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KS3 English: Exploring English
5 August @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am BST
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, happening 4 times
Welcome to Exploring English!
In these live, interactive lessons, we will be inspiring a love of reading and developing a range of reading skills by engaging with great writing.
Given that great writing can take many forms, we will be reading poetry, speeches, analysing song lyrics, extracts from great novels and more. We really are going to explore English in as many forms as we can, so these lessons will be a great chance to engage with writing and writers students may never have come across before.
The texts we will look at will be guided by our current theme, or sometimes by important events that have occurred. Students are also welcome to make suggestions for future texts – one of the great things about English is that the range of texts we can study is almost limitless!
By exploring a wide range of texts, students will not only broaden the range of writing they have encountered, but also develop their reading analysis skills – looking at how writers use language and structure to make their work engaging and powerful. But we don’t just want to focus on the nuts and bolts of writing, but inspire a love of reading and engender a love of life-long reading in our students. And it goes without saying that reading great texts is the best way to improve our own writing.
We have small group sizes (max 10), so everyone has a chance to share their ideas (if they would like to), and there’s plenty of time for discussion and for students to get to know each other. We have students from all around the UK, so there’s a good chance of some friendships being made right across the country! We can’t wait to see you there 🙂
Small group classes
- These small group lessons will contain no more than 10 students per class. Small groups enable tutors to get to know individual students, tailor teaching to meet group needs and create maximum opportunities for interaction and engagement via cameras, microphones, chat, polls and quizzes (all are optional).
- Tutors are available online 10 minute before the advertised start time of the lesson. This is a great time to get to know each other, review last week’s learning or have specific questions answered. Students completing all lessons in a topic will receive a certificate congratulating them on their work – these can be useful if evidence is required for schools or local authorities.
David is a qualified English teacher with a master’s degree in contemporary literature. He worked in secondary schools for four years before leaving to become a professional tutor. David has been tutoring a range of students for two years now and really loves the opportunity to make a real difference and inspire young minds! He also teaches philosophy lessons and is a co-founder of Tutor Led Learning.
How to Join
Joining lessons is easy:
- Find the ticket we emailed you for this lesson (check spam/junk if you can’t find it)
- Click the Zoom* link in the ticket and join the lesson!
*We strongly recommend downloading and testing out Zoom before using it for the lesson. Your child is advised to use a computer, laptop or tablet to access the lesson. Some tutors may encourage the use of cameras and microphones but it will always be optional.
It’s important to be nice…
We treat all members of our community with respect and expect our students to do the same. We will not tolerate any abusive language or behaviour towards either students or tutors and we may remove students who behave inappropriately from any lesson without warning.
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