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Heather

Heather

I am a senior examiner for Edexcel, and have helped Hodder Publishing to edit several of their new Politics textbooks for the new 2017 specification. I examine and specialise in the following topics for Edexcel Politics:
UK Politics
UK Government
Political Ideologies - Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism and Feminism
US Politics (Comparative Theory)

I also teach and examine for Edexcel GCSE History, specialising in the following topics:
Crime and Punishment
Medicine Through Time
Elizabethan England
Nazi Germany
Cold War

I have been Head of Politics at an Outstanding school in Richmond for 8 years, and have taken on private tutees for Politics and History for the last 9 years of my teaching career. I have also worked with a publisher on writing the new textbooks for the 2017 Politics AS and Politics A-Level specification change.

As well as tutoring, I also offer 'exam masterclass' sessions during weekends/school holidays. These are 2-4 hour intensive sessions (that can be a one-off or more regular) that go over A* exam technique, example A* essays and key hints and tips for the exam.

As well as being Head of Politics, I am Head of Student Development at Wellbeing and lead on Teaching and Learning and CPD.

Tutoring Experience

Prior to working in Education, and graduating from UCL, I worked in the House of Lords and for several political campaigns. This experience in frontline politics has given me a first-hand insight into the workings of British Politics.

I have also worked for many years in citizen engagement, particularly among young people. I have worked closely with several organisations to encourage participation among young people, particularly in politics and civic duties.

Tutoring Approach

As a senior examiner, my aim is to transfer key exam skills and 'exam hacks' to students, including memorisation techniques and 'need-to-know' information. I will provide students with a comprehesive list of possible exam questions, as well as e-copies of all relevant textbooks if they need. In addition, I will provide 'A* grade* example answers for each questions we work through together.

I truly believe that, in order for a student to achieve their full potential in any subject, a positive atmosphere must be established in which they can flourish and explore the things that really interest them; this is the beauty of Politics and Citizenship; young people can form opinions on and debate current issues, and take action.

As with all my teaching, I strive to build relationships with my tutees; to understand their needs and to accommodate appropriately.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

UCL Institute of Education2014PGCEPGCE Citizenship Education
University of Westminster2013BachelorsBA (Hons) Politics
UCL2019MastersMA Teaching and Learning
UCL2018MastersNPQML

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HistoryIn-personOnline
Secondary£100£90
GCSE£100£90
A-Level£100£90
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Secondary£100£90
GCSE£100£90
A-Level£100£90
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