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They're, Their and There!

Strangely enough, for one of the most widely spoken languages around today, there remain some...
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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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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 Not To Be A Grammar Queen

My last school has invited me to return and deliver lectures to my colleagues – the teachers in...

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  • The Importance of Context in GCSE English

    Melissa-Rose Marsh GCSE English Tutor (Watford) Picture What could be argued as the biggest change in the new GCSE curriculum is the importance of context and including context within your exam responses. In order to really impress the examiners it is essential that you read around the contextual issues of the texts you are studying. The British...
  • CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide Poems

    EQE Proofreading / Tutoring GCSE English Tutor (Blackburn) Picture The CGP AQA Anthology The Study Guide: Poems are books aimed at Higher Level GCSE English Literature students studying the poems for the AQA exam. I recommend them strongly. These books have all the poems that may come up in the exam. Each poem is broken down into sections; so what happens, the...
  • How to think - for essay writing and for life

    Henry Dingle GCSE English Tutor (Bristol) Picture I feel like I have something of a genuine revelation to make to you all in this article, for those of you working in education, with an interest in education, or both!   It is THE secret key for guaranteed success in all academic performance.   What makes it a revelation, as I am sure you will...

 

  • English Literature: How To Revise For Your Exam?

    GCSE English Tutor (Brighton) Picture What's the best way to up-level your work in English literature GCSE? There is no easy way, but early action with revision will make a massive difference to your final mark. How to do it? Follow the steps below! Firstly, read, re-read and read your set texts again. In depth knowledge of the...
  • Why new Grammar Schools are BAD.

    David Beck GCSE English Tutor (Swindon) Picture Why new Grammar Schools are BAD. Or are they?   A recent letter to the Guardian reads: As education organisations representing hundreds of thousands of teachers, support staff, governors and other education professionals, we are united in opposing the government’s plans for expanding...
  • The Importance of Homework

    Simon Warner GCSE English Tutor (North West London) Picture                                                                     Ways Parents Can Help Children With Their Homework We all know that homework is an integral part of a child’s education. It has long been a daily concern for...