Hi! My name`s Joe and I am currently working towards my PhD in History at the University of Southampton. I am a qualified teacher with a PGCE in Further Education, and have a MA and BA from the University of Southampton, and I have been offering expert tuition in A-level History and Government & Politics since 2014.
My approach to one-to-one tuition tailors to the individual needs of each and every student, allowing you to build on your strengths, recognise areas in need improvement, boost your self-confidence, and achieve that all important grade.
Throughout my tutoring experience I have sought to make the subject of study as enjoyable and as engaging as possible with a great deal of success. But above all my aim is to develop your independence and build the resilience needed to take on new challenges beyond the A-level, beyond university and beyond the classroom.
As a PhD History candidate, I have an acute and advanced understanding of the skills required to be a `good historian`; an insight which I can use to help you master the subject. As part of my PhD, I also teach undergraduate students at the University of Southampton, giving me a unique perspective of what is required to excel, not only at your A-level, but beyond. I have tutored a wide variety of topics within history from the Norman Conquests, Pitt the Younger, Chairman Mao, all the way up to the present day. No matter what period of study or exam board you are with, I am more than happy to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed for you to succeed.
My experience tutoring A-level Government and Politics is matched only by my continuous and long-standing enthusiasm for all things political. I have taught the full range of modules within Government & Politics. Whether you are learning the subject for the first time or resitting your exam, lessons are tailored to help you engage with Government & Politics in an exciting and thought-provoking way; combing in-depth and up to date analysis of current political events with a comprehensive grounding in political theory - all whilst making it enjoyable too!
Don`t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions!
Availability: Weekdays, evenings and weekends in May and June.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: Feedback from some past students:
"I have my place at Bristol, so I`m very happy! Thank you so much for all of your help, I honestly wouldn`t have been able to achieve that grade without having had the sessions with you. What I learnt was hugely valuable to my understanding of the subject, and it improved the way I wrote history essays immensely- I am incredibly grateful!"
"Thank you for helping me!! I got an A in History and am going to Manchester Uni my first choice!! All the structure work and essay writing definitely helped me build my confidence!"
"Thank you Joe! I got into Cardiff! Thank you so much for your help this year! Couldn`t have done it without you :)"
"I have you to thank endlessly because I got an A* in History! Thank you very much."
"Thanks so much! I got an A in politics and a B in History. It would never have happened without you - even my teachers can`t believe it!"
"I got my A!!!! Just wanted to say thank you so much - I definitely couldn`t have done it without you." (History)
"Just thought I`d let you know I got 3A* and a A* in EPQ. In Politics I got 100/100 and 92/100 so very happy! Thank you for all your help over the past 2 years."
"Just wanted to let you know I got an A in my history A level. I got 92% in the resit unit so I was very pleased with this result. Thanks for all your help, it clearly has made a difference."
"Got a C overall in politics so I`m really happy! In my first AS paper I got full marks which I was so happy about! [...] Thank you again for your tutoring as after AS I thought even getting a C overall would be impossible so thank you."
"Thanks very much for your help this year, and I will carry your advice with me into my History course in Exeter in September." (A-level History, grade: A)
"I got a B in history - so it went up by 2 grades from the last time so thank you so much for all the tutoring I couldn`t have done it without you!" -
"I just wanted to thank you for your amazing history tutoring. I got 99% in my Pitt to Peel re-sit without which I would not have got the grades I needed. Thank you so much."
"I GOT AN A!!! Thank you so much for all of your help, I honestly couldn`t have done it without you!"
"I`ve just got my results and they are enough for me to continue on the recruiting process into the navy.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for your time and efforts this year. You were a great teacher and I cannot thank you enough for getting me through this exam."
"I`m just letting you know that I ended with 75 UMS in politics which considering I was incredibly ill on the day of the exam is a great achievement and as a result I got into my first choice university! I`d just like to thank you so much for all your help throughout the year as I couldn`t have achieved this without your help!"
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Joseph did more for my son in 3 hours than his school tutors achieved in 2 years. His confidence is high and already he is achieving better marks. Hopefully this will now translate into his actual A level exams.
Joseph is really knowledgeable on his subject but also knows how to teach technique which was the most valuable skill that he was lacking.
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Thank you so much for the great feedback! Best of luck to Alex!
My daughter has found the session very useful, Joe is an excellent tutor. Thanks.
My daughter has found the sessions with Joe very helpful and he has provided some great tips both for coursework and the rest of the A level course. We`re very happy with how the sessions are going.
First Lesson incredibly positive, Joseph is knowledgeable enthusiastic and very pupil based. Our daughter is very much looking forward to the coming tutor sessions.
Joe provides very good tutoring and helps with approaches to source questions and essay questions. My son enjoys the lessons as well.
EARLY DAYS BUT SO FAR REALLY GOOD
An excellent tutor. Joe helped my daughter towards an A star in History A Level under the new exam system. Cant recommend him highly enough. Thanks!
Joe is an outstanding and inspirational tutor, my son really appreciated the intensive History and Politics revision sessions he was having with Joe -keep up the fab work and a huge thank you from both of us!