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Tutor for AP Language and Composition

If you are seeking an English tutor in AP, you came to the right place! In Queen Elizabeth Academy we provide high quality English tutoring programs for students who are attending high school and elementary school.

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Build your English foundation skills - in writing, reading and critical analysis - in our private one-on-one tutoring programs. Our English tutoring program in AP are conducted by our English team, composing of experienced tutors who are specialized in English literature.

 
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Paige M.

Admitted to Queen’s Engineering former QEA English student



Justin C.

Admitted to Master Degree program UC Berkeley Information and Data Sci. Graduate of Boston University

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Madhavan A.

Admitted to Neuroscience program University of Michigan

QEA student alumni

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Diana J.
Diana is a PhD candidate, English literature, York University. She has 6 years of teaching experience to university and high school level students.


Anthony M.

Master degree graduate, Medival Studies including English literature specialty, Durham University

BSC. Graduate of English literature, University of Toronto

3+ years of teaching experience as a TA at university level and as a teacher at QEA.

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If you are looking for AP English tutoring at Connecticut, you have found the right place! We have expert tutors who can cover both the AP Language and Composition, as well as the AP Literature.

AP Language and Composition Tutoring

AP Language and Composition Course

To score well in AP language and composition course, it is imperative that you have a strong English foundation. For example, in essay writing, how do you write a good thesis? What’s the difference between a good thesis and a poor thesis. How do you build arguments with evidence?

In addition, you need a good understanding of the rhetorical situation, such as the purpose of the author, his / her tonality, and the audience the passage is targeted.

Your analysis and writing in the course is critical. For example, on each of the essays you submit, you need to be clear on your stands, with clear logical reasoning.

How can QE Tutoring help me on
AP Language and Composition Course?

  • Support our students through the entire AP language and Composition Course on the assignments, essays and tests
  • Teach our students how to express ideas, organize ideas that are coherent and flow.
  • Teach our students on essay writing: from writing introduction, developing thesis, building arguments and writing effective conclusions
  • Critical analysis: teach our students how to analyze the text and put forward their standpoint. How to develop a clear logical reasoning to propagate the entire essay.

AP Language and Composition Exam: Multiple Choice

AP language and composition requires a solid foundation in reading comprehension. It is not just reading the content, but to understand the author’s intent, tonality and rhetorical devices. The AP Language and Composition is composed of 45% of the total exam grade, with 45 questions in them (1% each).

Common challenges for students on AP Language and Composition Multiple Choice

The key challenge for AP Language and Composition, is to extract key information from the passage quickly, understand it, and apply to the multiple choice questions. Students need to look deeper into the text, to understand other elements such as author’s intent, tonality and literary devices, which are key to answer the multiple choice questions.

The second challenge is typical to multiple choice exams: some choices are very similar and they are both correct answers - just one choice is “more correct.”. The student will need to deal with ambiguity to make judgment calls.

How QE English Tutoring will help you score higher

  • One our private sessions, our experienced English tutor will walk our student through the passage, teach them how to extract key information and tackle the multiple choice questions step by step.
  • Tutoring our students on key literary elements and how to apply to multiple choice questions.
  • Strategies to tackling multiple choice questions in English language and Composition.

AP Language and Composition Exam:
Free-Response

In this section, you will be reading a passage (exerpt from a speech or writing) and write an essay that analyzes the passage. You will be graded based on your thesis (must be defendable), your line of reasoning (with evidence back up) and your style of writing.

There are 3 essays you need to do:

Rhetorical Analsys:
You need a good understand of rhetoric in order to analyze the passage’s use of rhetorical devices, with a clear thesis and supporting arguments and evidence.
Synthesis Essay:
This is a document based essay, where you need to build your thesis and arguments based on different sources given to you. From these sources, you will develop your standpoint, collect evidence and build your arguments.
Argumentative Essay:
This essay requires you to take a standpoint, and build your arguments based on your personal experience or knowledge of the outside world. Unlike the synthesis essay, there is no sources given to you.

Common challenges for students on AP Language and Composition Free Response

AP language and Composition essays requires the student to extract key information from the given passage, providing analysis in a fluent essay format. The key challenge for many students, is to understand and analyze the passage effectively, and at the same time, provide relevant evidence around a good argument. This is difficult.

