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James M.

Masters in English - University of Cambridge

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85 completed lessons

About me

Hi, my name is James! I graduated last year from the University of Cambridge with a degree in English and I have been working as a professional tutor ever since. I have always been passionate about English, History and the Humanities, and am therefore very excited that I have had the opportunity to share this passion with so many students. For the past four months, I have worked as a Teaching Assistant in schools in and around London and as such, I have experience tutoring students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Studying at Cambridge gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading Literature, History and Philosophy academics, and I am enthusiastic about passing this knowledge on to my tutees!

 

Whilst at Cambridge, I studied English in all its forms, from Medieval poetry to contemporary fiction. I was particularly interested in Shakespeare and modern poetry.

About my sessions

This has equipped me with the tools I need to support my students. In addition to my studies, I was very active within the University drama scene — a passion I continue to explore now that I have left Cambridge. I have written, directed and performed a number of shows, namely comedies, and I believe this experience has greatly informed my understand and appreciation of the performing arts. This makes me especially well-suited to teaching students about drama, an integral part of the English curriculum. I am a flexible and adaptive tutor who believes in tailoring each session to the individual student’s needs. Lessons can be content-focused, i.e., we can explore specific texts, authors and genres in-depth, or strategy-based, meaning we focus on examination technique, or methods of analysing poetry, for example. My tutoring sessions closely mimic the supervision style of teaching used by Cambridge academics.

 

As such, I would always encourage students to bring some examples of their work to the session to make the most out of our time together. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Maths A-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
TSA Uni admission test PASS
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*

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