Henry G.

Henry G.

£24 - £28 /hr

History (Bachelors) - York University

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About me

I have just finished my first undergraduate year at the University of York studying History, a subject for which I have a great passion. Throughout my time (7 years) at Chigwell school in Essex, I greatly enjoyed analysing the actions of historical figures and the significant greater effects that they have on the world. Despite my love of history going back a long way, I feel that the creative freedom provided at university has allowed me to mature and develop my analytical skills, which are of course key for any academic subject.   Although I have studied a range of historical periods, I specialise in the early modern period, notably the reign of Elizabeth I and the European expansion into the New World. I also studied Geography and German at A-level, and continue to pursue my academic development in these areas despite these subjects not being formally part of my degree course.

Outside of my degree course, I take part in a range of extra-curricular activities at University, including playing  University level sports. I have taken part in volunteering projects this year, which have been fantastic, due to the chance for me to develop my ability to work in a team and consult with others. 

I have just finished my first undergraduate year at the University of York studying History, a subject for which I have a great passion. Throughout my time (7 years) at Chigwell school in Essex, I greatly enjoyed analysing the actions of historical figures and the significant greater effects that they have on the world. Despite my love of history going back a long way, I feel that the creative freedom provided at university has allowed me to mature and develop my analytical skills, which are of course key for any academic subject.   Although I have studied a range of historical periods, I specialise in the early modern period, notably the reign of Elizabeth I and the European expansion into the New World. I also studied Geography and German at A-level, and continue to pursue my academic development in these areas despite these subjects not being formally part of my degree course.

Outside of my degree course, I take part in a range of extra-curricular activities at University, including playing  University level sports. I have taken part in volunteering projects this year, which have been fantastic, due to the chance for me to develop my ability to work in a team and consult with others. 

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About my sessions

In my tutorials, my general aim is to make tasks which sometimes appear quite complex, as simple as possible. I aim to identify any particular enthusiasms, strengths and weaknesses of students as early as possible and of course aim to improve any areas of weaknesses as quickly as possible. Developing a rapport with the student via talking briefly about shared interests and news items, can ease the start of a session.

In subjects such as Geography and History, which require essay writing skills, I will aim to break down the skills required to effectively communicate with an examiner. Students often struggle with writing style and despite having a good knowledge of the subject, lose marks because of this. Consequently, this will be a key area of focus in my tutorials. I will be asking the student to complete sample questions for homework each week which we can go over together in the tutorials, in order to improve these writing skills.

Whilst tutoring German, my main focus would be to develop the speaking skills of the student. The performance of a student in speaking exams often hinges on their confidence in an exam situation and this is what I will aim to develop. I will not only aim to develop the student’s skills in my tutorial, but also to inspire a greater amount of study-time dedicated to the topic, for example, by suggesting other ways to access the language.

In my tutorials, my general aim is to make tasks which sometimes appear quite complex, as simple as possible. I aim to identify any particular enthusiasms, strengths and weaknesses of students as early as possible and of course aim to improve any areas of weaknesses as quickly as possible. Developing a rapport with the student via talking briefly about shared interests and news items, can ease the start of a session.

In subjects such as Geography and History, which require essay writing skills, I will aim to break down the skills required to effectively communicate with an examiner. Students often struggle with writing style and despite having a good knowledge of the subject, lose marks because of this. Consequently, this will be a key area of focus in my tutorials. I will be asking the student to complete sample questions for homework each week which we can go over together in the tutorials, in order to improve these writing skills.

Whilst tutoring German, my main focus would be to develop the speaking skills of the student. The performance of a student in speaking exams often hinges on their confidence in an exam situation and this is what I will aim to develop. I will not only aim to develop the student’s skills in my tutorial, but also to inspire a greater amount of study-time dedicated to the topic, for example, by suggesting other ways to access the language.

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Anna Parent from Esher

16 Feb

First lesson with Henry, and my daughter learnt more than she has in a whole term with her school teacher! She is thrilled!!

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Angelika Parent from Weybridge

8 Oct, 2018

Henry is helping my son prep for GCSE History exam and he is amazing!

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KAREN Parent from Tarporley

20 Mar, 2018

Henry is tutoring my son A level History , he is excellent would highly recommend .

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Angelika Parent from Weybridge

3 Mar

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
GeographyA-level (A2)A
GermanA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
GeographyA Level£28 /hr
HistoryA Level£28 /hr
GeographyGCSE£24 /hr
GermanGCSE£24 /hr
HistoryGCSE£24 /hr
Geography13 Plus£24 /hr
German13 Plus£24 /hr
History13 Plus£24 /hr

Questions Henry has answered

How do I write a good introduction to my essays?

 Question: "Anglo Spanish relations deteriorated in the years 1558-1588 largely as a result of reactions of the English" Assess the validity of this view. Three key things you need to do in a historical introduction: - C.O.D Contextualise- Provide background information about the period that will be discussed in the essay. E.g. “Upon Elizabeth’s ascendance to the throne in 1558, England once again began to turn back towards Protestantism, creating an ideological rift with the Spanish. Outline- State the arguments you will go onto discuss in the essay (at a higher level - how you will argue them). E.g. “Whilst the deterioration of Anglo-Spanish relations can be attributed to the English as is seen through excessive English privateering and the actions of the English in the Netherlands, the role that Spanish ambassadors to England De Spes and De Mendoza played in worsening relations cannot be ignored.” Define- Define the Key words of the question. - Pick out the key words of the question. Question: "Anglo Spanish relations deteriorated in the years 1558-1588 largely as a result of reactions of the English" Assess the validity of this view. Three key things you need to do in a historical introduction: - C.O.D Contextualise- Provide background information about the period that will be discussed in the essay. E.g. “Upon Elizabeth’s ascendance to the throne in 1558, England once again began to turn back towards Protestantism, creating an ideological rift with the Spanish. Outline- State the arguments you will go onto discuss in the essay (at a higher level - how you will argue them). E.g. “Whilst the deterioration of Anglo-Spanish relations can be attributed to the English as is seen through excessive English privateering and the actions of the English in the Netherlands, the role that Spanish ambassadors to England De Spes and De Mendoza played in worsening relations cannot be ignored.” Define- Define the Key words of the question. - Pick out the key words of the question.

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