Christopher  M. A Level History tutor, GCSE History tutor, A Level Go...

Christopher M.

£18 - £22 /hr

History (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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About me

About Me

I graduated from the University of Exeter in History with a First Class (Hon) Degree in 2017. I loved the subject because it allowed me to present convincing arguments and debate among my peers.

I'm very open and patient, meaning I’ll be able to listen to your problems but willing to give you all the positive criticism you’ll need to succeed! I have studied abroad and met students from different cultures and backgrounds, so I’m aware of the many different styles of learning students have.

Applying to University? Writing your personal statement?

Not only have I applied to the University of Exeter and the University of Sheffield, I have lived and talked with hundreds of other students who have too! Therefore, I know the keys to writing a good personal statement and making that application noteworthy.

Get in touch!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to book a ‘Meet the Tutor Session’ or write a ‘Webmail’ to myself. Remember to let me know what you’re struggling with and the exam board you’re currently using.

I very much look forward to meeting you!

About Me

I graduated from the University of Exeter in History with a First Class (Hon) Degree in 2017. I loved the subject because it allowed me to present convincing arguments and debate among my peers.

I'm very open and patient, meaning I’ll be able to listen to your problems but willing to give you all the positive criticism you’ll need to succeed! I have studied abroad and met students from different cultures and backgrounds, so I’m aware of the many different styles of learning students have.

Applying to University? Writing your personal statement?

Not only have I applied to the University of Exeter and the University of Sheffield, I have lived and talked with hundreds of other students who have too! Therefore, I know the keys to writing a good personal statement and making that application noteworthy.

Get in touch!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to book a ‘Meet the Tutor Session’ or write a ‘Webmail’ to myself. Remember to let me know what you’re struggling with and the exam board you’re currently using.

I very much look forward to meeting you!

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About my sessions

You will certainly guide what we cover, as I do not want to waste your time and (likely parents’) money by using a preconceived plan of my own. Whether it’s help planning essays, writing essays or researching for essays, I’ll be sure to focus on your needs.

I do hope to make the sessions fun though! History and Politics don’t need to be subjects where I give you endless facts, they are far more about discussing different arguments and how to present them in a convincing way.

You will certainly guide what we cover, as I do not want to waste your time and (likely parents’) money by using a preconceived plan of my own. Whether it’s help planning essays, writing essays or researching for essays, I’ll be sure to focus on your needs.

I do hope to make the sessions fun though! History and Politics don’t need to be subjects where I give you endless facts, they are far more about discussing different arguments and how to present them in a convincing way.

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5from 17 customer reviews
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Ross (Parent from Sherborne)

June 8 2016

Focused, supportive, immensely capable. Chris came in in the last few weeks of my daughter's preparations for her A2 History exams. She had been studying on her own while working as a nanny in Madrid and needed some very specific assistance in getting through the syllabus for the exam and developing her essay technique. Chris only had a couple of months to help her with this. During this period, he worked extremely well with her, adjusting input to how she was developing, responding to her her with great efficiency (even while he was on holiday once), maintaining his focus on what she needed to get through and being both professional and friendly throughout. He made the process really quite enjoyable in the circumstances. I was extremely impressed and delighted. I am writing this before we get the exam results but we are confident it will have gone well. Thank you, Chris!

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Lucie (Student)

June 6 2016

thanks to chris's help I achieved an A in a practice essay! I'm over the moon. his guidance has been invaluable - and much needed.

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Lucie (Student)

May 26 2016

Really grateful for Chris's guidance on how to improve my essay not just where!! Especially with introductions, as always he is a great help.

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Lucie (Student)

May 17 2016

I like that Chris gives both encouraging comments as well as things to do better, rather than just listing what could be improved, it allows me to see where I'm doing well as well as where I can improve and makes me feel more confident about things

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (A2)A
Government & PoliticsA-level (A2)A
MathematicsA-level (A2)B
History with Study AbroadDegree (Bachelors)1:1

General Availability

Pre 12pm12-5pmAfter 5pm
mondays
tuesdays
wednesdays
thursdays
fridays
saturdays
sundays

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Government and PoliticsA Level£20 /hr
HistoryA Level£20 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£22 /hr

Questions Christopher has answered

How to structure a History essay?

While structuring a History essay will depend somewhat on the type of question being asked ('to what extent,' 'why' and 'how' questions differ), there is certainly a general outline that I would favour using. Here it is:

1) Introduction – laying out your thesis argument. Without a good introduction your essay will struggle to earn top marks, and that is precisely because it is the area where you need to present your essential response to the question; limiting it to the points which defend this argument and preventing yourself from going into detail. Be sure to include each body paragraph point, but beware of elaborating on them.

Essentially: present your argument concisely but with authority.

2) Body paragraphs – defending your argument. The first few paragraphs (two or more depending on the length of the essay) should be based around the main points you’re using to defend your argument. Each of these points should have a separate paragraph, and include not only evidence and examples but – perhaps most importantly – explanations of how these relate to the point being made. However, do not fall into the trap of waffling.

Essentially: convince the reader of your argument.

3) Body paragraph(s) – refuting the opposition. The other set of paragraphs (which can vary again depending on the word count) should set out to derail any opposition that could be used to blow away, or even restrict, your argument. It can often be best here to present the alternative arguments at the start of each paragraph, but then go on to completely discredit them. Again, do this with clear evidence, showing your historical nous and persuasion skills.

Essentially: disprove the alternative arguments.

4) Conclusion – tying up the essay. What you absolutely must not do here is make any further points that have not been dealt with in the body of your essay. In saying that, you should be careful to not just completely mirror the introduction. Instead, you must (thoroughly) simplify your body paragraphs so as to confirm your overarching argument. Therefore, this should be the shortest paragraph; you no longer have anything new to reference. This may seem like a fine line to draw, but it will become fairly easy with practice.

Essentially: neatly conjoin your points to confirm your thesis argument. 

While structuring a History essay will depend somewhat on the type of question being asked ('to what extent,' 'why' and 'how' questions differ), there is certainly a general outline that I would favour using. Here it is:

1) Introduction – laying out your thesis argument. Without a good introduction your essay will struggle to earn top marks, and that is precisely because it is the area where you need to present your essential response to the question; limiting it to the points which defend this argument and preventing yourself from going into detail. Be sure to include each body paragraph point, but beware of elaborating on them.

Essentially: present your argument concisely but with authority.

2) Body paragraphs – defending your argument. The first few paragraphs (two or more depending on the length of the essay) should be based around the main points you’re using to defend your argument. Each of these points should have a separate paragraph, and include not only evidence and examples but – perhaps most importantly – explanations of how these relate to the point being made. However, do not fall into the trap of waffling.

Essentially: convince the reader of your argument.

3) Body paragraph(s) – refuting the opposition. The other set of paragraphs (which can vary again depending on the word count) should set out to derail any opposition that could be used to blow away, or even restrict, your argument. It can often be best here to present the alternative arguments at the start of each paragraph, but then go on to completely discredit them. Again, do this with clear evidence, showing your historical nous and persuasion skills.

Essentially: disprove the alternative arguments.

4) Conclusion – tying up the essay. What you absolutely must not do here is make any further points that have not been dealt with in the body of your essay. In saying that, you should be careful to not just completely mirror the introduction. Instead, you must (thoroughly) simplify your body paragraphs so as to confirm your overarching argument. Therefore, this should be the shortest paragraph; you no longer have anything new to reference. This may seem like a fine line to draw, but it will become fairly easy with practice.

Essentially: neatly conjoin your points to confirm your thesis argument. 

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