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A-Level £25.00
University £25.00
Casual Learner £25.00

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With a PhD in History and having gained 'Outstanding' A Level History results, including over 75% higher grades and 100% pass rate as Head of History for the largest Further Education College in Sussex, I specialise in A Level History tuition across all exam boards and subject papers, with an emphasis on exam structure and technique. This past year, 2016 - 2017, three quarters of my tutees received A grade for their History A Levels, and every single one achieved at least 2 grades higher than when they first began their tutoring. All my tutees go on to their selected University, including, this year, Cambridge.

As of August 2017, I am approaching full capacity, but do have one or two slots left for tutees. Please contact me and I will be happy to discuss your needs asap.

I graduated from the University of Kent with a BA in History (First Class) and an MA in Modern History (Distinction) in 2011. With a passion for teaching and research, I undertook a PhD in History between 2011 to 2014, gaining my doctorate in May 2015. During this period, I have published in world-leading academic journals and have won funding and prizes for my research.

I currently tutor medieval, early modern and modern papers for Edexcel, AQA and OCR.

I live in Sussex with my wife and our energetic four year old daughter!

Tutoring Experience:

I began teaching in 2011 at the University of Kent as an Assistant Lecturer in History. In 2014, I became Head of History at a large Further Education institution in Sussex. As such, I was responsible for overseeing the provision of history teaching across the College to over 200 students, managing four College lecturers. I also taught full-time at the College, delivering the new History A Level curriculum from Edexcel, including a wide range of papers from early modern Tudor England to Communist States in the Twentieth Century.

For the 2015-16 academic year, my results were assessed at value-added 2, which is termed 'Outstanding', with 75% of my students achieving 'High Grades', with a 100% pass rate and every single one going on to their first-choice University.

In October 2016, I joined the History Department at the University of Kent, as a Research Associate in History, where I currently teach undergraduates in the last year of their degrees.

Tutoring Approach:

I believe I provide the perfect mix of expertise and skills-building. Tutees who select me to assist them in their A Levels or degree courses benefit from my subject-specific knowledge as a Doctor in History, alongside my teaching, learning and assessment skills from years of leading a further education history department, alongside lecturer at University. This combination of knowledge and skills ensures tutees benefit in the two most important areas of assessment, guaranteeing improvement in their performance and, for most of my students, achieving the highest grades possible.

I am a very informal, relaxed and flexible tutor, who's happy to work around the tutee's schedule and to adapt my teaching to their specific set of circumstances - whether they are seeking to build up assessment skills, focus on content and knowledge, or to seek additional learning support. However, with all my tutees (as with my students), I privilege essay planning and writing techniques as these are the key skills to succeeding, not just on the History A Level or History degree courses, but to a range of subjects, especially in the Humanities.

As a tutor, I strive to create a friendly and pro-active, enjoyable learning environment, no matter how brief, in which a tutee can feel relaxed and open to new ideas and information.

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

Qualifications:

  • The University of Kent (2015) - PhD in History (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • The University of Kent (2011) - MA in Modern History - Distinction (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • The University of Kent (2009) - BA in History - First Class (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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