James A.

James A.

£22 - £26 /hr

Human, Social and Political Sciences (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

21 completed lessons

About me

Hi, I'm James and I study Politics and Psychology at Cambridge.


I tutor in both sciences and humanities, which might seem strange from a politics student, but I was actually more of a scientist at school, and I nearly studied Chemistry instead. I've taught everything from English to Physics, both on MyTutor and through informal local tutoring before I joined. The emphasis of my lessons is on exam technique - knowing how to answer the questions you're given is ha...

Hi, I'm James and I study Politics and Psychology at Cambridge.


I tutor in both sciences and humanities, which might seem strange from a politics student, but I was actually more of a scientist at school, and I nearly studied Chemistry instead. I've taught everything from English to Physics, both on MyTutor and through informal local tutoring before I joined. The emphasis of my lessons is on exam technique - knowing how to answer the questions you're given is half the battle, and often the half that schools don't teach so well. Understanding what the examiner wants to hear is key, so that's what I'll focus on.


I love my study because I want to understand why we are so bad at solving the problems of politics. In searching for answers, I've delved deep into the field of political psychology, which I think is our best tool to solve the problems of liberty and international justice that we face today. Most people come to me asking for my help to boost their grades - its what I'm good at - but I also hope I can pass on a bit of why you should love your subjects, even if you aren't taking them further after this year.

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About my sessions

In your first lesson (a 'free video meeting') I will try to get to know your situation: what your course is, what you need help with and how your school is teaching the course.


In normal lessons I'm very flexible in lesson structure and intensity, but my go-to is the Cambridge 'supervision' style. Its totally different to standard lessons, because it focuses on technique and getting you to think, rather than plodding through textbooks. I will set some &#...

In your first lesson (a 'free video meeting') I will try to get to know your situation: what your course is, what you need help with and how your school is teaching the course.


In normal lessons I'm very flexible in lesson structure and intensity, but my go-to is the Cambridge 'supervision' style. Its totally different to standard lessons, because it focuses on technique and getting you to think, rather than plodding through textbooks. I will set some 'homework', and then split lessons into 2 parts. First, we'll talk through the previous week's work (or some schoolwork, if me setting extra homework sounds a bit much!). This is the most important part of the lesson, because thinking about how you work can often reveal where mistakes are coming from. The second part of the lesson is an overview of the work for the next session - what to do, where to look for help if you need it, and how you plan to approach the work.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
ChemistryScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
Modern StudiesScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
MathsScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
EnglishScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
GeographyScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
PhysicsScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
ChemistryScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA
ComputingScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Government and PoliticsA Level£26 /hr
PoliticsA Level£26 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
GeographyGCSE£24 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£24 /hr
MathsGCSE£24 /hr
PoliticsGCSE£24 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£26 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr
Geography13 Plus£22 /hr
Maths13 Plus£22 /hr

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