Christopher P.

Christopher P.

£26 - £28 /hr

Politics (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi! I'm Chris, a Politics (and soon English, too!) student at Durham University. Since 2017, I've tutored at Durham School - one of Britain's oldest and most prestigious schools. I have tutored students from all year groups, covering swathes of material. I am a friendly and experienced tutor here to tailor my lessons to the student - patching their weaknesses and working to instill a real passion and love for their subject. In my experience happy, engaged students do the best of a...

Hi! I'm Chris, a Politics (and soon English, too!) student at Durham University. Since 2017, I've tutored at Durham School - one of Britain's oldest and most prestigious schools. I have tutored students from all year groups, covering swathes of material. I am a friendly and experienced tutor here to tailor my lessons to the student - patching their weaknesses and working to instill a real passion and love for their subject. In my experience happy, engaged students do the best of all. Making all of my tutees happy and engaged is what I aim to do.

Extracurricularly, I am a member of the Durham Union Society. There, I have worked to open up our events, where we hear from everyone from politicians to Anton du Beke, to students from the Durham area. I am also a regular contributor to the Palatinate, Durham's student newspaper, and love music - although my singing isn't very good!

I didn't always enjoy school. It was through the effort of inspirational teachers that I came to love learning and sharing knowledge, and am now studying with hopes of becoming an English and Politics teacher. I understand how difficult school can be, and I understand the power of a good teacher - and that is what I will always try to be, no matter if a student is knocking on the door of an A*, or desperate for a C. Helping students achieve their goals, based on their interests and their needs, is what I want to do, as my own teachers did for me.

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About my sessions

I structure my lessons more as conversations than lectures. Nobody knows better what they know, or what they need, than the student themselves, and this is what I try to understand during lessons. I begin by presenting a topic to a student, broken down into digestible chunks, and exploring it – what are its features, how does it relate to other issues? This engages the student, and makes clear immediately where their strengths lie, and where they need a helping hand. Seeing how they can perfo...

I structure my lessons more as conversations than lectures. Nobody knows better what they know, or what they need, than the student themselves, and this is what I try to understand during lessons. I begin by presenting a topic to a student, broken down into digestible chunks, and exploring it – what are its features, how does it relate to other issues? This engages the student, and makes clear immediately where their strengths lie, and where they need a helping hand. Seeing how they can perform, I can immediately adjust my teaching to suit their needs, determining if they need more information from myself, or simply a bit of a prod to get them to the answer – this means that there are no wasted lessons, no wasted moments. Every moment is dedicated to learn, and understanding the needs of the student more and more.

My entire ethos is one of cooperation and communication. I don’t believe in just lecturing people or trying to force information down their throat. All students are individuals, and it is crucial that education is similarly individual. Through conversation, debate, quizzing, and reevaluating their needs as we go, I can promise an individual educational experience distinct from the typical classroom experience – one suited to the student themselves, and their abilities and needs.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Government and PoliticsA-levelA*
English Language and LiteratureA-levelA*
ICTA-levelA
HistoryA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Government and PoliticsA Level£28 /hr
EnglishGCSE£26 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£26 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£28 /hr

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