Jessica Beasley, Author at Homeschooling




    Articles by Jessica Beasley

    Jessica is a freelance copywriter and content writer based in Richmond-Upon-Thames. With a degree in English Literature from University College London, she has experience as a private tutor for 14-18 years olds and adult learners. She has also worked in Widening Participation as a Mentor, Student Ambassador, and Student Leader. As someone who achieved A-Levels through distance-learning, Jessica has first-hand experience of the unique challenges and rewards that distance-learning offers. She regularly contributes content to educational websites including eNotes and Tutorful.

    Books to Read

    5 Books To Read In 2023 – Part 2

    Tara Westover’s compelling memoir, Educated, is one of self-discovery, recounting her journey towards knowledge and testifying to education’s incredible impact on individuals.


    books

    Books To Read In 2023 – Part 1

    Get ready for a page-turner that will leave you inspired, enlightened, and thoroughly entertained.


    Book-to-Film

    The Most Promising Book-To-Film Adaptations Of 2023

    This year brings many fantastic book-to-film adaptations that you won’t want to miss.


    Alan Turing

    Alan Turing: Reimagining What’s Possible

    World War II was especially consequential for Alan Turing, as he helped to decipher Nazi codes during the conflict.


    History

    Surreal Stories From History

    While it’s hard to imagine that reality could be wilder than works of fiction, we might find ourselves surprised if we dive into the history books.


    Poetry Together 2023

    Celebrating Writers Born In February

    Though differing in style, themes, and periods, these three writers have left a remarkable legacy that will continue to endure through generations.


    Father Christmas

    The Magical Story Behind The Real Father Christmas

    It was with writer Washington Irving’s 1809 book Knickerbocker’s History of New York that Saint Nicholas began to come to life as the lovable figure we know him as today.


    Speeches

    Speeches That Made History

    Churchill’s speech is remembered as one of the most stirring wartime speeches ever recorded, yet the public didn’t hear it until Churchill was encouraged to record it for posterity in 1949.


    characters

    Characters Of Fiction You May Not Know Were Based On Real People

    Mr. and Mrs. Lee, Harper Lee’s mother and father, lived very nearby. She was my best friend. Did you ever read her book, To Kill a Mockingbird? I’m a character in that book, which takes place in the same small town in Alabama where we lived. – Truman Capote


    International Book giving day

    The Irresistible Power Of The Unreliable Narrator

    Authors ranging from Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) to Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca) have utilised the literary device of unreliable narration.