Homepage Help
Help Tutoring Jobs
£25/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Nicholas
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Current affairs
  • Ethics
  • Politics
  • Foreign Politics
Levels
  • All Levels

History PhD student tutoring History, Philosophy and Politics from GCSE to Masters level commutable from Reading

Methodology

I have experience with AQA and Edexcel exam boards gaining many tips and techniques to collect the easy marks, as well as tapping into the hard ones. Exam preparation is critical to achieving high marks and has consistently been the primary issue for all of my students. Understanding how to prepare and approach an exam question can allow students to jump at least one if not two grade boundaries and be awarded the marks the deserve. I also expect the student to study as much as possible in their own time allowing our session to explain more complex theories or delve into more detail. This context is key to understanding a topic and will rarely be covered in class or in a text book.

Background

For the last three years I have tutored several students on History, Politics and English. I am very pleased with the progression all my students have made, normally jumping at least one if not two grade boundaries and are now all looking seriously at universities to continue the subject. We have also been able to establish a strong academic understanding of the subject matter, rather than simply passing the exam. Hopefully this will serve them in good stead for future education, career development and most importantly their personal interest in the subjects.

I am currently studying for a PhD in Ancient History and Classics, spechilizing in political philosophy and 'institutional' education. I am comfortable tutoring History, Politics or Philosophy up to MA level.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Lessons offered by Nicholas
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Current affairs
  • Ethics
  • Politics
  • Foreign Politics
Levels
  • All Levels

Nicholas's CV

Research interests:
My previous areas of research revolve around the political and social developments of classical
Greece with focus upon literary criticism. I am also interested in the educational and ethical background to the 5th and 4th centuries BCE, with comparison between philosophical and rhetorical sources. I have studied economic factors as well as the religious dimensions to the period but primarily from a macro position. Finally, I have considerable experience in the critical analysis of contemporary sources particularly with the major historians, philosophers and poets of the period.

Education:

Currently studying for a PhD in Ancient History and Classics at the University of Exeter.

Supervised by Lynette Mitchell and Neville Morley

MA in Ancient History from Royal Holloway University
(Sep 2014- Sep 2015)

Dissertation title:
“An assessment of the Thucydidean representation of Aegina during the 5th century BCE.”
- Focused on the political situation of Aegina in relation to Athenian imperialism

Modules and skillset:

The intercollegiate programme offered at RHUL allowed for a huge selection of modules. I took this opportunity to study the more obscure topics that I had not had the opportunity to study before. These include:

- Athenian imperialism
- Late antique magic
- Greek Religion
- The Greek identity
- Finley’s economic theory
- Roman identity through ‘humanitas’
- Thucydides (political, particularly his speeches)

Royal Holloway provided a great step forward in my academic understanding providing a broader context to my studies:

- I became far more confident in my arguments and suggestions.
- I gained a far broader understanding of the social, religious and economic underpinnings of the periods.
- I identified that one of my strengths was within scholarly criticism and historiography and produced first class essays in both my assessment of Thucydides and Greek identity.
- Acute critical assessment of sources including Thucydidean rhetoric, the motives and methodology of his work and thus, his ultimate reliability within certain contexts.
- Efficient and expansive research skills often in highly theoretical topics such as Greek Religion; assessing the diversity and importance polytheism played in Greece.
- Ability to work with different sources as displayed in studies of the Athenian economy assessing the necessity of trade imports based on questionable demographic studies and archaeological evidence.

BA (Hons) Degree in Ancient History. From University of Wales, Lampeter
Achieved a 2:1 (68)
(SEP 2011 – June 2014)

Dissertation grade 69:
“To what extent can a parallel be drawn between the naval empires of Athens and Venice in regards to the influence of supply upon the cities foreign politics?”


Languages:
- Working knowledge of Greek (basic/intermediate standard)
- Working knowledge of Latin (basic)


A-levels: Bluecoat school (2010-2011)
- History
- Music technology
- AS level Sociology
- Research Project

GCSE: Bluecoat school (2008-2009)

12 GCSEs including maths, English and Science





Employment:

Private academic tutor:

I have three years experience tutoring students from GCSE up to undergraduate and have been very pleased with the progress they have all made. The primary focus was generally on essay writing and exam technique, although the A2 and undergraduate students also received help with independent research skills.

