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George B.

£30 - £32 /hr

History and French (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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I am currently studying French and History at the University of Exeter: a degree combining my two passions, passions which I hope I can ignite in others. Why choose me? I am an experienced tutor with over 120 hours of teaching time under my belt and I have a proven track record of helping students surpass their predicted grades and pass their exams with flying colours.

I'm always described as bursting with enthusiasm, which goes hand in hand with my open-minded approach to teaching students of all ages and abilities. I've had plenty of experience in teaching French, History, and English before – I was a mentor at my school for 3 years, a time spent assisting younger students with all four key skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I consider essay writing as one of my greatest strengths – I'd love to help you grow in confidence when you write essays, and to ensure you realise your full potential and ace your exams.

History areas of expertise: Weimar and Nazi Germany, the Cold War, Liberal and Fascist Italy, British Domestic Politics 1832-1939, WW2, 1848 Revolutions, Unification of Germany, Russia 1917-1953, Medieval Europe 600-1600.

If you're looking for fun, yet incredibly effective, student led sessions – you've found your tutor. I would love to hear from you.


I am currently studying French and History at the University of Exeter: a degree combining my two passions, passions which I hope I can ignite in others. Why choose me? I am an experienced tutor with over 120 hours of teaching time under my belt and I have a proven track record of helping students surpass their predicted grades and pass their exams with flying colours.

I'm always described as bursting with enthusiasm, which goes hand in hand with my open-minded approach to teaching students of all ages and abilities. I've had plenty of experience in teaching French, History, and English before – I was a mentor at my school for 3 years, a time spent assisting younger students with all four key skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. I consider essay writing as one of my greatest strengths – I'd love to help you grow in confidence when you write essays, and to ensure you realise your full potential and ace your exams.

History areas of expertise: Weimar and Nazi Germany, the Cold War, Liberal and Fascist Italy, British Domestic Politics 1832-1939, WW2, 1848 Revolutions, Unification of Germany, Russia 1917-1953, Medieval Europe 600-1600.

If you're looking for fun, yet incredibly effective, student led sessions – you've found your tutor. I would love to hear from you.

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Our sessions will be entirely student led – the focus will always be on building your confidence in the subject. Amazing exam results will come hand in hand with confidence!

Our sessions will be entirely student led – the focus will always be on building your confidence in the subject. Amazing exam results will come hand in hand with confidence!

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Natalia Parent from Alicante Lesson review 31 Jan, 15:00

31 Jan

I really like how he teaches me because he is very patient and kind. He always makes me Laugh, that´s why I really enjoy our lessons

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Siddarth Student Lesson review 28 Aug '18, 13:00

28 Aug, 2018

Very nicely taught and explained through the mind-map strategy.

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Thisath Student Lesson review 6 May '18, 14:00

6 May, 2018

Lots of useful tips and knowledge, a great help!

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Natalia Parent from Alicante

26 Dec, 2017

The way he teaches me made the lessons very entertaining, I really enjoy our lessons because he made me laugh. I also noticed that my french is improving and I´m glad I found him

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
FrenchA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
PoliticsA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
FrenchA Level£30 /hr
HistoryA Level£30 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£30 /hr
FrenchGCSE£30 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£30 /hr
HistoryGCSE£30 /hr
PoliticsGCSE£30 /hr
French13 Plus£30 /hr
History13 Plus£30 /hr

Questions George has answered

How can I tell the difference between the imperfect/pluperfect/perfect tenses? When do I use them?

