All of our high quality HAT tutors are interviewed and background-checked before tutoring on Spires.
|Kate||Ellie||24 Mar 2022||HAT||Ellie’s knowledge is superb, my daughter is extremely positive about her tuition with her.|
|Imogen||Natalya||02 Dec 2019||HAT||Really helpful mock interview - introduced ideas and questions I had not considered which will be helpful in my preparation over the next week. Also established areas for improvement.|
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Why study HAT, the History Aptitude Test?
The colleges of Oxford University use a History Aptitude Test (HAT) in selecting candidates for all degrees that include history. The test aims to assess the skills and potential required for university study and provides an objective basis for comparison between candidates from different backgrounds, including more mature applicants and those from other countries. It is designed to effectively distinguish the most able students from around the world.
The HAT is designed to assess an applicant's critical analytical skills and extensive experience with historical facts. Applicants are expected to learn the fundamental ability to view various scenarios from the objective, unbiased perspective of a historian. Therefore, the test includes questions such as the one in which candidates are asked to interpret an excerpt of text without knowledge of the context.
If you pass the HAT test and study history at Oxford, you will gain a wealth of transferable skills in a number of areas. These include critical thinking, logical reasoning, researching historical sources and writing arguments. These skills are also applicable in many other fields, from law studies to journalism. In conclusion, a history degree not only offers good career prospects, but also promotes academic success.
What university degree is HAT useful for?
Oxford History Department is a leading provider of courses for those who want to learn more about history, up to PhD level. It offers BA (Hons) programmes and MA programmes, primarily designed as preparatory courses for postgraduate research in areas closely related to the study of history or other subjects involving the critical use of historical sources.
Oxford historians have excellent opportunities to improve their language skills. The faculty offers students the opportunity to take courses specifically designed for history students, and if you need independent help with languages outside of class time, there are also excellent materials and resources available at Oxford University Language Centre.
Bachelors in History
Bachelors in Ancient and Modern History
Bachelors in History and Economics
Bachelors in History and English
Bachelors in History and Beginners’ Czech (with Slovak)
Bachelors in History and Beginners’ Italian
Bachelors in History and Beginners’ Modern Greek
Bachelors in History and Beginners’ Portuguese
Bachelors in History and Czech (with Slovak)
Bachelors in History and French
Bachelors in History and German
Bachelors in History and Italian
Bachelors in History and Modern Greek
Bachelors in History and Portuguese
Bachelors in History and Russian
Bachelors in History and Spanish
Bachelors in History and Politics
Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
Museum education officer
Social Policy Researcher
Public Policy Analyst
History is very important in archaeology because without the ability to study past cultures and societies, we would know much less about who humans are as a species. It is also important because without an understanding of history, it becomes more difficult to see connexions between different cultures, peoples, or pieces of evidence created by these groups. The overlap between these two disciplines means that students who major in history can do very well by studying archaeology.
Every day we learn more about the history and put together more pieces of the puzzle that our ancestors left behind. It is important to continue to study history because there are secrets from the past that must be preserved for future generations. History cannot be forgotten or erased with sand or a forgetful act, and it must be passed on so that no one throws away their culture like a dirty rag.
History is nothing without archaeology. Archaeology is a relatively new discipline that has only been around for about 200 years, and it really took off in the last 100 years as people became more interested in our past. The two disciplines are related in that objects provide evidence of things that happened before they were created. But beyond gathering information about the history, archaeology has shown us how ancient people lived and worked, where we came from, and even who we are.
How expert tutoring can help you
Teachers will take the time to assess your starting point then develop a personalised syllabus to work towards your objectives. Online classes will focus on your areas of weakness and on developing the confidence you need to achieve your goals. Lessons will also push students in areas that they are already comfortable in, encouraging constant improvement and developing positive learning habits.
Why Choose Spires’ Tutoring?
We only hire 4% of the teachers that apply to Spires and they are all professional and experienced school and university level educators. Many have qualifications from top universities and institutions in the UK, USA, and around the world. All have a Ph.D., MSc, Ma, BSc, or Ba in their chosen field.
