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A tutor with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature, Philippa is currently tutoring to the new GCSE curriculum for English Language and Literature and also A Level English Language and Literature. Through a thorough knowledge of the assessment objectives and a wide range of relevant texts and resources, including poetry, Shakespeare, modern texts and the19th century novel, she improves understanding, enjoyment, writing skills and grades.
Philippa is currently tutoring GCSE, pre-GCSE, and A Level students across exam boards including AQA, OCR and Edexcel. Texts include 'An Inspector Calls', 'To Kill a Mockingbird', 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde', 'Jane Eyre', Shakespeare, set poetry anthologies, and many more. She supports and builds on school learning, and has also tutored a completely home-schooled child to achieve A and A* in English Language and Literature GCSEs. Before tutoring, Philippa was a marketing director in London for many years, managing and developing a team and overseeing all marketing communications. She has experience in an educational environment, as a school governor.
Philippa works closely with tutees to discuss and identify areas where they would like help, and devises a tailored programme to suit each individual. She helps students develop strong skills in close textual analysis as well as helping build a thorough understanding of the whole text: its themes, characters, language, structure and context, whether studying poetry, drama or novels. Sessions may also focus on writing techniques, structuring essays, grammar and time management skills. Close attention is paid to what the examiners are looking for in each question, and how extra points can be gained.
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