English Literature & Language Tuition
English Tutors in York, Harrogate and Surrounding Areas
English clearly influences all other written work, so a good standard in written English has a positive and quickly noticeable impact on all other subjects.
Our tutors/teachers work either full or part time in school, teaching all syllabuses--AQA, ED EXCEL, OCR, CAMBRIDGE, and THE WELSH BOARD. Most are current examiners for those exam boards, so have an intimate knowledge of examination requirements and how to achieve good grades both in coursework and in final exams. Tutors who are actively engaged in teaching and keeping abreast of changes help our students so much.
Below are some recent changes in the syllabus and exam requirements:
- Changes to poetry anthologies, set books and the need for all students to have a wider knowledge: they are not now able to take any material in with them.
- Punctuation, use of grammar, spelling, paragraph use and an ability to write at length without errors are once again privileged in examinations, much like it used to be in the old GCE days. Our teachers focus on improving all core English skills alongside analysis all the set texts, plays and poetry.
We help students understand what is required and take pleasure when they achieve high grades, but we equally enjoy helping those who are struggling in any area of study.
We are aware, for example, that core skills present unique challenges to some students and we match anyone on the dyslexic spectrum with teachers who can introduce effective strategies to improve their learning skill set: it is rewarding to see increased confidence and increased ability emerge over a relatively short time.
Meanwhile, descriptive writing and comprehension skills are challenging for most students and the group's teachers/tutors improve their students’ abilities by explaining how best to write interestingly, answer questions in the correct manner and hone technique until success is consistently achieved.
It has been clear to us for many years that qualified, graduate teachers with experience and expertise along with a kind and understanding approach build skills and boost confidence in students and that this inevitably translates in to success.
A Level, IGCSE, GCSE, all Secondary and Primary levels are all covered by teachers skilled in their individual areas.
COVID 19 Update - 19/01/21
York & Harrogate Tutors are offering on screen / remote lessons as well as socially distanced lessons when appropriate, depending upon the situation when schools are recognised to be back for lessons. We will follow any curriculum or one off exams that are introduced , so everything will be covered properly by our teachers/tutors, whatever the situation brings. Please contact us for more information.
Changes to the syllabus meant the English GCSE became harder , so we asked for a private teacher.She made the subject much more interesting and my son passed on a good grade. Thanks very much.Read More