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Degree: History (Bachelors) - Oxford, Hertford College University
I’m Richard and I’m currently reading for a BA in History at Hertford College, Oxford. At A-Level I studied History, English Literature and Maths, achieving an A* in Maths (with 99% in Core 3), and As in History and English Literature. I mainly focus on modern history, but at A-Level we studied a wide range of topics: The Norman Conquest of Britain, the Black Death, the Peasant’s Revolt, the Crimean, Boer and First World Wars, radicalism and protest in 19th and early 20th century Britain, the policy of appeasement, and the Second World War. I would be more than willing to help you with any of these topics, or any others that may crop up in the course of your studies. Furthermore, I’ve also had extensive experience with the Oxford application process, so I will be able to help you with any concerns in terms of the History Admissions Test (HAT Test), or conducting mock interviews.
Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing football and tennis, as well as playing the clarinet (Grade 5) and piano (Grade 7). As a senior member of my school orchestra, I played alongside students of ages from 11-18, so I am experienced in mentoring younger pupils.
My aim is to pass on my passion for the humanities to my tutees. I hope our sessions will be enjoyable, informative, and helpful in your studies: if it’s no fun for you then it’s no fun for me either! Furthermore, historical debate is a key part of A-Level studies, so come to the sessions willing to support your arguments with evidence!
I look forward to hearing from you.
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|.HAT.||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
The structure of the HAT Test has changed for the academic year 2015/16 to incorporate an additional question for students wishing to study History and Economics Joint Honours. If you aren't studying this course, then there is no need to worry! The structure is simple: Question 1 is based around an extract from a History textbook or book, and that question is divided into two sections, both asking you to summarise argument and synthesise information clearly. The first part, 1(a) asks you to summarise the first paragraph into a single sentence, and the second, 1 (b) asks you to summarise the whole extract (normally around a page in length) into fifteen lines, a line being roughly 10 words. The second question asks the candidate to link the key themes of the first extract to an area they have studied in an essay between 1.5 and 3 sides. Finally, the third question asks the candidate to analyse a primary source. It could be an eyewitness account, a legal document, an interview, a list of items- anything! For my HAT Test, I got a court document from 16th Century Germany. They tend to be from obscure periods so that no-one has studied them in school and thus no one has an advantage. The question will ask you to simply say what the source tells you about that period. Best of luck!!see more