Stella S.

Stella S.

£18 - £25 /hr

History and History of Art (Bachelors) - Glasgow University

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Hi, I’m Stella and I have recently graduated from the University of Glasgow.


I did a joint-honours in History and History of Art and received a first-class degree. For me the best part about both my subjects was the connection between past and present; how ideas today influence the way we look at history.


In my final year I focused on early modern English history and Venetian Renaissance art. However, I have covered art and history from the early Medieval period to the near contemporary.


Over my years in education I have taken a variety of assessments, from presentations to exams. I have learnt the hard way that each exam or assessment requires a different methodology, but over the years I have developed a familiarity which means I have an approach that works well for each. This is what I will be helping you with!

Hi, I’m Stella and I have recently graduated from the University of Glasgow.


I did a joint-honours in History and History of Art and received a first-class degree. For me the best part about both my subjects was the connection between past and present; how ideas today influence the way we look at history.


In my final year I focused on early modern English history and Venetian Renaissance art. However, I have covered art and history from the early Medieval period to the near contemporary.


Over my years in education I have taken a variety of assessments, from presentations to exams. I have learnt the hard way that each exam or assessment requires a different methodology, but over the years I have developed a familiarity which means I have an approach that works well for each. This is what I will be helping you with!

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About my sessions

As I am currently working as an English teacher abroad I have professional training in teaching which I put to good use during my sessions. For me it is always important to focus on the needs of the student, this is more time effective and yields better results!


For exams I believe that emphasising essay planning and exam technique is the best way to prepare. I like to bring in some form of practice to every session. I find this is the most challenging, but most important, way to revise. For revision of factual information I use memory games and fun interactive activities to ensure that you are always taking an active part in sessions. 

As I am currently working as an English teacher abroad I have professional training in teaching which I put to good use during my sessions. For me it is always important to focus on the needs of the student, this is more time effective and yields better results!


For exams I believe that emphasising essay planning and exam technique is the best way to prepare. I like to bring in some form of practice to every session. I find this is the most challenging, but most important, way to revise. For revision of factual information I use memory games and fun interactive activities to ensure that you are always taking an active part in sessions. 

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
History Higher LevelInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
Visual Arts Higher LevelInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
English Higher LevelInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)6
Maths Studies Standard LevelInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6
French Standard LevelInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6
Biology Standard LevelInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
English LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr
History of ArtGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryIB£20 /hr
HistoryUniversity£25 /hr

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What is the best way to plan an IB history essay?

The structure of an IB history essay should be formed with an introduction, main body of text (generally divided thematically into around three paragraphs), and conclusion. Take time to read the question and think about two key points: what is the scope of the question? (e.g. are there time limits, specific people, does it ask you to compare and contrast different events?); how is the question worded? (e.g. is the question a statement that you need to agree or disagree with?) Once you have done this you can make sure you will be writing relevant information. In every essay you should be answering the question, not just listing every fact you know about the topic. Write some notes on how to approach the question, always keeping in mind the evidence you will use to back up your point. Once you have assessed the evidence you can form your argument for the essay, bearing in mind the question and scope as discussed above. The best way to make sure your essay stays on topic is to write this argument in one clear sentence, this is your thesis, and will act as the guideline for the whole essay. This statement should go in your introduction and every paragraph should link back to this. It should demonstrate your critical thinking (e.g. Therefore, it shall be argued that the main cause of World War One was ….) Remember that the introduction is not merely introducing the topic but is introducing your argument and ideas (e.g. how are you going to answer the question?) For the main body of the text use the PEEL method (point; evidence; explanation; link.) Make sure that the ‘point’ part of every paragraph helps to persuade the examiner of your thesis. You can write excellent points but if they do not help to answer the question you will not receive a high mark. Try to include evidence from both sides of the argument, making sure to state why your argument is more persuasive. Finally, link back to the thesis at the end of each paragraph (e.g. how has the evidence presented here demonstrated your thesis and answered the question?) The conclusion should bring together the main body of the essay and restate the thesis. If possible, you can also bring in more nuance to the topic, if the scope of the question has not allowed you to do this already. The structure of an IB history essay should be formed with an introduction, main body of text (generally divided thematically into around three paragraphs), and conclusion. Take time to read the question and think about two key points: what is the scope of the question? (e.g. are there time limits, specific people, does it ask you to compare and contrast different events?); how is the question worded? (e.g. is the question a statement that you need to agree or disagree with?) Once you have done this you can make sure you will be writing relevant information. In every essay you should be answering the question, not just listing every fact you know about the topic. Write some notes on how to approach the question, always keeping in mind the evidence you will use to back up your point. Once you have assessed the evidence you can form your argument for the essay, bearing in mind the question and scope as discussed above. The best way to make sure your essay stays on topic is to write this argument in one clear sentence, this is your thesis, and will act as the guideline for the whole essay. This statement should go in your introduction and every paragraph should link back to this. It should demonstrate your critical thinking (e.g. Therefore, it shall be argued that the main cause of World War One was ….) Remember that the introduction is not merely introducing the topic but is introducing your argument and ideas (e.g. how are you going to answer the question?) For the main body of the text use the PEEL method (point; evidence; explanation; link.) Make sure that the ‘point’ part of every paragraph helps to persuade the examiner of your thesis. You can write excellent points but if they do not help to answer the question you will not receive a high mark. Try to include evidence from both sides of the argument, making sure to state why your argument is more persuasive. Finally, link back to the thesis at the end of each paragraph (e.g. how has the evidence presented here demonstrated your thesis and answered the question?) The conclusion should bring together the main body of the essay and restate the thesis. If possible, you can also bring in more nuance to the topic, if the scope of the question has not allowed you to do this already. 

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