In English, we don't even think about the tenses we use – they come naturally to us. In French, we need to think a bit more about which tenses we use. Imagine a timeline in your head. What we are doing right now, right here – that is the present tense. I do, I am doing etc. – all the present tense. The French 'imperfect' tense corresponds to a tense in English which we call the 'past progressive' – that is, 'I was reading' (Je lisais). So, the imperfect tense in French is used to express an ongoing or lasting action in the past. However the French imperfect tense is used much more frequently than the English past progressive, as it is also used to express continuing or repeated actions in the past: Quand nous vivions à Paris nous n'avions pas de voiture. When we were living in Paris we didn't have a car. 1. Je blaguais. I was joking 2. A l'époque, la maison m'appartenait. At the time, the house belonged to me. 3. Il achetait souvent des livres rares. He often bought rare books . 4. Au moment de l'accident la voiture roulait très vite. At the time of the accident the car was going very fast. 5. L'homme travaillait souvent dans son jardin très tard le soir. The man often used to work in his garden very late in the evening. 6. J'allais vous dire que je reconnaissais cet homme. I was going to tell you that I recognised that man. 7. Je suis tombé de mon vélo alors que je sortais du garage. I fell off my bike as I was coming out of the garage. 8. Je somnolais quand j'ai entendu le réveil I was snoozing when I heard the alarm. On the contrary, the perfect tense is used to express a completed action. J'ai mangé un croissant. I ate a croissant. Done. Finished. Simple. The pluperfect tense in French is used to express action in a distant past. OR The pluperfect is used in sentences that relate two past events to each other, where one of the events took place further in the past than the other. For example: Quand nous sommes arrivés, le bus était déjà parti. When we arrived, the bus HAD already left. Examples: 1. J'avais parlé à mon avocat avant de venir I'd spoken to my lawyer before coming 2. A peine avait-il fini de ranger ses outils, qu'il se mit à pleuvoir. He'd hardly finished putting away his tools, than it started to rain. 3. Nous avions bien regardé la maison avant de l'acheter. We'd had a good look at the house before buying it . 4. J'avais pensé que tu pourrais venir cet après-midi. I'd thought you might come this afternoon. 5. La construction du pont avait été commencé par les Romains. The building of the bridge was started under the Romans. 6. Je vous connais, parce que ma mère avait souvent parlé de vous. I know you, because my mother often talked about you. 7. Il disait qu'il avait déjà assez bu. He said he'd already drunk enough. 8. Je savais que tu me l'avais déjà dit. I knew you'd already told me.In English, we don't even think about the tenses we use – they come naturally to us. In French, we need to think a bit more about which tenses we use. Imagine a timeline in your head. What we are doing right now, right here – that is the present tense. I do, I am doing etc. – all the present tense. The French 'imperfect' tense corresponds to a tense in English which we call the 'past progressive' – that is, 'I was reading' (Je lisais). So, the imperfect tense in French is used to express an ongoing or lasting action in the past. However the French imperfect tense is used much more frequently than the English past progressive, as it is also used to express continuing or repeated actions in the past: Quand nous vivions à Paris nous n'avions pas de voiture. When we were living in Paris we didn't have a car. 1. Je blaguais. I was joking 2. A l'époque, la maison m'appartenait. At the time, the house belonged to me. 3. Il achetait souvent des livres rares. He often bought rare books . 4. Au moment de l'accident la voiture roulait très vite. At the time of the accident the car was going very fast. 5. L'homme travaillait souvent dans son jardin très tard le soir. The man often used to work in his garden very late in the evening. 6. J'allais vous dire que je reconnaissais cet homme. I was going to tell you that I recognised that man. 7. Je suis tombé de mon vélo alors que je sortais du garage. I fell off my bike as I was coming out of the garage. 8. Je somnolais quand j'ai entendu le réveil I was snoozing when I heard the alarm. On the contrary, the perfect tense is used to express a completed action. J'ai mangé un croissant. I ate a croissant. Done. Finished. Simple. The pluperfect tense in French is used to express action in a distant past. OR The pluperfect is used in sentences that relate two past events to each other, where one of the events took place further in the past than the other. For example: Quand nous sommes arrivés, le bus était déjà parti. When we arrived, the bus HAD already left. Examples: 1. J'avais parlé à mon avocat avant de venir I'd spoken to my lawyer before coming 2. A peine avait-il fini de ranger ses outils, qu'il se mit à pleuvoir. He'd hardly finished putting away his tools, than it started to rain. 3. Nous avions bien regardé la maison avant de l'acheter. We'd had a good look at the house before buying it . 4. J'avais pensé que tu pourrais venir cet après-midi. I'd thought you might come this afternoon. 5. La construction du pont avait été commencé par les Romains. The building of the bridge was started under the Romans. 6. Je vous connais, parce que ma mère avait souvent parlé de vous. I know you, because my mother often talked about you. 7. Il disait qu'il avait déjà assez bu. He said he'd already drunk enough. 8. Je savais que tu me l'avais déjà dit. I knew you'd already told me.

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