Grace T.

Grace T.

£22 - £25 /hr

English and Modern Languages (Spanish) (Bachelors) - St Anne's College, Oxford University

25 completed lessons

About me

As an English and Spanish student, I read all the time and love making links between texts. Reading allows me to think and connect with the world in new ways; I hope to encourage students to find the value in literature (even exam texts) and to tap into it for inspiration. It is always important to remember why a text matters thematically and technically. I really appreciate close examination of phrasing and taking a microscopic approach as well as a broader sweep. The linguist in me is a sti...

As an English and Spanish student, I read all the time and love making links between texts. Reading allows me to think and connect with the world in new ways; I hope to encourage students to find the value in literature (even exam texts) and to tap into it for inspiration. It is always important to remember why a text matters thematically and technically. I really appreciate close examination of phrasing and taking a microscopic approach as well as a broader sweep. The linguist in me is a stickler for grammar and punctuation, and I love editing other people's writing to make it more precise and economical. At university, I am women's rep for my college, which means I organise events and schemes for women and non-binary students, and a campaigner for the Oxford Living Wage. I am a qualified Peer Supporter, and therefore trained to listen to students' feelings and work through their problems with them, which makes me a sympathetic teacher. In Oxford, I also volunteer with the charity Jacari, for which I make home visits to an immigrant family and tutor their children to help them with English. Over the summer of 2019 I completed a teaching programme in Hong Kong with Oxbridge Summer Camps Abroad, which required that I plan English lessons for a variety of ages and teach them in various schools across the city. From this I built up a repertoire of teaching techniques and activities that I am keen to put into further practice.

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About my sessions

Every student develops opinions when they read. I plan to encourage their thinking by asking for their initial reactions and challenging them. I advise reading through a text and writing down any quote that strikes you as interesting or significant, and then categorising them. It is always valuable to read around the text to develop your ideas with the help of established critics, and to disagree with them where you can. When sitting exams, I make thorough written notes and learn them, and I...

Every student develops opinions when they read. I plan to encourage their thinking by asking for their initial reactions and challenging them. I advise reading through a text and writing down any quote that strikes you as interesting or significant, and then categorising them. It is always valuable to read around the text to develop your ideas with the help of established critics, and to disagree with them where you can. When sitting exams, I make thorough written notes and learn them, and I also endorse the timed practise essay. Once the student has sufficient notes on a text, I will go through an essay with them, probing them on certain points and refining phrasing and technical accuracy.


Grammar- and vocabulary-learning requires lists and memorisation, for which I use Quizlet. The key is repetition and application: going over a grammar point and learning its examples, and then applying it to your own work. I will draw up a list of grammar and vocabulary points I want to have consolidated by the end of tutoring and work through them lesson by lesson, refreshing earlier content as I go. I will explain a grammar point, the theory behind it and a few examples, and prompt the student to produce their own examples. In order to get a sense of its real world application, grammar works best when you learn it in tandem with a theme, so I will pair up each point with a suitable topic.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-levelA*
FrenchA-levelA*
SpanishA-levelA*
ELATUni admission test55/60

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishA Level£24 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£24 /hr
FrenchA Level£24 /hr
SpanishA Level£24 /hr
EnglishGCSE£22 /hr
FrenchGCSE£22 /hr
SpanishGCSE£22 /hr
ELATUniversity£25 /hr
MLAT (Modern Languages)University£25 /hr

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