Sam has helped and supported me massively over the past year in both my English literature and English language GCSEs. I was to be assessed under the new 9-1 GCSE grading system and was quite nervous about my grades, hoping for at least a 6 in Lit and maybe a 7 in Lang as the grading system is new and said to be harder compared to the old GCSEs. I was also predicted a 6 for English Literature and a 7 for English language after my mocks in December in Year 11.
However, when I received my GCSE grades I was completely thrown away! I received a grade 9 distinction for English language and a grade 7 for English literature, 2 grades higher than what I was expecting!
Sam's style of teaching is different compared to other tutors. It is unique in its own right. English was my weakest subject and even though this was the case, Sam would still make his lessons engaging. He made me think outside the box and asked questions, at a much higher level which allowed me to express my own ideas in an elegant way, rather than memorising a text book GCSE answer. He went through my work and critically pointed out anything that was missing in my answers. Moreover, Sam regularly corrected any exam questions that I had answered for HW and took the time out of his busy schedule to create his own exam papers for me. He would also keep motivating me, telling me that I would get much better grades, than what I expected.
Lastly, Sam is a friendly, approachable and great person to know and I would recommend him to anyone who would like to improve their grades in English at any level. An excellent tutor after all!
English Literature (GCSE)
A grade 9 distinction in English language GCSE and grade 7 in English literature GCSE