In 2016, I graduated Nottingham Trent University with a first-class honours degree in English. I then continued my studies in Nottingham by completing an Masters qualification in English Literary research. Currently, I am coming to the end of my first year of a PhD in English Literature at The University of Birmingham. I aim to complete this PhD in the next three years while, concurrently, privately tutoring Primary, KS3 and GCSE students. While this not only helps me fund my PhD, to become a doctor in English, I genuinely enjoy teaching this subject to struggling or unenthusiastic students. I hope my passion for the study of English can not only help them pass their exams at a high level, but also make them love the subject as I do. l I have been tutoring since I started my undergraduate degree in 2013 and feel I now know the curriculum and exam specifications very well. I have watched students struggle to achieve what they want to, and then celebrated when they have scored incredible in their exams (SATS/ GCSE), and been humbled by messages from parents crediting this to me, when, really, I just put the tools in the student's hand, it was all down to them to complete the job well.
English is a core, significant and enriching subject. At university, I have studied practically all of Shakespeare's plays, many of the classics, poetry, and also numerous contemporary pieces of literature. I can also help with analysing non-fiction works and understanding the complexities of literary theory, elements of philosophy and American literature.
To see a student comprehend a term, book or device that was previously very confusing to them, provides me with a sense of accomplishment. Therefore, if I was your tutor, I would thoroughly enjoy and value my time towards helping you and your English ability.
I have tutored many different levels of English: from Key Stage One to GCSE. I have a lot of experience and resources available for tutoring the AQA specification for GCSE as well as KS1, 2 and 3.
I currently tutor a 15 year-old girl for AQA GCSE Higher Level; a seven-year old boy for KS2 Maths and English and a 12-year old boy for KS3. The latter student's main concern is that he struggles to remember what he has been taught in school. I have been through some English areas with him, such as apostrophes, rhymes, imagery, spellings, a few books and key grammatical devices to help reinforce what he has already learnt while at school.
In the last academic year, I have helped a non-native, six-year old girl to speak and read English Language; two boys, aged eight and eleven respectively, with KS2 English; one five-year old girl with basic reading and writing skills and a GCSE AQA Foundation student.
My approach to tutoring can be any way you would like it to be, but as a guide...
Firstly, I would begin by asking what areas actually need my help. I find going through the specification helps to identify which topics I should plan for in the upcoming weeks. We would go through some activities together, and I would make notes of areas in which I see weaknesses.
Then I would create activities that would be fun - to encourage engagement - appropriate - as every student is different - and helpful - to ensure progress at every session.
I would, at times, test them on certain elements to see what has been learnt, but also reward them when they have achieved.
I use the National Curriculum in England provided by the Department for Education as a guide to what the student will be assessed on, to ensure consistency with their exams and what is taught at their school.
I try my best to be a fair, fun and honest tutor that will support, guide and advise you.
Please message me if you have any more questions.
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|Nottingham Trent University||2018||Masters||English Literary Research|
|Nottingham Trent University||2016||Bachelors||English Literature BA (Hons)|
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