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Getting the most out of your Skype lesson

This article is aimed at both tutors and students, so that you can both get the most out of your...
Key Stage 1 English

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The Purpose Of The EY Foundation Stage Curriculum

Critically consider the purpose of the Foundation Stage Curriculum for young children and to...
Key Stage 3 English

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How To Get Your Child To Start Reading

How To Get Your Child To Start Reading As an English teacher and tutor I am often told by...
GCSE English

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Rhythm in Poetry - Can you read the metre?

Rhythm in Poetry There are lots of things to look for in a poem: similes and metaphors, images,...

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  • Researching Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

    A-level English Tutor (West London) Picture Researching Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. Here are some useful websites for Milton's Paradise Lost: ...
  • An example of an English Literature A-Level essay

    A-level English Tutor (Brighton) Picture This is an extract from an essay suitable for an A-Level standard of writing. Imagination, identity, memory and secrecy in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Ian McEwen’s Atonement. Despite their differences, both Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Ian McEwans’s...
  • Can a Machine Know?

    A-level English Tutor (Manchester) Picture To know something it is necessary to have in mind that which pertains to it or is relevant to that particular thing. Of course, the other ways of knowing like reason, emotion and language are also present. The question “Can a machine know?” has attracted the attention of philosophers and others...


  • The Best Guides for Studying English

    English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (South East London) Picture Whilst teaching EFL in China for several years these two books were permanently in my ‘teaching bag’! Hope they help you... Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use (click here to see it on This guide is fantastic for leading you through the grammatical minefield. Filled with...
  • Writing a Good Essay

    A-level English Tutor (Cambridge) Picture At GCSE level, English is all about understanding the texts and writing clear answers. At A level, though, the requirements are somewhat higher. You'll be expected to write long, structured essays explaining your argument, referring to the text with relevant quotations, and sometimes you'll even...
  • How to Wow your Examiner

    A-level English Tutor (Manchester) Picture So you have a coursework deadline or an exam looming. Don't panic! Although this is easier said than done, as soon as you put the piece of work into perspective, you can begin to tackle the issues surrouding it. Here are some tips: 1) It is normal to be nervous. Particularly if this is your...