We have a lot of repeat students and you can check out the high star ratings our clients leave.
Because tutors set their rates via an auction system, our prices are more competitive than many other companies. Our online classroom is stable and fun to learn through. It has an interactive whiteboard and students can access recordings of classes at any time. They use webcam video chat when being taught.
Spires deals with all of the matching, scheduling, payments, and administration, we take all of the hassles out of organising support and allow students to focus purely on learning.
How does Spires’ online tutoring work?
You can find a professional tutor in four easy steps:
1. Use the Find A Tutor feature to create a post outlining your needs and requirements. You can choose from subject, level, price, and expertise.
2. Find your perfect tutor from our wide variety of skilled professors and educators. After you filter your search results using the Find A Tutor feature you can choose to ‘view profile’ of the best choices for your needs.
You can then see reviews and star rating, including total hours taught for Spires and the price per hr.
3. Have your face-to-face class. This can be done whenever and wherever you are, it’s all online- neither you nor the tutor travels!
4. Replay the classes afterward for any missed information at your own pace and convenience.
Private help is that easy!
Does it matter if the tutor is near me?
No, it doesn’t! It’s all done online whenever and wherever you are. All you have to do is pick your ideal mentor and speak to them to arrange the best time for you to have video lessons.It doesn’t matter at all if they are miles and miles (or kilometre and kilometre) away from you!
Who will my tutor be?
This is all up to you. You have a huge choice. You can look through our member tutor profiles, check student reviews and bids, their qualifications and backgrounds, hourly rates, hours taught, other subject they teach - and even check out if they have many repeat students.
Then, communicate with your favourites to see if they are right for your needs and learning style. You can have a free video call by webcam, usually over zoom. Then you pick the person you’d like to help with your studies and schedule your first webcam lesson!
How many HAT teachers are available to give private lessons?
We currently have over 14 HAT teachers with academic and professional experience specialising in a wide range of topics from GCSEs to postgraduate support, and everything in between.
What qualifications do tutors need?
All of our tutors must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and have tutoring experience. Most have higher degrees on top of that, in specialised areas such as Master’s degrees or PhDs. All of our tutors are DBS checked or have had equivalent background checks.
What is the role of a tutor?
It is their responsibility to guide you to understand the subject you have chosen. Using their expertise in the chosen topic and their teaching experience they will help you to understand, analyse and use the content of the lessons to apply at a later date, whether it is at your chosen university, your career or in your day-to-day life.
How much does a private tutor cost per hour?
1. School level: For Primary school, Secondary and Higher Education prices start at €25/hr
2. University level: For Undergraduate and Postgraduate tuition, prices start at €35/hr
3. Professional level: For Chartered Qualifications and Admissions Test tutoring, prices start at €45/hr.
The average price per hour ranges based on the tutors’ experience, expertise and student’s level.
The average tutor price per hr is £40/$53/€45 per hour depending on a teachers’ experience and students’ level of study. This is higher than other areas in the UK due to the increased living costs that come with London life.
Do you offer HAT admissions help?
Yes, we do! Our database of HAT teachers offers a wide range of tutors offering admissions help at various levels such as UCAS, Oxbridge Entrance, and even IELTS and TOEFL preparation for non-native speakers.
Can I get HAT assignment help at the university level?
Yes, you can! We have a selection of University level tutors who can provide assignment help as well as admissions help and exam preparation. Just communicate with your tutor before telling them your specific needs.
Do you offer HAT lessons for adults?
Yes, we do! Our database of HAT experts offers a wide range of specialisations and expertise. Just use the Find A Tutor feature to search for tutors for your level and browse through available candidates.
You can choose from a wide range of specialisations whether you are preparing for a university entrance exam, looking to advance your career or just to brush up on your analytical and writing skills. We are confident you will be able to find what you are looking for from over a hundred professional academics in our network.
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