Lucy N.

Lucy N.

£24 - £26 /hr

English Literature and History (Bachelors) - Cardiff University

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About me

I study English Literature & History at Cardiff University, and I love my degree! I would love to share my passion of learning with others. I have always been interested in Literature, History and Classics and, so studying this course was a natural progression for me. I have had various experiences tutoring before, and thoroughly enjoy it. I am willing to tutor in English Literature, Language, History and Classics, which can all be very hard subjects, but with the right approach and teacher, can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable. Having gone through the process myself, I am also able to offer tutorials on personal statements, university applications and CV writing skills.

I have experience working with children and young adults, having tutored in high school, as well as having volunteered teaching vulnerable children in Africa and India These experiences have been extremely rewarding, and have allowed me to give something back to society. I am a member of the Cardiff University Debating Team, This provides great opportunities for debates on current political and philosophical issues with peers, honing my skills for a career in law; aiding confident public speaking and developing quick thinking and strong analytical skills. I enjoy keeping fit and active through being a part of the Netball team. I enjoy training as a team member and also leading sessions myself.

I study English Literature & History at Cardiff University, and I love my degree! I would love to share my passion of learning with others. I have always been interested in Literature, History and Classics and, so studying this course was a natural progression for me. I have had various experiences tutoring before, and thoroughly enjoy it. I am willing to tutor in English Literature, Language, History and Classics, which can all be very hard subjects, but with the right approach and teacher, can be extremely rewarding and enjoyable. Having gone through the process myself, I am also able to offer tutorials on personal statements, university applications and CV writing skills.

I have experience working with children and young adults, having tutored in high school, as well as having volunteered teaching vulnerable children in Africa and India These experiences have been extremely rewarding, and have allowed me to give something back to society. I am a member of the Cardiff University Debating Team, This provides great opportunities for debates on current political and philosophical issues with peers, honing my skills for a career in law; aiding confident public speaking and developing quick thinking and strong analytical skills. I enjoy keeping fit and active through being a part of the Netball team. I enjoy training as a team member and also leading sessions myself.

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About my sessions

I adapt my tutoring approach entirely to the needs and strengths of the student. The common thread in each of my lessons is my focus upon on developing the student's independent thought, allowing them to excel both inside and outside the classroom. My lessons are more of a dialogue than rote-learning. This is an approach I truly believe it is the best method to develop an analytical, perceptive, and engaging approach to a subject. I am familiar with a variety of exam boards, and I know how to combine this independent thinking with exam success. I will help you to understand what the examiner is looking for, and the most effective ways to study and revise accordingly.

From the first session I will try to engage students as much as possible, by always asking questions to push them to think for themselves, and helping them along the way with reading or questions that may crop up as a result of studying certain aspects. The use of mind maps I believe is very useful, by highlighting important points. I will also use past paper questions and help with broadening knowledge where necessary.

I hope to help students achieve their goals by giving one on one advice, personal to each one, and trying to develop their confidence in exam situations and strive for success in their essays and other schoolwork. I am an enthusiastic individual willing to help others learn.

I adapt my tutoring approach entirely to the needs and strengths of the student. The common thread in each of my lessons is my focus upon on developing the student's independent thought, allowing them to excel both inside and outside the classroom. My lessons are more of a dialogue than rote-learning. This is an approach I truly believe it is the best method to develop an analytical, perceptive, and engaging approach to a subject. I am familiar with a variety of exam boards, and I know how to combine this independent thinking with exam success. I will help you to understand what the examiner is looking for, and the most effective ways to study and revise accordingly.

From the first session I will try to engage students as much as possible, by always asking questions to push them to think for themselves, and helping them along the way with reading or questions that may crop up as a result of studying certain aspects. The use of mind maps I believe is very useful, by highlighting important points. I will also use past paper questions and help with broadening knowledge where necessary.

I hope to help students achieve their goals by giving one on one advice, personal to each one, and trying to develop their confidence in exam situations and strive for success in their essays and other schoolwork. I am an enthusiastic individual willing to help others learn.

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LOUISE Parent from Reading Lesson review 26 Apr '18, 16:00

26 Apr, 2018

Another great lesson! Very informative, helping me feel very prepared for upcoming exams!

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LOUISE Parent from Reading Lesson review 19 Apr '18, 16:00

19 Apr, 2018

Great lesson, really informative with lots of top tips and advice!

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LOUISE Parent from Reading Lesson review 7 May '18, 17:00

7 May, 2018

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LOUISE Parent from Reading Lesson review 5 May '18, 17:00

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
ClassicsA-level (A2)A
Welsh BaccA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Classical CivilisationA Level£26 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£26 /hr
HistoryA Level£26 /hr
Classical CivilisationGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
HistoryGCSE£24 /hr

Questions Lucy has answered

How do I analyse a Source in context?

