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.
Toby's last completed
History job with LINDA:
Occasional - My son currently doing History HL for his IB final year. I feel that he needs assistance for essay writing and IA. Also, we are looking for someone who can assist him to achieve high score in the final exam.
Toby's last review in History from Maryam: Britain Transformed. The class was very informative!
I have over 300 hours of history tutoring experience online, and I am particularly well versed on the requirements for the OCR, AQA and Edexcel exam board. 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. I particularly aim to help students improve their writing and exam essay techniques. I use a simple but effective system for this: firstly by using exercises designed to improve understanding and appreciation of the requirements of exam essay questions, followed by introducing skills and techniques for constructing time-efficient essay plans, and finally a rigorous focus on improving writing quality, essay structure, critical analysis and argument development through practice essays with extensive feedback. Using this system I have helped students dramatically improve their exam essay writing techniques and achieve the higher grades they were aiming for.
Dr Chris's last completed History job with Jane: 1-2 hrs/week - Exam technique, using the sources, help with revision
Dr Chris's last review in History from Sarah: Free initial chat. Great initial chat. Looking forward to starting the lessons
My name is Andrew Laming an experienced teacher of Geography from the UK.
I have been a teacher of Geography since 2003 and have worked in many successful secondary schools. I have been a Head of Geography in two schools for a period of 7 years. I have taught in a range of different schools from state to girls grammar and an independent school.
I have been an online tutor since September 2016 and am also a face to face tutor as well. I have taught many students and do specialise in A Level. I have also tutored students from many prestigious independent schools such as Marlborough College, Charter House, Godolphin School and Mount Kelly School and have enabled the students to achieve very high grades.
I tutor GCSE Geography and History and A Level Geography and History, and have taught all the main examination boards in my sessions: AQA, Cambridge igcse, Edexcel, OCR & Wjec Eduqas.
I have experience of tutoring international students and have taught students in Athens, Bahrain, California, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Kuwait.
I have been for several years an expert examiner for Edexcel for GCSE and A Level Geography. This has given me an inside knowledge as to what exam boards expect and look for in the answers of students.
I strive to get the best results as possible for my students and will always follow the exam board specification used by my students and this enables them to be as successful as possible.
Andrew's last completed History job with madeleine: 1-2 hrs/week - I am struggling to answer essay questions with detailed knowledge and accuracy of events. I understand the structure however have issues regarding sharper knowledge. I am predicted a B but received a D in my mock exams.
Andrew's last review in History from madeleine: Andrew has been my history tutor for only a short while and I am sad to have been forced to say goodbye so soon. Andrew is funny and friendly whilst being down to earth; something rare these days. He has built up my confidence massively as I am now achieving grades far beyond what I had hoped. I am only disappointed that I do not get to prove his successive sessions in an exam this summer.
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.
Natalya's last completed
History job with Sofia:
Occasional - Hello, it is a pleasure to meet you. I hope you are doing well, considering the current climate of uncertainty.
For this task, I would like you to mark my answers for the History CIE Paper 2 which I have completed, give me a relevant mark for each question and offer me feedback as to how I could improve my answers in order to get full marks.
I would like you to asses my work an examiner but also pinpoint and explain to me the things which I might have misinterpreted and did not have to include. If possible, could you please give me a detailed account of what was done well and what I can improve.
If that is alright with you, I would rather you help me offline with this task and then offer me the relevant feedback in a document with accompanying comments.
There are a couple of questions which I was unsure about, and these were questions 4,5 and 6, which is why I would like you to look at them in more detail.
This is the relevant mark scheme for this paper. It starts with page 53.
Thank you very much!
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 Dean:
1-2 hrs/week - My son is currently in Year 11 at a local non selective school. He desperately wants to enter Sixth Form but his GCSE mock results are not at the required standard for Sixth form entry. He is an extremely well behaved and polite young man, but has always struggled academically. He would very much like to study Art, DT and History at A level, but his mock grades were as follows.
English Language 3
English Literature 2
Mathematics (foundation) 3
Science (foundation) 4-3
Design Technology 6
Please can someone help our very kind, polite and well behaved son to achieve his ambition of studying for A levels.
He requires 5 GCSE grades between 4 & 9 and three GCSEs at grade 6 in subject which he would like to study at A level. He reached the required standard for Art and DT, but only achieved a 3 in History. We feel that if he could turn the 3 that he received in History into a 6 in the actual History GCSE exam he would be accepted into Sixth form. As long as he can also achieve a grade 4 in Mathematics and English!
Any advice and assistance as to which subjects that you feel would be the best to be tutored in would be greatly appreciated.
Thomas's last review in History from Keza: Henry VIII ecnomic development An amazing tutor.
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 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.
Olivia's last completed History job with Haya: 1-2 hrs/week - I am currently a foundation year student and want to receive support in my current module called Understanding the Modern World. It is a mixture of politics and history and how certain events that took place affect the world today. Apart from wanting support with my analysis in the subject I want to work on my upcoming assignments which are essays and presentations. To add to that I want to make sure I have a good understanding of the subject and have in-depth analytical skills in it to prepare for my exams. I will upload the course topics with this to provide a clearer outline of what it is I am learning.
Olivia's last review in History from Haya: 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
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 Alison: Occasional - 1st year A-Level History Edexcel, target grade A/A* (A* at GCSE), wanting to improve essay writing and analytic skills
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 Fiona smith : 1-2 hrs/week - Needs assistance with exam technique
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 Ela : Over 2 hrs/week - I am retaking my History A level and I'm doing AQA courses of The french Revolution, The Tudors and Russia as my coursework. I want help with my essay writing and making my essays more precise and detailed, which I was missing in my previous exams.
Elizabeth's last review in History from Maria: Industrial Revolution amazing
I have contributed to the teaching of core Greek history modules at Magdalen College, Oxford, and have provided face-to-face tutoring on an informal basis for a number of clients over the last five years.
Christopher's last completed History job with Philip: 1-2 hrs/week - Keen to apply to oxbridge
Christopher's last review in History from Ali: Free session to wrap things up Chris is such an amazing tutor, helped me gain confidence with history again and helped me start getting my grades up in history was really nice to talk with and his teaching skills are amazing, loved my time with him!