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Wantage, Oxfordshire
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My Qualifications

Goldsmiths, University of London
International Studies
Pass  (2006)
Queen Mary, University of London
2.1  (2005)

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Ancient History---£55--

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I have over 15 years’ worth of tutoring experience across the social sciences, and I specialise as an exam coach and writing tutor. In this capacity I have helped dozens of students over the years gain entry to their first-choice university with many opting for Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell group, providing key assistance with improving coursework, devising revision strategies and preparing for end of year examinations. Over the years I have taught History and Politics as my main subjects alongside Economics, Philosophy, RS and Psychology. In History I cover the Early modern era in Europe right up to the French Revolution (which was the focus of my undergraduate dissertation as part of my History Bachelors) - with a particular focus on Tudor and Stuart England, France under the Bourbons, the Dutch Revolt and the Hapsburg/Valois rivalry. I also cover modern History in which I offer British, American, French, German, Italian, Russian and Chinese history (much of these I studied to Masters level alongside Politics). I have been tutoring all the above topics in recent years and am currently tutoring 7 A level students in a number of these topics. For Politics I offer Feminism, Ecologism, Anarchism and Nationalism as additional ideologies and tutor both the politics of the USA and Global Politics. For Religious Studies I cover Christianity, Islam and Judaism as well as Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics. I am experienced using all the exam boards for Economics, Psychology and English Literature, where I specialise in Gothic, Dystopian, Post-Colonial and Shakespeare.
I have operated as a tutor for both private clients and Oxfordshire and London councils, working with many home-schooled pupils, excluded or referred pupils, and those considered at risk and in care - as well as high achievers looking to get into elite universities and students looking to improve their grades to open up a wider choice of university options. While working at a university I taught students and sixth form pupils writing techniques and was able to build confidence in their abilities so as to make the step up from A levels. I have designed a bespoke student-centred approach to tutoring where I conduct full assessments of each student’s interests, strengths and weaknesses. This is so I can teach to their strengths to help negate the weaknesses while filling each tutorial with subject matter that the student is interested in and would find relevant. I attempt wherever possible to ground the tutorial in a contemporary setting, bringing in examples from everyday life and current events to ensure the learning aims are achieved and can be easily committed to memory. I do not have a designated writing technique that I try to teach pupils, instead I opt for an approach that assesses the student’s strengths and weaknesses and works on making small improvements incrementally over time to peak at the critical moment when exams are being sat, targeting the assessment objectives laid out by the exam boards.
In addition to my tutoring work I maintain an active research portfolio where I focus on the current political, economic and social significance of environmental issues, especially climate change and sustainability - as well as the energy transitions that are required. I work mainly with schools in this capacity offering curriculum enhancement expertise as well as assisting in extracurricular activities. I also have clients in the private sector who draw on my experience as a consultant. For me research and teaching are two sides of the same coin; I find that by doing one I also strengthen the other. Indeed, by researching and writing, I am able to stay engaged with the changes occurring in contemporary society and work this into my teaching approach.

Availability: I work full-time, 6 days a week except for Bank Holidays. Happy to work mornings, afternoons or evenings depending on my current workload.

Willing to travel: 30 miles

Experience: 15 years of experience teaching private and public sector clients, home-schooled pupils, SEN/ABS students and at University of London. I specialise as an exam coach and writing tutor having worked as a freelance editor for the past decade, giving me insights into what constitutes high level academic writing and how students can achieve this in their studies.

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Feedback For Peter (16)

We have a total of 16 review(s) for Peter.

Rebecca (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Peter is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher. My son enjoys his lessons, and seems much more engaged with the content of the syllabus (17th century Britain) than he has been hitherto. Very pleased.

Justin (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been very diligent in helping my son with his economics, especially with his writing and exam technique.

Sibel (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been incredibly helpful in the development of my studies. At undergraduate level, he has been able to provide relevant information whilst enabling me to derive my own opinions and analysis. The lessons have proved successful in the advancement of my grades. I would highly recommend Peter as a tutor.

Audrey (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Really great teacher

Sunny (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Very good tutor!

Nikita (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Peter is an exceptionally qualified tutor who has helped me immensely with my Politics preparation for an exam. His ability and professionalism towards lessons are making him an outstanding tutor, compare to others. A very kind and polite person too.

Lisa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter tutored my daughter for A Level History. He was professional and made a real effort to understand my daughter`s needs. He really helped her build her confidence, particularly with respect to essay writing.

Silvia (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Peter has been very helpful for an emergency lessons for my son for his Alevel history. He was very accomodating and gone out of his way to help my son.

Simon (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My daughter had just finished her first year at university, and I asked Peter to help her revise for the summer re-sit of an economics paper (which she had failed badly!).
Peter spent, at short notice, five two hour sessions with her to run through the syllabus and to help her concentrate her revision in the week before the re-sit. Peter was consistently conscientious and enthusiastic in his approach to the revision sessions and the follow up work. His approach clearly worked as my daughter passed the re-sit - thank you!

Catherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Peter tutored my son for A`level Business. He is passionate about his subject and extremely knowledgeable, bringing the learning to life with current and relevant examples. He is well organised, reliable and positive and my son really enjoyed working with him.

Ahmed (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent, very good tutor for my son in GCSE

Bart (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Peter is a great Economics tutor. He clearly has passion and enthusiasm for his subject (not to mention his extensive knowledge), which makes it easier for his student to delve into the world of economics. He makes economics real and not just a dry subject matter. Friendly and positive personality.

Charles (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Peter is a very well organised, enthusiastic tutor. My son and I really appreciate his help.

Victoria (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor, very good at teaching both KS2 and GCSE level

Eliza (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

So far so good. My son, Henry, who is studying A levels in History, politics and business seems to get on with Peter and things appear to be going well. Peter is flexible, willing to help, and is able to help in all three subjects, which is fantastic. He knows his stuff. Even though it`s early days in tutorials, I have hopes that Henry will achieve the grades he wants with Peters help.

Elodie (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Peter is an excellent tutor. He made reviewing my dissertation interesting and interactive. His attention to detail helped me achieve a very high score.

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