Izzie A.

Izzie A.

£22 - £26 /hr

English Literature (Bachelors) - Durham University

45 completed lessons

About me

I am currently in my second year studying English Literature at Durham University where I pursue my love for reading in an academic setting.The application process involved was integral to the development of my organisational skills and helped foster the independence required to be successful at university. Although admittedly a very stressful time I believe that this period was extremely essential to the progression of key skills required for tutoring which I continue to work on. Since begin...

I am currently in my second year studying English Literature at Durham University where I pursue my love for reading in an academic setting.The application process involved was integral to the development of my organisational skills and helped foster the independence required to be successful at university. Although admittedly a very stressful time I believe that this period was extremely essential to the progression of key skills required for tutoring which I continue to work on. Since beginning university this year I have become involved in similar tutoring schemes and I am also a ‘rep’ for prospective students which allows me to encourage others to join the subject I love. English Literature is so appealing to me as I believe it provides you with the freedom to explore areas of texts which specifically interest you. Regardless of your favourite genre any English student can find common ground, but the analysis of contrasting ideas is equally exciting and detrimental to your learning. As a tutor I will promote the discussion of individual thought processes as well as offer possible other angles and ways of viewing texts because I feel that it extremely important to have the ability to build up your own arguments in order gain a comprehensive understanding. In terms of studying History the skill set is typically very similar and requires both a strong knowledge of the time period being studied, but also the skills to build up arguments and express ideas clearly.

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About my sessions

In terms of teaching technique I think it is extremely important to encourage and support any improvement that tutees make. In order to do this I will use the early tutorials to identify the current level of the student as well as their own personal goals and targets. This will involve a discussion on predicted grades, what grade the student is hoping for and their expectations for each session. To ensure each tutorial remains focused on a targeted topic I will begin with a set of learning ob...

In terms of teaching technique I think it is extremely important to encourage and support any improvement that tutees make. In order to do this I will use the early tutorials to identify the current level of the student as well as their own personal goals and targets. This will involve a discussion on predicted grades, what grade the student is hoping for and their expectations for each session. To ensure each tutorial remains focused on a targeted topic I will begin with a set of learning objectives specifically catered to each tutee. Judging from my own experience when preparing for exams I think the best way to structure sessions is to use a variety of learning techniques which allow the student to integrate subject content and exam technique. The latter can often be overlooked even though it is an important skill to master in order to succeed in both GCSE and A level exams - especially in essay subjects. Understanding the question is therefore something which I will also focus upon. Progression will then be measured with short quizzes at the beginning of each session to check that the knowledge from past tutorials is still being reviewed and remembered. I will also take time to discuss grades received from school work if the student pleases as this is another important indicator of improvement and development. If I find that the tutee is not progressing as I had hoped I will adapt my methods in order to ensure that each student benefits from my sessions.

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Ratings & Reviews

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Nicola Student

5 Apr

Extremely helpful with coursework and exam content

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Nicola Student

7 Feb

Very good at explaining concepts and very helpful

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Nicola Student

11 Dec, 2018

Izzie is so helpful and great at helping to understand the novels, even when we had some difficulties with the sound she still managed to give a good lesson!

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Lucy Student

2 May

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
PsychologyA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A
General StudiesA-level (A2)A*
BiologyA-level (AS)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
English LiteratureA Level£26 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£22 /hr
HistoryGCSE£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr

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