Melissa J.

Melissa J.

£30 - £32 /hr

History (Bachelors) - Somerville College, Oxford University

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About my sessions

I hope my tutoring sessions will not only be informative and useful, but will help to develop the necessary skills which are integral to higher-level answers in exams. I understand that it is often hard to understand 'where' you went wrong in your essay, or why your mark may not be as high as you'd hoped. More to the point, it is often hard to know exactly how to improve. Unlike a science or maths equation, there is no CLEAR right or wrong. However in my tutorials...

I hope my tutoring sessions will not only be informative and useful, but will help to develop the necessary skills which are integral to higher-level answers in exams. I understand that it is often hard to understand 'where' you went wrong in your essay, or why your mark may not be as high as you'd hoped. More to the point, it is often hard to know exactly how to improve. Unlike a science or maths equation, there is no CLEAR right or wrong. However in my tutorials I hope to break down history essays into manageable and clear structures.


Moreover, I will provide students with methods to approach questions, top tips to impress examiners and how to ensure a fluid line of argument throughout essays. I will be able to tailor tutorials to suit each students area for improvement, whether that be for source based essays or factor based ones. In each session, I will assess and measure improvement through a clear checklist of assessment objectives (something which I will provide the student with) and I will then colour code each student's essay where they fulfilled as assessment criteria, and where they could improve. I believe that resources such as word banks and fact files are also integral to supplement knowledge and embellish essay answers. Closer to exams I will tailor sessions to revision activities and exam questions, making sure students are learning what they don't know, rather than what they do.

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Kavita Student

11 Oct

Melissa’s notes and comments on essay’s handed in before the lesson are very detailed and it is clear that she does much outside lesson-time preparation, making our lessons all the more useful.

11 Oct

Melissa's reply

Thank you Kavita!

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Sue Parent from Basingstoke

26 Sep

very thorough preparation of the session tailored to exactly what my son needed. I am lucky to have found Melissa in this History exam prep journey.

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Lisa Parent from Haslemere

7 May

Melissa’s lessons are well planned and puts the student at easy immediately: my daughter loves her sessions and comes away feeling very positive and looking forward to the next session : wholeheartedly recommend.

8 May

Melissa's reply

Thank you so much Lisa!

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Nikki Parent from coventry

Yesterday

amazing

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-levelA*
English LiteratureA-levelB
SociologyA-levelA*
Global perspectivesA-levelA*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
HistoryScottish Highers£32 /hr
HistoryA Level£32 /hr
HistoryGCSE£32 /hr
SociologyGCSE£32 /hr
HistoryIB£32 /hr
HATUniversity£32 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£32 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£32 /hr
History13 Plus£30 /hr

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