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Key Stage 3 English

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Exam Preparation and How to Write an Essay

“A tutee’s ability in a subject is frequently not reflected in their grades simply due to...
Key Stage 1 English

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The Tutor’s role in SATs

SATs are a hot topic of political debate and media speculation at the moment. Everyone has an...
IELTS

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59 seconds

The IELTS reading and writing tests are challenging. Both exams require you to complete a great...
GCSE English

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In Search of Originality

In Search of Originality In terms of progressing pupils to improve GCSE Examination standards...

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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...
  • English Revision Tips

    David Cummings GCSE English Tutor (Uxbridge) Picture DO  Plan what you need to revise and decide on when Break each subject down into sections and decide which need most work Create a timetable that makes sure you cover the subject and all its sub-sections by the time that exam day arrives Make time slots, and try to get one...

 

  • speaking and listening....

    Laura Pasternack GCSE English Tutor (West London) Picture When Ofqual, the body that regulates standards of public examinations, announced 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 impossible...
  • 5 Ways to Measure Confidence Speaking English

    Steven Hobson Business English Teacher (Stockport) Picture “I feel fine communicating in English when I go on vacations, but I don't have confidence speaking English in front of my colleagues in work meetings.” Does this sound familiar to you? I hear this frequently when I meet international professionalsand ask them what their main difficulties are...
  • 30 English Expressions Used In Meetings Editor's Pick

    Steven Hobson Business English Teacher (Stockport) Picture Have you ever participated in an English meeting with native speakers, and sometimes found it difficult to understand them? Or maybe you attend English meetings regularly, but would like to express your ideas more like a native. An effective solution to solve both of these issues is to learn...