Burton-on-Trent Tutor

Last year, I graduated Nottingham Trent Univeristy with a first-class honours degree in English and I am currently studying a MRes qualification in English Literary research. My aim is to become a doctor in English by completing a PhD, which will start in September 2018.

English is a core, significant and enriching subject and one in which I am completely immersed in. I have studied practically all of Shakespeare's plays at university-level, many of the classics and also numerous contemporary pieces of literature. I can also help with 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.

Tutoring Experience

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 later 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.

Tutoring Approach

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.

Then I would create activities that would be fun, to encourage engagement, as well as academic, 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 will also 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.

Furthermore, I hope this suggests that I will be a fair, fun and honest tutor that will support, guide and advise you.

Please message me if you have any more questions.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


Nottingham Trent University2018MastersEnglish Literary Research
Nottingham Trent University2016BachelorsEnglish Literature BA (Hons)

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