Oliver P.

Oliver P.

£18 - £25 /hr

History and Politics (Bachelors) - Sheffield University

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About me

Hi I'm Ollie,

I'm currently studying History and Politics at the Uni of Sheffield. I choose these subjects because I love the conversations that they encourage, and I believe that in order to really grasp a subject you have to be confident having an academic discussion about them. I have tutored a wide range of children, from special needs primary school students to GCSE and A Level. I have experience with children with special academic needs and my most recent student achieved...

Hi I'm Ollie,

I'm currently studying History and Politics at the Uni of Sheffield. I choose these subjects because I love the conversations that they encourage, and I believe that in order to really grasp a subject you have to be confident having an academic discussion about them. I have tutored a wide range of children, from special needs primary school students to GCSE and A Level. I have experience with children with special academic needs and my most recent student achieved a 9 in English Lit at GCSE, with myself as his sole English teacher for the whole of year 11. I know that the exam period is horrible for students (I was there myself a couple of years ago!) and would aim to restore the confidence of students struggling, while also trying to expand their interest beyond just the facts in a textbook, hopefully fostering real engagement and enjoyment.

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About my sessions

One of the flaws of classroom based learning is that it cannot possibly cater to the multitude of different learning styles students have. As a personal tutor I would first try to get a feel for the most effective way for that child to learn and adapt my lessons to suit that style. I always structure my lessons like a university tutorial, not making the student sit there and just listen, but put forward their own ideas and develop their own academic interests from a stimulating conversation....

One of the flaws of classroom based learning is that it cannot possibly cater to the multitude of different learning styles students have. As a personal tutor I would first try to get a feel for the most effective way for that child to learn and adapt my lessons to suit that style. I always structure my lessons like a university tutorial, not making the student sit there and just listen, but put forward their own ideas and develop their own academic interests from a stimulating conversation. Of course sadly some parts of A Level and especially GCSE are merely a case of regurgitating facts, and that will be addressed and efficiently taught, but the fundamental goal for a tutor is not just to repeat what is said in school, but to really focus on building confidence and engagement. With this comes success, not just at secondary school, but also in higher education.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (A2)A
DramaA-level (A2)A
MathsA-level (A2)B
English LiteratureA-level (AS)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Government and PoliticsA Level£22 /hr
HistoryA Level£22 /hr
DramaGCSE£18 /hr
EnglishGCSE£18 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr
PoliticsGCSE£18 /hr
English13 Plus£18 /hr
History13 Plus£18 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
English11 Plus£18 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr

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