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Degree: History (Bachelors) - Bristol University
I am a History student at the University of Bristol. I love History, its always been my favourite subject and reading, writing and researching history always interests me. I have experience working in schools, helping students with skills from numeracy to literacy to more advanced subject specific issues.
I am interested in History from all periods and regions, and would be happy to help people studying any area, as many skills in history are very much transferable and universal within the subject. If you are hoping for help with specific subjects I have a wide range of interests and have studied many different movements, periods and places in the world, from Communism to Colonialism, and Britain, Russia, India and America.
I also have achieved A-levels at A and above in Maths and English, and would be happy and confident to tutor in these subjects at GCSE level.
My sessions will focus on being interactive. I will tailor each session to you, what you most struggle with or want to work on, and in a way that allows you to feel your time is used constructively. I will hope to make each session enjoyable, and try and provide materials that are interesting as well as useful!
I would also be happy to assist with the HAT, as although I did not end up studying in Oxford, I was successful in the entrance exams. I would be more than happy to help you approach sitting the test confidently, when it is quite unlike any other test or exam you're likely to take, and I found speaking to someone with prior experience invaluable at the time!
If you have any questions, send me a webmail or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session', and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
I look forward to working with you!
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|Maths||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|.HAT.||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
|HAT||Uni Admissions Test||pass|
Historiography is a term that in my experience unnecessarily frightens some people studying at A-level. In some ways it does represent a shift from simpler primary source based analysis, but in reality, the skills needed to successfully analyse a primary source are very similar to those used when analysing the historiography of a certain topic. Historiography is simply the History of 'History', or 'Historical Writing' to be more specific. Thus, history books and secondary sources essentially need to be approached as historical sources in their own right, and given the same level of interrogation as primary sources. This means looking at historical texts in their contexts, both compared to other pieces of writing about the same topic, and even wider changes in the world and in thought in the period in which the text was written.
Therefore, in an essay about the historiography of a certain period of history, the events of that period end up being secondary. It is of course important to be clear as to the events, and to have an opinion on them yourself. However, in a historiographical essay, what you're analysing is the different ways in which a subject has been written about in a historical way, not writing a history of the subject itself. This was, for me, the main difficulty with getting to grips with writing about historiography, not allowing myself to get distracted with my own views on a period. After all, in a historiography essay you're writing your opinion on the secondary texts, and that needs to be more prominent in your writing.see more