I`m a full time English Tutor; I've thoroughly studied and taught almost ALL the GCSE Literature books, plays & poems for AQA, Edexcel & OCR.
My aim is to get students ready to the point where they can study and practise their skills independently and effectively. I aim to create a revision plan and set suitable weekly homework tasks (if needed) so that students stay on track with their studying.
I have experience in 11+ Common Entrance exam preparation, with a decent array of materials at my disposal, such as mock exams for the English and verbal reasoning tests.
With GCSE English, I focus on all the core skills such as essay writing, creative writing, analytical comprehension, as well as helping students create unique responses for the top marks.
For A-Level, I work closely with students to help them formulate a deep and analytical discussion on their chosen texts, which will rely on their ability to research and learn how to adapt other critics into their analysis- as would be done at university level.
Many English Literature courses focus on drama texts and a large part of my degree (Drama Studies) involved having to bring the text to life. This helps enormously with essay writing because the physical process allows you to access ideas and theories that cannot be accessed through reading alone. Literature is designed to be experienced, whether it`s meant to be physically or emotionally. The other half of my course (Film Studies) involved having to construct essays involving film theory to a scholarly level. My dissertation achieved a 1st, with my overall degree achieving a 2:1.