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Dr Janet Rose - History / English Tutor in Wiltshire,Somerset & Online

Dr Janet Rose A-level History Tutor (Bath)

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  • Westbury (BA13) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 05 Sep 2017
  • Sex: Female
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  • Professional Qualification DPhil University of Oxford, MSt University of Oxford
  • Professional Qualification CTTLS
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Offering AQA, CIE, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, Oxford HAT
  • Professional Membership The Historical Association
  • References References are available upon request
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Personal Message
I'm a full-time professional tutor with 10+ yrs tutoring experience & a doctorate from Oxford University. All my regular students passed their exams at grade A* - C in 2015 & 2016. This year all my CIE A-level students achieved A* or A grade.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
History, English Language, English Literature, Academic Writing, Entrance exams. I also offer academic proof reading for essays, dissertations, theses and articles.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a DPhil from Oxford University in History. I've uploaded samples of work from my thesis on my profile - just click on the links.
I also have a Master's Degree from Oxford and an Undergraduate Qualification from Oxford.
For teacher training I did the CTTLS course, as I wanted to concentrate on teaching older teenagers and adults. I have completed several university short courses in English and keep up to date with Continuing Professional Development.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have tutored very successfully for 10 years as a private tutor. In 2015 and 2016 all my regular students passed their exams at grades A to C. Current students have improved as many as 6 grades e.g. from F to A* and F to B. I have worked with students of all abilities - from those who come for a GCSE resit, to Oxbridge entrants and graduate students. I have also worked in schools and colleges as a class teacher and a learning mentor, plus I was involved in teaching Adult Literacy for Business.
How much do you charge?
The prices on my profile are a guideline and may vary according to location.
I am happy to offer a free 45 minute introductory meeting or a 30 minute Skype session to meet and discuss aims or an individual tutoring plan.
I offer discounts for students who pay for a block of lessons in advance.
Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in the village of Bratton, near Westbury, Wiltshire. Students come to me from Trowbridge, Frome, Chippenham, Melksham, Warminster, Devizes, Bath, Salisbury, Swindon, Bradford on Avon, Calne, Corsham and Bristol. I also teach online and have students from all over the UK and the world.

I offer Essay Writing Workshops and GCSE Narrative Writing Workshops for small groups in locations throughout the South West including Salisbury, Swindon, Bath and Bristol. Enquire for details.
When are you available?
I tutor Monday to Friday. I am available morning, afternoon and evening.

Essay Writing and GCSE Narrative Writing Workshops are available Saturdays or in the school holidays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
The majority of my students are in the 14 to 19 age group and attend for GCSE and A-level. Every year there is a demand from the 18 to 21 age group for university entrance, especially to Oxbridge. I also tutor a number of adult learners, most of whom are at university as mature students.

I am very happy to accept Home Educators and Adult Learners. I have been working extensively with home-educated students during the last 3 years.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, AS, A level, undergraduate degree, post-graduate degree, entrance exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
New DSB applied for
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I tutor online by Skype or Google Hangouts and I have students across the UK, across Europe and in the US. Skype tutoring has been really successful over the past year and has helped many students prepare for exams and university. I enjoy tutoring online and I find we can usually get more work done than with a face-to-face tutorial.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The Historical Association
Where and with whom did you train?
University of Oxford
Tell me about some of your current students.
Master's degree History student who is starting his dissertation in October. His first degree is not in History so he is coming to me for research-skills and academic writing skills. We meet as and when he needs sessions.

GCSE English Language student who needs some help with exam skills. She is the younger sibling of a previous student, so the family is continuing with me. She is a high achiever but feels she needs some skills-based extra tuition for English GCSE. She is attending once a week.

A home-educated student studying CIE A-level History and English Language. He had completed a distance learning course at home, but has not scored as highly as he hoped with his assignments. After one year of private tutoring he sat both his AS exams and got A grades. He is now completing his A levels. He is attending fortnightly.

A home-educated student studying CIE A-level History. She lives in Europe so we tutor by Skype and have 3 sessions per week.

A returning student who attends private school. He was with me for GCSE History and improved from F to A* grade. He is returning for A level and we tutor by Skype once per week.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I find that often students know the syllabus content but are unclear how to answer questions in the analytical, structured format that gets good grades. I tutor with a focus on restructuring answers in the style that examiners prefer and developing your own original ideas into an effective argument. I work with you to gain a deeper understanding of the themes, to learn good academic technique and to build confidence in your own abilities.

Most of all, I hope to help you enjoy learning and to find a passion for your chosen subject.