Information About James - Leamington Spa tutor - (3 reviews)
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Philosophy / Critical Thinking
General enthusiast for ideas, I'm a literature graduate and so lover of reading, also of writing, and to get away from both of those things: walking. The area I'm most confident in, literature-wise, is the ninetieth/twentieth century novel, but I’m also knowledgeable about the general field – as demonstrated by my first class bachelors (Philosophy and Literature) and master's (Literature) degrees, both from the University of Warwick. In addition, I have a Master of Fine Arts degree, also from Warwick.
I have tutored several students via First Tutors in Philosophy, English Literature and English Language for both GCSE and A Level qualifications. I am currently employed by Coventry University at their Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) to assist under- and postgraduate students, from a wide range of disciplines, to improve themselves as writers.
My experience with students – regardless of whether they are revising for a mock GSCE exam or finalising a draft of their master’s dissertation – has allowed me to understand how differently every individual learns, highlighting how important it is to tailor one’s approach with every learner.
My approach will be heavily dependant on the individual: where you are in your learning, and how you learn best. In general, I think the best way of learning is through discussion and dialogue. I'll examine your syllabus to see what examiners are looking for, as well as taking a broad approach bringing the tangential, and the contextual to widen your knowledge about the subject in question. If there's a novel you're reading, or a play or poem, I'll read it too, if I haven't already. If there are essay skills that want testing, I'll go through your writing to see where you can improve. I’ll find other helpful resources and texts to add to those you have been given. The best of all of these things is seeing where the interest lies and bringing that out to create confidence and from that greater skill tends to flow.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Fine Arts (2014) - Master of Fine Arts Degree (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Warwick (2013) - English Literature (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Warwick (2011) - Philosophy and Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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James has been very reliable and professional throughout, we have tried tutors before but my son has struggled previously, but with James he enjoyed the sessions. If you are looking for an English tutor I would highly recommend James.