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GCSE English

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How to Write an Intro to a Comparative Essay

Often my GCSE students are thrown when they first find themselves confronted by an essay asking...
GCSE English

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Macbeth - the author of his own downfall

People like to blame Lady Macbeth for her husband's downfall ... but consider the evidence more...
GCSE English

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Revision: Quality not quantity.

Hi Parents/Students,With all kinds of examinations approaching, parents and students alike often...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Why we don't always mean what we say

The meaning of a statement is not always obvious from the meaning of the words it contains. I...

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  • New Year, New Language! Editor's Pick

    Hayley Wallbank English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Exeter) Picture You may be surprised to learn that, according to Ethnologue, English is now only the third most widely spoken language in the world. Unsurprisingly, given its population of more than 1.38 billion people, Chinese is the most widely spoken followed by Spanish. Here in the UK, our relationship...
  • CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide Poems

    EQE Proofreading / Tutoring GCSE English Tutor (Blackburn) Picture The CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide: Poems are books aimed at Higher Level GCSE English Literature students studying the poems for the AQA exam. I recommend them strongly. These books have all the poems that may come up in the exam. Each poem is broken down into sections; so what happens, the...
  • Parents, Don't Panic!

    Hayley Symes Key Stage 2 English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I have been tutoring for 4 years now and something i feel that really needs to be said is.. It is perfectly normal to have a tutor. It is now thought that 1 in 4 children will have a tutor at some point. Many parents have contacted me over the years stressing because their child is behind or...

 

  • Useful Online Resources for A-level English Editor's Pick

    Sasha Garwood A-level English Tutor (Sheffield) Picture Most A-level students probably spend more time on the internet than I do, which is no mean feat given that I’m also a Millennial (just). But nevertheless, here are a few useful resources for A-level English that might be helpful. It’s an incomplete and subjective list, but it’s hopefully...
  • Learning To Write Simple Sentences Editor's Pick

    Primary Tutor Experienced Key Stage 1 English Tutor (Milton Keynes) Picture Is your child struggling to write in sentences? Do they use capital letters and full stops incorrectly? What your child needs is to grasp the concept of a simple sentence. Read the tips and activities below. Tips and Activities:Encourage your child to talk in sentences when responding to...
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Manchester) Picture I am a native English speaker currently based in the United Kingdom where I have been living and working for the past nine years.  I currently teach English full-time in Manchester. I have been developing my profession as an English language teacher over three years.  I have a TEFL Certificate...