Katy B.

Katy B.

£20 - £22 /hr

Historical Tripos (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

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5 completed lessons

About me

Hi! I'm a third year university student, studying history at the University of Cambridge. History is amazing because you can do so much with it - while at uni, I've studied a huge range of topics from medieval Britain to the Cold War, and from the late Roman empire to early modern Eurasia! I love being able to explore the past from a wide range of perspectives and studying history really challenges you to think critically about the world.


At university, a large amou...

Hi! I'm a third year university student, studying history at the University of Cambridge. History is amazing because you can do so much with it - while at uni, I've studied a huge range of topics from medieval Britain to the Cold War, and from the late Roman empire to early modern Eurasia! I love being able to explore the past from a wide range of perspectives and studying history really challenges you to think critically about the world.


At university, a large amount of my teaching has been 1-on-1, so I have a good idea of what has helped me learn and what hasn't. I also have experience of mentoring - working as a mentor for a student with a Cambridge offer as well as on several summer schools working with disadvantaged year 12 students - and of tutoring key stage 2 students while on my gap year. This has given me a good sense of how I can help students and I'm excited to put these skills to use as a tutor!


I am flexible in my approach to teaching, so I can work with you to find the best way to help you improve. I'm excited to share my love of history and help you to achieve your goals!

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About my sessions

My sessions will focus mainly on essay and argument skills - but this can encompass structure, source analysis, use of evidence, as well as more general discussion. I am also happy to help with revision.


I aim to take a flexible approach to tutoring, working with you to find the best way to structure lessons and give you support. This will generally be an approach with some combination of 1-on-1 discussion as well as essay feedback and marking, but every student is differen...

My sessions will focus mainly on essay and argument skills - but this can encompass structure, source analysis, use of evidence, as well as more general discussion. I am also happy to help with revision.


I aim to take a flexible approach to tutoring, working with you to find the best way to structure lessons and give you support. This will generally be an approach with some combination of 1-on-1 discussion as well as essay feedback and marking, but every student is different with different strengths and weaknesses so we can focus on what you'd like to improve.


There are no right answers in history, but I can help you learn to think critically about a question and make your arguments nuanced and convincing through your use of evidence and concepts.


For A Level, I can also help more specifically with using (or even finding) historiography, which really strengthens your answers, as well as source work, as these are both things which I use a lot throughout my degree.


That said, my main emphasis is on adaptability and finding an approach that works for you!

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Nina Student

9 Dec

Katy was thorough in her feedback! Her explanation on the authorship for source analysis was very clear and it definitely improves my understanding of it.

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Jessie Student

3 Dec

Katy is very easygoing! I appreciate her critical approach towards marking my essays and the suggestions she gives to improve them.

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Jessie Student

28 Nov

Katy was very professional and encouraging! I feel more confident in my ability after the lessons!

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
PhysicsA-levelB
HistoryA-levelA
Further MathematicsA-levelA*
MathsA-levelA*
GermanA-levelB

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
HistoryA Level£22 /hr
HistoryGCSE£20 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£22 /hr

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