Harry S.

Harry S.

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PhD History (Doctorate) - Cambridge University

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I am Harry Spillane, a doctoral student in History at Cambridge University and former student of Oxford University and Westminster School.


When teachers enjoy teaching, others enjoy learning and I love my subjects and teaching them! As someone who has always enjoyed reading, studying and teaching it is wonderful to be able to share that with others! I am currently working on a doctorate at Cambridge University on a subject that draws on History, English and Theology. Because I’m still studying, I’m aware of all the challenges learning brings but well equipped with tips and techniques that have helped me to grow and develop and enabled me to complete exams and degrees to a top level.

I am Harry Spillane, a doctoral student in History at Cambridge University and former student of Oxford University and Westminster School.


When teachers enjoy teaching, others enjoy learning and I love my subjects and teaching them! As someone who has always enjoyed reading, studying and teaching it is wonderful to be able to share that with others! I am currently working on a doctorate at Cambridge University on a subject that draws on History, English and Theology. Because I’m still studying, I’m aware of all the challenges learning brings but well equipped with tips and techniques that have helped me to grow and develop and enabled me to complete exams and degrees to a top level.

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About my sessions

Having studied and worked at so many different schools and universities I have experienced a wide range of approaches myself and look forward to working with students to find out exactly what works best for them. I am flexible in my approach and will work to ensure that I bring the best out of any student. I discuss with students prior to sessions what topics and skills they need to work on and use past papers and practice exercises to assess where students are at and what they need to improve on.


For those aspiring to study at Oxford or Cambridge University, my experience of admissions at each will help students know how to showcase exactly what they are capable of during their tests and interviews.

Having studied and worked at so many different schools and universities I have experienced a wide range of approaches myself and look forward to working with students to find out exactly what works best for them. I am flexible in my approach and will work to ensure that I bring the best out of any student. I discuss with students prior to sessions what topics and skills they need to work on and use past papers and practice exercises to assess where students are at and what they need to improve on.


For those aspiring to study at Oxford or Cambridge University, my experience of admissions at each will help students know how to showcase exactly what they are capable of during their tests and interviews.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
EnglishA-level (A2)A*
EconomicsA-level (A2)A*
HistoryDegree (Bachelors)1ST CLASS HONOURS
GeographyA-level (A2)A*
MPhil HistoryDegree (Masters)PASS

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishA Level£20 /hr
GeographyA Level£20 /hr
HistoryA Level£20 /hr
EnglishGCSE£18 /hr
GeographyGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr
Religious StudiesGCSE£18 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£22 /hr
HATUniversity£25 /hr
HistoryUniversity£25 /hr

Questions Harry has answered

The threat of Puritanism was never serious under Elizabeth I. How far do you agree?

The religious dimension of Elizabeth's reign is a popular question at A-level and the tendency amongst students is to answer the more general question about whether Puritanism was a success. Here the question encourages students to not only think about the successes of Puritanism but to consider how they posed a threat to the stability of Elizabeth I and her government. Whether arguing 'yes' or 'no' it would be essential for the answer to pick up on the use of the word 'never'. Assuming the answer to a given essay was 'yes it was threat', a good essay might structure itself around particular moments throughout the reign of Elizabeth I where Puritanism was a threat and treat each occasion thematically. The most notable would be the 'puritan choir' that developed in Parliaments of the 1580s and tested her authority, the Presbyterian movement which threatened to remove bishops and the existing church structure, and the increasingly large amount of pamphlets that undermined the government which Puritans printed throughout the 1570s.Or, a thematic answer might use paragraphs that focused on political threats, religious threats and threats to the unity of the Church of England to point out how different threats developed and disappeared over time. A high level answer would then start to consider how serious different threats were and might decide that a paragraph comparing the Puritan threat to the Catholic threat would offer a way of evaluating the relative seriousness of each, likely to conclude that, unlike Catholics, Puritans were not trying to assassinate Elizabeth and remove her from the throne and so, overall, they constituted a less serious threat. This however did not mean they were 'never' a threat and throughout her reign they used parliament to obstruct bills and tried to introduce their own policies for further reform of the Church of England.The religious dimension of Elizabeth's reign is a popular question at A-level and the tendency amongst students is to answer the more general question about whether Puritanism was a success. Here the question encourages students to not only think about the successes of Puritanism but to consider how they posed a threat to the stability of Elizabeth I and her government. Whether arguing 'yes' or 'no' it would be essential for the answer to pick up on the use of the word 'never'. Assuming the answer to a given essay was 'yes it was threat', a good essay might structure itself around particular moments throughout the reign of Elizabeth I where Puritanism was a threat and treat each occasion thematically. The most notable would be the 'puritan choir' that developed in Parliaments of the 1580s and tested her authority, the Presbyterian movement which threatened to remove bishops and the existing church structure, and the increasingly large amount of pamphlets that undermined the government which Puritans printed throughout the 1570s.Or, a thematic answer might use paragraphs that focused on political threats, religious threats and threats to the unity of the Church of England to point out how different threats developed and disappeared over time. A high level answer would then start to consider how serious different threats were and might decide that a paragraph comparing the Puritan threat to the Catholic threat would offer a way of evaluating the relative seriousness of each, likely to conclude that, unlike Catholics, Puritans were not trying to assassinate Elizabeth and remove her from the throne and so, overall, they constituted a less serious threat. This however did not mean they were 'never' a threat and throughout her reign they used parliament to obstruct bills and tried to introduce their own policies for further reform of the Church of England.

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