- British English
I'm Emily, a recent graduate of the University of Cambridge where I read English.
I have experience teaching English Literature from GCSE to A Level. Additionally, if you are seeking to apply to Oxbridge to read English, I would be delighted to help with your application: I achieved one of the highest scores in my intake year on the Cambridge entrance exam, and having successfully made it through the process of interview I will be able to help you construct a personal statement to support you through interview. I can also rehearse an interview with you, in order to boost your confidence and find fun in the process - which is key to coming across well!
My teaching style is highly personalised. We will start with a diagnostic session, where we will discuss your academic goals and preferred teaching styles. For example, if you prefer a more creative approach, we will learn literary techniques by practically applying them through writing creatively ourselves. Whatever method of teaching you prefer, I will tailor our work to create connections between areas to develop a fluency of understanding that will equip you for thinking on the spot in an exam setting.
I am also very happy to look over coursework. Cambridge taught me how to turn out high quality essays on a weekly basis, as well as how to produce longer academic pieces. As such, I will be sure to help you structure your essays in a way that ensures your argument comes across strongly. I also believe in the importance of one's personality coming through in academic writing - that's what makes your work stand out! We will work to improve confidence and time management to make sure that writing coursework pieces does not seem daunting, but rather a task that you can undertake with confidence: allowing you to be yourself through your work, as opposed to being worried about it!
Finally, if you are someone who finds that academic study causes worry or anxiety I feel for you, and hope that I can help. I am particularly passionate about supporting students with anxiety disorders or other mental health needs, as I have personally experienced disabling exam anxiety throughout my academic career; I am keen to share what I have learnt from my own experience of overcoming this and excelling despite anxiety.
Do drop me a message if you are interested in starting tutoring sessions with me - I would be very excited to help you with your work!
Best wishes, and thank you for choosing my profile!
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