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Sean B

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£ 30.00-30.00 p/h

I hаve bаchelоr`s аnd mаster`s degrees in English frоm Queen Mаry, University оf Lоndоn. I speciаlised in mоdern literаture during my mаster`s аnd my dissertаtiоn wаs оn Jаmes Jоyce. I tutor at GCSE, AS, A and university levels, and am available on weekday evenings/weekends. I am always amenable in accommodating new students to ensure that both parties are satisfied with the arrangement.

How would you describe your teaching style?

Friendly and professional.

What qualifications do you have?

Queen Mary, University of London - MA English (Distinctiоn); Queen Mary, University of London - BA English (First Clаss Hоnоurs); English, Histоry, аnd Mаthemаtics A-Levels (ABB); 13 GCSEs

Tell us about your experience...

I have been tutoring for more than five years (since January 2012).

What locations do you tutor in?

Croydon and the surrounding area - approximately a five-mile radius.

What is your personal message to students?

I believe that it is important to engage a student's interest in the texts being studied. Once a student is engaged, they will be motivated to discover more for themselves which is vital because a tutor is often only seeing a student for an hour each week. My role as a tutor is to facilitate that initial engagement, as well as simultaneously helping the student to improve the quality of their work. I would tell any parent or guardian that the best way to improve a student's English is very simple - get them to read more! This is best achieved by finding something that they enjoy reading - whether that's a Dickens novel, a broadsheet newspaper or a magazine on a subject they are interested in. This fulfills many functions - it expands a student's vocabulary, helps them improve their writing, and hopefully engenders a habit (even a passion!) for reading. It is also extremely important for students at any level to improve the way they plan and structure their written work. A high-quality essay will have a clearly delineated structure and use well-chosen quotations and strong contextual information to supplement its argument. These are basic tenets, but are certainly the most effective ways of improving the quality of a student's work.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: No
Home-based tutor: No
Travelling tutor: I am a personal tutor in Croydon and the surrounding area
Online tutor: No
Subjects: English Up to MA