Ben

Online Classical Civilisation Tutor

Ben

University of Oxford - Ancient History - MSt, DPhil (ongoing)

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Oxford Ancient History DPhil and former Junior Teaching Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, providing high-level history tuition

Recent Students: 0 Total Hours: 0 Last Online: 04 Dec 2020
All-time Students: 0 Total Classes: 0 Signed Up: 21 Oct 2020

About me

I am a DPhil in Ancient History at the University of Oxford, where I also received my MSt in Greek and Roman History. Prior to that, I received a High First for my BA in Ancient History at the University of Exeter.

I have experience of private tutoring in Classical Civilisation and History from GCSE to A-Level, and spent over a year as a Junior Teaching Fellow at the Ashmolean Museum, delivering seminars for Oxford undergraduates.

Although I have a record of outstanding academic excellence at some of the UK's top institutions, I spent my secondary education in underachieving state schools. As such, I can sympathise with struggling students just as well as I can push high achievers.

Tutor Experience

I have a large amount of experience with private tutoring for Oxford-based agency Oxford Science Studies. I have taught almost most subjects on the A-Level Classical Civilisation syllabus multiple times, as well as various GCSE and A-Level History topics.

I have also received tutorial training at the University of Oxford, and undertook a week-long course on teaching with objects at the Ashmolean Museum. This led to my appointment as a Junior Teaching Fellow at the museum, designing and delivering seminar series to undergraduates based around the museum's collections.

The teaching methods which I developed at the Ashmolean Museum still form the basis of my approach to teaching: I like to focus on close analysis of primary sources, developing key skills for students and ensuring that lessons are interactive. I am particularly good at helping students to develop their writing abilities and general study skills in order to excel at any level of learning. I am able to help push high achievers to think about history in more sophisticated ways, but I also have experience of helping struggling students. As someone who came from an underachieving state school (and was the first in my family to achieve A-Levels, let alone a degree), I can sympathise with students who are having difficulties with their learning environment.

I can offer various types of sessions, including content revision, writing classes, exam preparation, and study and research skills.

Topic Expertise

I can cover any Ancient History/Classical Civilisation subject from GCSE to degree level, and have taught most modules on the A-Level Classical Civilisation syllabus multiple times.

I am also able to teach most History topics from GCSE to A-Level, and have taught various topics in modern European history multiple times.

Besides teaching subject content, I can offer assistance with essay writing, exam technique, and general study and research skills.

Price: $46/hr

No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online

Qualifications

DPhil in Ancient History (2016 - present)
Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

MSt in Greek and Roman History (2015-2016)
Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Grade: Distinction

BA in Ancient History (2012-2015)
University of Exeter
Grade: High First (80.25%)
Awards: Dean's Commendation; Bertie Black Prize for outstanding academic achievement

Availability

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