  • Have a deep understanding of rhetorical device and apply it to analyze the passage.
  • Build a solid thesis / standpoint, and builds arguments around it. Most students under-estimated this. If his or her thesis is not firm, the rest of the essay will stand on a weak ground.
  • For the synthesis essay, the sources can be confusing, meaning that the student needs to grasp the standpoint from vague information, and build a solid argument around it.

How can QE Tutoring help me on
AP Language and Composition Free Response?

  • Teach our students how to analyze and use rhetorical devices.
  • Teach our students how to express ideas, organize ideas that is coherent and flow on the essay. 4 points out of 6 is based on evidence and argument, so this is important.
  • Teach our students on essay writing: from writing introduction, developing thesis, building arguments and writing effective conclusions
  • For the Synthesis Essay, teach our students how to extract key information from sources, especially when the information is vauge.
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English Tutoring
on Reading Comprehension

Strategies to enhance reading comprehension skills

When reading a short story, novel or any English text move from the interpretation and understanding of a story to looking for the elements of a story. This can be done by looking at the major events in the English text and connecting them back to developing themes that you see are reoccurring. For example, if a character acts a certain way more than once, question the reason for it and how it affects the overall theme. Questioning when reading is important as it motivates you to critically think why a certain event has happened, why the character has acted a particular way and how does this all reflect the theme of the story. 

Another key strategy is to be a proactive reader.  To be a proactive does not simply mean to read the text, but to be aware of unfamiliar vocabulary, marking major events and being able to summarize.  Also, do not hesitate to reread when needed as your understanding and overall comprehension can change for the better the second time.

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English Tutoring
on Writing

Strategies to enhance writing skills

To improve your writing skills in English it is important to understand that teachers look for clarity, flow and effective communication. To assist your flow when essay writing use effective transition words such as: additionally, furthermore, overall, in addition, etc… An English essay that flows is important as it shows your English writing skills and sentence formulation. Each sentence should lead to the next for better communication of ideas, points and arguments.

Before starting an English essay it is essential for you to plan and draft your ideas and thoughts in an outline. Outlines and graphic organizers are always helpful for visioning the construction of your arguments and making sure you are conveying your points clearly. Also, make sure you have well researched your standpoint before starting an English essay. Researching and gathering evidence improves your writing ability when creating points and developing your thesis.

Be aware of your writing style and ways you can improve issues such as: run-on sentences, language, differences in points, and clichés. Knowing your strengths in writing is important; however realizing your weaknesses is critical. A good writer is proactive in improving and learning to be a better writer.

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English Tutoring
on Critical Analysis

Strategies to enhance critical analysis skills

Critical analysis starts with Inferencing in elementary school, which a lot of junior students do not comprehend or ignore.  To develop your critical analyzing skills going into high school can be done in many ways including practicing during your reading.

When reading always question and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in characters, the author and/or the overall text. Comment on the development of characters and the author’s choice of narration and setting. To help think critically ask the following questions: Who is the author and what is their perspective? Who is the targeted audience and how does that influence the way information is presented?  What is the moral or main message of the text? Do you agree with the test and why do you agree or disagree? These questions will allow you to dig deeper then just understanding the story but to analyze the certain pieces the author has presented and the purpose of them.

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Queen Elizabeth Academy has a strong tradition of providing high quality education through our science tutoring programs.  Many of our students were admitted to top universities with scholarship ranging from $2,000 to $23,000.  Queen Elizabeth students alumni had build strong foundation, which had helped them to pursue their science career in university.  Many of our students alumni had successfully entered medical school and Master degree program in chemistry and biology.

In our science tutoring programs, we coach our students with care and with easy to understand explanation over complex science concepts.  We work with our student through step by step

FAQ
AP English

Is AP English Language and Composition hard?

What do you learn in AP English Language and Composition?

One of the important introductory college-level composition courses is AP English Language and Composition. Through the help of reading, analyzing, and texts writing they are able to cultivate the understanding of writing and rhetorical arguments. They achieve this through topics such as rhetorical situation, claims and evidence, reasoning and organization, and style.

Is AP English Language the same as AP Language and Composition?

The focus of AP Literature focuses is mostly on analyzing literature and poetry. On the other hand, AP Language covers a much broader scope. Deconstruction of arguments and rhetorical strategies in mostly non-fiction works are being taught in AP English Language and Composition.

Is AP English important?

AP English is very important because it will motivate you to leave your comfort zone, learn effective time-management strategies necessary and develop critical-thinking skills. All of which are very important for success in college. These challenges build you to be able to handle college courses without much stress later.

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