Tutoring Topics/Lessons Covered
Note: All tutoring topics/lessons are available for face to face tutoring (In the Learning Studio, in Sutton)*
*Except CV and Writing Consultations that are held online or through email only
Year 7/KS3 Transition Lessons and Preparation
KS2 Work and SATs Test Preparation
These lessons will include working in depth on all of the subjects that may come up on an English common entrance test. It will include; Verbal Reasoning and Creative Writing. The aim of the lessons are to address the much needed competencies essential to adequately sit these tests such as Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. Homework is also usually set and often comprises of finishing off work that was started in the lesson.
During the lessons handwriting and the presentation of a student's work is looked at as well, so that they will feel fully confident to be able to sit this test and may be in a good position when considering admissions into their school of choice. *
*Note: 11+ English lessons will only begin with me if the student is in Year 5, as the subjects they need to work on are quite detailed and challenging, so a student that is younger may struggle to deal with the subjects tackled at this level.
Tutoring with me in these lessons can cover a wide variety of subjects; such as how to competently write comprehension answers, using a P.E.E (Point, Evidence and Explain) response and understanding how to produce an effective creative writing piece.
Creative Writing skills are worked on, so that the student will begin to have a greater understanding of how to use Figurative Language to write effectively when on these longer writing tasks.
When the student is in Year 5/6, Mock SATs test papers are worked on regularly and SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation) techniques are encouraged when writing so that they can confidently feel ready to take this test.
It doesn't matter whether you're an learner in adult education; or a student in your secondary school years, it helps to have a tutor assist you with the more complex aspects of an A-Level English Literature course or the GCSE English Literature and English Language curriculum. I am adept at getting students to become more confident in tackling the GCSE exam specifications and to understand the 9-1 award system which has been in place since 2017. Equally I know the A-Level English Literature subject extremely well, so I can help you to write essays to an academic standard.
So, whether you're having trouble understanding how to write an adequate exam essay response; or you generally just need a boost in your knowledge of the texts, I can help with practical, comprehensive lessons designed to assist and arm you with a boost of knowledge to sit this exam.
A-Level English Literature and GCSE English Literature and Language Tutoring
When a student is almost at the end of their journey in Primary School in Year 6; it can be quite a daunting feeling for them and their parents; knowing that they will have to tackle subjects that they have never worked on before, or understanding certain aspects of a Year 7 English Literature/English Language curriculum. So that students can feel a bit more at ease when moving on into this year group. I can assist students to begin to develop a greater understanding of certain subjects they will tackle while in KS3 English and beyond.
Every student will work through a comprehensive programme of study* that will feature certain subjects such as: Understanding Shakespeare, Learning the features of a poem and Reading longer pieces of text to decode how figurative language is used for effect and many more subjects will be tackled!
*Note: This subject will only begin when the student is in Year 6 (Primary School; or soon after they enter Year 7 at Secondary School). The Programme of study/subjects tackled may vary depending on the ability of the student and is subject to change.
11+ English Common Entrance Tests
Degree and Dissertation Essay Writing Assistance
C.V/Personal Statement Assistance/Letter Writing/Blog Writing
Occasionally a university student may need some assistance when devising a complex essay for a degree, or an essay for their dissertation.
I can help you to get your ideas down on a subject you are studying, in a way that encourages you to think independently; whilst at the same time offering practical advice on how to structure an essay using vocabulary and grammar suitable for a degree or dissertation standard.
These sessions are aimed to assist you and would also include advice on how to reference your work. I will also give you advice on how to write a bibliography using the Harvard method; or a suitable reference system that you use in your place of study.
Whilst I don't profess to know everything about the subject a learner will be studying; I hope I can help to clear the brain fog and fear that sometimes happens when attempting to write analytically and help you to achieve this with success!
CV/Personal Statement: If you need to create your CV or even update it, I can assist you to write a winning CV. The consultation for this session will include how to write a personal statement and cover letter.
Letter Writing: I can write, edit and format important letters for your business or educational needs. This will include a 1 hour consultation, two drafts and one final draft. The letters will be sent to you via email and will be kept on my update system for up to one year if you need the original draft updating or amending.*
Blog Writing: If you ae struggling to write a blog for your website; or for any other need, I can assist you to get the words down in a way that fits your writing style and your subject. I will also proof read your written words so that it stands a good chance of becoming a winning blog post!*
*Note: These sessions are done via email or online. They are subject to extra fees if the sessions go beyond 1 hour. Updating/amending letters will be subject to extra fees.