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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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How to teach essay writing in a way that works

When I was doing my teacher training, something I really struggled with was how to teach kids to...
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The Dreaded Public Speaking For GCSE English

It is totally natural for your heart to beat faster and for your forehead to break out in a cold...
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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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  • Let’s Revise GCSE English Language!

    Jude Vale GCSE English Tutor (Bath) Picture It’s that time of year again! The ‘dreaded GCSE mocks’ are here and many students are now busily revising and preparing themselves. Unfortunately English is one of those subject areas that can be rather problematic especially when you are faced with an overwhelming pile of study and not...
  • 3 Crucial Considerations when Hiring a Private Tu

    Sarah Gordon GCSE English Tutor (Cleveland) Picture When choosing a Tutor to support your child’s learning, there are some key points to keep in mind. With the world of tuition a completely unregulated industry how do you ensure that you keep your child safe, as well as ensure they get the best educational support? 1)      Safety. This...
  • Do You Teach Students Who Need Extra Motivating?

    Paul Grace GCSE English Tutor (Manchester) Picture I have been teaching a student who does want to do well in his GCSE English exam, but finds it difficult to apply himself sufficiently to make a difference to the way he writes. He knows what his essential ideas are but explaining them for the benefit of the reader of his work is what challenges...

 

  • Get Your Students Reading Newspaper Articles

    Paul Grace GCSE English Tutor (Manchester) Picture Have you found that some of your GCSE students have a limited vocabulary? Do they struggle to develop an English style which will enable them to write convincing and compelling assignments? In have certainly taught students who find it difficult to express themselves in written form in a way...
  • How Not To Be A Grammar Queen Editor's Pick

    Ms Poppy GCSE English Tutor (North London) Picture My last school has invited me to return and deliver lectures to my colleagues – the teachers in the English department – on grammar. Really. Turns out that I have gained the status of sage in the use of the dash and the transitive and intransitive verb. As the Americans say – hoo noo? Me, a...
  • Busting The "I'm Rubbish at English" Myth

    Jude Vale GCSE English Tutor (Bath) Picture There's a familiar sound in classrooms across the UK. It's a sound and a sentence I hear every year, usually in September as a crew of fresh faced students cross the threshold of my classroom, ready to study another year of English. "Miss, I'm rubbish at English!" English and Maths. These core...