Caitlin B. 13 plus  History tutor, GCSE History tutor, A Level Histor...

Caitlin B.

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Degree: History (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

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About me

About me:

I am a History student at the University of Birmingham. I have a real enjoyment for not only History, but also Geography and English. I hope my tutorials will help me share this with you.

I am an experienced tutor, having done this kind of work for over a year now. I also helped children learn to dance, so am very patient and friendly.

The sessions:

The sessions will be fun, enjoyable and you will learn a lot. My main aim is for you to improve and we will achieve this thorugh a variety of methods until you are confident enough to complete your work independently at the standard that we reach together.

Personal statements:

I can help you with your application for university, having gone through the process myself. We can go through drafts together and I can help you with your UCAS form to make the process far easier.

What next:

Don't hesitate to contact me with any queries or requests. I will get back to you as soon as possible and can't wait to help you to be the best you can be.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
History A Level £20 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
Geography GCSE £18 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr
Geography 13 Plus £18 /hr
History 13 Plus £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
HistoryA-LevelA
GeographyA-LevelA
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CRB/DBS Standard

01/07/2015

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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Questions Caitlin has answered

How do I approach an essay question?

The layout of your essay is crucial. Make sure your ideas are clear and explicit - your teacher shouldn't have to decode what you mean! Use correct grammar and make your vocabulary interesting, using words such as 'undoubtedly' and 'crucial'. Make sure to embed quotes and, most importantly, se...

The layout of your essay is crucial. Make sure your ideas are clear and explicit - your teacher shouldn't have to decode what you mean! Use correct grammar and make your vocabulary interesting, using words such as 'undoubtedly' and 'crucial'. Make sure to embed quotes and, most importantly, set your ideas out so that your line of argument is easy to follow - this should be driving your essay, especially in your introduction and conclusion.

It is also important to spread your essay out over a week or two to ensure you can complete multiple drafts. Get used to looking at your work critically and try to correct yourself - especially with grammar Also, make sure to read your teacher's comments carefully and act on their advice.

Read the question carefully. Make sure you use appropriate evidence that fits the criteria of the question - if the question gives you a timeframe, don't provide evidence outside those dates unless for contextual reasons! Additionally, unpick the question to address each aspect of it.

Your evidence should support your line of argument, not drive the essay - don't overload your essay with facts and turn your argument into narrative. Also, you can write an excellent essay, but if your evidence is not relevant then your words are pretty useless. Relevance is key!

Moreover, historical quotes can be used to back up evidence and your line of argument. This can be useful and add validity to your words but is not crucial. Make sure you understand what the historian is talking about!

Think about the breadth of your course when answering your question. Keeping context in the back of your mind will help to improve your understanding of the topic and allow you to make a more insightful response.

Distinguish your work from everybody else answering the question with the same evidence. Use unique ideas and link your ideas together - this will come with a greater understanding of the course ... revision is important!!

Overall, remember relevant evidence, line of argument and read the question!

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