Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
This book was written two centuries ago but it still remains a favorite among English teachers. How has it stood the test of time? What makes this book so loved is that even though the story is set in an 18th century English countryside, you can transfer it to any setting in any period of time and still it makes sense. After all, who doesn’t love hearing of a strong woman standing up for herself? (Looking for a reliable tutor to help you read novels like this or write ones of your own? HeyKiki has got you covered!)
The Catcher in the Rye – J D Salinger
If you are a teen struggling to make sense of the world around you, chances are you will find a cracker of a character in Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of this book. You can love him or you can hate him, but the one thing you cannot do is ignore him. The language and theme of the book makes it unsuitable for younger students but given the social exposure that kids are subjected to nowadays, introducing this book to them as early as possible seems like the right thing to do.
The Harry Potter Series – J K Rowling
This might sound like a surprising addition to the list, but teachers are people too and people like it when a group of young students rise against all odds, defeat the bad guys and save the future of the world. Though it might not have much educational value, English teachers love it even if only for its role in rekindling youngsters to pick up books again at an age when the future of print and paper material was struggling. Some – like Mackenzie Patel in her Huffington Post article – actually argue that the series should be required reading in high school curricula. They base their argument on the important themes demonstrated throughout the series, such as imagination, curiosity, friendship, honesty, travel, language, and culture.
If you’re interested in finding a reliable English tutor, you’ve come to the right place. HeyKiki is an educational source that compares hundreds of tutors based on effectiveness, reliability, and experience. Find a teacher in your neighborhood today.
If you’re interested in finding a tutor, we can help! Check out our classes and tutors on HeyKiki and find the perfect tutor for you. If you’d like to learn another subject or activity, we have other tutors and classes in your area on HeyKiki too!