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It is a common misconception that you don't need to study English because you already speak it. Did you know that when you apply for college or jobs the primary subjects that the panel will look at are your results in English, Maths and Science? This should show you that English is a very important subject whether you are doing SATs, GCSE, A Levels or a higher level qualification.
We can think of countless reasons to pursue studies in English literature or the English language with a private tutor. Whatever your motivation, Cardiff has lots of opportunities to offer you and English will make a difference!
‘English studies’ encompass a whole myriad of disciplines - from reading and writing to the spoken word - and keeping on top of all aspects of your English education can be tricky alone, even if it is your native language. For example, do you know what a hyperbole is? Or can you explain what Iambic Pentameter is? These are things you might need to know about as young as GCSE level, so you see English is not a straightforward subject.
It’s no surprise that you’re looking for a private tutor to help you to juggle all aspects of your studies and brush up on weaknesses.
Unlike more scientific subjects, there is no one answer to an English essay question. At GCSE, A level and university level, your response to an essay should demonstrate both your ability to think critically and to structure your thoughts and ideas coherently. There is no right or wrong answer, which is what makes English studies so nuanced! That said, a tutor can help you hit the nail on the head when it comes to impressing the examiner and teach you how to get points.
You may want a private tutor to give you more detailed feedback on your essays that you might get in class, identifying your strengths and weaknesses and helping you to progress.
Maybe you struggle with reading comprehension, with analysing texts and identifying themes. You might be looking for someone to help you to ask the right questions so that you can develop your critical thinking skills – a private tutor might be the answer.
Or maybe the exam season is coming and you’re starting to feel the need for some dedicated revision with a knowledgeable teacher or tutor!
There are many reasons why you might be seeking additional support in English studies. In Cardiff alone, there are over 100 tutors waiting to pass on their knowledge and give you the best start in life, beginning with your education.
Learning about English in Cardiff is just as good a place as anywhere in the UK, plus you can learn about the fascinating history of Wales and the Celtic languages.
Cardiff has an interesting history with Romans, Normans and Victorians passing through its timeline and contributing to the amazing literature that has emerged from the country. To find out about the country's history, which is vital to understanding the literature, then you can visit museums and other historical sites.
Wales has a proud literary heritage. Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, was where poets Gillian Clarke and Gwyneth Lewis were born and was where a young Roald Dahl spent his days. You can still visit Mrs Pratchett’s sweet shop, the famous one that he went to with his friends and write about in his autobiography!
How's that for combining history, literature and some great fun!?
English is a subject offered by hundreds of establishments across the nation, and Cardiff is home to some excellent degree courses. Cardiff University alone offers several variations of English degrees. What's more, the capital offers a School of English and an English Language Academy where courses are available.
All these institutions can open plenty of doors and provide you with bucketloads of inspiration for your English Studies, but to obtain a place on courses and truly make the most of them you must have good fundamental understanding and knowledge of English literature and language.
If you’re worried that you’re a little rusty in certain areas, additional tuition or support could set you on the right path.
Whilst study groups and courses are excellent for developing your skills and meeting like-minded learners, private lessons provide you with tailored, structured tuition where you have the space to learn at your own pace and on things you find most challenging.
Unlike in a group or classroom context, a private tutor can identify your strengths and help you to address your weaknesses. If you struggle with poetry, your tutor might focus on poetry to help you to develop your understanding. If grammar is your Achilles' heel, in a private session you have the time to ask as many grammar questions as you like and even work through grammar drills with your tutor. If you lack confidence in your essay writing abilities, your private tutor could talk you through essay writing technique, read your essays and provide you with detailed feedback and points for improvements. You can choose to see your tutor once a month, once a fortnight, or even twice a week if you want to! With private tuition, your education is personalised.
In brief, private tuition is one of the most efficient ways for you to improve in English.
If you’ve decided to find a private tutor, you’ll be confronted with myriad avenues to search for the right person.
If you’re in school or university, additional support may be available to you through your institution in the form of study groups or extra time with a tutor. Some teachers offer additional tuition after school, so do some investigating in your school to see if any additional tuition is available.
You can also look for private tutors in the newspapers, on the internet, through English studies schools, in community centres or on local shop noticeboards. There are so many options that it can be hard to choose which tutor is right for you!
This is where Superprof comes in. Superprof makes it simple for you to compare tutors based across Cardiff, and to tailor your search to your specific requirements – be it price, location, experience, subject areas or tuition style. You can even read reviews from other learners to give you an idea of the tutors’ skill and experience. There are 129 verified tutors working in the subject in the capital with lessons starting at £15 per hour.
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In Cardiff, English tutors charge on average £15 for English tuition per hour.
Tutors rates will differ depending on:
97% of our private tutors give their first English lesson for free. Check out the prices of our English instructors in your area.
On Superprof, we have a number of highly skilled English tutors available to offer private tuition.
An English teacher can help you work on many things:
You can discuss with your tutor what you hope to achieve from your private English lessons.
On Superprof, many of our English teachers also offer online tuition. About 80% of tutors give english lessons via webcam.
To find available online lessons, just select the webcam filter in the search engine to see the available tutors offering online courses in your desired subject.
Online courses via Skype offer you more advantages in terms of flexibility and are often less expensive as the tutor does not need to travel.
On Superprof, you can browse our range of teacher profiles to find the right solution for your English tuition.
You can check out a tutor's individual tutoring cv and choose the English tutor that corresponds to your needs.
Once you have found a tutor you can get in touch with them via a messaging service on our platform to discuss the details of your course.
In Cardiff and the surrounding areas, 134 private English tutors are available to offer private courses.
Pupils scored their English tutors an average rating of 5.0 out of five from a sample of 18 ratings.
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