Interview Q & A 1. History GCSE Q: How do I analyse a Source in context? A: Typical exam questions about source material might be: Use the source and your own knowledge to explain what Source A tells you about...? Lets take an example! This is a question from the exam board OCR on the American Depression: 1. Use the source and your own knowledge to describe the effects of the Great Depression on the people of the USA. Source: "Last summer in the hot weather, when the smell was sickening and the flies were thick, there were a hundred people a day coming to the dump. A widow who used to do housework and laundry, but now had no work at all, fed herself and her 14 year old son on garbage." Answer: You are being asked to bring two things together - what the source says and what you know. It is important not to repeat just what the source says, but discuss its significance. Use evidence from the source to answer the question concisely.Highlight key words that show the effects of the Great Depression and add support this with your own knowledge - Pick out key facts and dates!Use PEEL- Point, Evidence, Explain, Link Why don't you have a go first and let me know how you have done! Remember to use both the source and your own knowledge.Try writing about the source first.Then add in what you can remember about the historical background which would help you understand the source better. Here I have used evidence from the source and my own knowledge from the GCSE syllabus to create an answer and analyse the source. Example Answer: The sullen tone of the source portrays that during the Great Depression Some people in the USA were hit so hard by the Depression that they went and lived off the rubbish dumps. With no dole or social security they had to do this or starve. There were 12 million unemployed by 1932. This was because demand for goods had fallen so much that factories had closed. (4)Interview Q & A 1. History GCSE Q: How do I analyse a Source in context? A: Typical exam questions about source material might be: Use the source and your own knowledge to explain what Source A tells you about...? Lets take an example! This is a question from the exam board OCR on the American Depression: 1. Use the source and your own knowledge to describe the effects of the Great Depression on the people of the USA. Source: "Last summer in the hot weather, when the smell was sickening and the flies were thick, there were a hundred people a day coming to the dump. A widow who used to do housework and laundry, but now had no work at all, fed herself and her 14 year old son on garbage." Answer: You are being asked to bring two things together - what the source says and what you know. It is important not to repeat just what the source says, but discuss its significance. Use evidence from the source to answer the question concisely.Highlight key words that show the effects of the Great Depression and add support this with your own knowledge - Pick out key facts and dates!Use PEEL- Point, Evidence, Explain, Link Why don't you have a go first and let me know how you have done! Remember to use both the source and your own knowledge.Try writing about the source first.Then add in what you can remember about the historical background which would help you understand the source better. Here I have used evidence from the source and my own knowledge from the GCSE syllabus to create an answer and analyse the source. Example Answer: The sullen tone of the source portrays that during the Great Depression Some people in the USA were hit so hard by the Depression that they went and lived off the rubbish dumps. With no dole or social security they had to do this or starve. There were 12 million unemployed by 1932. This was because demand for goods had fallen so much that factories had closed. (4)

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How do I analyse unseen poetry?

When you first read a poem, it's important to put on your detective hat! It's almost like arriving at a crime scene for the first time.To be a great detective you need to be prepared! Bring a pen and highlighters!Under high-stress conditions, such as an exam, the most important thing is not to rush in and panic. Read the poem all the way through once or twice without making any annotations. Once you feel that you have a grasp of the poem and it's subject, read it through stanza by stanza and underline/annotate any poetic techniques which you immediately recognise.For example, metaphors, similes, enjambment or alliteration. The more that you can spot the better.Next, think about how these techniques create an effect, such as the diction and the sound of the words or perhaps why exactly the poet has chosen to use particular words or images.Think about how the poem makes you feel and how it achieves this through poetic techniques.The form of the poem is always a good way to start. Look at how the poem is on the page, the number and length of stanzas. Do any of the stanzas run into one another? Is enjambment used?Secondly, think about what the poem is about, or if there is a message in the poem.In exam conditions, if there is any part of the poem which you do not understand, it is better to move on and focus on what you do understand. If you don't get it, forget it!Another helpful technique when analysing an unseen poem is using your own reaction to it as a starting point. For example, does the poem conjure any images in your mind? Does it make you feel happy or sad? You can then use this to spot techniques; which line in particular conjures these feelings? Why and how does it do this? - Better to pick out short quotes than entire sentences because this provides more effective close analysis.When writing about a poem in an essay a useful techniques is PEEDL - Point Example Explain Develop Link: Make a point about the poem, then follow with an example, such as a line from the poem (make sure this is not too long) and then explain how the quote proves your point, usually with a technique you have spotted. For a higher mark, you can further develop your point by linking it with the rest of the poem, and how it adds to the poem's overall effect. Then ensuring you link it back to the overarching question asked by the examiner.Through using PEED you can build the structure of your essay, checking you have explained each point fully.Remember, quality is preferable to quantity.In a lesson I would happily work through an example question.When you first read a poem, it's important to put on your detective hat! It's almost like arriving at a crime scene for the first time.To be a great detective you need to be prepared! Bring a pen and highlighters!Under high-stress conditions, such as an exam, the most important thing is not to rush in and panic. Read the poem all the way through once or twice without making any annotations. Once you feel that you have a grasp of the poem and it's subject, read it through stanza by stanza and underline/annotate any poetic techniques which you immediately recognise.For example, metaphors, similes, enjambment or alliteration. The more that you can spot the better.Next, think about how these techniques create an effect, such as the diction and the sound of the words or perhaps why exactly the poet has chosen to use particular words or images.Think about how the poem makes you feel and how it achieves this through poetic techniques.The form of the poem is always a good way to start. Look at how the poem is on the page, the number and length of stanzas. Do any of the stanzas run into one another? Is enjambment used?Secondly, think about what the poem is about, or if there is a message in the poem.In exam conditions, if there is any part of the poem which you do not understand, it is better to move on and focus on what you do understand. If you don't get it, forget it!Another helpful technique when analysing an unseen poem is using your own reaction to it as a starting point. For example, does the poem conjure any images in your mind? Does it make you feel happy or sad? You can then use this to spot techniques; which line in particular conjures these feelings? Why and how does it do this? - Better to pick out short quotes than entire sentences because this provides more effective close analysis.When writing about a poem in an essay a useful techniques is PEEDL - Point Example Explain Develop Link: Make a point about the poem, then follow with an example, such as a line from the poem (make sure this is not too long) and then explain how the quote proves your point, usually with a technique you have spotted. For a higher mark, you can further develop your point by linking it with the rest of the poem, and how it adds to the poem's overall effect. Then ensuring you link it back to the overarching question asked by the examiner.Through using PEED you can build the structure of your essay, checking you have explained each point fully.Remember, quality is preferable to quantity.In a lesson I would happily work through an example question.

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