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About Me: 

My name is Octavia Cogher and I am in my second year studying history at Durham University. I am interested in a broad range of topics and periods, but particularly in twentieth-century political history.

Last year, I tutored a year 12 pupil who was struggling with her AS history, and therefore I already have valuable experience in this line of work. I will endeavor to make each tutorial session innovative and engaging for the pupil, as I realise how important it is to make learning both fun and effective. 

I am open, patient and friendly, so pupils should not feel afraid to ask me any questions they have over the course of the tutorial. Equally, during my sessions I will consistently check for understanding, in order to make sure that the pupil remains engaged over the course of the hour. At the end of each session, I will find out what the pupil would like to focus on in the following session, so that I can prepare suitable material for then. 

I am not only available to tutor history, but also a range of other subjects too. I achieved an A* at Maths A-level, and therefore I am willing to offer help those struggling with their Maths GCSE. My other A Level subjects included English and Politics, which I am also prepared to help with. 

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
History A Level £26 /hr
Politics A Level £26 /hr
English Literature GCSE £24 /hr
History GCSE £24 /hr
Maths GCSE £24 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
History A-LevelA
English literature A-LevelA*
Politics A-LevelA*
Maths A-LevelA*
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

08/10/2015

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

Ratings and reviews

4.6from 13 customer reviews

Abby (Parent) May 23 2016

Bami really enjoyed his lesson and feels more confident going into his exams.

Abby (Parent) April 15 2016

Highly recommended !!!

Abby (Parent) April 22 2016

Very reliable, friendly and knowledgeable. My son really enjoys his lessons and is getting valuable support in preparing for his GCSE exams.

Aliyah (Student) February 10 2016

really helpful
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Questions Octavia has answered

How do you tackle a 20 mark source qs at AS level?

These types of questions want to check that you can understand the main argument of 3 different historical sources. - Firstly, the most important thing to do is to read all of the sources thoroughly and assess what side of the argument they represent. - Secondly, it is vital to consider the p...

These types of questions want to check that you can understand the main argument of 3 different historical sources.

- Firstly, the most important thing to do is to read all of the sources thoroughly and assess what side of the argument they represent.

- Secondly, it is vital to consider the provenance of the source ie. Who wrote it? What were their intentions/aim? Was it written at the time, or many years later? Was it part of a history textbook (and therefore likely to be more balanced) or the view of contemporary? 

- Thirdly, it is essential to look for both tensions and similarities across the three sources. Do certain aspects of the sources support each others' arguments? Or are there instances when the sources contradict each other? Look for cross-references. Especially in introductions and conclusions, it is important to examine the sources not just individually, but as a set. 

- Finally, before beginning to write a response to the question, you must make a brief plan of the argument you are trying to convey, as withouot this, the answer may lack structure/ coherency. 

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