Week Two – GCSE English – Core Content
Week 1: Approaching a Shakespeare Text (suitable for GCSE, A Level and Adult Learners)
Shakespeare is on the curriculum for GCSE and A Level across multiple exam boards. Very many students, perhaps the majority, find him difficult to understand.
Melanie will take you through the approaches to a Shakespeare text step by step, showing you key skills to use and how to interpret some of the best-known plays in the English Language.
Melanie suggests starting with Romeo & Juliet and The Tempest but if you want a particular play covered, email us after you book the course and she will teach the plays that are requested most.
About the Tutor:
I am an experienced and well-qualified teacher of English. I have 23 years experience as an English teacher and in that time I have taught across the age and ability range. I hold a BA in Literature (1st) and a B.Ed. in English Language and Literature.
I have almost 10 years experience as an AQA GCSE examiner and I examine both the Language and Literature papers. I have also been a Cambridge (CIE) IGCSE English Language examiner.
I have a strong track record of good exam results and can instil confidence in all students. I am a motivated, energetic and enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about literature and raising standards of literacy. I have taught the full range of abilities and have worked closely with SEN students with dyslexia and other barriers to learning. Within schools I have held a number of responsible posts: I have been a KS3 coordiator, a whole-school literacy coordinator and a SEN specialist.
I’m happy to have an introductory conversation about your needs, and I can tutor online or face to face. I look forward to meeting you and helping your child succeed.
Recently i have been working in FE supporting GCSE Resits and working with Looked After Children who are at risk of school failure or exclusion. I am also about to deliver a taught Master’s Course in English for Academic Purposes.
Client Review for Melanie: Fantastic tutor that really made the subject interesting and fun!! Melanie knew exactly what the GCSE markers wanted to read so her teaching was directed precisely in the way my daughter needed. Her predicted grades were a B and a 5, she received a A* and a 7. Perfect!!
|English Language||GCSE | A Level | 2nd Year Undergraduate | 3rd Year Undergraduate|
|English Language and Literature||GCSE | A Level | 2nd Year Undergraduate | 3rd Year Undergraduate|
|English Literature||GCSE | A Level | 2nd Year Undergraduate | 3rd Year Undergraduate|