Production Manager:
To oversee and manage all production from Windsor, Slough, Weybridge, Uxbridge and Staines areas. I lead a small but highly experienced team with a variety of skills and backgrounds to achieve a fast and high quality printing service.
- Hiring, training and overseeing up to 10 temporary staff members
- Communicate accurately and professionally with other departments
- Remain calm and focused during a very stressful environment and to problem solve issues quickly and effectively
- Prioritise and delegate a varied and fast paced workload
- Organising and overseeing drivers schedules and delivery priorities


Research and Evaluation volunteer
Working at the Guild Hall London for the art exhibition ‘No Colour Bar’ alongside a small team of other volunteers and paid staff to assess the impact and success of the exhibition upon the visitors.
- Collating and assessing questionnaires
- Holding phone interviews and focus groups
- Quantitative and qualitative research experience outside academia
- Direct experience within an exhibition environment and within a prominent role


Archive assistant - 2014 Aug
Paid, short term placement as an assistant archivist for Joe Cribb, retired keeper of coins and medals at the British Museum. Experience entailed archiving correspondence and material concerning the artist Eric Gill and his apprentice L. Cribb.
- High levels of organisation
- Research of material found
- Personal design of the database
- Conservation experience

Events team member - 2014 June-Sep
Employed as a private dining and events member for Coombe Abby Hotel experience included:
- waiting and basic silver service
- motivating other team members through long shifts often between 10 and 16 hours
- retaining a good serving manner and attitude with both guests and colleagues during these long shifts
- direct contact and communication with guests
- basic food preparation
- porting and other manual removal duties

Similar tutors

history lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest philosophy lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, current affairs lessons for all!
Taking ethics lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Reading
History student offering History lessons, essay writing and exam support in Reading
£20
Lucy
1st lesson free!

I have a flexible teaching method as I believe everyone learns differently. Typically classes are based on reading through...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Reading
History student offering tuition for History, English and Religious Studies up to A level in Reading.
£18
Rachel
1st lesson free!

As I am undertaking an undergraduate degree, I am able to tutor students up to and including A Level. All lessons can be...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Reading
I'm a first-class achieving Philosophy student at the University of Reading working on my undergraduate degree. Always happy to help with any kind of essay writing!
£10
Hannah
1st lesson free!

I'm happy to help anyone from GCSE up to undergraduate in any manner of essay subjects, helping with structure, referencing,...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Reading
Archaeology student givng history lessons in Reading to students up to a-levels
£25
Liv
1st lesson free!

From an BA archaeology student comes a fun and personal teaching of historical subjects to help achieve the best grades in...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Ewell
John - Epsom - History
£30
John
  • (8 reviews)

I have been involved in education for over 40 years. My priority is to respond to the needs and requirements of every...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Cambridge
Experienced philosophy lecturer can help you with undergraduate/postgraduate and high school philosophy.
£30
Robert
  • (4 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My approach is 'Socratic' - I teach by questioning. And this is not just quoting an ancient philosopher --- it really...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Bengaluru,
A Civil service aspirant blended with current events can guide you to success moments.
£2
Abhishek
  • (7 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I believe in THE DISCUSSION and BRAINSTORMING methods of teaching to the students, so it will correlate the bookish things...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Levallois-Perret, France
French culture g english preparation for large schools contest, optimization research use
£24
Thierry
  • (12 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Interactive courses. Various media, transmission of the insured knowledge experience of educational psychology and guarantee...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Warwick
Richard - Warwick - History
£40
Richard
  • (9 reviews)

Don't ever be scared to ask for guidance when necessary. The aim is to improve your performance and achieve the grades you...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Oswestry
Psychology Tutor in the North Shropshire Area available for online, and home, tutoring.
£15
Keith
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am available to give instruction from AS/A-level to undergraduate studies. Beside relevant course material; I can instruct...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Nottingham
Final year law student offering preparation of commercial awareness in job applications
£12
Anna
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is dependent on the needs of the student. I will spend the first hour discussing exactly what it is...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Chesterfield
Oxford PPE graduate offering Philosophy and Politics lessons in Chesterfield and online
£30
Holly
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in 2016. On top of my...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Ascot
General Humanities Tutor - on a wide variety of subjects depending on your needs !
£30
Astrid
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

It is extremely important for the tutor to adapt to the individual he/she is tutoring. The goal is to provide and help...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Colchester
Passionate and enthusiastic teacher and PhD student in philosophy and political theory
£16
Yonathan
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am an enthusiastic and passionate teacher. I can tutor on humanities and social sciences. I have worked both with higher...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Tailored courses in Ancient Greek History and History of Warfare, from PhD student in London.
£10
Sotirios
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I am a PhD student in London focusing on Ancient Greek Military History and offering courses to anyone interested in Ancient...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour £25 £25 £25
Book a class