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Degree: English with French (Bachelors) - Cambridge University
Hi, I'm Frankie and I'm currently studying English (with a borrowed French paper) at Cambridge. Reading and responding to works from across the history of our language has appealed to me from a young age; there is no era which I don’t find intriguing. I would love to pass on my passion for the many different approaches to literary criticism, and I understand the framework in which students must use these approaches, both at A-level and GCSE, in order to achieve top marks. My focus would be on helping you to find the particular style of essay writing which works for you, as well as helping develop the analytical skills which will be crucial to any literature exam. This will often involve structured plans for work and activities which will allow you to develop your own ideas in a step-by-step way, producing the mix of linguistic analysis and creativity which wins over examiners. I can also direct you to succinct but invaluable reading to develop your critical and contextual background knowledge so that you hit key assessment objectives, whilst helping you to integrate these things seamlessly into your own critical response.
Having continued with French at university in addition to my normal studies, I can help you develop the levels of fluency you need for GCSE or A-level, as well as helping with your understanding of grammar and giving you tips on effective vocabulary-building. My work is currently geared towards taking a French literature paper, so I can also help with the literature or film analysis essays which feature in the syllabus of most exam boards at A-level.
I look forward to helping you with your studies soon!
|English||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||A Level||£20 /hr|
|French||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
Coursework essays are a great place to get truly creative with your ideas, but don't let the endless possibilities daunt you; there are ways to get going with your work which will give you a definitive structure from which the creativity can flow. Firstly, get reading the primary texts and make sure you engage properly with them before worrying about contextual detail or critical background. It can be a useful exercise to pick small extracts at random and really dig into them - rather than naming linguistic or rhetorical techniques, try and note down ideas that are evoked by what you are reading, and then think about any underlying structures which might be behind those impressions. This will allow you to maintain a personal engagement with the text while also focusing really clearly on the fine detail of the language. Once you've started this, you may already be seeing links between or across the texts. Then work outwards from this close analysis, looking at context or critics that you might have explored in class (or you can be directed to) relating to the ideas that you've collected. From this point, you can focus down to areas of particular interest, or, if you've already been working with a set question in mind, you can refine your ideas further into a more linear structure ready to think about the writing process itself...see more