James W

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    My Experience

    Law: I spent 2018-19 tutoring students studying for their Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). My main experience focuses on the core GDL modules, namely Contract, Constitutional & Administrative, Criminal, Equity & Trusts, EU, Land, and Tort.

    History: I spent 2017-18 tutoring GCSE students in History in preparation for their exams. The topics covered included the Russian Revolution, the English Civil War, and the Norman Conquest. Having studied two degrees in History, I also feel comfortable with most areas of history to graduate level.

    Personal Statement: During the last two years I have helped a number of students with personal statements and university applications. I also have personal experience of graduate applications to Oxford.

    Subjects I teach

    History –  Undergraduate, Graduate
    Law – Undergraduate
    Personal Statement

    My Qualifications

    2019-20 LLM in Commercial Legal Practice – BPP University (place confirmed)
    2018-19 Graduate Diploma in Law – BPP University (results TBC)
    2017-18 Master of Studies in US History (Pass) – St. Peter’s College, Oxford

    2014-17 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History (First) – Durham University (Castle)

    2012-14 Wellington College – Ancient History, Economics, History, Politics (A/A/A*/A)

    My Passion And How I Inspire

    My approach is exam-focused and, by extension, results-focused. Whilst learning content is crucial, exam-technique – the actual demonstration of what the student knows – can be the downfall of otherwise exemplary students. Practice, past papers, and selectively honed preparation for assessments is at the heart of my tutoring approach. Too many students focuses on learning as much as possible to the detriment of exam-technique. This can be a fatal error and one my tutoring approach seeks to redress.

    Fun fact

    I played in the Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Golf Match for the 2nd Teams in 2018.

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