I graduated from University of Birmingham with an MA in Contemporary History, for which I received a distinction. This entailed study of world history from 1914-date, and British history from 1780-date. Prior to this I completed a BA (Honours) in History at Open University, achieving a 2:1. The modular nature of this course allowed me to study a wide range of topics, from ancient Greece and Rome, through Medieval Europe to 20th century social change and the Cold War.
I represented Birmingham in the 2016/17 series of University Challenge, where we reached the quarter-finals.
I live rurally near Bromyard, making it impractical for most tutees to travel to me. I will therefore travel to tutee and this is reflected in my hourly rate, with travel in my own time. On-line tutorials are available at a reduced rate.
From 2016/17 I have tutored privately in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, assisting both home-schooled pupils and those requiring additional tuition to their school lessons. This has been at A2, AS and GCSE levels, using AQA, Cambridge, Edexcel and OCR syllabi. While studying for my MA in Birmingham, I volunteered with The Access Project, which assists AS and A2 level students from underprivileged backgrounds with one-to-one tuition in order to boost grades for university entrance. I have enhanced DBS clearance, through work with both Herefordshire and Ludlow college, and The Access Project.
I have a great enthusiasm for my subject which I have always found to help engage my students. I understand the differing needs that individual students require, and will tailor lessons accordingly. I will work with students to aid their understanding of the key agents of change through time, and show how to filter information through analysis in order that they are able to develop their own arguments. I believe that developing a clear, coherent writing style is key to success in examinations, and my focus will be to ensure that students can assimilate key information and express themselves articulately and convincingly in both essays and interpretation questions.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Birmingham||2016||Masters||Contemporary History (Distinction)|
|Open University||2013||Bachelors||History (Honours) (2:1)|