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I studied at Durham University for a BA in English Literature (2016) and an MA in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature (2017). In 2018, I withdrew from a DPhil in English Literature at the University of Oxford due to an insurmountable funding deficit and have since began working in publishing.
While at school, I began fostering a love for American literature and post-war British literature. This grew during my time at Durham, before I refined my research interests to American fiction of the Twentieth Century, which I am now researching at Oxford. That said, my knowledge of literature is broad in its scope and there a few periods that I haven’t studied, with my familiarity of canonical authors being particularly high.
Areas of English Literature that I have expertise in include, but are not restricted to: American literature (fiction, drama, poetry), post-war British literature (fiction, drama, poetry), Shakespeare, the Victorian period, the Metaphyiscal poets, Renaissance literature (fiction, drama, poetry), short fiction, and Irish literature (fiction, drama, poetry).
I can also help with personal statements, having applied for universities in the UK — both Oxford and Cambridge — Ireland, the USA, and Hong Kong.
I like to have a full understanding of the content a student needs to know before I carry out a session. I will always revise through a student’s syllabus before tutorials to ensure I know their content well.
I am a firm believer that the best way to learn is to talk a topic through with someone else. By having a discussion, you can really establish exactly where your weaknesses and strengths are, and personally I find it much easier to remember information that someone has explained to me, as opposed to reading it from a textbook.
I also find diagrams very helpful as part of explanations. Everyone learns in different ways, and visual representation is often very effective.
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