James M.

James M.

£26 - £28 /hr

History (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi, my name is James Megarry and I have just graduated with first class honours from Durham University. I've loved the great stories of the past and the debate they inspire since my Dad bought my first history book age 12. However, I know that exams can sometimes seem like a game you have to play. Feeling lost in the face of difficult questions (or even bad teachers!) can be very scary. I'd love to help you crack the code and get the most out of your exams. I took 3 A-levels in Chemis...

Hi, my name is James Megarry and I have just graduated with first class honours from Durham University. I've loved the great stories of the past and the debate they inspire since my Dad bought my first history book age 12. However, I know that exams can sometimes seem like a game you have to play. Feeling lost in the face of difficult questions (or even bad teachers!) can be very scary. I'd love to help you crack the code and get the most out of your exams. I took 3 A-levels in Chemistry, History and Economics and achieved 3 A*s. I owe a lot of this to a tutor I had in year 13, and the experience has definitely shown me the best way to help students in a similar position. I'm more than happy to mark work, point you in the direction of helpful resources, devise revision schedules and help with personal statements.

Outside of academics I enjoy playing guitar and piano. I also play rugby and tennis for my college and am currently preparing for my first debate in Durham.

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About my sessions

Mark schemes and past papers are at the heart of my tutoring, they provide unrivalled insight into the wants of the head examiners. However, they can be difficult for students to decipher. We will start our sessions by looking through these and breaking down the exam technique, this is half the battle when it comes to getting good results. I will then provide you with exemplar answers and after analysing this, we will work on structuring one together. This guided learning is extremely helpful...

Mark schemes and past papers are at the heart of my tutoring, they provide unrivalled insight into the wants of the head examiners. However, they can be difficult for students to decipher. We will start our sessions by looking through these and breaking down the exam technique, this is half the battle when it comes to getting good results. I will then provide you with exemplar answers and after analysing this, we will work on structuring one together. This guided learning is extremely helpful in understanding what an exam actually requires. It is crucial to consolidate knowledge once it is learned; we will revisit and recap techniques in subsequent sessions and I will mark work that you do in your own time. Subject knowledge is also crucial, we will identify the areas of the course you struggle with and then go through them at a pace that suits you. The interactive resources available on MyTutor are perfect for this. I have vivid memories of knowing my weaknesses and what I wanted to cover, so we will work on a lesson plan that best suits your needs. It can feel like you are wasting your time on the wrong areas when revising, so we will create a revision plan that avoids this, centred on the techniques that best suit your needs and strengths.


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Angie Parent from Essex

22 Feb '18

A very helpful tutorial. Thank you James

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
ChemistryA-levelA*
HistoryA-levelA*
EconomicsA-levelA*
History of ArtA-levelA
HistoryDegree (Bachelors)2:1

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
HistoryA Level£28 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£26 /hr
EconomicsGCSE£26 /hr
HistoryGCSE£26 /hr

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