FAQ

How will I be taught?

You will have one-to-one lessons with me online using video-conferencing.

Is it possible to have group lessons?

Yes, if other students consent, but no more than four students, so that student-teacher contact time is not impaired.

What method do you use?

The method is student-centred, aimed at promoting independent critical thinking and includes source analysis and interpretation.

Why is source analysis so important?

Any History written is based on sources of some form, so analysis is needed to understand how the viewpoint of the writer was constructed, which helps you understand History better.

How long are the lessons?

Normally an hour per session, but don’t worry, if we run over a bit, you won’t be charged extra.

How many lessons do I need?

Most students sign up for two academic years (September-August), from the start of their course until it is finished, but the number of lessons depends on how many you want. However, it is recommended that you sign up for at least 8 lessons.

Will I have work between lessons?

Yes, to increase discussion time you will be set work in preparation for lessons.

If I have a question in between lessons, what do I do?

Email me and I’ll get back to you a.s.a.p..

Do I need to sit an exam to have lessons?

No, if you wish to learn and discuss out of general interest, that’s great. However, if you’re going to go to all that effort, why not give the exam a go?

Do you offer lessons at Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)?

Yes, as long as I have parental consent.

How do I enrol?

Once you email me, I will send you a form to fill in. If you are under 18, you will need parental consent.

How do I pay the fees?

By bank transfer in either Pounds Sterling or Euros. Fees must be paid before lessons commence.