You must engage with the critics, but you can also disagree with a critic and use them as an opportunity to be original and argue against a certain critical approach. These methods will make your argument and analysis more nuanced. They can also be really useful for context, awareness of context is useful in developing an accurate view of a text and its author.

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