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Tutoring for Language and Literature Students, University Application Support

Language is an important communication skill that, when used precisely and treated with care, can be so powerful that it can bring even the most disparate of people into common ground.

Literature is similar, allowing a look into the minds of others. It is an important reflection of the time and cultural situation in which it was written and allows the reader to have a well rounded view of the society they live in as a whole.


I can provide language lessons for people, beginner to advanced students in English and Spanish, as well as Italian. Furthermore, I can support literary studies and offer in depth discussions about texts as well as help on structuring essays and general study habits.


Furthermore, if needed, I can provide to students help in writing personal statements for university and in preparing for interviews (most specifically for Oxbridge candidates).

It is not needed for a student to do all three options, they may choose to their liking what they would like support on.

Extra information

Bring a laptop and something to take notes on. In the case that you are studying literature send me your text in advance and in the case that you are wanting support on personal statements, send me it in advance.

Location

Online via webcam
At student's location: Around Glasgow, United Kingdom

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General info

Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Hi, I’m Barbara! I am 19 years old and grew up in Glasgow. I love to read, write (prose, songs, anything) and play guitar. I am friendly, creative and incredibly passionate about my subject (and have been known to get a bit obsessive about it - good for my students, bad for my social life). I love horror films, and would love to work on an Ti West project (no matter how far fetched that is).

My classes are casual, as I am focused on the comfort of my students, and the meetings would be propelled forward by the student’s needs and wants. I am able to go through developing close reading skills, as well as essay structuring and how to break down questions. In terms of a language paper, I can make vocabulary lists as well as grammar sheets, and the student and I would be able to practice an immersive conversation to improve confidence in language ability.

Education

Straight As at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher. In the middle of a BA in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford, with a focus on Medieval Literature.

Experience / Qualifications

Have tutored for National 5 English before, with students making A’s, and have been an editor on the school newspaper therefore am experienced in making statements concise and to the point.

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