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Kidlington, Oxfordshire
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Member Since: 16/01/2012
Last Login: 39 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 12 hours

My Qualifications

PG Diploma
Oxford University
History of Art
Distinction  (2005)
London City & Guilds
Cert in Further and Adult Education Teaching
1st  (2004)

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Rates summary: 45.00 to 50.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Classical Civilisation---£45£50£50
History Of Art---£45£50£50

Information about Justin

I teach History, Art History, Classical Heritage, Academic Writing and Critical Thinking (TSA) to A-level, Cambridge Pre-U, IIB, APP(USA), and undergraduate students and in the University of Oxford`s International post-graduate programmes. I also advise Oxbridge candidates on interview techniques and assess admissions essays.
In the Oxford tutorial style we explore a subject in depth by discussion, research and essays. I am very experienced at distance learning, using Zoom, Skype or Teams supported by tailored learning packs. My students achieve their potential, raise their grades and gain confidence from enhanced understanding of key points, effective material research and analysis, and the clear presentation of their ideas and findings in well-planned essays, all of which are transferable skills attractive to employers.
I studied the history of Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and Modern Art and Architecture at the University of Oxford, completed a doctoral thesis in maritime history, was a senior academic manager for the Bodleian Library, Oxford for ten years, and am a qualified teacher. I have taught for over 20 years, and consistently achieve good results in a structured but creative and motivating way, meeting my students` expectations and helping them to raise their game.
My current students are studying Pre-U, A-level and undergraduate History of Art, and early Modern and Modern European History, and I am familiar with current examination board syllabuses in those subjects.
My relaxed but structured approach using the Oxford tutorial style of mutual discussion develops confidence and enthusiasm and enables my students to achieve their full potential. They are helped to enhance their skills in research and analysis of source material and to create effective written work which improves their results. Recent students have been helped to lift their grades by more than 10%, often the difference between an adequate pass and a competitive good pass at A-level, and between a 2.2 and a career-enhancing 2.1 or a 1st at degree level.
I am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society, and an Accredited Lecturer for the Arts Society, and formerly a Council member of leading historical societies. I am a published historian and consultant in art history and maritime history and a frequent speaker at conferences.

Availability: I am quite flexible with availability, although my teaching and Arts Society lecturing commitments are growing. I can travel up to c20 miles. During the current Covid-19 crisis - and for students outside my locality - I offer online tuition via Zoom or Skype supported by tailored learning materials, which my students find to be as effective as f-2-f tutorials, enabling me to teach students living anywhere in the world.

Willing to travel: 20 miles

Experience: University lecturing and tuition in research, analysis and writing, and dissertation marking.
Pre-university lecturing in research techniques and critical thinking, and mentoring for university entry interviews.
A-level, Cambridge Pre-U, IIB and CollegeBoard AP tuition in topic knowledge, research, exam revision and essay writing.
Undergraduate level tuition in topic knowledge, research and analysis, tutorial involvement, essay writing and exam revision.
Postgraduate research and analysis, and thesis assessment.
Project research and history reportage.
Conference lectures and seminar leading.
Writing for and editing learned journals.
Lecturing and leading study days for the Arts Society.

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Feedback For Justin (3)

We have a total of 3 review(s) for Justin.

Kate (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Justin has been working with my daughter for a couple of months now. She really enjoys his sessions and he has helped her improve her history skills and picked up studying and research habits that are helping with her other subjects too. I would highly recommend Justin.

Susan (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Many thanks

Nina (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I had found Justin while I was looking for a preparation before an art history interview. He provided me with not only great interview experience asking questions about pieces of my works on the topic of art history, but asked thought provoking questions which made me more accustomed with the interview process as well. Justin is punctual, inspiring and most importantly very dedicated to the subject he teaches. He not only was willing to practise with me when I arrived at Oxford but suggested places worth visiting and showed me around the city (Bodelain Library!), which was a wonderful adventure, which as an aspiring art historian I especially cherish. My overall experience was very very positive, I felt much more comfortable on the day of an interview thanks to his help. I strongly recommend Justin to anyone interested in art history and looking for a further guidance on the subject or willing to apply to Oxbridge and looking forward to an interview. He is definitely the most dedicated tutor I had met, it was a great pleasure to work with him.

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