Jack M.

Jack M.

£30 /hr

History and Ancient History (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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About me

I am a History and Ancient History student at the University of Exeter. I love my History degree but I am also passionate abouta English and Politics (the latter of which I achieved the highest mark in Europe for at edexcell A level). I hope to guide you to exam success in these subjects! I have experience working with all ages, from coaching senior sport at my old school to my two weeks as a teacher aid in a primary school.

I am a History and Ancient History student at the University of Exeter. I love my History degree but I am also passionate abouta English and Politics (the latter of which I achieved the highest mark in Europe for at edexcell A level). I hope to guide you to exam success in these subjects! I have experience working with all ages, from coaching senior sport at my old school to my two weeks as a teacher aid in a primary school.

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The best way to tackle exams is by sticking to the syllabus. In my sessions I will help you to understand what the importance of what the examiners are looking for: such as buzzwords, accurate and relevant examples, and essay structure. However, without knowledge of content and understanding of concept, no amount of planning and essay structure can help . My knowledge of history, politics, and english will hopefully be invaluble in this regard.


History is often simply about understanding chronology and being able to assess periods of continuity and discontinuty, however it is also about fantastic and horrific people and the moments in time that changed everything, which complicate questions of cause and effect. Politics is often conceptually difficult. It is important to appreciate both sides of an argument, whether the topic be ideology, economy, or geopolitics. English often becomes easier and easier the more you read. What I can't do is make you read, but what I can do is show you techniques to solve issues of grammar, sentence structure and spellings, while also exploring the texts in detail.


If you have any questions - send me a Webmail or book another session through this website! I look forward to working with you :) 

The Sessions


The best way to tackle exams is by sticking to the syllabus. In my sessions I will help you to understand what the importance of what the examiners are looking for: such as buzzwords, accurate and relevant examples, and essay structure. However, without knowledge of content and understanding of concept, no amount of planning and essay structure can help . My knowledge of history, politics, and english will hopefully be invaluble in this regard.


History is often simply about understanding chronology and being able to assess periods of continuity and discontinuty, however it is also about fantastic and horrific people and the moments in time that changed everything, which complicate questions of cause and effect. Politics is often conceptually difficult. It is important to appreciate both sides of an argument, whether the topic be ideology, economy, or geopolitics. English often becomes easier and easier the more you read. What I can't do is make you read, but what I can do is show you techniques to solve issues of grammar, sentence structure and spellings, while also exploring the texts in detail.


If you have any questions - send me a Webmail or book another session through this website! I look forward to working with you :) 

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Absolutely lovely :)

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Prabhjap Parent from Slough Lesson review 26 Dec '18, 16:00

26 Dec, 2018

Really helpful. Helped me with anything that I was struggling with. Was able to pinpoint what I was doing wrong and told me how to fix them.

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Faith Student Lesson review 18 Dec '18, 19:00

18 Dec, 2018

Brilliant, helpful and friendly.

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Aggie Parent from Basingstoke Lesson review 2 Dec '18, 17:00

2 Dec, 2018

He stuck to what I was struggling with until I new very well.

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Qualifications

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

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishA Level£30 /hr
Government and PoliticsA Level£30 /hr
HistoryA Level£30 /hr
EnglishGCSE£30 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£30 /hr
HistoryGCSE£30 /hr
English13 Plus£30 /hr

Questions Jack has answered

How do I analyse a source?

