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A-level English

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Literature, Wisdom and Emotional Intelligence

English literature is such a wonderful subject to study because it teaches so much; important...
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...
Key Stage 2 English

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Learning new spellings, remembering old spellings

Advice for students and parents It isn't always easy learning how to spell new words. It isn't...
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...

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  • Words of Advice Editor's Pick

    Karon Rickatson English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (York) Picture So, you have to get a 6.5 in the IELTS exam?  A 7.5! An 8.0! You want to make sure your registration fee for the CAE exam is not a waste of money? The Proficiency exam is your next challenge? Everyone deciding to invest money in private tuition will have their own personal objective, but how...
  • 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...
  • A* Passage answer: 'Importance of Being Earnest'

    Kathy Davies IGCSE English Tutor (Gloucester) Picture What do you think makes this such a memorably comic moment in the play? Support your ideas with details from Wilde’s writing. (KEY WORDS underlined – make sure you use them) This extract occurs in Algy’s London apartment, immediately after Jack has proposed to Gwendolen. Lady Bracknell is...

 

  • The Learning Process

    Bernadette Carter English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher (Gloucester) Picture I recently went back to college after many years working as an English Language teacher, and put myself through the challenging process of learning new ways of thinking. In the beginning it was exciting, then it got harder, until I reached a stage where I was tempted to give up. I felt my...
  • 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 Maintain Concentration and Avoid Overload

    Deirdre Lambert GCSE English Tutor (Leeds) Picture This technique enables you to maintain concentration during long lectures full of new information; or for lengthy study periods when your feel your brain has reached over load; or when writing an essay and you feel you have run dry. It’s called Expanded Awareness, because that’s basically...