Special classes for ACSI, MGS and ACS Barker students



Complimentary 3 hours of Literature/LA tuition for those who sign up for at least another Humanities subject whether it is History or Geography. Alternatively they can also sign up for English Language as some IP institutions have the language component separately. Terms and conditions apply. Combine 2 to 3 subjects in one session to save precious time and money. Effectiveness proven!                    

Some new Lit titles taught in 2015


NEW LIT TITLES FOR 2015 NEW LIT TITLES FOR 2015 2 It has been one hectic year. As 2015 draws to a close, a new year beckons, and I have been privileged to teach new titles. Not all the new texts are featured here. Some of them are completely new to me, i.e. I have not read them before and some I taught about 5 years or more ago. The trouble or rather the challenge (if I look at it positively) is that for lower sec and IP Lit, the texts change - new ones replaced erstwhile titles. Indeed even for "A" level Lit, the same reality applies and so poor the Lit tutor is always kept busy. So tutoring Lit has to involve more than just pecuniary motives; there must be an abiding passion for the subject, a dedication to helping students appreciate the subject and a strong desire for them to do their best for it. So call me and tell me what texts your child or you the student are doing for next year.

New year new titles and what is so special about the Lit tuition here?


20140201_204733[1]A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Adding a new title is a lot of work but it demonstrates my commitment to help as many students as possible. There are many special features of the Literature sessions. Some of them are as follows:
  • no downloading of online materials from Wikipedia, Sparknotes or Bookrags.
  • no simple relating of events in the book
Instead there will be:
  • understanding the contexts. - relating the texts to certain periods such as modernism, postmodernism, naturalist theatre, etc and to the events and cultural phenomena of the period in which the texts are set.
  • detailed analysis and interpretation of events, actions and dialogue
  • mapping of literary and cultural theories onto the reading of the texts
  • analysing questions and practising answering them.