Do you ever feel you're making stuff up in GCSE English? You're not alone: many English students find the subject just as perplexing. One-to-one sessions with a GCSE English tutor can help you develop your ideas and feel confident explaining them. They can offer you sneaky tips on how to deal with all those articles and poems, including the ones that are new to you in the exam. With their tips and tricks under your belt you'll be ready to tackle whatever the exam has to throw at you.
Degree: English Literature and Philosophy (Bachelors) - Durham
Subjects offered: English, History+ 3 more
“As an enthusiastic but patient person, I decided that I was well-suited to tutoring. When volunteering in my last year of school as a Peer Educator with the Red Cross, I enjoyed aiding people in understanding the varieties of issues t...”
Degree: French (Bachelors) - Oxford, Keble College
Subjects offered: English, French+ 1 more
“Passionate Oxford French language undergrad, keen to help tutees at any level up to A2/Advanced Higher/Equivalent. Lots of first-hand French experience, also willing to help sixth-formers with personal statements and Oxbridge admissions.”
Degree: Biomedical Sciences (Bachelors) - Durham
Subjects offered: English, Psychology+ 3 more
“I've studies a diverse range of subjects throughout my A Levels and continue to maintain an interest in various academic areas. This means that I understand how some subjects need to be explained in very different ways to be understood fully”
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I always look up the board my students are taking so the lessons are really relevant. Then we go through past papers or set texts, whatever the student finds helpful.
I find a lot of them are interested in essay structure, so I tend to help them with that. They also ask about spelling and grammar a lot.
I normally give my students a starter activity, like a picture or an extract. We discuss the mood and what it implies.
I always find that making a glossary of literary terms is really helpful for my English students, because they can use it no matter what text they're presented with.
We get on really well - I feel I really know them, and they often arrange lessons with me spontaneously.
There was one girl who was home-schooled and hadn't done English for a couple of years. We worked together and in the end she got an A, so we were really pleased.
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