I've worked successfully as a tutor for GCSE and A-Level students for a number of years now, helping them drastically improve their grades. I've also done considerable work as a university supervisor and mentor for undergraduate, master's, and first-year doctoral students at the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and other institutions. My approach is mainly trust based, my students are often amazed by just how much they can do for themselves if they're in a learning environment that isn't adversarial, oppressive, or plain dull. Beyond A-Level, I also have teaching experience at the University of Oxford as a tutor and seminar leader for undergraduate history and sociology students, and I have degrees in both Archaeology and History. My background of experience is technological, and I work as a civilian consultant to the NASA Ames Human Factors laboratory in that capacity. Central to my approach is an understanding that my students are people, with their own unique strengths, weaknesses, and abilities, which need to be nurtured and supported in order to get the best possible results.
In this way, learning can, and should be of a reciprocal exchange of ideas, and by embracing this in a more relaxed and curiosity-driven approach, it becomes far easier for many to explore, absorb, and abstract their understanding of both the surface learning of school qualifications, and the deep learning of the concepts behind them crucial to getting the very highest grades.
Tobias's last completed
History job with Tehmina:
1-2 hrs/week - History:
Tobias's last review in History from Mateenah : Practice Essay! Useful in going through extract questions and how to answer them
I recently received my PhD in History at King’s College London. Whilst I would consider myself a historian of modern British, social and cultural history, during my studies at BA, MA and doctorate level I have also acquired expertise in an array of diverse historical eras and themes. I also taught history undergraduate seminars at KCL on various modules including Early Modern Europe, Modern Britain, and History and Memory. During my years teaching history at KCL, I taught hundreds of students of varying abilities and I really enjoyed helping develop their historical learning and sharing my passion for history whilst nurturing theirs. My tutoring sessions are tailored towards the specific needs and goals of my students. Whether these are improving grades, keeping on top of homework, preparation for coursework and exams, or simply needing an explanation of specific concepts, I’m here to provide a session that meets your requirements. I will identify both short and long term issues the student may have with their courses, and establish solutions and goals for solving them. History learning can often be typecast as a monotonous process of memorising dates, speeches and battles, and I want to encourage my students to adopt different ways of thinking about history that encourage critical analysis and varying interpretations of the past.
Christopher's last completed History job with Alexander: 1-2 hrs/week - Looking for guidance on writing history exam essays. Board is AQA.
Christopher's last review in History from Sarah: Free initial chat. Great initial chat. Looking forward to starting the lessons
Hello! I have over seven years experience working with students at all levels of learning. My goal with tuition is to understand where a student is struggling - whether it is essay structure, exam anxiety, focusing in class, note-taking skills, or effective reading - and create strategies to work with each student that will target their unique problem. I am especially good at working with students who have learning disabilities or who find the traditional classroom setting to be an ineffective environment. I work with tutees to build strong and effective skills for good grade achievement, especially in essay-writing.
I am a patient and friendly person, and structure tuition sessions to keep my students engaged and interested in their subject. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you!
Paula's last completed History job with Declan: 1-2 hrs/week - At the moment I am struggling with my a level AQA history. Currently I am having problems with exam technique and forming the basis for a good argument, current grade that I am working at is around a C/B however I hope to improve this to a grade A in order to get into my preferred university. Another additional thing would be help with my coursework topic, being advice for what books to read and how to structure the coursework.
Paula's last review in History from Gemma: Essay Review Great suggestions
I have been tutoring Maths and Economics on the side of my studies for the past 7 years now. In addition to these subjects, I have a broad range of experience tutoring History - I got also national prize for my A-Level! I think that writing style is perhaps the most important thing you can develop during the GCSE/A-Level years, and I can help you make sure that you write in a clear, coherent and confident manner. Finally, I'm happy to help with those daunting UCAS applications, Oxbridge interviews, and any other aspect of university applications.
Charlie's last completed History job with Matt: 1-2_HOURS - How to write history essays, especially questions on sources. Germany 1919-90. Fall and rise of Fascism in Italy. The gain and loss of an Empire (Britain) 1790-1918
Charlie's last review in History from Siobhan: Hi Olivia, no worries. Here's the lesson scheduled for 2.30 UK time. Tell me if it comes through at the wrong time! See you then for the last session. Bring any questions along, and if you manage to do a US essay I will mark it before hand. Cheers :). Charlie It was a very informative lesson. I have learned a lot.
I have three years’ experience tutoring the humanities in person and online. I have an excellent track record of preparing students for English and History to GCSE, IB, and A-Level.
In Summer 2016, I helped a student go from a D to an A in A-Level History resits. The previous year, one of my students went from a U-grade mock to a B in GCSE English in the space of 6 weeks.
