Hi! I am a history PhD student at the University of Manchester. I currently teach Chinese and British history at the University and I am looking to pass on my passion and knowledge to new students! I enjoy history and politics and hope to inspire you in these subjects, so that you can get the best out of your time at school or college.
I am a friendly, approachable and dedicated person. I love teaching and have taught a range of levels and ages. In addition to my university teaching, I have taught a few A level politics sessions at my old college and have also been part of a tutorial scheme known as Kumon - teaching maths and english to ages 5-13.
My knowledge of universities means that I hope to give guidance to students looking to make that next step. In addition to assistance on exam preparation, I am here for advice on what to expect from university and how to best approach personal statements.
I look forward to meeting you. I hope to tailor my lessons depending on YOUR needs. Let me know what exam board you are working with and we can go from there :)
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Politics||A Level||£20 /hr|
|History||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|World History||Masters Degree||Merit|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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Saskia (Student) November 15 2016
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Ilja (Student) October 25 2016
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