Tute’s team of experienced teachers have planned our lessons to work alongside what students are studying in school; to enable catch-up, to consolidate something that was difficult to master in class or to help revise for exams. To make is easy to choose lessons for different subjects, year groups and levels, we have organised lessons into topics that are fully aligned with the National Curriculum ensuring a comprehensive coverage of the curriculum that makes sense!
All you need to do is select the topic and then the level you feel is appropriate and you will find a list of suitable lessons that you can book for just £10 ex VAT
Reading: Infer and deduce, using quotation and information from the text
Inference and deduction are reading skills that move beyond the basic comprehension of a text and ask students to ‘read between the lines,’ to recognise the implied meanings that may only be hinted at within a piece. In this topic, we will begin to consider what the writer suggests through their language choices in simple and then increasingly complex texts. Key terms such as ‘implicit’ and ‘explicit’ meanings and ‘denotation’ and ‘connotation’ will be explored and these skills will be applied to help reveal interpretations of the writer’s intentions.
Understanding what the writer suggests (i)
Understanding what the writer suggests (ii)
Reading beyond the lines
Quoting and using evidence
Locating Evidence in Texts
Reading: How writers use language
In this topic we will explore how writer uses language to create tone and specific effects. We will consider writing techniques such as descriptive language, sensory language and choosing specific vocabulary for effect. By looking at a variety of text examples, we will examine how writers use language in novels, short stories and even single sentences to alter tone or create effects and elicit emotive reactions from the readers.
Commenting on tone (i)
Commenting on tone (ii)
Sensory language ft. PEE Paragraphs
Commenting on writer’s use of language for effect (i)
to evaluate the words chosen for effect in a text.
Commenting on writer’s use of language for effect (ii)
Using Language to create moods and effects
Writing: Writing purposes
One of the fundamental principles of writing texts is understanding the purpose for which you are writing. What does the text set out to do and how can you achieve that purpose?
In this topic we examine a wide range of writing purposes and begin to uncover how language, format and style is adapted to suit those specific purposes. Areas covered include writing to inform, persuade, argue, advise, image, entertain and explain.
Writing to imagine, explore, entertain (i)
Writing to inform, explain, advise (i)
Writing to persuade and argue (i)
Writing to imagine, explore, entertain (ii)
Writing to inform, explain, advise (ii)
Writing to persuade and argue (ii)
Writing: Using language for effect
This topic supports students in developing their understanding of how they can craft their language to achieve effects. We will consider a range of techniques; personification, pathetic fallacy, simile and metaphor. We will consider the impact had by the writer’s choice of narrative voice in texts and refine our use of ambitious vocabulary and sensory language. We will examine how to create effects by both looking at examples from authors and analysing their work and then learning how to apply these techniques ourselves.
Using personification / language devices
Using pathetic fallacy / language devices
Narrative voice, 1st, 2nd, 3rd person
Using ambitious vocabulary and sensory language
Choosing language for effect
Using language imaginatively
Writing: Improving punctuation and sentence structure
Accurate use of punctuation is essential for students’ attainment, but so too is the ability to use a wide and varied range of punctuation. In this topic, we address the re of punctuation, expanding the students’ repertoire. We consider how to vary sentence structures (simple, compound and complex) so that we cohesion accuracy in writing.
Advanced Punctuation: Colons and Semi-colons
Forming complex sentences
Using subordinating conjunctions
Sentence Structures for effect
Writing: Accurate spelling and grammar
In this topic we will cover essential spelling and grammar rules so as to enhance technical accuracy in our writing.
We will consider common spelling errors and commonly misused words, prepositions and subject/verb agreement.
This course serves both as helpful revision and consolidation of key skills and is useful for anyone who finds spelling and grammar to be a challenge.
Commonly misused words
Synonyms and antonyms
Common spelling errors
Prepositions and subject/verb agreement.
Past, present and future tenses
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Tute is used in hundreds of schools and is approved by local authorities. We conform to the highest safeguarding standards, and have the necessary tools to help support young people with SEND.
Every Tute session is recorded. This means that we monitor every lesson and ensure the very best quality of teaching. Parents can review the lesson too, as can the student for revision.
Our teachers are qualified, and are DBS checked. As trained professionals they have a natural authority, and can manage effective and engaging classes.