Zara Z.

Zara Z.

£30 - £32 /hr

Master of Arts with Honours English Literature (Masters) - Edinburgh University

109 completed lessons

About me

Hi, I’m Zara! I study English Literature, French & Arabic at the University of Edinburgh. Whether you're struggling with your personal statement or perfecting coursework, I would love to help! I am highly experienced at tutoring GCSE & A-Level, specifically in English, French & Economics.

UCAS applications are my forte; I specialise in helping students craft their personal statements. I boast a high success rate; my students receiving offers from top UK institutions &...

Hi, I’m Zara! I study English Literature, French & Arabic at the University of Edinburgh. Whether you're struggling with your personal statement or perfecting coursework, I would love to help! I am highly experienced at tutoring GCSE & A-Level, specifically in English, French & Economics.

UCAS applications are my forte; I specialise in helping students craft their personal statements. I boast a high success rate; my students receiving offers from top UK institutions & often gaining a new perspective on their subject. As one of the most daunting applications a student will ever write, it is often a struggle to write a creative, but professional personal statement. I help with formulating initial ideas & provide guidance throughout the process, ensuring a unique approach that will have an admissions officer hooked.

I have also coached debating & public speaking. Having delivered a TEDx talk and competed across the globe I have the experience to develop students’ critical thinking skills & boost their confidence in expressing & presenting ideas confidently.

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About my sessions

To me, a key aspect of learning is engagement. Enjoying a topic makes it a lot easier to understand & recall. After having an excellent teacher at GCSE, I first began to really enjoy & succeed in English. This is precisely what I aim to replicate with my students.

I am friendly, patient and have a lot of experience with various learning styles. Therefore, my sessions will be tailored to your individual needs. Every student learns in a different way, so I adapt my teaching style...

To me, a key aspect of learning is engagement. Enjoying a topic makes it a lot easier to understand & recall. After having an excellent teacher at GCSE, I first began to really enjoy & succeed in English. This is precisely what I aim to replicate with my students.

I am friendly, patient and have a lot of experience with various learning styles. Therefore, my sessions will be tailored to your individual needs. Every student learns in a different way, so I adapt my teaching style to what suits them. I can help with anything from exam technique, to drafting coursework, to going over a tricky concept. When it comes to difficult topics, I tend to talk students through the topic and then have them explain it back to me in their own words. I find that this is one of the most effective ways to see where exactly within a subject a student is lacking understanding, which allows us to focus our revision more effectively. I can mark practice essays, provide resources and set tasks that help learning, but again, it depends on the individual students’ preferences.

Please let me know beforehand what you are looking to cover in the session. It helps me to prepare for it, so that we can really make the most of the time. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Liza Student

18 Jan, 2018

Zara helped me shape my UCAS Personal Statement in a way, which would be the most beneficial for my application. She has dedicated a lot of time and quality to the written sessions. It was easy to reach her and she was motivated to make connections to my personality. Thank you so much, you are a very responsible tutor.

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Angharad Student

8 Jan, 2018

Zara has been a brilliant tutor helping me redraft my personal statement. She was very responsive to messages and managed to make a huge difference to my work in just two sessions. Her feedback was very useful as it put me at ease that I was on the right track. I would definitely recommend.

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Teeva Parent from Växjö

6 Jan, 2018

Zara accurately pinpoints her students needs and provides clear and constructive feedback. She has helped me write a personal statement that will no doubt impress admissions tutors. I am sure she brings the same enthusiasm and skill to all her tutorials and sessions! I highly reccomend this tutor.

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Claire Student

28 May

Zara really helped with my essay writing. She provided thorough and helpful feedback which helped improve my level of writing

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
EconomicsA-level (A2)A*
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
FrenchA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishA Level£32 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£32 /hr
EconomicsGCSE£32 /hr
EnglishGCSE£32 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£32 /hr
FrenchGCSE£32 /hr
EnglishUniversity£32 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£32 /hr

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