Specialist Oxbridge Admissions, A Level and GCSE Tutor with a proven stellar record of producing top grades for iGCSE, GCSE and A-Level
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|Total Hours: 3276|
|All-time Students: 210|
|Total Classes: 3060|
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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.
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy. I do not teach Sundays :)
*** 2022 EXAM RESULTS - all my students gained 2 or more grades higher than they were expecting at GCSE, iGCSE and A Level for History, RS and Government and Politics***
*** I am a HAT and Personal Statement Specialist - 100% of my students over my 5 years of experience have passed the HAT and achieved interviews at OXFORD and CAMBRIDGE for History***
** Personal Statement Specialist - 100% of my students have successfully gained offers for courses such as, Archaeology, Anthropology, Politics, Economics, Business, Internation Relations, Speech Therapy, History of Art, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History ***
Over 1600+ hours of experience in teaching OCR, Edexcel and AQA, exam boards for A-Level/iGCSE for
* History (any time period/paper) , Psychology, RS, Government and Politics*
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 where my predicted outcome is a distinction.
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 iGCSE) and have extensive experience of many time periods.
Ellie’s unbridled enthusiasm, vast knowledge, and huge resources while tutoring our son to prepare for the HAT are invaluable. No matter what period of history (in our case mostly ancient) our son wants to discuss, she is well informed and suggests appropriate reading material. All this to prepare him for the entire Oxford admission process, including personal statement, the HAT, essay and finally interview. The lessons are stimulating historical discussions, and really fire up our son. It gives him a real taste of what to expect at university.
Ellie is really knowledgeable and super engaging!! She sends great, high-quality materials for homework as well.
Ellie has been very helpful. She help my son prepare for his A Level in history this year (2023). They covered Catholic Reformation, Tudors and The Cold War. Ellie shared a lot of useful materials which were extremely helpful. My son took his last exam this week and he was happy with his performance. He is confident he did well. Thank you Ellie for all your help. We'll share the results in August.
Cara came out of the class of 14th May and told me it had been helpful. More generally, she's been grateful for your support as she approaches her A-levels. Gail
Brilliant teacher, my son is really progressing. Thank you
Ellie is really helping my son with history. He can’t speak highly enough of her and says she’s by far the best teacher he’s ever had. She clearly has a good way to communicate with young people and he’s already so much more confident in history. He’s actually enjoying the subject again which is also great. Thanks Ellie
excellent, thank you
Ellie's very friendly and extremely insightful. Thanks!
Very good - clear and a lot was covered.
Ellie has been a brilliant tutor. Thanks to Ellie's support and guidance, my son was able to raise his iGCSE History grade from 7 to 9! She's hugely enthusiastic and makes her tutorials fun, enjoyable and engaging. She's also very organised and helped my son's to make huge improvements to his essay technique and structure. Would highly recommend!"
I successfully applied to the Oxford MSt for Classical Archaeology and I had several lessons with Ellie regarding writing a personal statement and throughout them she helped in a very clear and understandable way with regard to piecing it all together. She knows what she's talking about and gets to the point, and I highly recommend her!
Thanks Ellie for all your help with my personal statement. Without your help it would not have gotten to the stage it is now.
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