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Hywel Nelson A-level History Tutor (North London)

Hywel Nelson Gold Member

  • Shoreditch (N1)
  • Last Logged In: 08 Feb 2015
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: City of London, Haringey, Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest
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Personal Message
I can help you with all aspects of your studies - understanding difficult topics, essay planning and exam skills. You need well-organised notes and plenty of exam practice to do well in your exams, and we can work on both of these together.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
History, Politics, and Sociology at A-level and university level.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a degree in Modern History and Politics from Keble College, Oxford, where I was awarded an academic scholarship.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching in universities and private colleges for the last 8 years, mainly in History and Politics. I have also worked for the UK's largest online school, where I designed the Politics course.
How much do you charge?
£60 per hour, or £100 for two hours. The price is the same for groups of up to three students.
Where do you teach?
At the students' homes, within Zones 1 and 2 in London.
When are you available?
Evenings, afternoons and weekends.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
Teenagers from 16 years old and adults.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
A-levels, undergraduate degrees, and masters courses.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, a full DBS for work with children and vulnerable adults.
Do you have a personal message for students?
You'll get the top grades by:
i) having a thorough understanding of the syllabus. It's no good having a vague understanding - you need to have it clear in your head and know examples and facts to back it up.
ii) being able to write well-organised, thoughtful answers to the exam questions. You know you can't just reel off a list of facts, parrot-fashion. You'll need to really think about the questions and come up with an intelligent response. This is partly about understanding the syllabus, but also about getting plenty of practice in exam technique.

It's easy to get demoralised if you don't feel confident about one or both of these areas - but with practice and patience, you'll get there.