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Stephen

Stephen

First Class - BA (Hons.) History and Politics, Northumbria University, 2008.
Merit Class - MA British History, Newcastle University, 2010.
A personal tutor in A-level History, Politics and Government since 2009.

My specialties include but are not limited to: modern British political and economic history with regard to 'high' British Politics; British culture and media since 1906; British political parties, general elections since 1900, economic affairs and the impact upon politics, 'high politics' and the office of prime minister.

Tutoring Experience

A tutor since 2009, my current specialities are:
Politics (Edexcel and AQA)*
Britain 1930-97 (OCR)
'Britain: Wars and Welfare 1906-57' (AQA)
The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007 (AQA)
'Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964' (AQA)
I have past experience with the the following:
The Cold War (AQA)
'The Search for Stability: Germany 1871-1991' (AQA)
'Russia: 1855-1964' (OCR)
'Britain: 1900-1914' (AQA)
'British Politics and Society, 1918-1964' (AQA)
'British Politics 1945-1990: Consensus and Conflict' (Edexcel)

  • This is the 3 Politics papers comprising UK & USA Government and Ideas.

I also have experience with drafting course work on a wide range of themes. No matter what the subject is, the problems can often be cyclical and therefore easily corrected. Please contact me for more information about this.

As of January 2023, I have successfully tutored over 85 A-level History and Politics students in diverse topics.

Fee Structure:
£38 per hour (standard)
£50 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.

A typical meeting includes discussion of possible responses to an exam-style question - using a mixture of past questions and new ones designed to emulate the style of a real question. The student and I will finish the meeting by writing a quick response and comparing our work to critique and improve.

I have a TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS - 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)
AvailabilityWeekdays (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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