Will S

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£ 30.00-30.00 p/h

I have extensive experience teaching KS3, GCSE and A Level English and KS3 Drama. I previously taught the GCSE resits for six years. Over this period, I acquired a significant insight into the GCSEs and A Level programmes. I worked heavily with GCSE Level 3 students, supporting them to achieve Level 4 - 8. I have witnessed some incredible improvements in my students and was able to build one students confidence so they shot from Level 2 to a working Level 7 in a year of tuition. My A Level students gained a greater insight into the texts they studied because of my studies of Literature and Language at A level. I can help you or someone you know by scaffolding their knowledge of English - whatever area they may want help with. I have a strong background in poetry and creative writing. In particular, I can help develop skills required for GCSEs and A Level such as: CORE READING SKILLS: - Critical thinking and inference (how to interpret a text and words in particular) - Understanding language and structural features (both of which are integral to showing a knowledge of how texts work) - Deconstructing unseen texts (a key skill that the Language papers require) - Comparing/contrasting ideas in texts (the literature and language papers now put a heavy emphasis on this skill) CORE WRITING SKILLS: - PEA/PEE paragraphs (this connects with ESSAY writing as well) - Descri ptive writing - Non-fiction writing I can additionally offer more advanced skills such as: READING: - Advanced/sophisticated language and structural feature spotting - Applying context to literature (especially Victorian for the likes of `A Christmas Carol` and `Jekyll & Hyde`) WRITING: - Sophisticated and effective development of vocabulary (fiction and non-fiction) - Clever use of structural features to construct a story or descri ptive piece of writing I have been singing and playing the piano for over a decade and frequently accompany and musically direct my choir, individuals, and shows. I`ve recently obtained Grade 8 Music Theory and can offer lessons on piano/singing performance and technique, composition, improvisation and music theory.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I am adaptable to my student's needs and can offer as much support and challenge as is required.

What qualifications do you have?

GCSEs, A Levels, Degree, Masters.

Tell us about your experience...

I have extensive experience teaching KS3, GCSE and A Level English and KS3 Drama. I previously taught the GCSE resits for six years. Over this period, I acquired a significant insight into the GCSEs and A Level programmes. I worked heavily with GCSE Level 3 students, supporting them to achieve Level 4 - 8. I have witnessed some incredible improvements in my students and was able to build one students confidence so they shot from Level 2 to a working Level 7 in a year of tuition. My A Level students gained a greater insight into the texts they studied because of my studies of Literature and Language at A level. I have been singing and playing the piano for over a decade and frequently accompany and musically direct my choir, individuals, and shows. I`ve recently obtained Grade 8 Music Theory and can offer lessons on piano/singing performance and technique, composition, improvisation and music theory.

What locations do you tutor in?

East Kent (Faversham down to Canterbury and across to Thanet).

What is your personal message to students?

I can help you or someone you know by scaffolding their knowledge of English - whatever area they may want help with. I have a strong background in poetry and creative writing. In particular, I can help develop skills required for GCSEs and A Level such as: CORE READING SKILLS: - Critical thinking and inference (how to interpret a text and words in particular) - Understanding language and structural features (both of which are integral to showing a knowledge of how texts work) - Deconstructing unseen texts (a key skill that the Language papers require) - Comparing/contrasting ideas in texts (the literature and language papers now put a heavy emphasis on this skill) CORE WRITING SKILLS: - PEA/PEE paragraphs (this connects with ESSAY writing as well) - Descri ptive writing - Non-fiction writing I can additionally offer more advanced skills such as: READING: - Advanced/sophisticated language and structural feature spotting - Applying context to literature (especially Victorian for the likes of `A Christmas Carol` and `Jekyll & Hyde`) WRITING: - Sophisticated and effective development of vocabulary (fiction and non-fiction) - Clever use of structural features to construct a story or descri ptive piece of writing

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: No
Travelling tutor: 15 miles
Online tutor: I tutor via Skype
Subjects: English KS3, GCSE, A Level, Degree
  Music KS2, KS3, GCSE, A Level