English sits at the core of the curriculum and is key to a successful school career. For a student sitting both GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature, it is important to remember that these two subjects usually equate to over 1/5th of a student’s entire GCSE profile – success in these significantly enhances prospects for Sixth Form, University and beyond.
At A-level, English Literature continues to be one of the most popular subjects and therefore it is vital that a student's enthusiasm for the subject is combined with an intimate knowledge of the syllabus, the texts, and the specific focus of each question - by knowing exactly what they need to do, and more importantly exactly how to do it, a student can achieve their full potential and stand out from other candidates.
Furthermore, enhanced vocabulary, coherent writing style and fluent expression are vital tools for success across all subjects at GCSE and A-level – numerous subjects require at least some extended written response, as do University and job applications in later life, and these skills allow students to display their knowledge in a concise and articulate manner.
However, at The Cambridge Tutor Company we also work to instil a love of subject – the study of literature, the reading of amazing texts, the exploration of language and the articulation of one’s own thoughts and interpretations is what English is all about. By working with students to see the benefits and joys of the subject we see an increase in motivation and a subsequent improvement in achievement.
Our English Tutor
Our English tuition is led by our subject expert and lead English tutor; he graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English Language and Literature and has been teaching English for over 17 years.
A Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, he has worked in some of the country’s most successful schools and has been a Head of English for the last eight years.
He also works for one of the UK’s leading exam boards both as an examiner and as a subject adviser, training and developing other teachers in how best to prepare their students for exams.
This combination of intimate understanding of the exam system alongside a wealth of subject knowledge means your child will be expertly supported as they seek to achieve their potential in the exams.
After exploring what we offer in terms of Individual and Group tuition, as well as University application guidance and how best we can help your child, contact us and we will get in touch to provide the support your child needs.