John J.

John J.

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History and French (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi there!

I am a History and French joint honours student at Durham University. I love history, studying the events which have shaped our modern political, social and even physical landscapes are truly fascinating. Studying French alongside History is incredible. The French literature and language gives me an alternative insight into the history that I study, whilst the history helps me to better understand french literature and culture. For example the study of L’étranger by Camus has...

Hi there!

I am a History and French joint honours student at Durham University. I love history, studying the events which have shaped our modern political, social and even physical landscapes are truly fascinating. Studying French alongside History is incredible. The French literature and language gives me an alternative insight into the history that I study, whilst the history helps me to better understand french literature and culture. For example the study of L’étranger by Camus has been helped immeasurably by my study of post-colonial Africa as part of the History course.

I aim to energise my students into wanting to learn and wanting to achieve. Focussing primarily on GCSE students, I see no reason why top grades should not be attained. It is all about hard work. My programme will stick religiously to the specification/syllabus to ensure that everything that they need to know, they know. Learning will be reinforced through practice questions and then just relax and wait for the good news in August.

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About my sessions

Below is a skeleton structure of how I would like to teach. An approach similar to this helped me get 11 A*s at iGCSE level so I'd like to think it works. Hopefully I can make it more fun than it sounds though!

1. Give the student a practice paper to gauge their current level

2. Highlight the topics on the specification/syllabus that need work

3. Target one topic, teach the theory with multiple illustrated examples 

4. Let the student attempt questions independentl...

Below is a skeleton structure of how I would like to teach. An approach similar to this helped me get 11 A*s at iGCSE level so I'd like to think it works. Hopefully I can make it more fun than it sounds though!

1. Give the student a practice paper to gauge their current level

2. Highlight the topics on the specification/syllabus that need work

3. Target one topic, teach the theory with multiple illustrated examples 

4. Let the student attempt questions independently

5. Settle any small aspects of the topic that the student is unsure of, making sure that if a question comes up in the exam they will be capable of getting it right.

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Joe Student

3 Jun, 2018

very good session in preparation for my exam

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Joe Student

31 May, 2018

good sessions and well planned

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Joe Student

2 Mar, 2018

well planned lesson and learnt lots of key details in the session

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Jamie Parent from Colchester

2 Jan

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
FrenchCambridge Pre U (A2)D3
HistoryCambridge Pre U (A2)D3
MathsCambridge Pre U (A2)D3

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
FrenchA Level£22 /hr
HistoryA Level£22 /hr
FrenchGCSE£20 /hr
HistoryGCSE£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
HATUniversity£25 /hr
French13 Plus£18 /hr
History13 Plus£18 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr

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