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History

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Primary £20.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Government and Politics

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A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

I'm currently a History and Politics Teacher at Solihull School. Before this job I worked in politics and journalism as well as private tuition.

I graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with First Class Honours in History. I then won a prestigious Mile End Group scholarship to return and complete a Masters in Modern and Contemporary History. I was awarded a Distinction for my Masters.

I was previously a student at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, and left with A Star grades in History, Politics, and Pre-U English (a new, more rigorous qualification equivalent to an A-level).

I have worked in the House of Commons for a prominent backbench MP and spent July 2014 - May 2015 working for a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate who was elected to the House of Commons with a 10,000 majority.

In my spare time I enjoy politics, reading, writing, travelling, cricket and cooking.

I am available for tuition either at weekends or in school holidays.

Tutoring Experience:

I am currently a history and politics teacher at Solihull School, West Midlands.

I have extensive private tutoring experience from GCSE- undergraduate level in History, Politics, and English Literature, and have worked as an Examiner for AS History.

I previously taught at Scholani Education Collage in Sydney, Australia in **Telephone Number Removed** and at the Marlborough College International Summer School for three years.

I have attended a number of INSET days and have experience of teaching the syllabae of various exam boards including AQA, OCR and Edexcel.

Tutoring Approach:

I specialise in 19th and 20th century history: specifically the Cold War (in Europe, America, and Asia), 20th century Germany, 19th & 20th century Russia, 19th & 20th century Britain, 20th century India, the British Empire, Colonisation & Decolonisation, and 19th & 20th Century America.

I also teach British politics and have previously taught both international politics (terrorism, changing nature of warfare, environmentalism etc.) and American politics.

I have kept meticulous records of my own work from GCSEs, AS, A-level and during my degree. My approach to tutoring is to share best practice, including by providing hand-outs of my own work from the time. I encourage my students to nail the basics first, before exploring less conventional viewpoints. With written work, I emphasise flair and style alongside watertight arguments using a variety of techniques which I have learnt from my experience in national-level debating competitions, and also from my degree.

Finally, I am a rigorous marker and will always strive to return marked work quickly, with extensive and constructive feedback.

NB I am only available for tuition either at weekends or in school holidays.

Qualifications:

  • Queen Mary, University of London (2015) - Distinction MA Modern and Contemporary History (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Queen Mary, University of London (2014) - First Class Honours BA History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Marlborough College, Wiltshire (2010) - A Levels - A Stars in English, History and Politics (School) (✔ On File)
  • Marlborough College, Wiltshire (2008) - 11 GCSEs including A Stars in English Language, History, Biology and Classical Civilisation (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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