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About me

Introduction

A self-motivated and conscientious multilingual Classics student at the University of Edinburgh, with a passion for the Arts and Humanities. 

Examination boards and subjects taught

I can assist pupils studying the following subjects at CIE and Edexcel examination boards:

Classical Greek (GCSE; A-level); Latin (GCSE; A-level); English Language (GCSE); French (GCSE); English Literature (GCSE); History (GCSE).

Teaching style

A highly personalised teaching method which varies depending on the examination board, but which is based on two main approaches:

Consolidation of syllabus material:Sessions aim to consolidate your understanding of syllabus material where needed so that you have a firm grasp of basic knowledge.You will share the challenges you encounter in your own independent studying, so that we can answer your questions in a clear and thorough manner.

VEGAN method: This method has proved highly efficient for combating problems related to material coverage and time-management. It focuses on the development of three aspects (or 'coordinates') of your linguistic ability: (a) Grammar (b) Syntax (c) Vocabulary. It is tailored to the requirements of the different examination boards and to your own style of independent revision.  

Tutoring experience

Very proud to have achieved top grades with my previous pupils, including a notable record of five A*s in History, English Language and French, in my three-years experience of tutoring so far. 

What's next?

Give it a try! To maximise your potential at your chosen subjects, do get in touch through a ‘WebMail’ or by booking a free ‘Meet the Tutor Session’. I will be delighted to hear from you about how I can best help.

 I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Classical Greek A Level £22 /hr
Latin A Level £22 /hr
Classical Greek GCSE £20 /hr
English GCSE £20 /hr
English Language GCSE £20 /hr
English Literature GCSE £20 /hr
French GCSE £20 /hr
History GCSE £20 /hr
Latin GCSE £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
HistoryA-LevelA
PsychologyA-LevelA*
FrenchA-LevelA
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

No

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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Ratings and reviews

5from 155 customer reviews

Warwick (Student) December 7 2016

Great lesson, and very good explanations.

Syed (Student) August 24 2016

nice

Syed (Student) August 16 2016

Bravo

Syed (Student) August 15 2016

Excellent
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Questions Maria has answered

How do I get top marks in my GCSE History essay?

Although different examination boards seem to have different requirements from pupils when it comes to approaching essay writing in GCSE History, below we will provide some practical tips that are applicable across all boards.  A first step is to writing a good GCSE History essay is to read ...

Although different examination boards seem to have different requirements from pupils when it comes to approaching essay writing in GCSE History, below we will provide some practical tips that are applicable across all boards. 

A first step is to writing a good GCSE History essay is to read the question very carefully. However sophisticated your argument may be, if it does not answer the question it will not give you top marks. Consistency and focus are key requirements here.

You also need to consider the different skills you need to demonstrate to the examiner. GCSE History requires two main areas of skills according to most syllabuses: knowledge and understanding of the history you are studying, and critical and reflective thought. A good historical essay will have a good balance of these two sets of skills. The best way to achieve this balance is through a good structure that will combine facts with a coherent analysis that is tailored around the essay question. 

Finally, remember that enjoying writing the essay can make the final outcome enjoyable for the examiner too. Finding the right balance between sincere interest in what you are writing and strict self-criticism can help you achieve a highly refined answer to a historical question. 

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