National Film and Television School (RCA)
University of Oxford
English Language & Literature
Information about Fiona
***DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 LOCKDOWN, I AM OFFERING ONLINE/ REMOTE TUTORING***
I am educated to Masters level and also hold an Oxford undergraduate degree in English Language & Literature. I have tutored KS3, GCSE, A-Level and Undergraduate English for 10 years, also providing support with UCAS applications and personal statements. In particular, I can provide help with Oxbridge applications, and interview preparation. I cover a range of areas, including help with coursework, and with specific course texts. I have extensive exam preparation experience and have had an excellent degree of success in improving students` grades, sometimes by several grade boundaries. To my great joy, the vast majority of my students have gone on to achieve A and A* grades at GCSE and A-Level.
I am happy to travel in the Berkshire and Hampshire area to tutor, and have found that it`s usually a good idea to discuss the focus and aims of the tutorials before they actually begin. I like to try and make English as accessible as possible for students, at the same time as being flexible with teaching approaches and injecting fun and relevancy into the subject. I frequently find that instigating discussion encourages students to become more confident in forming their own opinions, and to see things with fresher eyes.
Areas of focus:
- Practical criticism and literary analysis
- General essay support and feedback
- GCSE and A-Level syllabus support
- Exam preparation
- Historical context
- Literary theory and theoretical approaches
- Creative writing
- Literary debate and academic discussion
Availability: I am available for work during weekends and weekday evenings.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: I have a wide range of experience of working with young people, as a tutor, and through the music and drama groups I have worked with.Contact this Tutor
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Fiona is a super tutor.
Fiona tutors my Daughter for A level English Literature. She is professional, extremely knowledgeable, friendly and inspiring. We are very lucky to have to have found Fiona and recommend her whole heartedly. Thank you Fiona.
Great expertise and really helpful couldn`t have got through without it