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Stephen

Stephen

A FIRST CLASS degree holder, I have a DECADE of experience tutoring A-level History and A-level Politics/British Government.

My tutoring speciality is in modern British political and economic history with regard to 'high' British Politics. I also have a good knowledge of British culture and media since 1906. My particular research and tutoring speciality can be summed up in the following areas:
British political parties, general elections since 1900, economic affairs and the impact upon politics, 'high politics' and the role of prime minister.

Tutoring Experience

Since 2009, I have gained experience with the the following A-level study areas:
'Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964' (AQA)
'Russia and Rulers, 1855-1964' (OCR)
'Britain: 1900-1914; New Liberalism' (AQA)
'The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007' (AQA)
'Britain in Transition: 1906-57' (AQA)
'British Politics and Society, 1918-1964' (AQA)
'British Politics 1945-1990: Consensus and Conflict' (Edexcel)
Fascist Italy and Mussolini (AQA)
'Italian Unification' (OCR)

I also have experience with drafting course work ranging thematically from Napoleon Bonaparte's military strategy to Anglo-Irish relations. This involves building a structured argument - the problems inherint in students' course work tends to be repetitive in my experience. No matter what the subject, the problems can often be cyclical and therefore easily corrected. I charge £20 per hour for assessing coursework - contact me for more information about this.

As of Summer 2019, I have successfuly tutored 40 A-level History students in diverse topics.

Fee Structure:
£30 per hour (standard)
£40 for 90 Minutes (optional)
If the tutee feels additional sessions are necessary in the build-up to an exam date, that can be arranged.

Tutoring Approach

I believe the key to successful exam technique is repetition of study and thorough understanding of cause and effect in world affairs. It is very important to gain a friendly rapport with the student, and my style of tutoring facilitates a good learning experience and mutual understanding based on the student's own interests and study style.

I have a TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS - most recent students include Fraser who went from B to A on his 'Britain: 1945-2007' exam (2016), Ben who went from D to A on his Tsarist Russia resit (2018) and John who went from an E to A on his Modern Britain resit (2018).

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Newcastle University2010MastersPass with Merit in British History
Northumbria University2008BachelorsFirst Class Honours in History and Politics

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