Hi, I'm Laura, I study Music at Durham University and I'm passionate about helping others! I decided to study Music because it ecompasses so many fields: logic, communication, science, anthropology, history and maths, as well as getting up in front of people and performing! I also love helping people.
There were so many times during school when I got frustrated because I didn't understand something, and needed that little bit of extra support and motivation. I've been through it, I understand what it feels like and now I want to help you!
I have lots of expereince tutoring:
- Mentoring GCSE students in Music, Maths and German
- Teaching privately Music theory, Piano and Voice privately to a wide range of students achieving high results (distinctions)
- Teaching A Level students Music and English with a University volunteering scheme
What can I help you with?
Whilst my main specialisms are Music and English, at A Level and GCSE, I also love to help with German, Maths and Science and helping with those all important University applications!
Your sessions with me will be completely driven by YOU. Arts subjects are sometimes found hard because there is no right or wrong answer, and there can be so many interpretations. However basic understanding of concepts and ideas are key to build on these interpretations, so we will focus on this until you can explain them to me, your parents, uncle, pet ferret etc.
You will guide what we cover, you have the reigns!
I hope the sessions will be fun! A lot can be achieved in the time we have, and I will help you set goals at the beginning of each session to achieve before the end of them.
If you have any questions, send me a " WebMail" or book a " Meet the Tutor Session" - I would love to meet you, and start helping you achieve your goals. Remember to let me know the subject and exam board you're struggling with!
I look forward to helping you!
|German||A Level||£24 /hr|
|Music||A Level||£24 /hr|
|English Language||GCSE||£22 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£24 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
Please get in touch for more detailed availability
Cath (Parent) April 6 2015
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You should look out for:
Dynamics to convey emotion of a character - forte (loud) to convey agression, piano (soft) to convey timidness, crescendos (gradually getting loud) to build tension.
Plan, plan, plan!
Make sure you take time to plan your essay before you start to write it. That way, you'll know exactly what you're going to say and then can think clearly about how you can communicate your point clearly and to a high level to the examiner. Your plan doesn't have to be extensive, but can help you clearly and methodically think about the question, which will make your answer coherent, and flow between each paragraph.
To avoid feature spotting, it's a good idea to think about why the author has decided to use that certain feature.
Feature: Pun in a headline
Why?: To add comedy to the article, make the headline stand out, or thought provoking, make readers want to pick up the article and read it.
It's good to remember this by P E E
and E: Example
You make your point, give an explanation of why you think the writer used this and then give an example.
Make sure your essay has a good structure to get those all important top marks. Make each point have its own paragraph. The introduction should just briefly summarise what you're going to talk about. Each paragraphy should delve into your points into great detail, and the the conclusion should summarise what you've discussed.
In comparative essays, make sure you group together similarities of both articles into the same paragraph. I.e Article 1 and 2 both use puns, both Article 1 uses them to convey _______, yet Article 2 uses them like ______. I feel this is because ____________, you can see this because Article 1 ____quote_____.see more
- layers of ostinati (repetitive and distinctive rhythms)
- diatonic harmony and melody
- repetitive interlocking phrases
- gradual changes