Our A Level English Literature Tutors
A Levels are a big step up from GCSEs. In A Level English Literature, students are expected to show a breadth of knowledge, a depth of understanding and literary flair. Our world class tutors are here to help students flourish in this exciting new stage of their academic career. Whether your child is encountering Chaucer for the first time or is delving into Renaissance drama, our tutors are committed to providing outstanding, tailor-made tuition.
All of our A Level English Literature tutors are highly qualified and have excellent academic records. Many are experienced teachers who have taught at leading independent schools. Others are first class Oxbridge graduates who are keen to help others succeed. Our tutors couple intelligence and a broad literary knowledge with patience and enthusiasm, and are always sensitive to the needs and aspirations of those they teach.
Our recruitment procedure is meticulous. Applicants provide details and proof of their qualifications and experience, they attend a face-to-face interview and they are required to own a DBS certificate. Only the best candidates are accepted. What’s more, the training and development opportunities we offer tutors ensure that our standards never slip.
How our Tutors Teach English
Teenagers who take A Level English Literature tend to enjoy reading widely, discovering new authors and developing their writing style. Our A Level English Literature tutors nurture this enthusiasm, helping to expand their students’ interests and direct their reading. Core skills and well-rooted understanding remain our central focus, and our tutors encourage pupils to think hard about what they read.
To perform well in exams, students need to be motivated. That is not to say that exam technique is unimportant. Our tutors help teenagers with past papers, alerting them to assessment objectives and time restraints. They make sure that the curriculum is thoroughly covered and that pupils know what to expect on entering the exam hall. However, we believe that students are more likely to excel when they enjoy what they are doing. Our tutors always make their lessons engaging and fun, therefore, and carefully listen to the interests of their students.
Face-to-face tuition is not the only option available. Our A Level English Literature tutors also teach via Skype. If you do not live in London — or even in the UK — online tuition is a convenient alternative to more traditional teaching methods.
A-level English Literature Results
Hampstead and Frognal Tutors get the best results because they have such a deep understanding of the various exam boards including AQA, CIE IGCSE, Edexcel, Eduqas, OCR WJEC.
- All of our students improved academic performance – 100% of parents agreed.
- 92% of grades increased by two points following two terms of tuition.
- 91% of our students achieved Level 8 and above.
- Students having passed our revision courses improved their grades significantly.
Our daughter found the jump to A-level to GCSE quite a step up and a friend referred us to Hampstead & Frognal Tutors to help. Olivia found the English tutor Ben to be very knowledgeable of the texts and enthusiastic which helped her to achieve above her prediction and allowed her to get into her first choice university. I would like to thank Ben and The Company for sending us such a fantastic tutor.
Eka, London SW1X
Exam Boards we Cover
Our experienced tutors cover all the A Level exam boards, including AQA, OCR and Edexcel. Whatever exam your child is due sit, we can always find a tutor well placed to help them succeed. Key aspects of the different A Level English Literature syllabi are set out below.
- OCR: Students are required to study a minimum of eight texts, including at least two examples of prose, poetry and drama. Three of these texts must have been published before 1900 and at least one must be a Shakespeare play. One work must have been published or performed after 2000, and one must be an unseen text. The OCR course is designed to develop a student’s ability to analyse, evaluate and make connections between texts.
- AQA: Students can explore literature in a number of different ways on the AQA course. They can study a literary theme over time, they can choose from a list of core set texts, or they can read texts within a narrowly defined time period. AQA wants to give students as much freedom as possible to explore their own interests. Students are required to look at a minimum of eight texts over the course of their studies.
- Edexcel: This qualification requires the study of eight literary texts plus unseen poetry. Students must look at one Shakespeare play and one other drama from either tragedy or comedy. They must also study two prose texts from a chosen theme. At least one of these prose texts must be pre-1900. Finally, they must study a selection of post-2000 specified poetry along with either a literary period or a named poet within a literary period.
Is tuition right for your child?
A Levels are some of the most important exams that your child will sit. They determine which university they will go to and which subject they will study. If your child is not receiving enough support at school, if they are struggling with a particular text, or if they would simply benefit from some extra guidance, private tuition is an ideal solution. Sixth Form can be a daunting time, and one-to-one help is often invaluable.
Our tutors carefully plan their lessons to suit the needs of their students and bring out the best in every child. Their enthusiasm is contagious, and pupils enter exam halls feeling confident and fully prepared. The knowledge, commitment and passion of our tutors is unrivalled, and will set your child on course for a fantastic future.
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