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 Megan: Occasional - I need help with my history coursework, just trying to get started
Toby's last review in History from Megan: Toby is such great help!
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 Isabella: 1-2 hrs/week - My current history modules are 'The First World War', and 'The Global Cold War'. Although I find both topics interesting, I sometimes struggle with essay structure, and I wish to improve upon the quality of my writing, as well as gaining more confidence in both of the topics. I really want to be getting solid 2:1 grades, as at the moment, my grades fluctuate from 55-62. I have upcoming exams in both of these modules, on the 21st May and the 3rd June, so I would be looking to start lessons asap, if that were possible.
Christopher'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 specialize in A Level. I have also tutored students from Marlborough College, Godolphin School and Mount Kelly School, all prestigious independent schools 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 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.
Andrew's last completed History job with Megan: 1-2 hrs/week - I am struggling with essay writing for Tudor History and Nazi Germany especially interpretations and sources
Andrew's last review in History from Kamla: Introductory chat and trial lesson. She was doing Edexcel, Cold War, Weimar Germany, Crime & Punishment throughout Time and Richard & John. We hope that we can book the same for her in May/June 2019. Friendly, professional and informative introduction (not a lesson).
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 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 amaury : Over 2 hrs/week - I need some help with my history coursework
Thomas's last review in History from amaury : Edexcel Coursework Excellent help in helping me structure my coursework
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
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 Megan: Over 2 hrs/week -
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 qinghua: 1-2 hrs/week - let her know about history
Hannah's last review in History from Eleanor: Recap and introduce new material Niceeeeee:)
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 Alison: Occasional - Hi, looking for a tutor to work with Year 12 doing AQA focussing on essay writing technique. Probably a fortnightly session on Monday or Thursday evening best.