Information about Jack
I am a History graduate with a strong 2:1 who has a real passion for history and passing on knowledge to others. I studied history through GCSE, A-Level and University, so know the courses and specifications well.
At university my focus was on 19th and 20th Century history with my specialty subject being the Cold War, specifically the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis on which I completed my final year dissertation, achieving a first class mark.
I also had a focus on USA and Russian history back to the 18th Century so can provide additional context for A-Level students who will need to provide evidence of additional research to score high marks.
I understand the techniques required to confidently answer exam style questions and achieve high grades. I am capable of delivering tuition on all subject topics currently provided under AQA and Edexcel.
Aside from affirming knowledge, I aim to pass on the skills required to get knowledge of the subject onto the page when completing exams.
I like to work with evaluation sheets feedback can be given to determine how comfortable a student is, their learning style and how they feel about the sessions.
Availability: Monday - Friday 16:00 - 20:00
Willing to travel: 12 miles
Experience: I have worked with several students, some long term, and others just a few sessions. The overriding theme with all young students is a lack of clarity of what is being assessed and how.
I do a lot of work outside of sessions preparing useful documents and other materials that are beneficial to students and aids in visual and active learning. These are then also a great tool for revision.
I also place a particular focus on writing and exam skills and using those to improve grades.
I have recently worked with an A-Level student looking to improve grades. They were working at at an E grade and in the first session; we set our expectations and goals and throughout the year worked to improve those grades, achieving a B overall.
I have always loved studying History and the intricacies of planning and writing a high-level, well researched piece of work.