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How to Read for A Level English

Of course you can read the words on the page, or tube advert, or instagram comment. However;...
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English A-Level Reading List Advice

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Narrative Writing for GCSE English

Approaching the narrative writing question for GCSE English Language Write the opening part of...
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Which English A Level Should You Choose?

This is the time of year when year 11 students begin to think about the next stage of their...

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  • Exploring the 'uncanny' in "The Bloody Chamber"

    P L Expert Tutorial A-level English Tutor (Harrow) Picture "The Bloody Chamber, is haunted by the uncanny." To what extent do you agree with this statement? The Uncanny is a Gothic feature that can be found in Angela Carter's collection. Sigman and Freud explained that the uncanny involves things that "look human/recognisable but are not". An example...
  • Online English tuition is the future

    Deborah Snow A-level English Tutor (Slough) Picture  Online tuition allows you to access the best inspirational teachers who love their subject, according to the international business magazine, Forbes. For today’s digital natives online tuition is replete with advantages. Geographical location no longer matters and timings matter less too. ....
  • What Does "Thinking Outside The Box" Mean?

    Hannah Congdon A-level English Tutor (Twickenham) Picture It's taken me a long time to realise what the nebulous phrase "thinking outside the box" means in practice, specifically in the practice of studying English Literature. The phrase itself has become the very kind of dry cliche that it instructs against. Being told to "think outside the box" is...

 

  • Who is Othello?

    Sue Harding A-level English Tutor (Manchester) Picture In AQA’s mark scheme, AO5 requires you to ‘Explore literary texts informed by different interpretations’.  This means you must explore how Shakespeare constructs the character of Othello, arrive at an interpretation, and be prepared to support it. It is important to read critics’ views,...
  • What Can A Tutor Do For Me?

    Yvonne Tucker A-level English Tutor (Bristol) Picture The great thing about a tutor is that s/he is there just for you! So you will only spend time on study that is relevant to you the teaching/learning style can be tailored to you no need to feel embarrassed about "silly" questions you can repeat things as often as you want you are the...
  • Success in A2: The final preparation

    A-level English Tutor (Enfield) Picture I do not advocate last minute preparation, but the final week of your 'revision' before your examination is critical, and can make all the difference in achieving a high grade. Many students do not know how to prepare for their A2 exams, particularly in subjects such as English Literature,...