|Recent Students: 14||Total Hours: 106||Last Online: 17 Nov 2020|
|All-time Students: 15||Total Classes: 110||Signed Up: 23 Aug 2019|
I am friendly and down-to-earth and I really enjoy my job. I am married with two children and I teach part-time in a Sixth Form college alongside tutoring students one-to-one online. I am passionate about all eras of History, from medieval through to twentieth century. When I'm not working, I enjoy seafront walks and curling up with a good book!
I have taught A Level History for twelve years in a sixth form college and I have been tutoring online for two. I am dedicated to helping young people reach their potential and in 2018, my students averaged one grade higher than their predicted A Level grades. I have a great deal of experience in working one-to-one with students and I always aim to make my tutorials enjoyable and supportive, whilst encouraging great progress with both coursework and exam preparation. I have also assisted over a hundred students with their Oxbridge applications, and I work closely with university admission tutors. I am experienced in helping students prepare personal statements and applications, as well as in providing mock interviews and advice on admissions tests.
I have a degree in Modern History (specialising in Russian and Chinese history) and I am a qualified teacher.
I have taught A Level papers on The Crusades, Norman Conquest, The Witchcraze, the English Civil War, Russia, China, The Cold War, Nazi Germany and British parliamentary history.
I also moderate A Level History coursework and I am an examiner for Edexcel. This gives me an excellent insight into how to best prepare students to do well in the A Level papers.
I also teach a portfolio course to assist students with university applications in Humanities subjects, particularly for Oxbridge.
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.
Natalya helped me greatly in my journey when retaking History A level. She boosted my confidence in essay writing by going through my essays in detail, something I had never had. Natalya is the best and knows exactly how to help her students to ensure they improve. Whilst I was unable to take the History exam due to the COVID19 mergency situation, I enjoyed every session that I had with Natalya and she has provided me with confidence in my essay writing in History as well as in general which I will be able to use in the future. I would definitely recommend Natalya for helping with A level History (Karen, April 2020)
'Thank you so much for your inspiring, caring and entertaining teaching. You have inspired my love for all aspects of History and you helped me achieve an A*, while your amazing help with my Oxford preparations has ensured I now have a place there. I will never forget all your support and kindness.' (Luke, 2018)
'You have been an amazing teacher, who has encouraged me and given me an insight into how hard A Level History is! All jokes aside, you have really given me the motivation to do my best' (Chloe, 2019)
'Thank you so much for the past two years, it has been a pleasure being taught by you. I really like your style of teaching and really appreciate everything you have done and how well prepared you have made me for the exams.' Iona (2019)
'I would like to say a big thank you for your teaching and support throughout the course of my A levels. Indeed, your passion for History has inspired me to pursue it at University as I very much enjoyed your lessons.' (Zuki, 2019)
'Just wanted to let you know that I got into Oxford! Mansfield here I come! So, so excited!! But more so, I want to say a MASSIVE thank you for everything you’ve done over the last two years. I am so grateful for your engaging, effective teaching but more than anything I want to thank you for just being a super nice person, for lack of a better adjective! I always felt that you’d be someone I could talk to should I need to, so thank you. All of the work you put into teaching doesn’t go unnoticed. I feel so lucky to have had you as a teacher' Anabel (2019)
'Just wanted to express my sincere thanks to you and all the amazing staff for your amazing expertise and support in getting Joe through his two years of A-level studies – he has had a great time whilst at the same time he has become more independent and focused. Finally I would like to mention his History teacher who has been wonderful and he will be forever in her debt for inspiring him to even greater levels of academic interest in a subject he loves.' George, (parent) 2019
BA (History) - University of Oxford- 2:1
PGCE (11-18) History