Catherine  M. GCSE English Literature tutor, A Level English Literatu...

Catherine M.

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Degree: BA English and Classical Studies (Bachelors) - Bristol University

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About me:

I study English and Classical Studies at the University of Bristol. I have been known to be a bit of a 'book worm', and I hope that I can pass this passion of reading and writing on to you, too!

For A level, I achieved 3 As and at University I am currently predicted a First and therefore I feel that I have a good understanding of what examiners want when it comes to examinations and coursework.

Feeling comfortable with a tutor is the most important part of online learning and so I strive to make sure that I create a friendly, patient and welcoming atmosophere in my tutoring sessions.

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I have studied both English Literature and Classical Studies at A level and University, so whether you are stuggling with Shakespeare or Seneca, I'm here to help!

Both of these subjects are essay based and so I am able to offer advice on sentence structure, grammar and the overall content of an essay to hit your marking criteria.

As well as developing good writing technique, it is important to build on the general understanding of the text being studied. Because of this I can also help you to analyse texts by picking out important themes and thinking with more depth about the author's intention and characterisation.

I will use different resoucres, such as videos, diagrams and past papers to make sure that each session is interesting and to help you get your head around tricky concepts!

The structure of our sessions will revolve around you, every student has their individual way of learning and so by talking to you personally we can create lessons suited to you.

CV writing and Personal Statements:

Having been through the UCAS process myself, I understand how stressful writing those important documents can be!

This is why I am also available for help and advice concerning CVs and Personal Statements.

How to reach me:

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me through the Website!

Let me know which exam board you are with and what you are having trouble with and I will try my best to help.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Classical Civilisation A Level £20 /hr
English Literature A Level £20 /hr
Classical Civilisation GCSE £18 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
EnglishA-LevelA
Classical CivilisationA-LevelA
PsychologyA-LevelA
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How do I use a quote successfully in an essay?

When using a quote in any essay, it is important to decide how you are going to fit it in to your writing and how the quote is going to support your argument. The first thing to think about is how you are going to use the quote in a sentence. A good way to make sure that your writing flows is...

When using a quote in any essay, it is important to decide how you are going to fit it in to your writing and how the quote is going to support your argument.

The first thing to think about is how you are going to use the quote in a sentence. A good way to make sure that your writing flows is to make your point first and then use your quote to support it. For example:

King Lear's vulnerability can be seen when he describes himself as a 'fond old man'

or... Shakespeare creates sympathy for King Lear by showing the audience his vulnerability as a 'fond old man'

After you have used the quote, it is then important to explain why you have used it. When quoting from a text, you can often do this by analysing the language. For example, with the quote above you could pick out the word 'old' and write about how it is King Lear's old age that makes him vulnerable.

If you are quoting a critic, then a good way to expand on the quote is to either agree or disagree with it and explain the reasons for your opinion. As long as you explain why you have used the quote then it will support the argument of your essay.

And finally... Plan! If you plan where and how you are going to use quotes in your essay, you will have time to ask yourself questions such as: What is the writer's intention in this quote? and How does this critic's opinion support what I am trying to say?

It is when you answer these questions within your essay that you get the most out of the quotes that you use.

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