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James offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

English

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Primary £20.00£18.00
Secondary £20.00£18.00
GCSE £20.00£18.00
A-Level £25.00£22.50
University £30.00£27.00
Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

French

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GCSE £20.00£18.00

Music

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GCSE £20.00£18.00

English (Foreign Language)

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Casual Learner £25.00£22.50

Study Skills

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GCSE £20.00£18.00
A-Level £25.00£22.50

Maths

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Primary £20.00£18.00
Secondary £20.00£18.00
GCSE £20.00£18.00

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Personal Description:

I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2014 with a high 2.1 degree in English. I studied a wide range of texts, from medieval poetry to the films of Stanley Kubrick, which has given me a flexible and adaptable approach to the study of literature in all its forms.

As a recent graduate, I am fully aware of the pressures faced by students nowadays, as universities demand higher and higher results from their prospective students. When tutoring I aim to help students to better understand what is demanded of them by examiners but also to enrich their engagement with literature, hopefully inspiring a lifelong interest.

Tutoring Experience:

Since I graduated from university I have tutored A-level English literature across the range of the curriculum. This has included papers on Chaucer and Shakespeare, a paper on Unseen texts and also coursework. After 6 weeks of my tuition, a student almost doubled his marks in a practice essay.

I have also taught guitar to a complete beginner and an intermediate student, helping them to develop basic skills whilst expanding their repertoire.

Feedback has been consistently good, and my services have been offered on through word of mouth.

Tutoring Approach:

I like to combine a strong focus on the requirements of the curriculum with a wider perspective that looks beyond formal study.

At the end of the day, students have to take exams, and it is therefore vital that they understand exactly what is required of them and are well prepared to display the skills that are necessary to secure the top grades. This requires a full awareness of the requirements of the curriculum as well as extensive practice and knowledge of the relevant texts.

In addition, I try to instill in my tutees an appreciation of the power of literature. Literature can inspire creative new ideas, enhance human empathy and simply entertain us. I believe it is important to maintain a lifelong interest in literature, whatever form of further study and work people choose to take, because it can be such a powerful educational tool.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of St Andrews (2017) - Distinction MSc Psychology (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Cambridge (2014) - 2.1 BA (Hons) English (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Ashlyns School (2011) - A-levels in English (A*), Music (A*), History (A) (School) (✔ On File)
  • Ashlyns School (2009) - GCSEs in English Literature (A*), English (A*), Science (A*), Additional Science (A*), French (A*), Spanish (A*), History (A*), Maths (A*), Music (A*), Physical Education (A), Citizenship (A*), Religious Studies (A*) (School) (✔ On File)

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