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Stephen (Tutor in Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyneandwear NE6
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Member Since: 29/06/2010
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 3 hours

My Qualifications

Newcastle University
Pass  (2010)
Northumbria University
1st  (2008)

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Information about Stephen

A FIRST CLASS history and politics degree holder, I have tutored over fifty A-level students since 2009. My last three students went from low grades to A`s in 2019.

My specialities this academic year:
The Making of Modern Britain 1951 - 2007 (AQA)
The Quest for Stability: Germany 1871 - 1991 (AQA)
Politics (AQA and Edexcel) covering UK, USA and Ideologies

My general experience:
Britain; society and politics, 1918 - 1951.
Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855 to 1953.
Germany, 1870 to 1991.

If you decide to contact me, please detail the title of the exam and the theme/topic to be tutored and I will confirm if I can help.

I believe the key to successful exam technique is repetition of study and a thorough understanding of cause and effect in history.
Practice Makes Perfect - the more essay writing that takes place, the better I can assess progress and the more likely a good grade becomes. It is very important to gain a friendly rapport with the student, and I do believe my style of tutoring facilitates a good learning experience.

Two-way communication is very important - while some of the tutorials inevitably become lectures, I always want the tutee to provide thoughts and incites as to the `why?` of any study. History is composed of REAL people doing REAL things - there is always a line of logic to follow in understanding motives. Conversation must be central to all tutorials.

Availability: Negotiable due to a fluid work schedule. Due to day-job commitments it is sometimes unsuitable to attend the home of the student, but a public Newcastle City Centre location has proven excellent with many previous students.
This is all open to discussion and arrangement on an individual basis.

30 pounds for 60 minutes (standard)
40 pounds for 90 minutes (optional)

If more sessions are required by the tutee in the build-up to an exam date, this can be arranged subject to my availability.

Due to a strict daily schedule, any same-day cancellations will carry a £5 penalty charge.

Coursework query? Message me.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: A-level tutor since 2009, tutoring thirty-nine students in diverse topics - from Russia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to modern British society and politics.

Primary experience with:
The Making of Modern Britain, 1951-2007 (AQA)
Politics; USA, UK and Political Ideology (AQA)
Tsarist and Communist Russia, 1855-1964, (AQA)
British Politics and Society, 1918-64 (AQA)
Britain, 1906-1957 (AQA)
British Politics and Government (Edexcel and AQA)

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We have a total of 5 review(s) for Stephen.

Trudi (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Stephen provided my daughter with a good understanding of UK Politics during the virus lockdown, plugging a gap in knowledge and guiding on argument technique. Recommended.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Trudi. I was pleased to be able to guide her through the complexities of elections and electoral systems on this occasion.

Peter (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great understanding of the subject matter (Politics) and teaching method.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for that feedback. I am mightily impressed by Zak`s enthusiasm for politics and ideology.

Steve (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Steve was excellent. Communication was quick and easy. Steve was always punctual and often gave more time than arranged. He was great for our daughter and really gave her that extra that secured the grade she needed. It`s a big thanks from us!

Tutors Response :

Thank you for this feedback. Some great discussions about content and exam strategy were had - the time flew by.

Julie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Steve was a great help to my daughter when she was revising for her History A Levels. I would highly recommend him.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Julie. It certainly boosted my morale to see your daughter gain in confidence across the weeks!

Diane (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

So far Stephen as been very professional, friendly, helpful and created a relaxed atmosphere for my daughter to learn. All going well.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Diane. It was a pleasure to work with your daughter over these last few months - she really engaged with the content and developed a strong essay writing style.

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