Exam Guides

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This book is ideal for helping students improve their creative story writing for the GCSE English Language exams. Each chapter contains an exam task and a planning checklist designed to help students do regular timed writing practice.

There are also twelve complete sample stories to help students understand what a good exam story looks like. Each sample story demonstrates the powerful vocabulary choices, the insightful characterisation and the technical accuracy the examiners are looking for.

The book is rounded off with in-depth exam board information and suggestions for further reading.

From only £3.99

This book is ideal for helping students improve their non-fiction writing for the GCSE English Language exams. Each chapter contains an exam task and a planning checklist designed to help students do regular timed writing practice.

There are also twelve complete sample texts to help students understand what a good exam answer looks like. Each sample text demonstrates the controlled structure, the powerful vocabulary choices and the technical accuracy the examiners are looking for.

The book is rounded off with in-depth exam board information giving further guidance about exam board requirements.

About Me

Mission

My mission is to teach with clarity and authority, guiding students to better reading, better writing and better grades.

Qualifications

PGCE (Sussex) leading to QTS in Secondary English teaching. BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Cambridge.

Experience

Over a decade of classroom teaching experience in the UK and overseas. Over a decade of experience as a tutor. Tutoring online since 2016. Clean enhanced DBS disclosure.

Skills

Skilled at helping reluctant writers develop writing confidence. Excellent track record with STEM minded students, working to help them find a way to understand GCSE English in a more systematic manner.

Success Stories

“A Huge, Lasting Difference.”

Finding a tutor that my reluctant 15 year old son would be happy to do extra English work for was a tall order. But in Edward he found encouragement and structure that sparked an interest and gave his confidence a massive boost. Thanks Edward – you made a huge, lasting difference.

Shona, May 2020

“Grade 9 from a Grade 4 Starting Point.”

With Edward’s help and his very structured lessons (as he always planned ahead to ensure that I reached my highest potential) I managed to find a way out of the abyss of low marks. By the end of our sessions, my grades were at an 8/9 standard, originally commencing in the low 4s. I highly recommend Edward as he has helped me to achieve the grades I wanted and dramatically boosted my confidence.

Pavel, April 2020.

“His confidence has shot up!”

Edward has been a great help. His structured way of teaching English Language has been easy to understand and follow. Our son has gone from a grade 5 to a grade 8 which I did not think was possible. His confidence has shot up! I would highly recommend Edward.

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“A profound effect.”

I achieved an A, which would not have been possible without your help. The work I did in the exams was of an excellent standard. You really had a profound effect on the way I think about English and are large part of the reason I am going to be able to study Film and Theatre this September. Many thanks for your help when I needed it the most.

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Teaching Methods

Personalised Lessons

High quality, personalised online learning using Skype and Google Classroom. Lessons can include: homework feedback, reading comprehension, essay practice, timed writing practice, poetry analysis. Homework set after every lesson.

REGULAR WRITING

Focus on timed exam-style writing, both in lessons and as homework. Direct instruction and generous encouragement to help students overcome bad writing habits and build on their writing strengths.

Exemplars

Large stock of sample written work to help students fully understand, and emulate, what a good text looks and feels like. Exemplars are aspirational, challenging and, crucially, designed to please the examiner.

Assessment

Written work assessed weekly using exam board mark schemes and assessment objectives. Exam board jargon explained and grade boundaries demystified. Precise advice given on how to improve.

Contact

Contact me now to book tuition.