English Literature Tuition
Online English Literature Tuition for all Abilities
From Shakespeare to J. K. Rowling, JMTutoring’s focus on English tuition is centred around literature in a variety of forms.
Our face-to-face sessions are based in Reigate (Surrey) and Burgess Hill (Sussex), but we have plenty of options of online learning too.
Online English Literature Tuition
Whether students are studying KS2 or KS5, we take a holistic approach to teaching English online. This means that, while the curriculum may focus on one or two books, we foster a love of reading a range of literature. Our online English lessons will usually link what the students are studying to other texts by the same, or similar, authors. By doing so, students gain a wider appreciation of the texts they study for their exams.
Shakespeare is studied throughout the curriculum for one very good reason: he is arguably the most influential writer of all time. For this reason, to understand Shakespeare is to understand literature and, more generally, to understand the nature of people.
Measure for Measure
Romeo and Juliet
19th Century Novels
As part of GCSE and A Level English Literature courses, students will study a variety of literature, including a novel written during the 19th century. This is a challenging but enjoyable aspect of the English Literature courses, and JMTutoring is able to help support students build their understanding of the context of the time and the language that writers use.
Throughout KS3, students will explore these longer texts during tuition sessions through comprehension activities on shorter extracts. Later, when they reach GCSEs, students move on to reading one text in greater depth. We tutors students across a variety of abilities and cater for all exam boards including AQA, Edexcel, and WJEC (EDUQAS). As part of the teaching of these 19th century texts, lessons will cover the key contextual factors for the novels being studied.
Students who choose ‘A’ level English Literature and English Language/Literature courses, will again study 19th century literature in detail, this time adding in critical analysis to create more nuanced readings. Unlike GCSE, tutoring sessions at ‘A’ level will often involve critical discussion of the texts and additional reading. Online English tuition will vary according to the needs of the students themselves.
Throughout KS3, students will study a variety of poetry in order to develop the skills for GCSE English Literature. English tutoring sessions for this age range focus on identifying literary features and building confidence in comparative essays.
Students in year 10 and 11 will concentrate their study on an anthology from the exam board. Poets studied for GCSE English Literature include Wordsworth, Wilfred Owen, and John Agard.
At ‘A’ level, students develop their understanding of an individual poet. This includes a deeper, critical understanding of the ways that poets create meaning. Recently, students have had tutoring on Chaucer, Donne, Blake, Plath and Hughes.