English tutors near you
For students studying English as part of the compulsory National Curriculum, or those following their passion for studying Shakespeare and other writers to degree level, a private English tutor helps students to achieve their learning goals.
English is a key element of the National Curriculum and is a subject that many careers require a good standard of. From those looking to pursue a career in teaching, to writers and marketers, developing strong English proficiency opens up many opportunities.
At Tutortoo we have English experts for every level of education from primary through to postgraduate and adult learning. Using our expertise and years of experience in English education, we work with students to develop the most effective learning plan to achieve great results.
We excel at tutoring English to all abilities and ages, from helping students to prepare for English entrance exams to providing support and helping to develop successful exam techniques at degree level. Exam preparation is one of our key specialities and our expert tuition is available throughout the whole education journey.
Improve your English grades with expert tuition
The study of English involves a range of different aspects such as analysing poetry and literature including Shakespeare at secondary school level, and also the ability to write and demonstrate good spoken English. At primary school children will study generic English, before it gets split into English Language and English Literature at later stages of education.
If the different demands of studying English are proving to be a challenge for students, or they want to progress quicker, a private English tutor will be really beneficial to boost their learning.
Primary English Tutors
At primary school children will sit their English Key Stage 1 and 2 SATs and this can be unsettling and stressful for them. Whilst some school teachers will explain the process and run practice tests to get them used to doing tests, this is not as effective at preparing them as the additional support of English tutoring. Primary English tutors help students to get ready for their grammar, punctuation and spelling tests and their reading tests.
GCSE English Tutors
At GCSE level students studying English Literature with AQA as an example, are currently expected to read at least one Shakespeare play, one 19th century novel, a selection of poetry and a post-1919 fiction/drama from the British Isles. For English Language, the current assessments include explorations in creative reading and writing, writer’s viewpoints and perspectives and a non-exam assessment. Hiring the help of an English tutor from Tutortoo will make a huge difference to the progression of learning and final exam results.
A Level English Tutors
At A Level English Literature, the course requires a higher level of literature analysis with the need to demonstrate more complex theories and concepts. The content areas covered at A Level English Language for AQA are Language, the individual and society, Language diversity and change and Language in action. Many students find the step up from GCSE to A Level can be challenging, therefore working with an experienced tutor at a pace that suits the student will help them to progress better. A specialised English tutor will be able to provide guidance on coursework and help the student to develop effective study and exam methods that ultimately achieve better results.
Degree Level English Tutors
At degree level there are much higher expectations of the student and they will need to quickly understand the new ways of studying English, particularly in class discussions or presenting their literature reviews in a presentation to the class, for example. English Language students will delve into the nature, use and structure of the language amongst other areas. An expert tutor can help to prepare students for degree level standards and help them to achieve better grades in English.