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Hannah Patient

Hannah Patient

In my lessons, I encourage students to follow their interests and discover answers for themselves as this is a key long-term learning strategy. I also give advice that will be useful not just for a single set of exams, but for students’ entire academic careers. Long-range thinking is the best key to success.

Hannah Patient studied English at university, and enjoys sharing the knowledge she gained from her degree with others. Her research interests included Postcolonial Literature and the Gothic, and her dissertation on contemporary crime fiction is due to be serialised in CADS, the magazine for crime fiction lovers. Her poetry has been included in a number of international publications, and she is currently working on her first novel, a murder mystery and coming-of-age story set in the forests of southern Germany.


  • BA (English Language and Literature) University of Oxford


How I Write: Finding Inspiration

Our sources of inspiration are often linked to the reasons why we write. I enjoy writing mysteries because I am a very curious person. If a mystery hasn’t been solved in real life, I can’t stop asking myself questions about it, and often those questions turn into a story. For example, when I was seventeen, I visited Neuschwanstein Castle in southern Germany. While I was… Read More

Handling Unknown Words in Exams

No matter how much effort you put into learning vocabulary, reading comprehension questions in exams will always contain some unfamiliar words. This is normal – exams are designed to test how far you can go. Even so, how should you deal with these unknown words when they arise? First of all, don’t panic. Even if you don’t know the meaning of the word, you might… Read More