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Studying: English Literature (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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Hey I’m Emily Prescott and I’m studying English Literature at the University of Exeter.   It’s really exciting to be able to tutor GCSE and A level students in English Literature. I can also talk to you about personal statements, UCAS and all the other things you need to consider when applying to higher education. It can be a challenging process – and I should know as I’ve just been through the system myself.   My degree course allows me quite a lot of flexibility and I can extend this flexibility to the times I’m available to tutor.   At school I was head girl and through this role worked with students from across the school, with a range of ages and abilities. I have a younger sister who is about to take her GCSE English and English Literature and I’ve enjoyed helping her with these courses.   I’ve also had a lot of writing experience, not only through my degree course but I also write for the university newspaper and have created my own blog. My writing skills are adaptable, for instance, I achieved an A* in History and in English Literature, this adaptability will ensure I am successful at tutoring different levels of English Literature.   Exams are important and although success is ultimately up to you as the student, I think it is important for the tutor to work in partnership, to be effective and entertaining – after all you’ll learn more if you are enjoying yourself.  I’ve had some really inspiring teachers so I know the value of a great teacher. English is a fantastic subject (although if you’re in the middle of English GCSE it may not feel like it right now). I’d love to be able to incite your enjoyment in the subject.   If you email me, I will endeavor to respond within 24 hours. In your email, please tell me what exam board you are with, what level you are, what you are struggling with and then I can prepare for our meeting.   I look forward to hearing from you.  

Hey I’m Emily Prescott and I’m studying English Literature at the University of Exeter.   It’s really exciting to be able to tutor GCSE and A level students in English Literature. I can also talk to you about personal statements, UCAS and all the other things you need to consider when applying to higher education. It can be a challenging process – and I should know as I’ve just been through the system myself.   My degree course allows me quite a lot of flexibility and I can extend this flexibility to the times I’m available to tutor.   At school I was head girl and through this role worked with students from across the school, with a range of ages and abilities. I have a younger sister who is about to take her GCSE English and English Literature and I’ve enjoyed helping her with these courses.   I’ve also had a lot of writing experience, not only through my degree course but I also write for the university newspaper and have created my own blog. My writing skills are adaptable, for instance, I achieved an A* in History and in English Literature, this adaptability will ensure I am successful at tutoring different levels of English Literature.   Exams are important and although success is ultimately up to you as the student, I think it is important for the tutor to work in partnership, to be effective and entertaining – after all you’ll learn more if you are enjoying yourself.  I’ve had some really inspiring teachers so I know the value of a great teacher. English is a fantastic subject (although if you’re in the middle of English GCSE it may not feel like it right now). I’d love to be able to incite your enjoyment in the subject.   If you email me, I will endeavor to respond within 24 hours. In your email, please tell me what exam board you are with, what level you are, what you are struggling with and then I can prepare for our meeting.   I look forward to hearing from you.  

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Liz (Parent)

May 8 2017

Thank you Emily for your help with Lucy's English. She gained grade 5 in English Language and grade 6 in English Literature, you did wonders thank you

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Lucy (Student)

April 3 2017

very helpful

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Lucy (Student)

March 6 2017

great lesson as per usual

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Lucy (Student)

January 30 2017

brilliant as always

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
Psychology A-level (A2)A

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishA Level£26 /hr
EnglishA Level£26 /hr
EnglishA Level£26 /hr
EnglishA Level£26 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£26 /hr
EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£24 /hr
HistoryGCSE£24 /hr
HistoryGCSE£24 /hr
HistoryGCSE£24 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£26 /hr

Questions Emily has answered

How do I link different extracts of texts?

English Literature exams, for the most part, will require some form of cross examination. The A2 examinations demand students rigour in making links between various genres. Making tenuous links such as, "both have a bad guy" (which I have seen done) will not achieve the top marks. 

How should you go about achieving the top grades when linking two (or more) extracts in an exam situation? This is what I did to achieve full marks:

Read through the extracts as thoroughly as possible given the time constraints. 

Look for similarities in form, character, theme, imagery and narrator. 

Look for differences in form, character, theme, imagery and narrator. 

Build an introduction summarising your interpretations and the links that you're going to make, and end with an engaging sentence and a topic sentence easier said than done, but with pracise you'll ace it!

For example

Link 1: Character 

Link 2: Form

Link 3  Theme: How  both character and form generate this

Conclusion

Restate your topic sentence and clarify your overall link, don't begin any new arguments here.

Here are some strong connectives which may prove useful: 

alternatively
anyway
but
by contrast
differs from
elsewhere
even so
however
in contrast
in fact
in other respects
in spite of this
in that respect
instead
nevertheless
on the contrary
on the other hand
rather
though
whereas

accordingly

as a result

as exemplified by
consequently
for example
for instance
for one thing
including
provided that
since
so
such as
then
therefore
these include
through
unless
without

yet 

Top tip: Do past papers and use these to work out how much time you should spend on each section: analysis, planning, writing. Stick to the timings and you'll do well. 

Good luck! 

English Literature exams, for the most part, will require some form of cross examination. The A2 examinations demand students rigour in making links between various genres. Making tenuous links such as, "both have a bad guy" (which I have seen done) will not achieve the top marks. 

How should you go about achieving the top grades when linking two (or more) extracts in an exam situation? This is what I did to achieve full marks:

Read through the extracts as thoroughly as possible given the time constraints. 

Look for similarities in form, character, theme, imagery and narrator. 

Look for differences in form, character, theme, imagery and narrator. 

Build an introduction summarising your interpretations and the links that you're going to make, and end with an engaging sentence and a topic sentence easier said than done, but with pracise you'll ace it!

For example

Link 1: Character 

Link 2: Form

Link 3  Theme: How  both character and form generate this

Conclusion

Restate your topic sentence and clarify your overall link, don't begin any new arguments here.

Here are some strong connectives which may prove useful: 

alternatively
anyway
but
by contrast
differs from
elsewhere
even so
however
in contrast
in fact
in other respects
in spite of this
in that respect
instead
nevertheless
on the contrary
on the other hand
rather
though
whereas

accordingly

as a result

as exemplified by
consequently
for example
for instance
for one thing
including
provided that
since
so
such as
then
therefore
these include
through
unless
without

yet 

Top tip: Do past papers and use these to work out how much time you should spend on each section: analysis, planning, writing. Stick to the timings and you'll do well. 

Good luck! 

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