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"Of Mice and Men" - some advice

Steinbeck has set his novel during the Great Depression, after the Wall Street Crash in 1928 in The USA. The... More »
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Seven Simple Tips for GCSE English Writing Success

Whatever the writing purpose is (to inform, to advise, to argue, to describe, to explain or to persuade), it is... More »

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  • Seven Simple Tips for GCSE English Writing Success Editor's Pick

    Claire Lancaster GCSE English Tutor (North London) Picture
    Whatever the writing purpose is (to inform, to advise, to argue, to describe, to explain or to persuade), it is essential that you follow the hints below. Miss out on these and you miss out on easy marks. 1. Paragraphs – They’re paramount! Why? Because they are the first things your...
  • Audio books - your secret weapon!

    Stephen Challis GCSE English Tutor (Brighton) Picture
    Audio books – your secret weapon! Getting students to read set texts can be a real challenge. Many students simply don’t ever read the whole book they are using as a set text and this can limit their understanding terribly. Writing an essay about how a character evolves throughout a story is...
  • Choose to Read and Take the Initiative

    Sarah Houston Cameron GCSE English Tutor (Northampton) Picture
    I was completely hopeless at school and was destined to fail most of my exams at 16. They were O levels then! The only thing I seemed to be good at was playing the violin and I wasn't even sure that was my calling in life. Anyway, I struggled through what we now know as year 10 and 11, managing...
  • Writing An Essay Which Will Get You High Marks

    Paul Grace GCSE English Tutor (Manchester) Picture
    Many students studying GCSE English will be writing essays on and off from now until June and so will need as much help in planning and writing. It is important to have a very reliable structure in place so that you can write essays with interesting and convincing content, the type that will get...
  • An Idea To Get Teenage Boys Reading

    Stephen Challis GCSE English Tutor (Brighton) Picture
    Unfortunately in the modern world of computer games and social media, reading books can seem like a chore to many students, especially to teenage boys. It is well known that reading develops cognitive skills, imagination and literacy skills and if the correct text is selected then all of this...
  • English Exam preparation

    Rhea Ranjan GCSE English Tutor (West Central London) Picture
    The key to English language and literature is to be comfortable with the language first. Punctuation, grammar and spelling are very important and the basic building blocks. When these are established, then the best way for students to prepare for the language component is to practice their...
  • A Good Read - ’Caught in the Crossfire’ Editor's Pick

    Lin_tuition138 GCSE English Tutor (Chelmsford) Picture
    Written in the wake of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, on September 11th, ’Caught in the Crossfire’, by Alan Gibbons, is a powerful novel about young people, love, hate, prejudice, racism and bigotry. Oakfield, a town in northern England, is set in one small corner of a...
  • Homeschooling - Planning for a New Term

    Ruth Mitchell GCSE English Tutor (East London) Picture
    There is a great deal to think about at the start of the school term for every student. Panic can set in. Is the work going to be a lot harder than last year? Am I going to keep up with the workload? What books am I going to be using for my studies? Am I going to enjoy them? And for home...
  • speaking and listening....

    Laura Pasternack GCSE English Tutor (West London) Picture
    When Ofqual, the body that regulates standards of public examinations, announced last August that speaking and listening would no longer be allowed to add any marks to the overall grade at GCSE, there was a mixed response from students and teachers alike. Some teachers were relieved; it's almost...
  • English and Structure

    Chris Ellis GCSE English Tutor (Redhill) Picture
    If you do nothing else, aim to structure your essays with an introduction, three paragraphs with three ideas in each, and a conclusion. You can always change your mind later, but a 3 x 3 structure, with an introduction and conclusion, is a great way to start to organise your thoughts.

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