S1-3 Group English Classes

This course is for early secondary students (S1-S3) who want to develop an appreciation and aptitude for effective writing.

Why Study This Course?

In this course, we will study spring poetry including D.H Lawrence’s “The Enkindled Spring”  and William Wordsworth’s “Lines Written in Early Spring” writing critical essay.


Key Outcomes

  • Develop critical reading skills
  • Develop knowledge of classic texts
  • Improve critical essay writing skills


Seven Lesson Summary

Week 1 Close reading & analysis 1 –  ‘The Enkindled Spring’ 

Week 2  Discussion  and critical essay plan 1

Week 3  Peer review discursive essays.

Week 4  Close reading & analysis 2 – ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’

Week 5  Discussion and critical essay plan 2

Week 6 Peer review descriptive essays

Week 7 Review, What did you learn? What areas need more work? What are your next steps?



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Key Course Information

Course Start Date

25th March 2021

(No lessons 5-18 April)


Lesson Time

Thursdays at 5.45pm

Course Duration

7 x 55 Minute Lessons Weekly

Course Price

£87.50 for Full Block (Includes all 7 Lessons).


  • Develop critical reading skills
  • Develop knowledge of classic texts
  • Improve critical essay writing skills

Why Take S1-3 Group English Classes

Give your child the upper hand


Read classic, thought provoking essays.

Discursive Essay

Structure and write a discursive essay.

Reflective Essay

Structure and write a reflective essay.

S1-3 Group English Classes Tutor


Maths | English | Study Skills

Chris established Learning Better in 2017 to offer a new dimension to the education sector. Within the Learning Better team, Chris leads on tutoring maths, English and study skills. His expertise lies in implementing goal oriented personal development.

Chris studied at the University of Edinburgh before qualifying as a teacher of maths with a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Birmingham and becoming a member of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Chris taught English around the world, most recently for the British Council in Hong Kong where he pioneered work on independent learning.

Chris is also a certified yoga teacher. His approach to education combines rigour with mindful practice to help students learn better and feel better.

When he’s not teaching Chris enjoys mentoring with MCR Pathways and developing his yoga practice.

    1-1 Tutoring

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    Our teachers are experienced, qualified and include authors, SQA markers, department heads and subject leaders.

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    Our next block, will focus on Scottish Set Text skills to enable you to approach this section with confidence and a clear, detailed, realistic plan of how to be successful.