Matilda H.

Matilda H.

£18 - £25 /hr

Ancient and Modern History (Bachelors) - Christ Church, Oxford University

2 completed lessons

About me

My name is Matilda and I am a second-year history student at Oxford. My degree is 'Ancient and Modern History', and I specialise in ancient Greek and Roman and medieval European histories. I am very confident with Tudor history, and France in 16th and 17th centuries. I am so pleased that I chose to study history - I love all aspects of my course. It is intriguing to learn about different past societies and cultures (as well as our own), and enter into stimulating discussions with my tutors. My other A levels were in English Literature, French and Dance, and these remain important to me. As well as doing extra French lessons at university, I also do plenty of drama and dance. I am sporty and play waterpolo for the university and am President of my college's history society.

I took the HAT to get into Oxford, and would love to help other students in their applications, with personal statements, HAT preparation, and practice interviews. I am very keen to tutor students in history, to encourage them and hopefully help them to love the subject as much as I do. I can also tutor English language and literature students at GCSE level, and could certainly give advice and help at an A level standard. I have a lot of exam experience and tips to pass on. Revision can seem hard, but once you have found a method for you, it becomes so much better.

My name is Matilda and I am a second-year history student at Oxford. My degree is 'Ancient and Modern History', and I specialise in ancient Greek and Roman and medieval European histories. I am very confident with Tudor history, and France in 16th and 17th centuries. I am so pleased that I chose to study history - I love all aspects of my course. It is intriguing to learn about different past societies and cultures (as well as our own), and enter into stimulating discussions with my tutors. My other A levels were in English Literature, French and Dance, and these remain important to me. As well as doing extra French lessons at university, I also do plenty of drama and dance. I am sporty and play waterpolo for the university and am President of my college's history society.

I took the HAT to get into Oxford, and would love to help other students in their applications, with personal statements, HAT preparation, and practice interviews. I am very keen to tutor students in history, to encourage them and hopefully help them to love the subject as much as I do. I can also tutor English language and literature students at GCSE level, and could certainly give advice and help at an A level standard. I have a lot of exam experience and tips to pass on. Revision can seem hard, but once you have found a method for you, it becomes so much better.

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About my sessions

I am flexible in my tutoring style, and will discuss with students what they feel their preferred method of learning is. I will begin with discussing the work the student has been set or would like to improve on and where the difficulties lie. This allows us to set an aim for each session, and build up confidence to start with, having identified the problem and how we can overcome it. Sessions will usually start with looking at the content of the topic, especially working on interpretations and historical arguments and debates. Then, it is useful to look at different approaches to questions, bringing in technique and style. As a sort of 'brain break,' I would like to use various visual sources, including looking at videos, photos, and paintings etc. These can be used as stimuli for discussion, provide good revision techniques, and give the student a short rest within the session.To end the session, I think it is useful and important to look at past paper questions, or a classroom question, and go through this step by step. In this way, I can make sure there is a sense of achievement at the end of each session, using what we have learned and putting it into practice. I used a real variety of revision techniques from GCSE's to University level exams. Colour, repetition and speaking out loud are some of the things which worked well for me, and I look forward to discussing and working on different techniques with students.

I am flexible in my tutoring style, and will discuss with students what they feel their preferred method of learning is. I will begin with discussing the work the student has been set or would like to improve on and where the difficulties lie. This allows us to set an aim for each session, and build up confidence to start with, having identified the problem and how we can overcome it. Sessions will usually start with looking at the content of the topic, especially working on interpretations and historical arguments and debates. Then, it is useful to look at different approaches to questions, bringing in technique and style. As a sort of 'brain break,' I would like to use various visual sources, including looking at videos, photos, and paintings etc. These can be used as stimuli for discussion, provide good revision techniques, and give the student a short rest within the session.To end the session, I think it is useful and important to look at past paper questions, or a classroom question, and go through this step by step. In this way, I can make sure there is a sense of achievement at the end of each session, using what we have learned and putting it into practice. I used a real variety of revision techniques from GCSE's to University level exams. Colour, repetition and speaking out loud are some of the things which worked well for me, and I look forward to discussing and working on different techniques with students.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
FrenchA-level (A2)A
DanceA-level (A2)A
Extended Project QualificationA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
HistoryA Level£22 /hr
EnglishGCSE£18 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr
HATUniversity£25 /hr

Questions Matilda has answered

Is there a way of preparing for the HAT?

Yes and no! Firstly, the new HAT test came into effect into 2018, and consists of one unseen source-based question. The idea is that it can't be prepared for, and in terms of learning facts or content, this is certainly the case. But, it is useful to prepare yourself for what you will face in the test, in general way, to give yourself the best possible start. I'll run through a few things that are good to think about before going into your exam.Looking at past papers and their mark schemes is a good way of practising the style you will use, and also to get you used to the timings of the exam. You can also work out a way of approaching the source. I would recommend reading it through once, then looking at the question, then reading, annotating and planning around the source again. You have one hour, so there is plenty of time for planning (even if the adrenaline makes you go quickly in the exam!)I also found it useful to have a few very general, base headings/themes to think about whilst reading the source. This provides good ways of looking at the source, to tease out different factors in it. For example, you might think about: author, audience, purpose, register of language (how formal it is), accessibility of the source (public or private), whether it is translated, the date (you DO NOT need to know specifics about the date, but there may be some use in thinking even as simply as the differences between modern and medieval etc). Or maybe you prefer a 'themes' list, taking into account class, culture, race, gender, society, economy...Let's go through some past papers and put these ideas into practice...Yes and no! Firstly, the new HAT test came into effect into 2018, and consists of one unseen source-based question. The idea is that it can't be prepared for, and in terms of learning facts or content, this is certainly the case. But, it is useful to prepare yourself for what you will face in the test, in general way, to give yourself the best possible start. I'll run through a few things that are good to think about before going into your exam.Looking at past papers and their mark schemes is a good way of practising the style you will use, and also to get you used to the timings of the exam. You can also work out a way of approaching the source. I would recommend reading it through once, then looking at the question, then reading, annotating and planning around the source again. You have one hour, so there is plenty of time for planning (even if the adrenaline makes you go quickly in the exam!)I also found it useful to have a few very general, base headings/themes to think about whilst reading the source. This provides good ways of looking at the source, to tease out different factors in it. For example, you might think about: author, audience, purpose, register of language (how formal it is), accessibility of the source (public or private), whether it is translated, the date (you DO NOT need to know specifics about the date, but there may be some use in thinking even as simply as the differences between modern and medieval etc). Or maybe you prefer a 'themes' list, taking into account class, culture, race, gender, society, economy...Let's go through some past papers and put these ideas into practice...

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