Benedict B - tutor  

Benedict B
Tutor in Bedford Park, West London

£50.00 per hour

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About Benedict

History graduate from The University of Cambridge

My name is Ben and I graduated last year in History from Selwyn College Cambridge, achieving a high 2.1 (67.9%). I studied a variety of periods over the course of my degree, from The Stuarts and The French Revolution to Communist Russia and the Latin America. At school, I took English Literature and Maths to A2 level and I have over three years of experience in tutoring these subjects up to GCSE.

In particular I find History and English fascinating to teach and I hope that I can transfer my enthusiasm for these subjects across to my pupils! The past consists of many exciting tales, full of deception, intrigue, deceit, treachery, love and of course violence, and I am passionate about opening my students’ eyes to History from across the globe. The beauty of English lies in the different interpretations or opinions that can be formed over certain texts and I aspire to engage my pupils in such debates so that they obtain a broad understanding both of the narrative and the context in which it was written.

I find helping students to achieve their own specific goals extremely rewarding and I hope to support them in developing their own ideas. I intend to make all my tutoring sessions stimulating and constructive through using a wide array of materials and offering encouragement, before focusing on the specific areas that the student struggles with the most.

I prepare all of my lessons rigorously and I tailor them to suit each student’s needs. Before each session I research past papers and their mark schemes so as to ensure that I am fully aware of what the examiners expect of the students. This means that I can reliably advise pupils on what will help them achieve higher grades. In addition to the mark schemes, I search for examiners reports, which highlight the areas that those who took the exam found difficult. These reports are especially useful when tackling English and History questions, as they can offer a very good insight into how examiners prefer answers to be structured.

I am also very happy to help with improving coursework essays, which I know I can get quite stressful around the time of deadlines.

In my free time I play a lot of sport and I am a Full Blue for Rugby Fives at Cambridge. In addition to this, I competed for both college and the university in squash, as well as playing tennis in the summer.

My A-Level Qualifications are:

Maths: A*
English Literature: A*
History: A*

If you have any other questions then please don't hesitate to ask.
Hourly rate: £50.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

Outstanding History tutor

Written by Denise S
Ben is an amazing history teacher. Extremely knowledgable. Always punctural. Really helped my son prepare for answering both source questions as well as how to structure the best essay for his scholarship exams. My son really enjoyed his style of teaching; full of positive encouragement combined with many useful pointers. His essays went from B to A* following Ben’s guidance.
Subject:
History
Outcome:
My son was awarded a major academic scholarship but more importantly felt his confidence in history has increased greatly.

Outstanding History tutor

Written by Denise S
Ben is an amazing history teacher. Extremely knowledgable. Always punctural. Really helped my son prepare for answering both source questions as well as how to structure the best essay for his scholarship exams. My son really enjoyed his style of teaching; full of positive encouragement combined with many useful pointers. His essays went from B to A* following Ben’s guidance.
Subject:
History
Outcome:
My son was awarded a major academic scholarship but more importantly felt his confidence in history has increased greatly.

Education and Qualifications

University

University of Cambridge
History
2.1

School

St Paul's School for Boys
A Levels
  • Maths
    A*
  • English Literature
    A*
  • History
    A*
St Paul's School for Boys
AS Levels
  • German
    A
St Paul's School for Boys
GCSEs
  • Biology
    A*
  • Chemistry
    A*
  • English Language
    A*
  • English Literature
    A*
  • French
    A*
  • Maths
    A*
  • German
    A*
  • Physics
    A*
  • History
    A*
  • Music
    A*
  • Latin
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

Senior Scholarship (awarded by SPS 2013)
The Weinstein History Prize (awarded by SPS 2014)

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