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Revision: a list of dos and don'ts

DO Plan what you need to revise and decide on when Break each...
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How to Write an Intro to a Comparative Essay

Often my GCSE students are thrown when they first find themselves confronted by an essay asking...
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Why Is It Important To Study English?

Since becoming a teacher seven years ago the biggest obstacle I have found I have had to...
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In Search of Originality

In Search of Originality In terms of progressing pupils to improve GCSE Examination standards...

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  • Online Tuition in the Technology Age

    Ruth Mitchell GCSE English Tutor (East London) Picture How can online tuition be as effective as face-to-face? Can technology let the student and tutor become well connected? Won't the student be less focused? Won't the lesson be less formal? These are all issues that can concern a parent or adult learner who is considering online tuition. The...
  • Using Youtube for GCSE English

    GCSE English Tutor (South West London) Picture When it comes to revising for your GCSE English or even A-Level English, there is a wealth of information on the internet. Youtube is a particulary rich source to help you revise your poems and set texts. If there are still parts of War Photographer that you just don't get, or you're missing...
  • Seven Simple Tips for GCSE English Writing Success Editor's Pick

    GCSE English Tutor (North London) Picture Whatever the writing purpose is (to inform, to advise, to argue, to describe, to explain or to persuade), it is essential that you follow the hints below. Miss out on these and you miss out on easy marks. 1. Paragraphs – They’re paramount! Why? Because they are the first things your...

 

  • Choose to Read and Take the Initiative

    Sarah Houston Cameron GCSE English Tutor (Northampton) Picture I was completely hopeless at school and was destined to fail most of my exams at 16. They were O levels then! The only thing I seemed to be good at was playing the violin and I wasn't even sure that was my calling in life. Anyway, I struggled through what we now know as year 10 and 11, managing...
  • English Exam preparation

    GCSE English Tutor (West Central London) Picture The key to English language and literature is to be comfortable with the language first. Punctuation, grammar and spelling are very important and the basic building blocks. When these are established, then the best way for students to prepare for the language component is to practice their...
  • Homeschooling - Planning for a New Term

    Ruth Mitchell GCSE English Tutor (East London) Picture There is a great deal to think about at the start of the school term for every student. Panic can set in. Is the work going to be a lot harder than last year? Am I going to keep up with the workload? What books am I going to be using for my studies? Am I going to enjoy them? And for home...