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English

Hourly Rate
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00
A-Level £25.00

History

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GCSE £20.00
A-Level £25.00

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Personal Description:

I am currently studying the law conversion course at NTU. Prior to that, I graduated from the University of York with a high 2.1 in History, and achieved three As at A-Level, in English Literature, History and Classical Civilisation. I have a keen interest in literature and in all areas of history, and I am eager to share that enthusiasm in order to help others achieve!

I have limited space for lessons on Saturdays (11.30-12.30 and 3.30-4.30). I can also offer lessons on Friday evenings between 4.30 and 7pm.

Tutoring Experience:

While studying for my A-levels, I tutored my sister and helped her achieve high As in both her English Literature and History GCSEs. I have tutored students for the past year, and have experience of teaching the new English curriculum. I have a 95% pass rate, with the majority of my students gaining at least 1 grade above what they were predicted.

I have also had experience of proof-reading essays, helping to prepare presentations, and advising others on revision techniques. I have a good eye for detail, and am particularly strong in helping pupils to develop and strengthen the essay writing skills that are crucial for exam success. For most of my students, the most valuable part of their tuition has been my focus on developing their understanding of what a good essay needs to include, and helping them build the skills necessary to achieve their desired grades.

Tutoring Approach:

I very much believe that subjects such as History and English Literature are best learnt through discussion, and so much of my tutoring focuses on developing the pupil's own ideas. For example, with English Literature I might focus a session on a particular theme within the text, and encourage brainstorming around that topic. This is also an approach that I take when working on essay technique- I establish a discussion on what the question is asking and the evidence the student might use in their answer, and then encourage them to shape those ideas into a strong, coherent structure. I have found that learning is more effective and enjoyable when my pupils take an active role in engaging with and discussing the topics they are studying. Of course, with less confident students this takes time, and I am careful to adapt my teaching style in order to best suit each individual pupil.

I often encourage GCSE and A-Level students to write paragraphs in class before going through what they have written with them so that they can clearly see what they are doing well, and how they can improve. I also do timed essays with students in order to help them practice the skills they will need in the exam. Before doing these tasks, I ensure that students are aware of what the assessment criteria are, and what they need to do in order to meet certain grades.

As a tutor, my role is to work alongside the education being provided by school, and to support my pupils so that they are best equipped to learn and achieve. I encourage them to raise any difficulties or problems that they have, so that I can tailor their sessions and the work that we do together to address these issues. I try to make my tutoring as pupil-led as possible, and hope to create an environment in which my pupils feel comfortable with asking questions and driving their own learning.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of York (2016) - History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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