In addition to my BA in History from the University of Cambridge (2013), I hold an MA by Research in History and Music from Durham University (2015, AHRC Scholarship).
Elizabeth's last completed History job with Wayne: Intensive - I am looking for A* in my exams, I'm currently getting B's for my history as I miss out some topics on revision and don't have very solid exam techniques and essay structures. But I got A* in my controlled assessment. Looking for someone who is experienced in GCSE History, preferably someone that can help to revise topics and key points for events that are covered in the time period. Anywhere under £50 is fine, but only 1 hour sessions. Requirements are preferably Oxford and Cambridge students or people that scored 100 UMS in history.
Elizabeth's last review in History from Maria: Industrial Revolution amazing
She finds that academic success is best achieved when students are really engaged with their subject. Georgie enables her tutees to get the grades they want but also teaches students to read deeply; skills which will benefit them throughout their education and later life. She finds that such a focus also helps students develop lateral thinking methods, important for Oxbridge interview.
She has wide experience teaching a range of subjects and syllabuses - from Primary to Undergraduate. She is experienced with a range of exam boards including Edexcel, AQA, Pre-U, OCR and WJEC.
Georgie's last completed
History job with Caroline:
1-2 hrs/week - OCR A level history England
Essay plan critique and support (teacher for this topic has left the school)
Georgie's last review in History from Victoria: Really nice and explains things really well
I am a qualified and experienced history teacher as well as A Level examiner/marker. I have taught students to the highest level, achieving grade 9s at GCSE and A*s at A Level, including those who have found elements of the subject challenging. I have also taught the coursework element of the A Level, with my marking being described as 'exemplary' by the moderators. History is a subject that everyone is able to succeed in and I believe in making the tasks seem as simple as possible, breaking down exam techniques into easy strategies and focusing on useful, relevant content. I have a Master's degree in history and am currently studying for a PhD, focusing on 17th Century England. I have experience of teaching the following topics: Edexcel GCSE: Cold War, Nazi Germany, Elizabeth, Crime and Punishment, Post-War Britain. Edexcel A Level: Stuart Britain, Elizabeth, Coursework. AQA A Level: Stuart Britain.
Thomas's last completed History job with Joy: Intensive -
Thomas's last review in History from Steven: EMA My final tutorial with Tom and we went over my end of module assessment for the Open University. Tom gave me fantastic feedback and help with the flow of my argument, as well as advise for the conclusion. Since using this service Tom has been insightful and just fantastic with his feedback and criticism. I am certain I would not have achieved my current grades without his support (and I suspect the same will be for this assignment).
I am a friendly, experienced tutor who can help you improve your skills and your grades.
In History and English, essay-writing skills and exam techniques are crucially important, and that's what most students really need help with. I can help you learn and revise content, but more importantly I'll build your skills so you're not dependent on me.
I believe in a stress-free tutoring environment, so always feel free to ask me questions - that's what will help you learn!
I am also available to proofread coursework - having written roughly 75 essays and two theses in the last four years, I've had plenty of practice! I've also tutored students with coursework for several different exam boards in both History and English.
For friendly, effective help - I'm your girl!
Jennifer's last completed History job with Edouard: 1-2 hrs/week - A at A levels
Jennifer's last review in History from Saoirse: Coursework comments! Really great constructive criticism and very helpful, detailed and clear feedback on how to improve
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, being awarded the Elizabeth Levett Memorial Prize in History for the highest mark on a BA or MA dissertation. 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 an 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.
Olivia's last completed
History job with Tilly:
1-2 hrs/week - My friend and I are studying AQA History A-level. We are learning Stuart Britain 1603-1702, and Cold War 1945-91. We would like to do group sessions if this would be possible. We are in the second year of our A-levels and need help on both the content (Cold War) and perfecting our essay writing techniques (Stuarts and Cold War).
We both want to achieve an A and would like to start as soon as possible.
Thank you for your help
Olivia's last review in History from Sola: 20-minute trial lesson -I felt comfortable and in good hands -Olivia was encouraging and helpful in answering my questions
I have a broad range of experience in teaching English, Chinese and Spanish speaking students between the ages 4-18 (in language learning, culture and history), so I have good communication skills for diverse age groups and backgrounds. I have been in the English, Chinese and Mexican schooling systems and so adapt well to different learning styles.
My degree at Oxford was in History so I spent a lot of time in the one-on-one tutorials, and so also understand the tutee experience. I am organised and work hard on making my teaching fun and dynamic so that classes are as productive and enjoyable as possible! The relationship between students and tutor is really important for me.
Hannah's last completed History job with Parvathy: 1-2_HOURS - Ideally someone who can help with History and English Language and English Lit
Hannah's last review in History from Eleanor: Recap and introduce new material Niceeeeee:)