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Antonia

Antonia

EXPERIENCED ONLINE AND FACE TO FACE TUTOR. QTS and DBS.

I am a dedicated International Professional History Tutor with over ten years experience in the field working across all exam boards and History courses.

I work with A-Level and GCSE students in the UK, as well as online from Spain and France to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. This ensures I have a very good understanding of all exam systems, how examiners mark and what they look for. Almost all the requests for help are derived from students being unable to translate what “develop your answer” written at the bottom of an essay means for them, or how to incorporate “judgement” into their work. Students know they need to add these to their work, but don’t know how. This is where I come in. Not only have my methods been applied very successfully to History, but many students have informed me that such techniques have helped their grades in other subjects as well.

I am now fully booked for regular Skype lessons or face to face. However, I do have availability for 3 to 4 page carefully written reports on essays to significantly improve essay writing skills. Subsequent essays can be set by myself and then marked with further lengthy reports. These typically take around 1 hour to complete and contains exactly what would be said during a session, except you get to be able to keep and re-read the report. Please see my numerous reviews which speak very highly of this method.

Tutoring Experience

I’ve been working as a professional tutor for a decade, so I’m well placed to know exactly what to do to improve your essay writing and source interpretation. I also possess a Masters in Education from the University of Southampton as well as my PGCE teaching qualification and my BA (Hons) from the 5 star rated Economic and Social History Department at the University of Leicester. Prior to tutoring I worked for 5 years as a classroom History Teacher where some of my A-Level students achieved an illusive 100 per cent on the modules I taught.

Recent Tutoring successes include:
2021 - all my students achieved their desired grades, reaching 'ivy league' universities with A and A* grades.
2020 - all students improved from their original starting point by two grades.

2019 - all students improved significantly including one A-Level online student who improved from D's and C's when he first sent essays to an A* on results day. Another online student achieved their desired 'A' grade from achieving a 'B' the previous year.

2018 - several students achieved an increase of 2 grades after their tuition with me. This was both online and face to face.

2018 - one student achieved an 'A' grade having previously achieved 'C' grades in her mocks and essays at school. She only narrowly missed out on an A* but secured the place at her first choice university she'd desperately wanted.

2017 – a student who had a predicted grade of a ‘C’ achieved an ‘A*’ in History. He is now studying at Oxford after re-applying the following year.

2017 – another student had been achieving ‘C’s’ and ‘D’s’ in essays, she achieved an ‘A’ grade on Results Day.

2016 – a student who came to me with ‘D’ grade essays achieved 78/80 in the module we focused on.

As a classroom teacher two of my A2 students achieved 100% on my exam paper (AQA Germany 1871-1925 Alternative E course)

Please take time to read the reviews from current and former students who testify to the effectiveness of my tutoring methods.

I have excellent subject knowledge across all periods of history and have tutored:

• The Tudors – 1485 to 1603 (including Rebellion and Disorder)
• The Reign of Henry II
Puritanism and Catholicism in Stuart England
• The English Civil War
• 19th Century Britain
• The Industrial Revolution
• Post War Britain – 1945 to 2010
• Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman
Conquest
• Witchcraft in England and Europe -1540 to
1640
• The Cold War – 1945 to 1991
• The French Revolution – 1779 to 1815
• France 1815 to 1890
• Germany 1871 to 1990
• The American West and Expansion 1800 to
1900
• Native Americans
• The Civil Rights Movement
• Tsarist Russia 1854-1954
• Communist Russia – 1917 to 1990

Tutoring Approach

Since the start of the pandemic we have all improved on our online classroom skills! This has become the preferred method for students to engage with their tuition at a mutually convenient time and one which I have embraced fully.

In the first instance a recently completed essay will enable to me to assess the areas to hone in on and ensure we focus exactly on where you need to improve. I will type a detailed Report as we discuss the essay to remind you of what was said during the tuition. Once particular areas of improvement have been ascertained we can review past exam questions for your specific topic and examine the demands of the question. I am then able to demonstrate exactly what a top level paragraph or conclusion would need to encompass. This has been a tried and tested method for many years and results in students improving by at least two grades with me, often more.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Southampton2009MastersEducation
University of Southampton2005PGCEHistory
University of Leicester1999BachelorsEconomic and Social History
Teaching Council for England2005QTSQTS Status

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