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Lessons offered by Nicholas
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Resume - cover letter’s writing prep
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

History graduate and law student with 3A* at A-level offers English, History and Politics tutoring

Methodology

I believe the process of learning to research, structure and write compelling essays should be made enjoyable, satisfying and challenging in order to maximise students’ engagement and achievement.
I am committed to helping my students achieve their academic potential, by cultivating a genuine interest in their subject matter, whilst ensuring students develop the core skills and techniques needed to satisfy the requirements of examination boards.

For English, History and Politics, these often include:

- How to effectively structure a high-scoring essay (developing a hypothesis, structuring paragraphs around key statements, creating a balanced argument, concluding powerfully etc.)
- How to memorise and deploy key pieces of evidence support one’s argument
- How to learn and incorporate relevant content not covered within the syllabus – to stand out in examiners’ eyes
- How to utilise a diverse, targeted academic vocabulary to score high marks
- How to manage time and plan effectively in pressured exam conditions

Excelling at GCSE and A-level is largely a result of students’ abilities to develop these skills and, in doing so, demonstrate a clear understanding and fulfilment of the exam board marking criteria. Often, however, students are not taught how to develop, refine and deploy these skills to consistently excel in their examinations.

My approach focuses on filling this gap in knowledge, whilst simultaneously building students confidence in, and enjoyment of, their subject matter.

Experience

I am a prize-winning Historian, future trainee solicitor and part time tutor in English, History and Politics. I studied History at St Andrews, during which time I was placed on the Deans List and won an academic prize for my writing, after which I completed a Masters in Business Management at Imperial College.

At GCSE, I attained 7A*s, 2 A’s and 1B (including A*s History, English Literature and English Language). At A-level, I was awarded 3A*s (English Literature, History, Politics). For my A2 level exams, I scored 100% in all examinations except 1, by utilising specific exam-techniques which I incorporate in my tutoring approach.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £7
Rate for online lessons : £13/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £12
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £10
Lessons offered by Nicholas
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Resume - cover letter’s writing prep
  • Text commentary
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Nicholas's CV

Tutor Sept 2012– Present
• Tutored GCSE and A-level students in English Literature/ Language, History and Politics

Elixirr, London
Consultant Sept 2017 – March 2020
Worked at a strategy consultancy to design and deliver strategic change initiatives across investment banking, corporate banking, IT and media sectors. Promoted from Analyst to Consultant after 18 months. Project experience includes:
European Financial Services Regulator
• Project-managed the roll out of a risk-monitoring software platform for a leading European regulator, ran weekly Steerco session, reported directly to CEO
• Delivered training sessions on the software and embedded new ‘ways of working’ to maximise its benefits
• Built a management information tool in Excel, linked to the risk-monitoring software, to allow CEO and direct reports to quantify and track the performance of regulatory teams in real time

Global Media Organisation
• Ran PMO function for a large-scale enterprise technology programme aiming to create a more customer-led, data-driven organisation
• Created process maps to outline workflow of key technology processes in post ‘Go Live’ future mode of operation
• Designed and implemented an operating model for the transformation programme to ensure clarity on roles and responsibilities, consistent reporting and data-driven decision making
US Insurance Company
• Redesigned board-level strategy, highlighting need to reduce investment in low-margin D2C customers by $20 million, and refocus investment in developing digital sales channels for high-margin business customers
International Investment Bank and Asset Manager
• Ran a design-thinking sprint to prototype a FX hedging tool for the bank’s business customers
• Led design-thinking sessions with multi-disciplinary teams, including the bank’s FX dealers, Treasury department executives and software developers to create a user-centric, scalable proposition

Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, New Hampshire June 2016 – September 2016
• Created daily reports analysing state and nation-wide press coverage of Clinton campaign - used by senior management to inform strategic decisions
• Ghost-wrote op-eds on various issues (candidates’ policies on economic, healthcare, environment etc.)
• Marketed and fundraised for ‘Hillary for America’ rallies, carried out phone-based fundraising, organized media check-in and logistical set-up for rallies attracting up to 4,000 people

The Times, London August 2015
• Compiled a report analysing Times print circulation vs. online subscription, sat in on strategic meetings with senior management, analysed financial data comparing revenues from print and online distribution

The Wall Street Journal, New York July - August 2011
• Compiled a report analysing Times print circulation vs. online subscription, sat in on strategic meetings with senior management, analysed financial data comparing revenues from print and online distribution

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