Harry L. GCSE English Literature tutor, GCSE French tutor, A Level Fr...

Harry L.

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Modern Foreign Languages (Bachelors) - Oxford, Wadham College University

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About me

Hi there! I'm Harry. I am a second year Modern Languages undergraduate at Oxford University.

I really enjoy tutoring and I'm passionate about passing on my knowledge and expertise of Modern Languages and literature to motivated students (GCSE, A levels and I.B.), to help them get the best grade possible. I'm also very willing to help with uni applications and personal statements too!

The truth is, each student has a different learning style. This is something I am very aware of and, therefore, try to incooperate different teaching methods in my tutorials to see what suits the student best!

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

I really look forward to meeting my (potential) tutees :-)

Harry
 

Hi there! I'm Harry. I am a second year Modern Languages undergraduate at Oxford University.

I really enjoy tutoring and I'm passionate about passing on my knowledge and expertise of Modern Languages and literature to motivated students (GCSE, A levels and I.B.), to help them get the best grade possible. I'm also very willing to help with uni applications and personal statements too!

The truth is, each student has a different learning style. This is something I am very aware of and, therefore, try to incooperate different teaching methods in my tutorials to see what suits the student best!

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

I really look forward to meeting my (potential) tutees :-)

Harry
 

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4.9from 14 customer reviews
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Irene (Parent from Teddington)

July 19 2016

Harry provides brilliant advice and support to my daughter in these tutorials. We are so lucky to have the benefit of his knowledge. Most importantly, my daughter thoroughly enjoys being taught by Harry. He is incredibly dedicated and clearly passionate about tutoring.

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Irene (Parent from Teddington)

July 18 2016

Harry has only just started tutoring my daughter, and already we are seeing an improvement in her Spanish skills and university application. His sessions are productive, positive and enjoyable - he is clearly very passionate about tutoring and providing students with the best support possible.

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Folasade (Student)

May 10 2016

Throughout having lessons with him, my confidence in the subject has improved and I wish I had started the lessons earlier in the year to have benefited much more from it. Even though there was little time to fit as many lessons in, Harry compromised his time to be able to help me. Although his Spanish capabilities have far exceeded what I am required to do, he was still able to explain concepts well. To cap it all, he had very good knowledge of the course!

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Stella Leonie (Student)

April 21 2016

Excellent tutorial, the time was used very effectively and the lesson was well structured.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Spanish BInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
AnthropologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
French B International Baccalaureate (IB)6
English Literature AInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
Maths S.L.International Baccalaureate (IB)6
Biology International Baccalaureate (IB)6
English Literature E.E.International Baccalaureate (IB)7
Greek AS levelA-level (A2)A

General Availability

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tuesdays
wednesdays
thursdays
fridays
saturdays
sundays

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
FrenchA Level£22 /hr
SpanishA Level£22 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£20 /hr
FrenchGCSE£20 /hr
SpanishGCSE£20 /hr
FrenchIB£22 /hr
SpanishIB£22 /hr
.MLAT (Modern Languages)Uni Admissions Test£25 /hr

Questions Harry has answered

Why do some verbs use avoir and some être in the past tense?

This rule might seem tricky at first. However, it is actually quite easy to follow after a bit of practice. 

Generally speaking, avoir is the main verb used to form the past tense. This is really similar to english. 
 

For example:

French: Il a mangé une banane
English: He has eaten a banana 


Sometimes, however, you will see the verb être used in some cases. In order to know whether to use avoir or être, you have to look at the main verb you are using. In the case above, the main verb was manger (to eat) and it took the avoir form. 

But some verbs are a bit more 'special' that that and, therefore, they take the être form. These are the following: 

a) verbs that express 'movement', such as arriver (to arrive) and sortir (to leave) - please see below for all other verbs that use être.

b) reflexive verbs 

Movement verbs can be memorised through the following Mnemonic:

Try and remember the phrase DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP'. Then, look at what  verb each letter represents.

  • Devenir
    Revenir
    &
    Monter
    Rester
    Sortir

    Venir
    Aller
    Naître
    Descendre
    Entrer
    Rentrer
    Tomber
    Retourner
    Arriver
    Mourir
    Partir

    Voila! 

    Don't worry if this seems a little bit complicated . Just read through it again and ask me if you have any other questions on it! :) 

 

This rule might seem tricky at first. However, it is actually quite easy to follow after a bit of practice. 

Generally speaking, avoir is the main verb used to form the past tense. This is really similar to english. 
 

For example:

French: Il a mangé une banane
English: He has eaten a banana 


Sometimes, however, you will see the verb être used in some cases. In order to know whether to use avoir or être, you have to look at the main verb you are using. In the case above, the main verb was manger (to eat) and it took the avoir form. 

But some verbs are a bit more 'special' that that and, therefore, they take the être form. These are the following: 

a) verbs that express 'movement', such as arriver (to arrive) and sortir (to leave) - please see below for all other verbs that use être.

b) reflexive verbs 

Movement verbs can be memorised through the following Mnemonic:

Try and remember the phrase DR & MRS VANDERTRAMP'. Then, look at what  verb each letter represents.

  • Devenir
    Revenir
    &
    Monter
    Rester
    Sortir

    Venir
    Aller
    Naître
    Descendre
    Entrer
    Rentrer
    Tomber
    Retourner
    Arriver
    Mourir
    Partir

    Voila! 

    Don't worry if this seems a little bit complicated . Just read through it again and ask me if you have any other questions on it! :) 

 

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