Alice C.

Alice C.

£20 - £25 /hr

English Literature (Bachelors) - Durham University

17 completed lessons

About me

I am a second-year English Literature student at Durham University. My particular interests are Old Norse and Victorian Literature and I hope to write my dissertation on Thomas Hardy. I am taught by world-leading academics in these fields. I love the depth and breath of my subject; I am excited by individual words and their translation onto the stage and screen. I am very involved in theatre performance at university so will bring an engaging and analytical approach to my tutoring.

I am also a keen walker so am always excited to talk about a text in relation to its literary landscape. I recently walked the South Downs Way (the landscape that Thomas Hardy was inspired by!). I love swimming, old films, and going to the theatre. 

I am a second-year English Literature student at Durham University. My particular interests are Old Norse and Victorian Literature and I hope to write my dissertation on Thomas Hardy. I am taught by world-leading academics in these fields. I love the depth and breath of my subject; I am excited by individual words and their translation onto the stage and screen. I am very involved in theatre performance at university so will bring an engaging and analytical approach to my tutoring.

I am also a keen walker so am always excited to talk about a text in relation to its literary landscape. I recently walked the South Downs Way (the landscape that Thomas Hardy was inspired by!). I love swimming, old films, and going to the theatre. 

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About my sessions

I understand that every learner requires a different teaching method. In the initial meeting, I would always talk to my student about what method they prefer. Personally, as a student, I often find the scope of what I need to learn terrifying so I like to break things down step by step so it is achievable. I bring this method to my teaching. I have to have a clear work plan from the outset too! I will help my students improve by providing strong foundations before complicating ideas such as teaching literary techniques before reading a poem. I never retain information if it is dictated to me or a boring block of text so I will always make my lessons interactive and energised! 

Although I did the IB myself, I am very familiar with A Level texts through my university studies and beyond. I always like learning new information outside of my comfort zone (and appreciating that a student will often know more!)

I understand that every learner requires a different teaching method. In the initial meeting, I would always talk to my student about what method they prefer. Personally, as a student, I often find the scope of what I need to learn terrifying so I like to break things down step by step so it is achievable. I bring this method to my teaching. I have to have a clear work plan from the outset too! I will help my students improve by providing strong foundations before complicating ideas such as teaching literary techniques before reading a poem. I never retain information if it is dictated to me or a boring block of text so I will always make my lessons interactive and energised! 

Although I did the IB myself, I am very familiar with A Level texts through my university studies and beyond. I always like learning new information outside of my comfort zone (and appreciating that a student will often know more!)

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Kabir Student

19 Feb

Great!

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Tan Student

29 Apr, 2018

Great lesson!

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Tan Student

22 Apr, 2018

Great!

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Ada Student

13 Apr, 2018

Very helpful. She is very supportive and helps clarify how think and write about literature.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
FrenchInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
HistoryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
ChemistryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
LatinInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
FrenchGCSE£20 /hr
HistoryGCSE£20 /hr
LatinGCSE£20 /hr
English LiteratureIB£24 /hr
ELATUniversity£25 /hr

Questions Alice has answered

Compare and contrast the following two poems

Stages when confronted with this question: 1. Read both poems multiple times (at least 3 times each) 2. Use  highlighters to higlight interesting imagery, syntax, diction, rhyme scheme, rhythm etc. 3. It is important to remember that you USE these literary devices to support your thesis statement rather than to lead the discussion 4. Look at particular themes and the way in which the poets address them (differences/similarities)- write a PLAN 5. Write your thesis statement in your introduction (this is what your essay will argue)- choose 3 different points that support this thesis statement 6. Use the literary devices to support each of your 3 paragraphs (depending on the time period/ length of the essay required) 7. Use your conclusion to tie up all the loose ends and make a general comment on the theme discussed Stages when confronted with this question: 1. Read both poems multiple times (at least 3 times each) 2. Use  highlighters to higlight interesting imagery, syntax, diction, rhyme scheme, rhythm etc. 3. It is important to remember that you USE these literary devices to support your thesis statement rather than to lead the discussion 4. Look at particular themes and the way in which the poets address them (differences/similarities)- write a PLAN 5. Write your thesis statement in your introduction (this is what your essay will argue)- choose 3 different points that support this thesis statement 6. Use the literary devices to support each of your 3 paragraphs (depending on the time period/ length of the essay required) 7. Use your conclusion to tie up all the loose ends and make a general comment on the theme discussed

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