Online History Tutor Paul



History and Politics MA - Distinction



Hi! I'm Paul. I am an experienced secondary school History teacher with a proven track-record of helping students secure excellent results in GCSE, A Level and IB exams and am committed to helping you achieve the best possible grade you can

486 classes

Birkbeck College, University of London - History and Politics - MA - Distinction

Hi! I'm Paul. I am an experienced secondary school History teacher with a proven track-record of helping students secure excellent results in GCSE, A Level and IB exams and am committed to helping you achieve the best possible grade you can

Recent Students: 4
Total Hours: 482
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All-time Students: 31
Total Classes: 486
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Recent Students: 4Total Hours: 482Last Online:
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About Me

After completing an MA in History at Birkbeck College, and with a huge passion for my subject, I moved into teaching 9 years ago, working as a Head of Department for the past 5 years. I love planning lessons and devising new strategies to help students learn and to pass on my enthusiasm for History. As a tutor, I always try to make lessons fun and engaging and place a lot of emphasis on building students' confidence in order to help them become better independent learners.

Outside of teaching, I maintain a keen interest in my subject, reading around social and cultural history in particular. Although no cordon bleu, I'm a bit of an amateur chef and also a self-confessed music nerd with a proud collection of vinyl records – everything from ambient to Zamrock!

Tutor Experience

2016-2021: Head of Humanities and Head of History - Greig City Academy

2013-2016: History, Politics and RE Teacher - Ashcroft Technology Academy (IB school)

In this time I have been an examiner for Edexcel and have built up a detailed knowledge of exam board specifications and what examiners are looking for when they mark work. This helps me to support students with their exam technique.

I also have experience of training other teachers in different teaching and learning strategies, for example revision skills. I understand that students revise in different ways and am able to help them feel more confident in studying independently and preparing for exams.

I have extensive experience of supervising students through their A Level and IB Coursework and helping them to craft well-argued and informed essays that achieve the highest marks.

Topic Expertise

20th Century America (A Level)
20th Century Britain (A Level)
Dictatorships (GCSE and A Level; IB)
Cold War (GCSE and A Level; IB)
History of Medicine (GCSE)
Tudors, inc. Elizabethan England (GCSE and A Level)
Arab-Israeli Conflict (GCSE; IB)

Client Reviews

Harry said after the class that he thought Paul was fantastic and knew what he was talking about and was the best teacher he had ever had for history! Thank you Paul!

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Paul is a great tutor who is passionate about what he teaches.

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Paul has been working with our son for three months. During that period our son’s performance in history which was already very strong, has shown a further marked improvement, especially his skills in writing history specific essays. Following each lesson Paul provides very prompt , well targeted feedback to ensure that the written work that our son produces, fulfils the essential criteria set by exam boards to achieve an A* grade.
Paul is a very knowledgeable and highly competent tutor who has a genuine interest in the success of his students.
I am fully confident in recommending him as a tutor to any prospective student .

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very helpful techniques about how to write essay in past paper question.

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Paul is a great teacher who will ensure you understand each topic to the best of your ability without overcomplicating things.

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Very informative regarding the structure of essays for attaining high marks.

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I enjoyed the class and I learnt a lot in the short space of time, thank you very much it was definitely worthwhile

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Paul helped me prepare for my IB history exams. After having a number of sessions, I learnt how to structure History essays and I developed good exam technique.

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My son, who is in Year 1 of 6th Form, is very happy with Paul's tutoring. He finds his lessons well structured, relevant and helpful.

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I liked how Paul structured my lesson and used activities to support my learning, rather than just fact recall, to keep it engaging which helped far more with my understanding. Exam question practice was super helpful to then know how to use and apply it. Paul discussed with me thoughts on what to cover in our next lesson so I felt part of that process. Felt at ease throughout my lesson and am looking forward to my next one.

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Background Checks



PGCE Secondary History - Institute of Education, University of London
MA History and Politics - Birkbeck College, University of London (Distinction)
BA History and Drama - UWE, Bristol (2:1)