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GCSE English

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How your parents can help you out!

Ok, let's be honest, when your little darlings are going through their GCSE exams, things can...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Why we don't always mean what we say

The meaning of a statement is not always obvious from the meaning of the words it contains. I...
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

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Different Strokes for Different Folks

Having lived and taught in a number of countries, it is interesting to see how differently...
GCSE English

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Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Poet

Teaching poetry for English Literature exams can be a challenge. Thanks to rap music, and the...

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  • Alexander Winter Canonbury, N1 Gold Member

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    I am a highly specialised tutor with 10+ years of experience helping students with everything from essay structure to interview technique. I can also focus on managing a student's overall academic portfolio with them. MA from Cambridge University.
  • Lynne Dilworth Worksop, S81 Silver Member

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    Everyone learns at their own pace and I aim to tailor my support to produce the highest results possible, as well as improve learners' academic self-confidence and esteem, in order to help those at risk of dyslexia catch up, or get ahead.
  • Melanie Jones Mossley, OL5

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    Music is interesting and fun. It supports the emotional development of the student and enables them to learn inner discipline. I don't only view myself as an educator, but also a friend for every student I teach.
  • Adam Dixon Central Edinburgh, EH7

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    Hello, I'm a qualified teacher with a degree in Spanish and French. I have taught in India, Spain and France. I teach French, Spanish and English, and train students for the Cambridge exam suite and IELTS.
  • Julia Martinez Sanchez Camden Town, NW1 Silver Member

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    Hello! My name is Julia. I was born in Lugo (Spain) and this is my sixth year living in London. I am currently studying singing at the Royal Academy of Music. I am a mezzo-soprano in third year of the undergraduate course.
  • Claire Price Highbury, N1

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    I am a working actress as well as an English tutor and I believe that the fastest way to academic success is to love whatever you are studying. My lessons are fun and flexible and tailored to the individual to ensure maximum benefit and enjoyment.
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English Articles

  • Which English A Level Should You Choose? Editor's Pick

    Karen Pitts A-level English Tutor (Oxford) Picture This is the time of year when year 11 students begin to think about the next stage of their education. It’s an exciting time when teachers at your school or at open events in FE colleges try to entice you onto their courses. Many courses sound great; they are presented as being incredibly...
  • Managing Expectations in Language Learning

    Suzanne Oyo English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Portsmouth) Picture Directing a learner towards the best course or form of assessment for them is an important task for any tutor. We now have English language learners in a wide variety of circumstances, not just here settling in the UK or on a student’s visa to sit a Cambridge EFL exam before returning home....
  • Poetry Analysis 101: Forming Associations and Tex

    Oli Delgaram-Nejad A-level English Tutor (Exeter) Picture Poetry Analysis 101: Forming Associations and Textual Evidence The Horses I climbed through woods in the hour-before-dawn dark. Evil air, a frost-making stillness, Not a leaf, not a bird— A world cast in frost. I came out above the wood Where my breath left tortuous statues in the iron light....

 

  • “Barking Up The Wrong Tree"

    Fatema Desai IELTS Tutor (East London) Picture In the natural flow of conversations native speakers will always use some idioms to express what they want to say. The beauty of idioms is that they have no social, economic boundaries, everyone uses them. Well everyone who is a native speaker, for my international students the concept of...
  • Ways To Improve Your Pronunciation?

    Angie C English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (North London) Picture In my years of teaching English, I see the same language issue over and over again - students successfully moving to higher level classes, yet their pronunciation has seen very little or nonexistent improvement. Why is that? I would say that there is nothing sadder than seeing a student in a...
  • New Year, New Language! Editor's Pick

    Hayley Wallbank English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Exeter) Picture You may be surprised to learn that, according to Ethnologue, English is now only the third most widely spoken language in the world. Unsurprisingly, given its population of more than 1.38 billion people, Chinese is the most widely spoken followed by Spanish. Here in the UK, our relationship...