Olivia

Online History Tutor

Olivia

University of Oxford - Medieval History - Master of Studies

4.7

Distinguished MSt in History from Oxford – St Hilda's College. BA in History, First Class Honours. I've been tutoring history for 5 years across all examination boards, 94% A/A* success rate.

Recent Students: 21 Total Hours: 123 Last Online: 25 Nov 2020
All-time Students: 25 Total Classes: 117 Signed Up: 07 Mar 2017

About me

My teaching style is flexible and adaptable to your educational needs. I can help with everything from curriculum understanding to homework help to essay-writing practice and examination prep. I am especially good at working with students methodically to make fluid, abstract concepts more manageable and increase student confidence in their own abilities to self-produce study aids and techniques.

When I'm not tutoring I work as a historical research assistant and choral singer in Oxford and London. I cycle everywhere if I can get away with it, and travel as much as possible to practice languages, most recently Germany, Morocco, and Cambodia. I love to cook and can often be found cooking and baking for friends (and sometimes tutees!).

Tutor Experience

My secondary education was comprised of the IB Diploma, in which I received the full 3 bonus points and graduated with a commendation. I am familiar with IB Higher Level and Standard Level curricula, but also able to tutor A-Levels and GCSE.

I completed my undergraduate degree in History at King`s College London and graduated with a distinguished First, winning the Elizabeth Levett Memorial Prize in History for the highest dissertation mark. My interests are far-ranging and cover 20th-century world affairs, Tudors, Stewarts, and the early modern period in England, and the medieval world. I wrote two extended theses in this period, both of which received marks over 70.

In 2016 I received a Masters in History from the University of Oxford, with an emphasis on medieval history and textual history including book production and medieval script, and produced a thesis of 25,000 words. I have had papers accepted at multiple conferences around the country and am available for proofreading and editing as well as subject tutoring.

Client Reviews

Anu - History

My final session with Olivia was so helpful. It was useful in giving me the final push for my exam. Olivia has been an amazing teacher and I wish I had discovered during my actual A Levels so I wouldn't have to have condensed History and had to have rush it the way that I have. I wish her all the best and hope to stay in touch

Anu - History

Good - helpful in assessing the sources of the China and Tudors. Great help from Olivia in breaking down what each question needs and how to approach them in timed conditions.

Anu - History

Productive class on pushing to get within the top marking bracket. Good focus on how to successfully write a top-level source question

Anu - History

Tough lesson on differentiating your interpretation and historical interpretations. Big push on question focus and separating individual's and historians arguments

Anu - History

Good work on condensing essay outlines and learning to be succinct

Anu - History

Useful lesson on essay structuring and outlines. A big push on rubric and how to use it to determine your argument.

Anu - History

Really productive lesson in which I was made to push to consider the pros/cons of my argument and then how I would provide evidence to continue to supplement my argument

Anu - History

Really useful essay practice tips and evaluation. Good questioning of the source and historical debate - thoroughly enjoyable

Anu - History

Good challenging of exam thought processes and how to target actually answering the question and reaching a solid judgement based on source material

Anu - History

Good, informative discussion in the why's and how's of a question. Good focus on question-answering technique and how to challenge thoughts to lead to argument complexity

Testimonials

"This was a really helpful class for me I finally understand Foucault’s philosophy which is very important for my exams. Olivia did an amazing job with giving me examples and getting me to think how his ideas apply to certain issues." - Haya, 2020

"Very engaging and interesting style of teaching. Olivia has helped me to find solutions to the problems in my essay structure and arguments." -Caroline, 2019

"Olivia is a very good tutor and my daughter is really enjoying her lessons." -Rebecca, 2018

'My daughter is really enjoying her sessions with Olivia who she is finding a fantastic help with tackling a subject that she has previously struggled with.' - Simon, 2017

'Calm, Considered, Knowledgeable, Great' - Hannah, 2016

Price: $50-60/hr

No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online

Qualifications

M.St. Medieval History, University of Oxford, Distinction (2016)

B.A. History, King's College London, First Class Honours (2015)

Availability

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