Kieran N.

Kieran N.

£30 - £32 /hr

Modern History (Bachelors) - Christ Church, Oxford University

52 completed lessons

About me

Hi, I’m Kieran, a recent first-class history graduate from the University of Oxford! I’m here for tutoring, essay help and proof reading.


During my degree I developed a particular interest in modern history, leading me to study general papers which covered both twentieth-century Britain and Europe. Yet, while modern history became my primary focus and passion, I also took Medieval and Early Modern papers, ensuring that I am well-equipped to tutor these areas.


Hi, I’m Kieran, a recent first-class history graduate from the University of Oxford! I’m here for tutoring, essay help and proof reading.


During my degree I developed a particular interest in modern history, leading me to study general papers which covered both twentieth-century Britain and Europe. Yet, while modern history became my primary focus and passion, I also took Medieval and Early Modern papers, ensuring that I am well-equipped to tutor these areas.


Having only finished my A-Levels five years ago, I can clearly remember the feeling of being on a never-ending exam treadmill. Academic success requires perseverance and an attention to detail (including the ability to understand and navigate mark schemes...) However, I found that acquiring an enthusiasm for the subject made this process much easier and more enjoyable. As such, inspired by the intensive and meticulous character of the Oxford tutorial system, my sessions will seek to encourage student-led discussion and engagement alongside a focus on improving the tutee’s writing style and exam technique. My teaching experience means that I feel confident that I can share my skills and enthusiasm for the humanities with students, helping them to push themselves and excel.

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About my sessions

The British examination system, on the surface, appears prescriptive and limiting, requiring the student to jump through hoops in order to achieve good marks. While this criticism is certainly a valid one, making an understanding of the mark scheme indispensable, my sessions will recognise and encourage individuality, showing that there are lots of different paths a student can take to learn the information they need to succeed. Some students prefer mind-mapping, others favour timelines; diff...

The British examination system, on the surface, appears prescriptive and limiting, requiring the student to jump through hoops in order to achieve good marks. While this criticism is certainly a valid one, making an understanding of the mark scheme indispensable, my sessions will recognise and encourage individuality, showing that there are lots of different paths a student can take to learn the information they need to succeed. Some students prefer mind-mapping, others favour timelines; different techniques work for different people!


My sessions will, initially, be directed by the specific concerns of the student. By listening to the student and working with their strengths I will look to build up their confidence and enthusiasm for the subject. However, I will accompany discussion-led tutorials with a close focus on the specifics of exam technique and writing style; unsurprisingly, I have found that students acquire more confidence when they feel that they understand what examiners expect of them.

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29 Aug '19

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Zoe Student

31 Mar

I had Kieran for Russian A level History. He is an extremely knowledgeable and passionate tutor who makes the lessons very fun and is always prepared. He teaches in a very lovely, calm manner and understands the specific difficulties a student has and knows how to support him/her. He made me feel much more confident, calmer and prepared for the exam! I would highly recommend Kieran for tutoring as he is extremely knowleagbke and understanding.

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Ann Parent from Rickmansworth

28 Nov '19

Another great session, Kieron really shifts the focus of the lesson based on what you hope to achieve.

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Ann Parent from Rickmansworth

14 Nov '19

Very useful session, a great balance between learning new things and recapping old information!

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Ann Parent from Rickmansworth

31 Oct '19

Very good session. Helped me approach the content from a different perspective, and also in a very interesting and engaging way.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-levelA*
EconomicsA-levelA*
Modern HistoryDegree (Bachelors)FIRST CLASS
GeographyA-levelA
Government and PoliticsA-levelA
Extended Project QualificationA-levelA*
SpanishA-levelC

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
HistoryA Level£32 /hr
GeographyGCSE£32 /hr
HistoryGCSE£32 /hr
PoliticsGCSE£32 /hr
HATUniversity£32 /hr
HistoryUniversity£32 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£32 /hr
Geography13 Plus£30 /hr
History13 Plus£30 /hr

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