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Lauren De'Couto-Roberts
I am a 20 year-old student currently pursuing a BA in English and Drama at Loughborough University. I've always loved researching and learning new topics, especially for big projects - and as a filmmaker and fiction/non-fiction writer this makes up a large portion of the prepatory stages! I love reading, writing, and art (in every form).
English, History
Cécile Virely
Hello! :) My name is Cécile, I am 23 years old, I have dual nationality and I am a recent 2021 BA Drama Graduate, from De Montfort University. I have been delivering high-quality teaching in both, face to face and virtual settings, for the last three years. Throughout this time, I have encouraged a variety of students who possess a plethora of ranging strengths, abilities and confidence levels, to succeed and to reach their goals! I am intending to do my PGCE in Drama and History Secondary Education and I additionally, achieved a First Class Hons for my Undergraduate Dissertation. (This is by far, one of my greatest achievements!) Please find detailed below, the subjects and to what levels, I teach: Drama: GCSE, As, A-Level and Degree. English: GCSE, As, A-level and Degree. History: GCSE, As and A-Level. French: GCSE I also do lessons providing coursework and exam help, with any of the previously stated subjects. I love keeping active, listening to music / podcasts, playing with my cat and helping others succeed! I believe that tutoring is an extremely wholesome thing to do so, if I can help someone achieve their goals then that is a day well spent :)
English, French, History
Hollie Atkins
Hello! My name is Hollie Atkins. I'm 21 years old and have recently graduated from University with a history degree . I love to read any genre of fiction (although fantasy or the classics are my favourite) and I adore drama, theatre and the performing arts. I also have a passion for music and am currently trying to teach myself the piano. I enjoy camping and travelling around the country's vast green spaces, hoping one day to explore other countries! Finally, my love for history began when I was very small as I've grown up participating in historical reenactments with my family. I'm hoping to pass on this enthusiasm to my students!
English, Geography, History
Aashvi Maganti
I am a medical student with previous experience tutoring 11+ (CEM and GL), core GCSE subjects (+ history) and A-Level Chemistry and Biology. I did my A-levels in Chemistry, Biology, Maths, and Further maths and also opted to do an EPQ. I enjoy working with students of all ages and believe that learning is supposed to be fun. Hence, I like to adapt my teaching methods to ensure that the sessions are tailored to meet the needs of individual students and they feel comfortable asking any questions that arise during teaching sessions. I enjoy playing chess, reading books and watching different series on Netflix during my spare time. I am currently fluent in 3 languages and am learning 2 new languages, one of which is Latin!
11+, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Maths (Primary), Maths (lower level)
Maria Noel
**SSH** GCSE: English, History, Social Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies A-Level (or IB): English, History, Philosophy University Level: English, Philosophy Exam Board Prep: ACT, SAT, GRE, GSCE, A-Level Experience with: KS1/KS2/KS3/11+/Scottish and Irish schooling system Languages: English Preferred student age group: 10 years +, Secondary and University students preferred but I am open to others of course. About me: I am Maria, an American tutor and graduate student of English Literature and Language. Over the last five years, I have lived in five different countries and have also attended school in multiple European cities. Currently, I am located in Limerick, Ireland and love spending my time exploring nature, hiking, running, playing sports, reading, writing and enjoying fun with friends. During classes with me, students can expect friendly instruction from a very active person who will do their best to engage and educate at whatever level the student is placed. I love to learn about people, cultures and work hard to inspire students to find the questions and answers that will inform progress, in a comfortable environment. It is important for my students to grow in confidence and I bring a lot of positive energy and consideration to our tutoring sessions. Hope to hear from you soon :)
English, History, Other
Georgia Zervudachi
KS2: 11+ only KS3: English, History GCSE: English, History A-Level/IB: English, History Higher Level: Academic English/ EAL (B2+) Exam Board Experience: AQA GCSE English Language & English Literature SEND Experience: Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia, ADHD/ADD, ODD, SEMH, Exam Anxiety, Visual Impairments, Learning Difficulties, Global Developmental Delay, Working with students with ECHPs. Preferred Age Group: KS3, GCSE, A-Level/IB About Me: My name is Georgia and I've been an English teacher in the UK for 5 years. I grew up in Exeter, Devon until I was 16, then I moved to Geneva, Switzerland for the last 2 years of school, where I completed my International Baccalaureate. I went travelling for a year and then returned to the UK to attend university - King's College, London - where I studied War Studies and History. After uni, I spent 2 years working in London in the advertising industry, then moved to Bath to train to be a teacher at the Bath Spa Institute of Education. I love reading, watching films and Netflix, travelling and exploring new places and experimenting with cooking and baking. My favourite book and favourite music change depending on my mood - at the moment, I'm loving YA adventures like The Six of Crows, Clap When You Land and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue to the soundtrack of early 00s pop ... My coffee order is a large Iced Americano, and I make an excellent Sunday Lunch - toad-in-the-hole with onion gravy is my specialty. I also like climbing, sailing and wild swimming. One day, I would love to get a large pet dog - particularly a Golden Retriever, Newfoundland, Bernese Mountain Dog or German Shepherd.
11+, English, History

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How do we define history as a discipline?

