Samantha

Samantha

Exeter Tutor

Hi there! I am an enthusiastic, approachable and experienced teacher and I currently teach English at Exeter School. I hold a BA hons in History and Masters degree in History and Politics from the University of Exeter and I was graded outstanding for my PGCE in Secondary History.

Tutoring Experience

I have taught English, History and Politics over the course of the last eight years at three high performing selective schools.

2010- 2013: I taught History and Politics at Torquay Boys' Grammar School across the 11 - 18 age range. Examined modules included Crime and Punishment, Henry VIII, Superpower Relations, The Cold War, the Vietnam War, 20th Century Conflict (IB) and British political systems and political ideologies.

2013 - 2017: I taught History and Politics at The King's School in Chester (a selective, independent day school) teaching a range of examined modules for IGCSE and A Level including Germany 1919 - 89, the French Revolution, Civil Rights in America, British and American Political Systems.

2017 - present: I teach English at Exeter School and I am fully conversant with CIE IGCSE English Language and Literature and the new AQA 9 - 1 GCSE in English Literature and Language.

In addition to teaching, I am also an experienced exam marker for Edexcel (GCSE: Paper 1 and Paper 2, A level: Paper 2 Fascist Italy and Paper 3 Ireland) and AQA (GCSE: English Language, A Level History: Component 2: The Cold War)

Owing to my experience in selective education, I am able to provide tutoring for the English and Verbal Reasoning element of the Common Entrance Exams (11+) used by the independent and grammar schools in the local area.

Tutoring Approach

My approach to tutoring is centred on the understanding that sessions will be tailored to suit the needs of each individual student. I offer a complimentary introductory session to find out what areas students need help with and how they prefer to learn.

I create personalised materials for each session to include a range of interactive activities. I incorporate a mixture of content revision and exam technique into sessions so that students understand what they need to know and how they need to apply their knowledge in an exam. I am able to use my experience as an examiner to offer an insight into exam technique.

Please do get in touch to discuss your tuition requirements!
I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Advance warning: I will not be available for tuition from the end of March 2019 - until the end of May 2019 due to a short period of leave *
LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Exeter2008Bachelors2.1
University of Exeter2010MastersMerit
University of Exeter2010PGCEOutstanding

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Subjects taught
English
Primary£22.50
Secondary£22.50
GCSE£22.50
History
GCSE£22.50
A-Level£27.50
Government and Politics
A-Level£27.50
Entrance Exams
Secondary£22.50