James C.

James C.

£22 - £24 /hr

Ancient History and Comparative Literature (Bachelors) - St Andrews University

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About me

Hello. I’m James. I am studying at St Andrews, which is on the coast of Scotland. Here, if the rain or snow hasn’t stopped me then I study Ancient History and, more exciting in my own opinion, Comparative Literature. In High School I looked at the English classics; Shakespeare, the Brontes, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arthur Miller and many other names that English teachers around the country like for us to read and since everyone has read. With Comparative Literature I read texts from around the wo...

Hello. I’m James. I am studying at St Andrews, which is on the coast of Scotland. Here, if the rain or snow hasn’t stopped me then I study Ancient History and, more exciting in my own opinion, Comparative Literature. In High School I looked at the English classics; Shakespeare, the Brontes, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Arthur Miller and many other names that English teachers around the country like for us to read and since everyone has read. With Comparative Literature I read texts from around the world, there is different novel which is unfamiliar in English but however is celebrated in Russian or in German. When studying I find an excitement akin to exploring Darkest Peru, for I could find a hidden gem that I really enjoy. Or I may discover a tale that is deeply detailed that it takes two paragraphs to describe a yellow flower. It is a course that is new but I am glad I have discovered it. Apart from that, in the my spare time I read, or I talk with people about my favourite books. A good book can take you on a journey to place you never knew existed. A bad book allows you to rant and shout about it to your friends.

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About my sessions

With the study of english, I wish to give my tutees the skills and tricks that will enable them to tackle anything thrown at them. I won’t tell you how to write, I will help you develop the skills and techniques that any essay or question posed doesn’t seem daunting or as scary as those examination authorities want you to feel. In the tutorials you can ask me nearly anything. I wish to understand what the tutee feels they need to study and build around that area. However many of the skills I...

With the study of english, I wish to give my tutees the skills and tricks that will enable them to tackle anything thrown at them. I won’t tell you how to write, I will help you develop the skills and techniques that any essay or question posed doesn’t seem daunting or as scary as those examination authorities want you to feel. In the tutorials you can ask me nearly anything. I wish to understand what the tutee feels they need to study and build around that area. However many of the skills I hope to teach will be universally useful for all aspects in the English subject. Personally, this focusing on what I personally felt was wrong and just talking with someone who understood the texts and what I was going through helped me through my exams. At the beginning of High School I was failing English, but I sought help and I just practised and practised and eventually I was finding joy in the texts I was studying and I was understanding what I was doing right and where I was going wrong. And from this past experience, I hope I can help you with English whether it is a complex detailed understanding of some obscure poet, or it is just doing some practise papers, together we can get through this and, with a bit of determination, with a decent mark at the end.

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Michelle Parent from Lochgelly

12 Aug

James is great with my son and has been very helpful

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Michelle Parent from Lochgelly

5 Apr

James is a great tutor. He always makes me feel relaxed and confident in what we are doing.

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Michelle Parent from Lochgelly

1 Mar

James was amazing. He put me at ease and allowed me the time to think things over.

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Farhad Parent from London

18 Apr, 2018

James is always prompt. His lessons are engaging and are always delivered with enthusiasm.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
EnglishScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
EnglishScottish Highers / Advanced HighersB
HistoryScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
HistoryScottish Highers / Advanced HighersB
Classical StudiesScottish Highers / Advanced HighersB
Classical StudiesScottish Highers / Advanced HighersB
LatinScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
MathsScottish Highers / Advanced HighersC

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EnglishScottish Highers£24 /hr
HistoryScottish Highers£24 /hr
Classical CivilisationA Level£24 /hr
EnglishA Level£24 /hr
Classical CivilisationGCSE£22 /hr
EnglishGCSE£22 /hr
LatinGCSE£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£24 /hr

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