Justine  R. GCSE English tutor, Uni Admissions Test .HAT. tutor, IB H...

Justine R.

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Degree: Ancient and Modern History (Bachelors) - Oxford, Wadham College University

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About Me:

I'm currently in my second year studying History at Oxford. I love all the humanities but really have a passion for history. I think it’s the worst thing ever when history gets taught as a boring subject, it is actually (in my opinion at least) fascinating and I hope our tutorials make you feel the same way! 

I'm friendly and approachable. I understand things can be frustrating so I am happy to take as long as needed to really make sure things stick in your memory or make total sense! Experience wise, I have done volunteering work helping teach history and make it fun and engaging as well as helping with reading and English homework. 

The Sessions:

Unlike science, the humanities don't always have a correct answer and often it’s more about the journey to the explanation that are more important. I will try and help you through discussions and dialogues to gain confidence in your own thoughts and ideas. I'll work to the style that suits you best and help you understand the background knowledge before tackling practice exam questions and exam techniques.

University Applications:

I’ve gone through the long, tedious and tiring process of applying to university and am here to help! For both the Oxbridge admissions test and the personal statement, I’m here to pass on advice and guidance and hopefully make it less scary!

What Next?

If you have any questions send me a ‘WebMail’ or book a ‘Meet the Tutor Session’ (both available through this website). Don't forget to tell me your exam board and what you're struggling with so I can help!

Look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
English GCSE £18 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr
History IB £20 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr
.HAT. Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English Baccalaureate7
History Baccalaureate7
Spanish Baccalaureate7
Maths Studies Baccalaureate7
Art Baccalaureate7
Biology Baccalaureate6
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CRB/DBS Standard

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Questions Justine has answered

Can we pinpoint a turning point in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

Turning points are difficult in a novel as interwoven and complex as Anna Karenina. One could look at the book as a whole and try and identify a  peripatetic moment and this is arugably nigh on impossible. A better way to examine points of no return is to look at individual charachters and thei...

Turning points are difficult in a novel as interwoven and complex as Anna Karenina. One could look at the book as a whole and try and identify a peripatetic
moment and this is arugably nigh on impossible. A better way to examine points of no return is to look at individual charachters and their actions. it makes sense to on our title charachter, Anna Karenina. Her death at the end is so shocking in some ways because it seemed so foreign to the beautiful society lady we met at the beginning of the novel. By looking at turning points we can elucidate her complex charachter and how it is formed through her interactions with the other very flawed, human charachters. One fo the most touching moments that could be cited as a watershed moment is her goodbye to her son Seryohza. Though this takes place only in the middle of the book the finality of the moment and the heart wrenching rupture of the mother and child bond  makes this moment stand out. The nature of the goodbye is almost a hint of the trauma to come. It is also the last time she sees Karenin her first husband. This question could be developed into a long extended essay. For brevity's sake I will finish with saying this is a very open ended question that can be dealt with in a multitude ways. Approaching it from a charachter perspective is one possible way, another way to look at it is through themes. Such as the theme of railways and inevitabiliy of Anna's death. In a novel as complex as this there will never be only one turning point but areas of peripeteia can be illuminated. 

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What could be said to classify Alfred the Great as the first British nation builder?

A law code arguably was one of the crucial founding steps of a nation. By creating a universal legal system the monarch creates a national identity, something every citizen could identify with. it creates a sense of belonging and creates borders that delineates one group of people from another...

A law code arguably was one of the crucial founding steps of a nation. By creating a universal legal system the monarch creates a national identity, something every citizen could identify with. it creates a sense of belonging and creates borders that delineates one group of people from another. England became different from Frankia, separate and distinct. A law code also helps cement the monarch's power, and by creating one they are able to extend their reach over crime and punishment. By bringing such matters under their jurisdication they can control more aspects of life. The monarchy thus becomes involved in the every day fabric of life important to every person regardless of class. A law code also demonstrates learning and intellectual rigour, a sign that the monarchs court was wealthy and sophisticated. Extending legality across his territory highlights his reach and control and classifies Alfred the Great as a nation builder. 

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