• Close Reading and Analysis

    AP English Literature requires a high level of reading comprehension and the ability to analyze complex texts. Students often struggle with understanding the deeper meanings, themes, and stylistic choices in literature. We assist students in developing close reading skills, teaching them how to identify literary devices, draw inferences, and form interpretations.

  • Writing Skills

    The AP English Literature course demands a significant amount of writing, including in-class essays and long-term writing projects. Many students struggle with developing a clear thesis, organizing their arguments, and using textual evidence effectively. We guide students through the writing process, helping them craft coherent arguments and improve their writing skills.

  • Understanding Context

    Students often find it challenging to understand the historical, cultural, or biographical context of the works they are studying. We ensure to incorporate context into our lessons, making literary works more accessible and relatable.

  • Engagement with Complex Texts

    Works studied in AP English Literature are often dense and can be difficult to navigate. Students might struggle with the language, themes, or style of classical texts. We break down these complexities, guiding students through the text and fostering an appreciation for literature.

  • Vocabulary Development

    A rich vocabulary is key to success in this course. Students often find it challenging to understand and use advanced vocabulary and literary terms. We support vocabulary development through targeted exercises and the practical application of new words and phrases.

  • Exam Preparation

    The AP exam's format can be daunting for many students. They might find it challenging to manage their time effectively during the test, particularly during the free-response section. We familiarize students with the exam structure and equip them with effective time management strategies. Moreover, we provide practice tests and detailed feedback to boost their confidence.

  • Textual Dissection

    We delve into texts, discussing symbols, motifs, and themes, guiding students to interpret and analyze literary works on a deeper level. We might dissect a single paragraph or scene, exploring its layers of meaning and its contribution to the overall work.

  • Comparative Analysis

    We help students develop the ability to compare and contrast different texts, authors, themes, and historical contexts. This might involve comparing works from different literary periods or comparing an author's different works.

  • Contextual Learning

    We provide a comprehensive understanding of the cultural, historical, and biographical contexts of the works being studied. For instance, understanding the social climate during the time Shakespeare wrote his plays can greatly enhance the comprehension of his work.

  • Writing Workshops

    From forming a strong thesis statement to properly citing textual evidence, we conduct workshops that focus on improving students' writing skills, specifically geared towards the AP test's written portion.

  • Vocabulary Building

    We focus on literary terminology and high-level vocabulary prevalent in AP level texts. This could involve flashcards, quizzes, or incorporating new words into written assignments.

  • Mock Exams

    We simulate AP test conditions to familiarize students with the exam format and improve their test-taking skills. These sessions include both multiple-choice questions and free-response essay prompts.

  • Advanced English Degrees

    Our English tutors are highly qualified individuals with advanced degrees in English language and literature or related fields. They have in-depth knowledge of linguistic principles, literary analysis, and cultural contexts.

  • Experience Teaching English

    Our English tutors have extensive teaching experience and a genuine passion for language education. They possess the expertise to engage learners and inspire a love for the English language.

  • Friendly Personality

    Our tutors embody warmth and approachability. They foster an engaging learning environment, facilitating open communication and making students feel comfortable asking questions or expressing concerns.

Example AP English Literature & Composition Tutoring Packages

We offer diverse and flexible options, catering to your child's unique needs and your family's schedule. Choose from ad-hoc sessions for immediate needs, to long-term plans for ongoing support.

Our most common tutoring plans:

  • Semester Support

    This package offers regular tutoring sessions for an entire academic semester, ensuring consistent support for the student. The frequency could be 1-3 times per week depending on the need.

  • Monthly Intensive

    This offers more frequent sessions over a one-month period. This could be suitable for a student who needs to catch up quickly or prepare for an important exam.

  • Ad-hoc Sessions

    For students who require tutoring on a more sporadic or as-needed basis.