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Tutor profile: Isabella W.

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Isabella W.
English, History tutor for 5 years, IB English Specialist, Shakespeare Specialist
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Subject: Writing

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We will work together to perfect the student's writing skills through practice prompts, questions, and structuring practice. A sample question might be- Write a five sentence paragraph about your favorite animal.

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We will discuss the paragraph together. We will look at the need for a strong topic sentence and the student will learn how to create one. The student will also learn how to structure points within the paragraph and close with a concluding sentence. More advanced students will learn how to perfect flow between paragraphs, how to grab reader's attention, and how to improve brevity through practice writings, readings and prompts.

Subject: Shakespeare

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Discuss the character of Macbeth in Shakespeare's play by the same name, carefully considering what forces motivate his downfall, and if he might be viewed as a hero or villain.

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Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, is often read as a tale of endogenous corruption- and such an interpretation is valid. Indeed, it is only after Macbeth encounters the Weird Sisters and inclines his ear to the prophesy “All hail Macbeth, that shalt be King hereafter” (Act I.3, 50) that he shakes off his role as a soldier loyal to King and country, and pledges allegiance strictly to his own future, albeit opaquely presented to him. Such a sequence usually prompts scholars (and the audience) to suggest it is an internal lust for power that drives Macbeth’s downfall. I believe, however, that Macbeth can be read another way. More precisely, it is not as a story of endogenous corruption, but of exogenous corruption- a story in which societal constructs rule the motivations of an individual so extremely that it drives him to self-corruption as a method of escape. Macbeth is a play seeped in social regulation. Analyzed within this lens it becomes at its core a remarkable account about the interdependence of individuality and society, and the struggle to form an identity freed from the political servitude contained in titles; Macbeth does not desire to be king for the power it offers over others, he desires to be king so that by possessing a title which contains all other titles, he might rule himself.

Subject: English

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Describe your morning using the three vocabulary words-delightful, delicious, and tiring- we discussed in our last lesson.

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Student can provide an answer, and we will work through the use of the vocabulary words. If he or she forgets the words, we will establish a memory link and repeat the forgotten word. The word will be revised at the end of the lesson.

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