I am an English Literature student at The University of Exeter. I am very passionate about learning myself and love being able to motivate and encourage others who wish to learn and be the best they can be. I am friendly, patient with a real desire to help!
I have ample experience teaching. At university I tutor small groups of first year students for a literary theory and criticism module to aid their overall learning and adjustment to degree level demands. I have also volunteered abroad on two separate occasions where I taught individuals and groups of children English aging from 7- 17. I helped students with grammar, conversational skills, sentence structure and vocabulary.
What can you help me with?
My specialism is English, so I can assist in absolutely anything to do with books, novels, plays, poetry and all they comprise of! I can help you with essays, sentence construction, analysing language and structure, rhyme scheme, contextual points, imagery and more.
I also am very capable of tutoring History. I find the link between literature and its context fascinating so with my a-level in History and a continued interest in the past I will be delighted to provide help in whichever area you need it.
I am more than happy to read through your essays (incomplete and complete) to check grammar, spelling, thematic links, clarity of expression and engagement with main ideas. I will be able to offer suggestions for expansion or improvement. If you are interested in this service then do contact me. The essays can be for History, English Literature or English Language.
Additionally, I am very capable of proof reading personal statements or any other written assessments, such as past exam papers. Again, drop me a message and I can read it through for you and provide clear and constructive feedback.
Christmas Holiday Availability
From 8/12/16 onwards I am able to offer intensive sessions to anyone who needs it. I can run daily or bi-weekly tutorials with students who need that extra support over the coming few weeks. This includes clarifying ideas, proof reading or help with critically reading passages of literature and poetry.
If you have any questions or would like to know more then send me a message on 'Webmail' or set up a 'Meet the Tutor' session. Be as specific as possible (level/ year and specifics of subject) so I can get a sense of what you will require from me. Or if you wish to commence as soon as possible then arrange a tutorial and we can get started immediately.
I look forward to meeting you!
|English Literature||A Level||£22 /hr|
|English Language||GCSE||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£20 /hr|
|History||13 Plus||£20 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
Please get in touch for more detailed availability
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