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My name is Ellie and I'm a first class history graduate from the University of Oxford. I love anything and everything to do with history, RS, psychology and Government and Politics! I am currently studying Psychology at MSc level and love to help students achieve their goals. When I'm not tutoring I'm usually watching Netflix !
I'm super flexible on topics however and also have a great deal of knowledge about historical theory and historiography so please do contact me! Keen to teach KS3, A Level and University students in particular. I also can tutor for Oxbridge admissions for History and related schools.
How I Teach:
GCSE/ A-Level students - I structure my lessons around a 'big question' that is similar to an exam question. We then work through it by examining sources (like 3D statues online) and constructing resources which can be used eventually for revision. At the end of the session we work together to plan the question set at the start of the lesson by drawing on the content that we have engaged with. In between sessions I set something to watch/listen to something relevant to their topic. I use educational psychological techniques like this to help students memorise, consolidate and evaluate the information in their long term memory. This helps students in the long term re-engage with material at revision time!
Admissions students (HAT, Oxbridge, UCAS, Postgraduate Masters and PhD proposals):
I give personalised feedback on Personal Statement, help you improve skills of historical insight and inference through setting an unseen source weekly. I also get students to engage with wider theoretical historical works and debate them in session. I also able to run mock interviews.
Over 1000+ hours of experience in teaching Cambridge Pre-U, OCR, Edexcel and AQA, exam boards for A-Level/IB/iGCSE for -
History (any time period/paper) , Psychology, RS, Government and Politics
** Excellent Admissions Track Record - 100% of my students have successfully passed Oxbridge entrance exams (including the HAT) and interviews for History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Politics, Theology, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History , English. All of my postgraduate tutees have successfully been accepted at their preferred institutions**
I was Vice President at the Oxford Student Union and worked closely with the Admissions Department as well as college admissions officers on the admissions process meaning that I have an extremely unique and intimate insight to the admissions process that very few have.
I achieved a First Class Honours degree at St Hilda's College and am currently completing an MSc in Psychology at Edinburgh University.
I was chosen to tutor Classics and History for two years on the University of Oxfords official summer schools (UNIQ). I was also hired to give sessions on the HAT, personal statements and interview technique by the Faculty of Classics for hundreds of 16-17 year olds.
I am also a published author, and my article was successfully peer reviewed in the prestigious Lancet Medical Journal - 'Mental Health Care for University Students; A Way forward?'.
I specialise in:
Oxbridge and other University Admissions (and History Aptitude Test)
Ancient History and Classical Civilisation (46BC- 300AD)
Medieval History (1100-1600)
Modern History (1600- Present)
Psychology (A Level, GCSE)
Religious Studies, Theology , Philosophy and Ethics (A Level, GCSE)
Government and Politics (A Level, GCSE)
I teach all exam boards (including Pre-U and iGCSE) and have extensive experience of many time periods.
Really great session. I felt like I gained lots of precise information to improve my essay structure.
Ellie is not only an experienced tutor, but she is also really fun and engaging! Ellie has really helped me develop my personal statement over these few weeks. Comments and corrections were clear and in-depth, I now know how to improve my personal statement without feeling overwhelmed, so helpful! I am incredibly lucky to have met her. Thank you so so much for our extremely useful session today!
Ellie gave constructive feedback on my personal statement whilst also guiding me in the direction of improving by providing lots of resources. The session was enjoyable, too.
Explained everything, really good teacher
Excellent as always!
Excellent class, Ellie teaches in a way that makes it easy for me to learn
Brilliant, detailed feedback. Really helpful once again!
Feedback was brilliant, as always!
Ellie is not only an experienced tutor, but she is also really fun and engaging! Ellie has really helped me develop my personal statement over these few weeks. Comments and corrections were clear and in-depth, I now know how to improve my personal statement without feeling overwhelmed, so helpful! I am incredibly lucky to have met her.
Ellie was perhaps the best tutor I have had the pleasure of working with. Not only did she respond to all my questions with helpful answers, but she was supportive and accommodating in every way. From messaging on the site to video conferences, I can honestly say Ellie was a perfect tutor.
Ellie has been a fantastic tutor! Her lessons are thorough and engaging and she always finds ways to keep it interesting. She has helped me with content, analysing sources and exam technique - I would highly recommend her.
Ellie is a superb tutor. Her methods of teaching are so detailed and cleverly, gently nudge the pupil to their full potential. She also helped with a personal statement which the school loved and we are waiting to hear from our university choices. Thank Ellie x
University of Oxford - First Class (1:1) Ancient and Modern History
University of Edinburgh - MSc Psychology of Mental Health (TBD)
3 A*s at A Level (History, Religious Studies, Politics and Government)
1 A at AS Level (English Literature)
7 A*s and 2 As GCSE