Oliver S.

Oliver S.

£30 - £32 /hr

History (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

46 completed lessons

About me

I have just completed my first year at Downing College, Cambridge, studying for the History tripos. In my preliminary examinations, I achieved a starred first, coming joint-top in my year group of c. 170 students. I received 3 A* grades in History, English [full marks] and Mathematics as well as one A grade in French at A2 level. I have 10 A* at GCSE and an A in OCR FSMQ Additional Mathematics.


I have extensive tutoring experience running over 2 years in History, English, a...

I have just completed my first year at Downing College, Cambridge, studying for the History tripos. In my preliminary examinations, I achieved a starred first, coming joint-top in my year group of c. 170 students. I received 3 A* grades in History, English [full marks] and Mathematics as well as one A grade in French at A2 level. I have 10 A* at GCSE and an A in OCR FSMQ Additional Mathematics.


I have extensive tutoring experience running over 2 years in History, English, and Mathematics from 11-plus to A2 level. I have also taught Pre-U History. Students I have tutored at 11-plus have received offers from top independent schools such as Alleyn's and Dulwich College. Others have received interviews from Westminster and King's College.


Having recently completed my A-levels and the Oxbridge admissions process, I am in a unique position to offer tailor-made advice about how to succeed in both exams and academic interviews. I am very much aware of the style of writing and essay structures which are required of candidates in order to achieve top marks. This includes an appreciation of changes made to the GCSE and IGCSE syllabuses, as well as of the shift from modular to linear A-levels.


Beyond this, I would feel comfortable helping with personal statements and university admissions for History, having obtained offers from Cambridge, Durham, St Andrews, UCL and Exeter.

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About my sessions

I look forward to teaching anyone, regardless of their academic level, and I hope that my lessons will help students not only achieve their goals but also stimulate their intellectual curiosity. I believe that learning should, above all, be interactive and inclusive: my lessons are very much a back-and-forth. This is particularly true of A-level and university admissions, where individual opinion and an ability to consider a question from multiple different angles is crucial for success.

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I look forward to teaching anyone, regardless of their academic level, and I hope that my lessons will help students not only achieve their goals but also stimulate their intellectual curiosity. I believe that learning should, above all, be interactive and inclusive: my lessons are very much a back-and-forth. This is particularly true of A-level and university admissions, where individual opinion and an ability to consider a question from multiple different angles is crucial for success.


I am happy to talk more about my teaching methods and experience in a free video meeting. This will also give me an opportunity to find out more about how I can help you in particular.


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Samia Parent from Twickenham

9 Nov

My teenage son's progress has jumped two grades in History since Oliver has been supporting him. We're three months down the line in GCSE year and have no plans to discontinue. Highly recommended.

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Tina Parent from Le Vésinet

15 Sep

Fantastic tutor for Maths!

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Taisa Parent from Tonbridge

1 Nov

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-levelA*
EnglishA-levelA*
MathsA-levelA*
FrenchA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
HistoryA Level£32 /hr
EnglishGCSE£32 /hr
HistoryGCSE£32 /hr
MathsGCSE£32 /hr
HATUniversity£32 /hr
English11 Plus£30 /hr
Maths11 Plus£30 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£32 /hr
English13 Plus£30 /hr
History13 Plus£30 /hr
Maths13 Plus£30 /hr
EnglishKS3£32 /hr
MathsKS3£32 /hr

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