Justin K.

Justin K.

£20 - £25 /hr

History (Bachelors) - Exeter University

14 completed lessons

About me

I am a history graduate from the University of Exeter and have been extremely enthusiastic about the subject (and, in a wider sense, the social sciences) long before starting university - the librarian at my first school commented that I elected to read through the entire non-fiction section of the library before touching any of the other books!


I am originally from Hong Kong but have been educated both there and in the UK. I've experienced how teaching is done in a var...

I am a history graduate from the University of Exeter and have been extremely enthusiastic about the subject (and, in a wider sense, the social sciences) long before starting university - the librarian at my first school commented that I elected to read through the entire non-fiction section of the library before touching any of the other books!


I am originally from Hong Kong but have been educated both there and in the UK. I've experienced how teaching is done in a variety of ways, good and bad, and I try to use what I have learnt from these approaches to inform my own style, although I always establish and use whatever system my tutees will find the most beneficial.


Although I had secured 10A*s at GCSE, tutoring helped boost my A-levels during what was an extremely personally challenging time. My own firsthand experience with tutorials has convinced me of the transformational effect a good tutor can have on a tutee, and I hope to be able to assist and support students much in the same way I was helped and inspired. 

I have had previous teaching experience, both as a teaching assistant and languages tutor, in the UK, Hong Kong, and Russian Federation. 

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About my sessions

I aim to make the tutorial sessions as effective and efficient as possible, while also remaining comfortable and enjoyable for the tutee. I also believe that tutees should find the experience both challenging and rewarding, and as such, I try to encourage tutees with extra targets, so that they can achieve beyond what they thought possible.


First, I establish which areas the tutee requires the most support with, then work backwards from there. I also ask what they expect to...

I aim to make the tutorial sessions as effective and efficient as possible, while also remaining comfortable and enjoyable for the tutee. I also believe that tutees should find the experience both challenging and rewarding, and as such, I try to encourage tutees with extra targets, so that they can achieve beyond what they thought possible.


First, I establish which areas the tutee requires the most support with, then work backwards from there. I also ask what they expect to get out of the tutorials, since I do not believe that tutoring is merely 'filling in the holes', and so I also will follow up by working through the topics holistically. Expect tutorials to cover areas the considered 'confident' to see if I can catch anything out!


I take extra care to focus on the syllabus and the expectations of the exam board; I place particularly heavy emphasis on exam technique. As far as assessment goes this may take the form of past papers, mock questions and general questioning to check performance under pressure and time constraints. My feedback will be informed by mark schemes, examiners reports and the tutee's performance history. 

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Leo Parent from Whitehill

8 Feb

Justin is really prepared for his lessons and has helped me to learn things in Mandarin I have been struggling with.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (A2)A
EconomicsA-level (A2)A
Extended Project QualificationA-level (A2)A
English LiteratureA-level (A2)B
Certificate of Proficiency (Russian)OtherA1

General Availability

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12 - 5pm
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Pre 12pm

12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EconomicsA Level£24 /hr
Extended Project QualificationA Level£24 /hr
HistoryA Level£24 /hr
EconomicsGCSE£20 /hr
HistoryGCSE£20 /hr
MandarinGCSE£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
RussianGCSE£20 /hr
HistoryUniversity£25 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£24 /hr

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