The Difference between A-level & O-level Literature

It is about time someone enumerates and elaborates the differences between O-level and A-level Literature.

“Understanding the differences is the first step to doing well for
this wonderful subject.”

Knowing the contexts improve our understanding of the texts. This is one of the open secrets of doing well. It is also one of the major difference between A-level and O-level Literature.

One Crucial Difference

Contexts

Having an A-level Literature tutor who knows the differences makes the key difference between an effective and a non-effective A-level Literature tuition session

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O-level Literature

The only place where all the O-level Literature texts are taught.

O-level Literature focuses on Reader Response and New Criticism. The sessions cover both texts, devices and answering techniques. This is the only  place where all the O-level texts are covered. 

Mdm Yu’s extensive experience in Literature tuition benefits students
in helping them score in this subject.

For a subject that is relatively less popular compared to Geography and History, there are certainly a lot of text options which makes tutoring it challenging. But passion and deep abiding interest in this subject makes Mdm Yu the right Literature tutor for students of Elective and Pure Literature. below are some of the texts for O-level Literature tuition. I will update from time to time but it may not always be possible even if I am tutoring new texts because of time constraints. So just call to check with me to confirm that the Literature tuition sessions cover the new titles.

Enjoy this wonderful subject and do well in it.

Some recent feedback from my Lit students

Former student from Crescent Girls (2018 O-levels):
“Just to inform you that I have scored an A2 for my Combined Humanities (Literature & Social Studies).”

Pure Lit student from TKGS(2018 O-leveIs)
“I am impressed with Mdm Yu’s teaching. She is the best Lit tutor. I thank her for my A1 for my Pure Literature last year (2018 O-levels).”

O-level (2017) Pure Lit student from CHIJ(Katong Convent):
“I managed to score A2 for my Pure Lit this years, thanks to Mdm Yu. I leapt from C4 in my mid-year to A2. Thank you Mdm Yu. “

 

 

 

 

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Time for latest round of feedback

Sec 4 express student from Geylang Methodist Girls:
“She has learnt a lot from you. She said you are a nice teacher too.”

Sec 4 express student from Edgefield Secondary (his younger brother who is in Sec 3 in 2015 will be attending sessions with me for English and Social Studies)
“Madam Yu is strict but I have learnt a lot from her.”

Sec 3 academic student from St Patrick’s Secondary (Pure Literature & Elect Geography):
“He finds it useful and wants to work to get better. He topped the class for Literature and his Geography has improved tremendously too”

Mother of Sec 4 express student from ACSI (Literature & Social Studies):
“He is enjoying lessons with you. We are very glad to have found you to help him with his Literature and Social Studies.”

Father of Sec 2 student from ACS International (IGCSE English and Literature)
“J has got a good result for English [including Literature]. Thank you for your guidance and patience to him. Very much appreciated.”

Mother of Sec 1 student from ACSI (History and Literature):
“He has definitely improved from 60% to 75%. He found it useful especially teaching him how to answer the History and Literature questions.”

Year 2 IP student from CHIJ St Nicholas (LA):
“The practices  I did in class were useful as they really helped my score in my exams. The pace was also just right and I can catch up easily.”

 

Book Studies Sessions for IB & A-levels

“You are the best Literature tutor I ever had.” – IB student from ACSI.

Special weekday sessions for following texts:

Great Gatsby Woman Warrior
Othello All My Sons
Twelfth Night The View from a Bridge
Duchess of Malfi Scarlet Letter
*Age of Innocence Macbeth
Remains of the Day A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Waterland A Street Car Named Desire
Mansfield Park Mrs Warren’s Profession
Jane Austen Lady Windermere’s Hat
*The Portrait of a Young Man as an Artist  Running in the Family

* Conditions apply

The sessions are held only on Tuesdays and Fridays. Guaranteed to be enjoyable, and useful.