English Resources

Timothy Hoffmann

Bianca, a teacher of English and humanities to pupils aged 12-18 for the past ten years, as well as an examiner for IB and IGCSE, has produced a wide range of high-quality resources that can be useful to students and teachers – some free, some paid, and all available via the TES webshop (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Angelil).

Tutor: Bianca Pellet

University: (subject, university) Classics and English (University of Exeter); General Linguistics and Comparative Philology (University of Oxford)

Subjects: English A (Literature; Language & Literature); English B; Extended Essay

I take an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and private tutoring, which means that my resources can apply to a wide range of subjects, including history, media studies, sociology, and drama.

Free resources in my webshop include a mental health history timeline; possible reasons for Blanche’s behaviour, as gleaned from scene 1 of A Streetcar Named Desire; stimuli to practise critical thinking skills (great for a range of syllabuses, whether Global Perspectives or TOK!); a fast food project that could be used in PSHE or social studies; a comprehension activity based on the Financial Times article Life on the Climate Front Line that would be great for advanced students of geography; an information sheet about how to write a feature article; ads, cartoons and recipes to develop student analytical skills in relation to unseen non-fiction texts; charts to help with the analysis of stage directions or the features of sonnets; and a pack of blog entries to explore the changes made to Enid Blyton’s books.

Among the payable resources in my webshop are full lesson and unit plans (in some cases including Powerpoints); activities to help practise the use of idioms and different noun types; a case study of skincare brand Simple which could be used to teach connotation in English as well as marketing in business classes; an article about David Cameron’s “war on multiculturalism” with comprehension questions which could be used in sociology or politics lessons; tasks relating to Alain-Fournier’s novel Le Grand Meaulnes which could be used in English or translated into French; fact sheets about Machiavelli and the IRA that could be used in history, as well as to provide background in English; quizzes about historical backgrounds and quotations from texts; and many more!

The resources are great for revision, homework, or in-class activities.

I’m always open to queries and constructive feedback so as to improve the resources for you, and to hopefully help me become a better teacher and resource creator.