The University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
English Literature and Politics
Information about Jessica
My name is Jess and I`m looking to tutor students in English Literature up to A-level.
I am currently studying for a Masters degree in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, and am happy to say that I am on track to achieve a Distinction.
I completely understand that studying English is a real challenge for some - potentially even quite boring! However, feeling put off by a subject that we find difficult is natural, and I wholeheartedly believe that it is my job to help a student gain an appreciation of the subject, helping them to understand what skills can be acquired through the study of English Literature, and perhaps even having some fun along the way!
At school, it might be tough to get one-to-one help from a teacher if they are spread particularly thin across a large class, or some people may find it difficult to ask questions in front of a large group, especially if there are anxieties over embarrassing oneself when being taught a subject that we feel is not necessarily our best. I aim to be a teacher that is 100% approachable and responsive to whatever question a student might have. No question is a silly question! It is important to discuss any and all concerns that the student might have with the subject, and from there, we can tailor our lessons to suit their needs.
I am happy to help with anything from exam preparation to essays, where we can find the right techniques and strategies for the specific student so that they can achieve their desired grades.
Availability: I am available everyday except for Wednesdays and Fridays.
Willing to travel: 2 miles
Experience: Over the past six years, I have tutored a broad range of individuals, each with a unique set of skills and needs. I`ve been really pleased with the progress my students have made, often seeing their grades improve by at least one grade boundary or more, and it has been additionally lovely watching their confidence grow and flourish!