Hi, I'm Josh and I am currently studying a BA in English at Exeter University.
I would love to help tutor and teach anyone who is willing to listen. I taught English during the summer at my secondary school as well as mentored students and supported GCSE students with work and organisation, through an EAL (English as a second language) scheme.
I gained 2 A*s which were in English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics and an A in history, hopefully showing my passion for these subjects.
I am here to help you formulate arguments within your essays that tick the boxes for the examiner so you can be proud of your essay.
Here are some of my texts that I have studied...
(I'm not just restricted to these texts)
Shakespeare: King Lear, Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing and As you like it.
The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, The Kite Runner, The Bloody Chamber, To Kill a Mockingbird, An Inspector Calls, The Handmaid's Tale and A Brave New World.
I was with AQA for both my GCSE and A level English, OCR for Philosophy and Ethics and OCR for History.
Philosophy and ethics expertise: Kant, problem of evil, Meta-ethics, Miracles, Environmental ethics, Utilitarianism and Virtue Ethics.
I also studied Crime and Punishment and Elizabethan England for GCSE History and managed to gain full marks on my exam.
I hope this helps you gain some understanding into what I can do for you. Any questions please don't hesitate to ask, I'm always available to chat.
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Philosophy and Ethics||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|Philosophy and Ethics||A-Level||A*|
This question is probably the most asked question from any English student! From personal experience the best way to revise for an English exam is to know what the exam board are looking for:
For example AQA look for the assessment objectives (AO1,2,3,4) which need to be fulfilled. Each of these objectives need to be studied with the text, as well as knowing what the grade criteria is for each grade.
E.g. AO4 looks at context so if you're studying The Great Gatsby you need to look at, for example, Fitzgerald's relationship with his wife, the 'American dream,' and the rise of Jazz and new money in America. If you study this in relation to key themes in the text like morality and work with the grade criteria (mainly the highest grade evaluates) then you are effectively revising a massive topic but tailoring it to the exam.
It can be really daunting revising for any English exam as there is so much content but if it is broken down into chunks in relation to what the examiner is looking for, with practice it is more approachable.
Practice questions are also key to help improve your writing, cut the waffle!see more