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Your child can get History tuition for as low as £22.50 per session. The price of each private tuition session depends on how regularly and for how long your child takes tuition with us. Book a free trial session with us and you can find out how affordable private tuition with GoStudent can be for you.

Students learning with GoStudent can access our pool of 239 History tutors. Our tutors are experts in giving 1-2-1 private tuition History. To get a free trial session for your child, simply provide your details and we will get back to you.

Online tuition is a great option for many families. The GoStudent platform allows History tutors and students to connect easily online. The History tutors use online whiteboard and interactive lesson plans alongside easy to share materials in order to bring the History lessons alive.

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We can help your child support with private History tutoring as well as offering tuition for subjects.Choose from the following subjects:

  • English
  • Science
  • Maths
  • French
  • And more.

Your child can learn more than one subject with GoStudent. Your child may need support with maths at the moment but as these needs change we can also offer tuition across different subjects.

Getting private History tutoring can be a great benefit for you child.

  • Private History tuition can help your child consolidate what they have been learning in school.
  • 1-2-1 tutoring can be great in helping your child work through their History homework and coursework.
  • Personal tutoring is a great way for your child to build confidence ahead of their History exams.
  • And tutoring is a great way to help your child if they need a little extra History help or if they are excelling at History and want to continue studying it at a higher level.

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All you need to know about History tuition

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.