Without a pointed question, being told to just anaylise a source can be daunting.It's important to start at the most simplistic level. What are you looking at? (newspaper cutting)(propaganda peice)(photograph)In other words identify your source. What is it? When is it from? Who produced it? How would it have been distributed? These questions are often missed but provide an essential foundation from which to work.Once these have been assessed, wonder why for each of these points! Why was it produced? The follow up might be who was it intended for, and who would have viewed it? Would anyone have seen this? If not - is that even a valid question to answer in your answer! For example,if the source is a private letter this wouldnt be a question worth persuing. Its important to get at the significance of the source - leaving out what is insignifcant. Once the broader aspects of the source have been covered, you should then get into the nitty-gritty of the source (that part that most people jump to right away). What does it say? What does it represent historically? What can we infer from that particualar quote - eg.) Russian troop order talks of lack of ammunition, so is the war going badly? what date is the source from? Much like a detective you should take your evidence and apply it to the broader context and wider knowledge of the course. Lastly, we could ask how this source should be treated from the perspective of a historian (is it reliable? is there a potential for bias?)Without a pointed question, being told to just anaylise a source can be daunting.It's important to start at the most simplistic level. What are you looking at? (newspaper cutting)(propaganda peice)(photograph)In other words identify your source. What is it? When is it from? Who produced it? How would it have been distributed? These questions are often missed but provide an essential foundation from which to work.Once these have been assessed, wonder why for each of these points! Why was it produced? The follow up might be who was it intended for, and who would have viewed it? Would anyone have seen this? If not - is that even a valid question to answer in your answer! For example,if the source is a private letter this wouldnt be a question worth persuing. Its important to get at the significance of the source - leaving out what is insignifcant. Once the broader aspects of the source have been covered, you should then get into the nitty-gritty of the source (that part that most people jump to right away). What does it say? What does it represent historically? What can we infer from that particualar quote - eg.) Russian troop order talks of lack of ammunition, so is the war going badly? what date is the source from? Much like a detective you should take your evidence and apply it to the broader context and wider knowledge of the course. Lastly, we could ask how this source should be treated from the perspective of a historian (is it reliable? is there a potential for bias?)

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3 years ago

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How do I memorise facts for History? (source too)

History is a content heavy course, with so many dates and names and places to remember. It is useful to have a method which works for you! Once you have all your notes prepared, here are some ways to memorise them:1.) talk it over: for many, just repeating it over and over will engrain the many facts into your brain. Walking up and down your room while you do it can often help. 2.) Write it over and over again: this often works for me, and it invovles the boring but effective process of copying down the facts from memory over and over again until you no longer need to peak at your notes3.) For the more adventurous, it might be an idea to try and asssociate your dates and facts with images. Whether that means drawing little symbols next to every date, or elaborate spider diagrams which you can try and visually memorise4.) Tests. Although unorthodox, getting family members and friends to test you is still a valid process of revision!It's important to try many methods and find the one that works for you! Whichever one you go for, remember that you cannot memorise everything overnight. Far better to do an hour a day for a week then seven hours on the last day! Also, if your struggling on one date or period, dont hammer away at it. Move on to something else and come back later.History is a content heavy course, with so many dates and names and places to remember. It is useful to have a method which works for you! Once you have all your notes prepared, here are some ways to memorise them:1.) talk it over: for many, just repeating it over and over will engrain the many facts into your brain. Walking up and down your room while you do it can often help. 2.) Write it over and over again: this often works for me, and it invovles the boring but effective process of copying down the facts from memory over and over again until you no longer need to peak at your notes3.) For the more adventurous, it might be an idea to try and asssociate your dates and facts with images. Whether that means drawing little symbols next to every date, or elaborate spider diagrams which you can try and visually memorise4.) Tests. Although unorthodox, getting family members and friends to test you is still a valid process of revision!It's important to try many methods and find the one that works for you! Whichever one you go for, remember that you cannot memorise everything overnight. Far better to do an hour a day for a week then seven hours on the last day! Also, if your struggling on one date or period, dont hammer away at it. Move on to something else and come back later.

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3 years ago

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I don't know how to analyse a poem's language, form and structure!!!?

Firstly, it is essential to know the difference between the three. The common problem is differentiating form and strucutre. The best way to think about this is that structure is much more simple! It is simply the way the poem is technically aranged (stanzas, rhyme, style). With Form it is best to think about the hollistic, or overall, appearence of the poem to get at the way that the structure is used (tone, voice, tense). There is overlap here. Language is usually less difficult, beceause you just have to break down the words in the poem. What word choice has been used, what devices (alliteration, enjambment, oxy-morons). It is often best in this scenario to conclude by trying to bring all three aspects together - what is the poet's overarching message?Firstly, it is essential to know the difference between the three. The common problem is differentiating form and strucutre. The best way to think about this is that structure is much more simple! It is simply the way the poem is technically aranged (stanzas, rhyme, style). With Form it is best to think about the hollistic, or overall, appearence of the poem to get at the way that the structure is used (tone, voice, tense). There is overlap here. Language is usually less difficult, beceause you just have to break down the words in the poem. What word choice has been used, what devices (alliteration, enjambment, oxy-morons). It is often best in this scenario to conclude by trying to bring all three aspects together - what is the poet's overarching message?

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3 years ago

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