Alastair F.

Alastair F.

£30 - £32 /hr

History - PhD (Doctorate) - Durham University

492 completed lessons

About me

My name is Alastair, and I am studying a PhD in History. For me, the joy of history is the stories that you can tell and share with other people, which is something I would like to share through my tutoring. For this reason, history can be genuinely enjoyable to study. While studying, I want to tutor in order to have more conversations about the subjects I am passionate about; not only because it is enjoyable, but because everybody’s thoughts are important, and anyone can learn by sharing in...

My name is Alastair, and I am studying a PhD in History. For me, the joy of history is the stories that you can tell and share with other people, which is something I would like to share through my tutoring. For this reason, history can be genuinely enjoyable to study. While studying, I want to tutor in order to have more conversations about the subjects I am passionate about; not only because it is enjoyable, but because everybody’s thoughts are important, and anyone can learn by sharing in these conversations. I look forward to learning as well as teaching my subjects.

I hope to use my experiences of taking exams and making applications to help inform my tutoring. I would have benefitted greatly from having somebody to talk to directly about what I was learning, so that I could identify those areas in which I was struggling and consolidate my strengths. I understand that talking about oneself and one’s studies can be very daunting, so I would like to provide a safe tutoring space where the experience is directed as much or as little by the student as they feel comfortable – having this control is important for a successful studying environment.

Aside from academic study I wish to bring my experience of improv (which I co-run workshops and shows at university) to my tutoring, as it provides many key skills such as quick, critical thinking and self-confidence which can be applied to studying, as well as that all-important sense of fun.

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About my sessions

My tutoring sessions will be designed around the needs of the individual student, as nobody knows how you learn best better than you do. However, I am willing to offer advice of my own based on which learning techniques have worked for me. My lessons shall be structured primarily as discussions with the student, where we can identify areas that need work and consolidate areas of strength. These will be backed up by shared resourced to help illustrate the ideas being put across, for those stud...

My tutoring sessions will be designed around the needs of the individual student, as nobody knows how you learn best better than you do. However, I am willing to offer advice of my own based on which learning techniques have worked for me. My lessons shall be structured primarily as discussions with the student, where we can identify areas that need work and consolidate areas of strength. These will be backed up by shared resourced to help illustrate the ideas being put across, for those students who work better with visual learning. At the end of each session I shall agree with my student what we intend to work on next time, so that both of us can prepare for the next lesson with all the resources and learning we can, although I would encourage students to come with questions that have come up since the previous lesson even if they were not prepared. History is an excellent subject to study because so many of the themes are interconnected, therefore over the course of the sessions previous subjects will crop up that give the opportunity to revise old material and work it into our expanded knowledge. I shall also encourage a brief recap of previous material at the beginning of each session, which gives the student a chance to review the work and identity any areas which they may still be unsure about. This is a structure onto which the student is welcome to add their own ideas and learning techniques, to help craft the learning experience which is best for them.

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Wendy Parent from Chessington

12 Dec

English, history, theology, politics, football - you name it, they discuss it. My son absolutely loves Alastair's lessons as they are tailor-made to his interests. Thank you Alastair!

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Irina Parent from Moscow

1 Dec

I love Alastair's lessons!

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Vladimir Parent from ST CLOUD

31 Oct

An incredible teacher : competent, knowledgeable, generous, attentive, helping with critical thinking. My daughter has been making huge progress. We'll continue working with Alastair.

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Mark Parent from Manchester

6 Apr

excellent. Full Stop

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Medieval HistoryA-levelA*
English Language and LiteratureA-levelA*
MathsA-levelA
PsychologyA-levelB
Extended Project QualificationA-levelA*
History - BADegree (Bachelors)2:1
History - MADegree (Masters)MERIT

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
HistoryA Level£32 /hr
EnglishGCSE£32 /hr
HistoryGCSE£32 /hr
HistoryUniversity£32 /hr
English11 Plus£30 /hr
English13 Plus£30 /hr
History13 Plus£30 /hr
EnglishKS3£32 /hr

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