Thomas B.

Thomas B.

£32 /hr

History (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

3 completed lessons

About me

Hi! I'm currently a first year undergraduate studying History at the University of Cambridge. Unlike lots of my close friends I knew pretty much since my GCSEs that I wanted to study History at Uni. I love history as a discipline for a whole host of reasons, the most important being my belief that its of fundamental importance to understand the past as a means of shedding light on the present, especially with the current political climate. I find History great, though, because of my passi...

Hi! I'm currently a first year undergraduate studying History at the University of Cambridge. Unlike lots of my close friends I knew pretty much since my GCSEs that I wanted to study History at Uni. I love history as a discipline for a whole host of reasons, the most important being my belief that its of fundamental importance to understand the past as a means of shedding light on the present, especially with the current political climate. I find History great, though, because of my passion for stories - history is after all the most interesting stories that have ever happened to anyone that has ever lived...!


In terms of helping my students improve I think the importance and the key to success is making the tutorials fun and engaging which in my opinion is much easier to do for me, as someone who has only just left school, than for a teacher in the much more formal setting of the classroom.


This also applies to German and French. Having been born in Austria I speak German fluently and enjoyed studying it to A level (A*) which really helped my grammar. I have learnt French since year 7 and achieved A*'s in GCSE and A level and am currently studying a module at university which is taught in French.

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About my sessions

The nature of History, Politics, French and German necessitate a flexible approach to the Online Lessons and I am very keen to let my students lead the discussion as I have learnt at Uni that you often realise you know more about a particular topic when you have to put your thoughts into words. Having said this for each lesson I will have a learning objective to ensure that we stay on track.


For French and German I would propose to have alternating grammar and literature se...

The nature of History, Politics, French and German necessitate a flexible approach to the Online Lessons and I am very keen to let my students lead the discussion as I have learnt at Uni that you often realise you know more about a particular topic when you have to put your thoughts into words. Having said this for each lesson I will have a learning objective to ensure that we stay on track.


For French and German I would propose to have alternating grammar and literature sessions, but again, this too is flexible as my own experience of secondary education examinations is that you have strengths and weaknesses and it was invariably the weaknesses that I wanted to work on. For example, in French I spent a lot more time learning and revising my grammar than the book I had studied because I found grammar much more challenging.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
GermanA-level (A2)A*
FrenchA-level (A2)A*
Government and PoliticsA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
GermanA Level£32 /hr
HistoryA Level£32 /hr
FrenchGCSE£32 /hr
GermanGCSE£32 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£32 /hr
HistoryGCSE£32 /hr
HATUniversity£32 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£32 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£32 /hr

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