Students require fluency and accuracy of historical knowledge, as well as the ability to formulate and communicate sharply focused arguments effectively, and apply their knowledge critically when using historical sources and engaging with historians’ interpretations of the past. Intellectual flexibility is required; students must be able to work in-depth in some topics, whilst taking a ‘helicopter view’ of trends over time in others, and need to be able to respond concisely when required to, and develop their answers fully on other occasions. Effective organisation, research and self-study skills are vital when planning and executing the historical investigation coursework, as well as supporting students’ success in the course as a whole.
Historical knowledge on its own is not enough for exam success – it is also vital to understand how to apply that knowledge effectively in different parts of the examination and non-examined assessment (coursework). We have a comprehensive knowledge of the exam system and all of the major exam boards, and are keenly aware of the subtle differences between each one. We use a variety of effective, creative and engaging approaches to help students engage with the requirements of different examination questions (not just doing past paper questions!). Our focus is not on rote-learning model answers but on developing modes of thinking and writing that engender the intellectual flexibility to respond effectively to any question the exam might bring.
A key part of our approach is to connect the skills and knowledge your child is developing for their examinations to the disciplinary practices of History. Understanding the purpose of different aspects of the syllabus, and how these ultimately connect with what real historians do, improves motivation and broadens horizons. Our approach to A-Level tuition is founded in our own depth of subject knowledge and passion for studying the past, combined with rigorous understanding of the assessment system and an appreciation for how learning can be individualised so each student can meet their own goals.
Whether approaching exams for the first time or re-sitting post qualification, we offer a highly personalised approach for all our students to fit their specific needs and requirements.
We can tutor students for all major exam boards in the UK, including Pearson Edexcel, AQA, OCR and Eduquas. Please enquire if you are interested in tuition for Pre-U, i-Alevel or International Baccalaureate qualifications.
One-to-one tuition allows for individualised support for your child. We start with an initial discussion with you and your child to discuss specific needs and put a personalised scheme of work in place.
This then forms the basis of subsequent tuition sessions, whilst retaining the flexibility to adapt and change individual sessions to meet needs that may arise from your child’s day to day study in school.
Individual tuition prices include:
Extra support for your child between sessions is available and can be explored in our initial discussion.
After you contact us via our contact form with a brief overview of your requirements, we will get in touch to undertake a comprehensive assessment and exploration of your child's aims before providing a detailed scheme of work for the sessions ahead.
Once we have agreed together as to how best to achieve your child's goals, we put in place a schedule of tutor sessions, maintaining the flexibility to increase or decrease the duration or number of sessions as suits you.
All tutor sessions are fully resourced with all materials supplied free of charge. Consolidation work after each session is set, and precise, focused feedback is given on a regular basis. With a wealth of experience in the classroom and in tutoring, your child's sessions will be differentiated to perfectly suit their ability and progress.