English, History tutor in East Kent

Matthew W.

location_on East Kent, England

£ 12 / hour

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Third year Ancient History student, tutoring in English and History

I am in my third and final year studying Ancient History at the University of Kent. My course requires plenty of Historical and Literary analysis that is compatible with GCSE and A-Level course from any period of history despite the more specialist nature of my course. My tutoring approach is relaxed and more discussion based around the subject or theme in question, than simply recounting facts and statistics. I found this to be more useful at GCSE and A-Level as it is the application of knowledge, rather than simply memorising facts, that allows access to higher marks and grades. My sessions are relatively informal and believe it is important that humor and discussion is key to driving away the boredom of revision. Alongside my degree I also take on placements in various schools and am committed to my role within my university drama society.

Education

UniversityCourseQualification
University of KentAncient HistoryBA

Tutoring Experience

My experience with one-to-one tuition is fairly limited, however, through placements at schools I have been able to observe different teaching techniques and approaches. I have tutored within my old school on a very informal basis, often taking students who struggle to concentrate within a classroom and then dealing with the subject matter in a style and pace more suitable for those students. I often find that students often know far more than they give themselves credit, it is often the application of that knowledge within a question that is more difficult. From personal experience I found that talking through an essay or a question, as if debating the focus of the subject in a very casual manner, helps alleviate exam stress and allows pupils to discover what they actually know whilst learning to apply it without the stress or boredom of constant essays

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