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My son is extremely happy with Edward's teaching methods and looks forward to his lessons every week. He is very knowledgable, reassuring and structures the lesson in a focused manner providing advice and constructive feedback. Edward demonstrates genuine care and understanding towards his students which has helped boost my sons confidence and performance. My son went from a 6 to a predicted 8 within 3 months of once a week tutoring. I would 100% recommend him!... Read moreClose

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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. His writing and analysis are much improved as are his grades. No exam in the end due to COVID-19 but that made all the work put in earlier in the year much more worthwhile. Thanks Edward - you made a huge, lasting difference.... Read moreClose

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I am a GCSE student and fell in the dark abyss of the low marks with no ladder to climb. Luckily, with Edward's help and his very structured lesson as he always planned ahead to ensure that I reach my highest potentialI managed to find a way out of the abyss. By the end of our sessions my grades were at an 8/9 standard, originally commencing at the low 4s. I highly recommend Edward as he has helped me to achieve the grade wanted and shot my confidence up!... Read moreClose

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Edward has been a great help. His structured way of teaching language has been easy to understand and follow. It has been balanced with the right amount of critique and encouragement. The techniques taught can be used to answer questions in a variety of language based topics for the longer questions as well. 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.... Read moreClose

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My son has just passed both language and literature thanks to Edward’s great tuition. My son was only at level 2 at the start of year 10 and he has not only just passed both exams but has grown in confidence in his own ability in English. Thanks Edward!... Read moreClose

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An excellent tutor. In 6 months he helped my son secure two 8 grades in Eng Lang and Eng Lit even though English was my mathsy son’s least favourite subject. Edward helped my son hit the mark scheme and understand what the examiners were looking for. The tuition sessions increased my son’s confidence in his writing to the extent that he decided to take AS Economics as one of his subjects.... Read moreClose

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2 weeks ago
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Exams are over, school's out and summer's here! 🌞🌞🌞

Well done to all my students. You've worked hard in incredibly difficult circumstances over the last few years and deserve every success. Enjoy your summer holiday and best of luck in the future.

Now, I'm off to the beach! πŸ–πŸ–πŸ–
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Exams are over, schools out and summers here! 🌞🌞🌞

Well done to all my students. Youve worked hard in incredibly difficult circumstances over the last few years and deserve every success. Enjoy your summer holiday and best of luck in the future.

Now, Im off to the beach! πŸ–πŸ–πŸ–
3 weeks ago
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Happy Jubilee πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

I'm off to my local street party for a slice of Victoria Sponge and a cup of tea. πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

I'm hoping to get a Royal Warrant one day. By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, GCSEEnglish.uk, purveyors of educational excellence and sundry resources, quartos, folios, iambs, anapests and dactyls appertaining thereunto. Sounds good to me!

Come on Your Majesty...I've even put a stamp on today's picture.

Back to work tomorrow. Still loads of exams to do. For now, enjoy the celebration and the sunshine. Have a great day!

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Happy Jubilee πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Im off to my local street party for a slice of Victoria Sponge and a cup of tea. πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Im hoping to get a Royal Warrant one day. By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, GCSEEnglish.uk, purveyors of educational excellence and sundry resources, quartos, folios, iambs, anapests and dactyls appertaining thereunto. Sounds good to me!

Come on Your Majesty...Ive even put a stamp on todays picture.

Back to work tomorrow. Still loads of exams to do. For now, enjoy the celebration and the sunshine. Have a great day!

#jubilee #jubilee2022 #JubileeParty
1 month ago
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Best of luck for the GCSE English Language exams this week. πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

There's still time for one last practice paper before the big day.

And then make sure to get a proper night's sleep before the exam.

Keep calm and look forward to the wonderful long summer to come.

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Best of luck for the GCSE English Language exams this week. πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€

Theres still time for one last practice paper before the big day.

And then make sure to get a proper nights sleep before the exam.

Keep calm and look forward to the wonderful long summer to come.

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2 months ago
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Revision Playlist Suggestion: Love Shine a Light πŸŽΌπŸŽ§πŸŽΉπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Wow. I'm going to admit it. I'd forgotten how intense exam season could be. This is the first real set of external exams since 2019 and I'm reminded of how gruelling Easter to June is for all Year 11s – and I'm just their teacher! God knows, it's tough for them but my students face it with resilience, stunning text knowledge and excellent sentence demarcation. They are the real heroes 🏺🏺🏺🏺🏺⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So, you may not hear much from me over the next few weeks. I will emerge, as will all our Year 11s, in June, singing, like Katrina and her Waves here, on chalk downland under midsummer sun.

A reminder that there is no change at the top of the revision recommendations chart: read the texts, do past papers, read my model answers.

Best of luck in your revision and your exams!



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2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Happy Easter!! πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š

Here's Wordsworth's poem about daffodils. Travel back to a patch of "jocund" daffodils, symbolic of new life, dancing by the Ullswater shore. In the final stanza, the speaker presents how the poet's happy experience long ago returns "oft" as a powerful memory years later.

This is an excellent example of what Wordsworth called "emotion recollected in tranquillity." He uses this device again in The Prelude. The boat stealing extract that many students study for AQA ends with a similar coda. There, the "huge and mighty forms" first witnessed one night long ago, are in his mind by day and in his dreams at night.

The poem is, therefore, an archetypal example of Romantic poetry where emotion is elevated, experienced, chronicled, enjoyed, surrendered to, wondered at rather than, as in 18th century writing, rejected as foolish "enthusiasm."

I always wonder if Romanticism hasn't entirely left us. Much of our modern culture, it could be argued, echoes the pre-occupations (emotion, self-exploration, individualism, finding joy in nature, suspicion of industry) of those fell walking dreamers long ago. This is why a Romantic poem can often feel open to us, familiar even, but a tightly-constructed 18th century satire on social manners (e.g. Pope) can feel closed to us, almost alien.

Food for thought anyway.

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Happy Easter!! πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š

Heres Wordsworths poem about daffodils. Travel back to a patch of jocund daffodils, symbolic of new life, dancing by the Ullswater shore. In the final stanza, the speaker presents how the poets happy experience long ago returns oft as a powerful memory years later.

This is an excellent example of what Wordsworth called emotion recollected in tranquillity. He uses this device again in The Prelude. The boat stealing extract that many students study for AQA ends with a similar coda. There, the huge and mighty forms first witnessed one night long ago, are in his mind by day and in his dreams at night.

The poem is, therefore, an archetypal example of Romantic poetry where emotion is elevated, experienced, chronicled, enjoyed, surrendered to, wondered at rather than, as in 18th century writing, rejected as foolish enthusiasm.

I always wonder if Romanticism hasnt entirely left us. Much of our modern culture, it could be argued, echoes the pre-occupations (emotion, self-exploration, individualism, finding joy in nature, suspicion of industry) of those fell walking dreamers long ago. This is why a Romantic poem can often feel open to us, familiar even, but a tightly-constructed 18th century satire on social manners (e.g. Pope) can feel closed to us, almost alien.

Food for thought anyway.

Happy Easter!!!

β–ΊRead the poem in full: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45521/i-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud

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About Me

A picture of tutor Edward Mooney, smiling, short hair, wearing a blue polo shirt.

Qualifications

MA (Cantab) in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. PGCE,  leading to QTS in Secondary English teaching. 

Experience

More than 15 years of classroom teaching experience in the UK and overseas. More than 15 years 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.

1:1 Tuition

Personalised 1:1 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. Prices from Β£70 GBP per session.

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 model 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.

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