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I am a very experienced tutor with a background in Higher Education and 11 plus as well as GCSE and A-level tutoring. I have a Ph.D. In English Literature and have lectured at Brunel University, teaching core literature and theory modules. I am an also an academic specialising in science fiction and Gothic Victorian literature as well as queer, gender and feminist theory.
My approach is to take the stress out of learning for my students. I create a safe environment that is high achieving but where my pupils feel they can make mistakes and learn from them. I use a thorough, step by step approach so that my students learn the fundamentals of a subject. I focus on teaching my students how to appreciate and enjoy a subject as much as exam technique and revision. I strive to build my students` confidence and to incorporate their interests and passions in lessons in order to make subjects fun and engaging.
I have ten years’ experience tutoring students at a range of levels in English from primary to degree level, a Ph.D. in English Literature and I lead lectures and seminars for core modules in literature and theory at Brunel University, London for three years. I have supported students with continental philosophy, including works by Derrida, Deleuze, Agamben, Barthes, Arendt. I have supported 11 plus students with English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning for several years, preparing them for highly competitive state selective and private, independent school examinations. I also support A-level and GCSE students with English literature studies.
In addition, I am academic specialising in science fiction as well as queer, gender and feminist theory. I am a published author: my book, The Biopolitics of Gender in Science Fiction: Feminism and Female Machines was recently published my Routledge. My work has received awards from academic institutions: in 2018 I was awarded the Support a New Scholar Award by the Science Fiction Research Association and invited to speak at their annual conference. My research informs my teaching work and enriches the quality and variety of support I am able to offer my students.
While working for the Education Consultancy JK Educate, I trained tutors and monitored the progress of their students, designed online training modules, and developed resource lists for students at both primary and secondary level.
I teach English literature at all levels of study, from primary to degree level. I support university students with English literature, philosophy and feminist and gender theory.
I support GCSE and A-level students with English Language and Literature exam preparation, revision, timetabling, past paper practice, essay planning and structure and exam technique. I am familiar with all major exam boards.
I also support 7 plus, 10 plus and 11 plus students with English, maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning and have helped students prepare for highly competitive state selective and independent school exams.
I have supported SEN students at a range of ages and am familiar with a range of teaching methods.
Some fascinating insights into how Machado wrote one poem, constantly reworking the themes - past, present, future, for example.
We looked at Nevermore - some really useful insights. Very helpful. Thank you.
"Emily is a wonderful English tutor. Kind, calm and warm - my daughter responded so well to her." - Client TrustPilot Review "I got the foundation scholarship that I was going for! Thanks so much for your help along the way! It was invaluable, and improved my essays so much." - Second Year Philosophy University Student "I very much value your work with my son and feel extremely lucky to have you as his tutor." - 11 plus Client
Ph.D. English Literature, Brunel University, London
MA English Literature with Distinction, Brunel University, London
BA English Literature First Class Honours, Brunel University, London