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The Golden Key to English

There is a language that gives to whoever knows it a much deeper understanding of both English...
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Be Kind to Yourself With Exams

Exams are not the same for everyone. Some people thrive on the adrenaline and nerves that happen...
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English A-Level Reading List Advice

Reading for Pleasure … and Preparation: Advice to A Level English Literature Students "The man...
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Differences Between Spoken & Written English

   What are the main differences between spoken English and written English? Are they the...

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  • 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...
  • 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’.  We must not only explore how Shakespeare constructs the character of Othello, but arrive at an interpretation of him and be prepared to support it. We know he is presented as an...
  • Success in A2: The final preparation

    Philippa Rumsey 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,...

 

  • Writing an Essay

    Christina Fuhr A-level English Tutor (North West London) Picture An essay is a piece of writing that should follow the following structure: 1) IntroductionThe first paragraph of an essay should introduce the reader to the essay topic. The first sentence of the essay should hook the reader and create interest in the essay. Then the research or essay question...
  • Exploring the Effects of Language Editor's Pick

    Pamela Newman A-level English Tutor (Guildford) Picture Say a lot about a little As a teacher of GCSE, IGCSE, A level and IB Diploma English Literature for over 15 years, I have always enjoyed building students' confidence when exploring their interpretations of texts. Having just completed the marking of coursework assignments for IB Diploma...
  • How to Read for A Level English Editor's Pick

    Jan-Peter Westad A-level English Tutor (East London) Picture Of course you can read the words on the page, or tube advert, or instagram comment. However; when it comes to reading for exams, or essays at school and university, it can become habit to read great literature in the same way you might read a recipe you already half know. You can skim through...