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English Literature and Language for GCSE and A-Level

I find students typically respond best to an lesson-style that closely mirrors Oxbridge-style supervisions, which might be called diagnostic; a written homework task provides not only useful opportunity for correcting rather specific details of style, grammar and dialectic --thus developing the corresponding skill of self-criticism -- but also serves as a springboard for explorations into the history, context, literary techniques and critical response of the work, or works at hand.

I hope to help the student move beyond the set-texts, authors, or plays; not only because this would of itself be interesting, helping to develop the enthusiasm that is certainly the most vital ingredient for success in exams, but because being acquainted with the broader literary/cultural context that a work is situated greatly deepens one’s understanding of it. Moving beyond the set-texts needn’t be very time-consuming; often a few short articles, a chapter of a book, a poem or a play can dramatically broaden one’s perspective. Together with acquiring knowledge of historical context, the chief aims of my lessons will also be to help the student develop their ability to analyze texts.

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At student's location: Around London, United Kingdom

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Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
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60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I have so far accumulated over 1000 hours of teaching experience; I taught Drama at a secondary school after completing my A-Levels, and later, whilst reading for an English Literature degree at Cambridge University, I taught English to a wide breadth of students, ranging from those studying at University, pupils preparing to take GCSE, IGCSE and A-level exams, to professionals seeking to improve their communication skills. My academic interests include Shakespeare, theories of Poetry Analysis and Modernist French Literature.

Education

Cambridge University, Trinity Hall, English Literature BA
Upon graduating, received Trinity Hall's Graham Storey Prize, awarded for academic excellence.
Distinctions in Grade 8 Singing and Piano.

Experience / Qualifications

1000 hours of teaching experience. This was both as private tuition (face-to-face and online), and in a school, where I taught Drama.

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