Information About Seán - South Croydon tutor - (6 reviews)
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I hаve bаchelоr`s аnd mаster`s degrees in English frоm Queen Mаry, University оf Lоndоn. I speciаlised in mоdern literаture during my mаster`s аnd my dissertаtiоn wаs оn Jаmes Jоyce.
I tutor at GCSE, AS, A and university levels, and am available on weekday evenings/weekends.
I am always amenable in accommodating new students to ensure that both parties are satisfied with the arrangement.
I have been tutoring for more than five years (since January 2012).
I believe that it is important to engage a student's interest in the texts being studied. Once a student is engaged, they will be motivated to discover more for themselves which is vital because a tutor is often only seeing a student for an hour each week. My role as a tutor is to facilitate that initial engagement, as well as simultaneously helping the student to improve the quality of their work.
I would tell any parent or guardian that the best way to improve a student's English is very simple - get them to read more! This is best achieved by finding something that they enjoy reading - whether that's a Dickens novel, a broadsheet newspaper or a magazine on a subject they are interested in. This fulfills many functions - it expands a student's vocabulary, helps them improve their writing, and hopefully engenders a habit (even a passion!) for reading.
It is also extremely important for students at any level to improve the way they plan and structure their written work. A high-quality essay will have a clearly delineated structure and use well-chosen quotations and strong contextual information to supplement its argument.
These are basic tenets, but are certainly the most effective ways of improving the quality of a student's work.
I have a comprehensive knowledge of English literature and can provide a student with a strong understanding of the content and context of any text.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Queen Mary, University of London (2010) - MA English (Distinction) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Queen Mary, University of London (2009) - BA English (First Class Honours) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Whitgift School, South Croydon (1992) - English (A) History (B) Mathematics (B) A-Levels (School) (✔ On File)
- Whitgift School, South Croydon (1992) - 13 GCSEs (School) (✔ On File)
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