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Ciarán W.

£30 - £32 /hr

English Language and Literature (Bachelors) - Alumni - Oxford University

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About me

I am twenty-two years old and have recently graduated from Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature. I have always been fascinated by English because it is a subject that permeates almost every aspect of our lives. Not only can the ability to read closely be a source of pleasure, it is, in my opinion, one of the most important skills that a person can have as it allows us to practice critical thinking and to have a degree of control over how we interpret the world around us. I...

I am twenty-two years old and have recently graduated from Oxford with a degree in English Language and Literature. I have always been fascinated by English because it is a subject that permeates almost every aspect of our lives. Not only can the ability to read closely be a source of pleasure, it is, in my opinion, one of the most important skills that a person can have as it allows us to practice critical thinking and to have a degree of control over how we interpret the world around us. I am an experienced tutor and have previously helped students prepare for 11+, 13+, iGCSE, A-Level and IB exams, so I can assist students with the content of their courses and provide advice about exam technique, if required. 

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About my sessions

I chose to study English because I love to read, but that alone wasn't enough to guarantee good grades. Through lots of trial and error I created a system that could help me analyse and write about texts – a system I could fall back on when tough exams and scary deadlines started appearing on the horizon. Having a system like this not only improved my work, it enhanced my love for reading too, as through it I was able to better appreciate the craft of the authors and poets I was studying....

I chose to study English because I love to read, but that alone wasn't enough to guarantee good grades. Through lots of trial and error I created a system that could help me analyse and write about texts – a system I could fall back on when tough exams and scary deadlines started appearing on the horizon. Having a system like this not only improved my work, it enhanced my love for reading too, as through it I was able to better appreciate the craft of the authors and poets I was studying. This is why I encourage this approach in the people that I tutor. I help students achieve their academic goals and develop their love for literature by focussing on key literary skills and by giving their essays a structure that they can rely on. The topics and techniques covered in each individual tutorial are determined by the needs of the student, which is why I try to establish what my students’ goals are as soon as I meet them. Some of the techniques that I’ve found the most productive in tutorials include making mind maps, annotating texts and encouraging students to express and defend their opinions verbally – not only does this encourage creative thinking, it also helps me assess the student's progress from tutorial to tutorial. Using these techniques I have helped many students improve their work, and for me, there is nothing more satisfying than helping a student turn their most difficult subject into one that they really enjoy.

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Jane Parent from meerbusch

19 Jan

my son(grade 10) has obviously improvement with Ciaran's tutoring. I encourage my son keep improving and keep learning with Ciaran.

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Gopi Parent from Maidenhead

18 Dec '19

excellent my 10 year old son really enjoys his tutoring

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Kai Student

15 Dec '19

helped me improve my descriptive writing

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Chandan Parent from Maidenhead

25 Nov '19

Great Tutor

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-levelA*
MathsA-levelA*
BiologyA-levelA
ChemistryA-levelB

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishA Level£32 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£32 /hr
EnglishGCSE£32 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£32 /hr
English11 Plus£30 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£32 /hr
English13 Plus£30 /hr

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