To get off to a good start, it is important to differentiate between two terms:

History - with a capital H - is defined as "the study and writing of past events, whatever their nature and complexity" (source: Wikipedia History page)

History: which is the discipline that studies History, with a capital H.

History is therefore the study of history.

People who study history are called historians. There are two main types of historians: professional historians (those who study the past and write about it), who teach in high schools or colleges.

The other is the amateur historian: these are those who are passionate about a past episode or region of the past, and who set out to study that event in order to learn more about the subject, and in order to advance knowledge.

However, there is a distinction with regard to historians - they may specialise in the study of a particular historical period, like archaeologists or palaeontologists.

History is a way of understanding the world we live in. It allows us to learn about the past of different peoples and their changes. History also allows us to learn more about our own culture and the origins of our customs. It helps us to better understand the society in which we live.

Why study history?

To make our memory work, to avoid mistakes and repetitions, to understand the past and enrich it

History informs us about the past, and will help us not to make the same mistakes in the future

It also helps us to understand the world we live in, by learning from our past and our mistakes. History is an infinite reservoir for politicians, who can learn from what has been done in the past.

But not only that... It helps us to better understand the ideas, religions and cultures of other peoples. History allows us to discover the other and to open our minds to other possibilities.

Is history a discipline in its own right?

Yes... History is divided into several sub-disciplines, such as archaeology and palaeoanthropology, which study past civilisations and their remains. Palaeontology, for example, focuses on the study of prehistoric animal fossils.

In addition to specialisations by period, there are specialisations by subjects, such as the history of mentalities, social history or the history of medicine!

History tutors for primary school students

Primary school students can have a lot of fun learning about historical themes. When children are driven to explore historical events, they enjoy thinking about historical figures, and they particularly enjoy all of the violent, ugly, or just plain mad parts of the stories (which explains why Horrible Histories is so popular).

History in the National Curriculum can be summarized in a few simple statements: placing events in chronological order; identifying contrasts and similarities; writing and discussing about the past; obtaining information from a variety of sources; and asking and answering historical questions. All classes in each year group will complete all of these activities at some point, with the goal of connecting 'then' with 'today.'

When children reach Key Stage 1, they may be asked to learn about specific persons or events that occurred both within and outside of living history. The fact that teachers have greater freedom to choose who or what they want to educate means that there is a great deal more variance between particular schools. People like Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake, as well as Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale, are frequently mentioned as popular possibilities. Historically significant events, such as the Great Fire of London or the first flight of an aeroplane, as well as themes such as castles or toys, make for excellent learning opportunities about the past. There will frequently be a very strong connection to a local event or individual.

At key stage two your child will start to learn about specific time periods history:

  • The Stone Age.

  • Ancient Romans

  • Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

  • The Vikings

  • A unit devoted to local history

  • A time period in history that occurred after 1066 (e.g. World War 2, Victorians, Tudors, the 1960s).

Children will also learn about some of the world's most important civilizations throughout history. At this point having an online history tutor is a great way to spark enthusiasm for history and help children with their history work at school.

History tuition for secondary school

When you start secondary school, the volume of history lessons increases and your child/teenager will have between 3 and 3.5 hours of history lessons per week. The programme covers the principles and events that are fundamental to a good understanding of history.

History is studied at GCSE and A level and your child may need support in the run-up to that important history GCSE or history A level exams. Our history tutors can provide homework support, help with history coursework and exam preparation.

How to study for your history exams with a history tutor

How do you revise and learn your history lessons well? This is a question we are often asked at GoStudent. Indeed, history requires the learner to memorise. There are many key dates to remember and connections to make between different elements of history.

In order to pass a history exam, it is, therefore, necessary to be able to make connections between different aspects of the syllabus and to write them down during the test. A good way to do this is to break down your learning into parts and revise your lessons in chronological order (the order of events).

In addition, it is important to memorise key dates in history in order to be able to conduct a historical analysis.

Finally, private tuition in history-geography can also be an excellent solution, allowing your child/teenager to take the time to memorise, but also to be able to revise with a teaching partner who knows the subject, and who has the know-how to help your child learn better and faster.

Success in history thanks to private history tuition

Whether it's history tutoring, homework help or history tutoring, GoStudent not only helps your child get better grades but also increases your child's overall ability to learn skills and be organised. We select the best history tutor for your child from over 1000 GoStudent certified teachers.

Beyond professional skills and knowledge, we also ensure that the student and tutor are a perfect match and that the child is well supported and learns best. With tailor-made lesson plans, exercises and tests, our geography tutors can complement the school's teaching material and help the child to improve his/her performance in history or history-geography, and thus his/her academic results.