Benedict S

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    My Experience

    Following my graduation from the University of Glasgow I have been working as a self-employed History tutor. I have conducted my lessons in person as well teaching via Skype, email and Watsapp. Although I have worked primarily with students at GSCE, A-level and Undergraduate level, I have also undertaken proofreading and editing work for students at Masters and PHD level. I have recently started teaching students at GSCE English and Geography. Having tutored over the last 3 years I have a wealth of experience in overcoming various problems students have with exam preparation, and understanding of course content. I pride myself on being able to motivate and engage students, and work hard to ensure that they are in the strongest possible position when the exam season begins.

    Recently I have been assisting Professor Eleanor Gordon of The University of Glasgow with archival research on the subject of bigamy in Scotland in the 19th and 20th centuries. My personal research interests are Celticity and Celtic tropes within modern political discourses, which was the subject of my undergraduate dissertation. I am also very interested contemporary British politics and current affairs.


    James H:
    Final year undergraduate studying Economic History, University of Sussex

    “Benedict tutored me over the final few weeks of my course, helping me prepare for my seen paper on The Cold War. We conducted the lessons over email, Skype and Whatsapp. As I had focused more on microeconomics throughout my degree, I didn’t feel comfortable planning large history essays. Benedict helped me formulate my argument, advised me on research methods, referencing and general writing style. Our sessions were hugely helpful and I went on to contact Benedict again when finishing my extended essay. We discussed the plan I had made for the essay and he advised me to focus more clearly on two main themes to maximize the analysis and use of sources within the word limit. In Cold War paper I got 75%, and in my extended essay I got 68%. I was overall very satisfied with Benedict’s tuition, as he was able to communicate to me a clear process by which history essays are structured and provided effective feedback on my work.”

    Theo A:
    6th Year High School Student, studying for Advanced Higher History.
    “Benedict and I began having lessons just after I received my prelim exam grade. I got a D and was concerned that I was failing to grasp some of the essentials of essay planning and exam technique. Benedict and I worked together from January onwards until the week before my exam,with hour lessons in a local café. Ben helped me sequence my class notes, showing me that I should focus on key points and evidence when taking notes in class. Ben also set me mock exam questions and each week we marked the essays together. He showed me a simple process by which to structure exam answers, and as the exam approached we planned for various scenarios based on the choices of questions from previous years. I got an A in my history exam. “

    Subjects I teach

    History – Up to Undergraduate Level
    Government and Politics A-level
    Politics Undergraduate
    International Relations Undergraduate
    Post Graduate proof reading, editing.
    English GCSE
    Geography GCSE

    My Qualifications

    2010 – 2014
    Master of Arts in History,
    University of Glasgow, Glasgow,
    Graduated with a 2:1 in August 2014

    2002 – 2008
    London Oratory School, London

    History, Government & Politics and Economics
    Mathematics (AS level) and German (AS level)

    My Passion And How I Inspire

    In very simple terms, I find the process of helping rewarding; helping a student organise their revision, overcome anxiety or confusion and prepare for any eventualities that may occur in exams. I am inspired to teach history because I believe in the power of the subject to help us understand the present, and to reflect on and learn about our own experiences.

    Fun fact

    I make electronic music.

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