I would like to take the opportunity to say how impressed we were with Lucie's tutoring skills. Following a poor result in Maths prelim our daughter's confidence was at rock-bottom. Lucie established a good rapport from the outset and her calm, methodical and encouraging approach to her tutoring was exactly what Molly needed to give her faith in her ability to tackle the subject and inspire her to work hard for her exams. Our daughter came out of her Standard Grade exam saying that she had found it easy because she knew exactly how to tackle each question - and she has achieved a Grade 1 (up from 2/4 in the prelim). She is very happy and going forward to her fifth year with renewed enthusiasm.
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Why contact us for a History tutor in Edinburgh?
We know how to maximise results. Exam Success in the History Syllabus is dependent on 3 fundamental pillars;
1. A 'wide and deep' understanding of the syllabus content, is of course the first requirement. Knowledge gaps or a lack of understanding, not only put students at risk in exams but also impact negatively on general confidence in the subject.
2. The knowledge and skill to organise, prioritise and plan study, even very smart students can find themselves overwhelmed by the subject and the syllabus leading to panic a collapse in confidence and poor results.
3. Exam Technique, how to answer the questions fully, concisely, to the point and in a way that immediately resonates and pleases the examiners. Top achievers are practised at acing exams, it's a skill that comes from practise and knowledge.
We understand these 3 pillars of success and our tutors are selected to be able to deliver tuition and guidance to optimise exam results. Contact us for a free and informal consultation, if we can help we will if we can't we'll say so and give you our best advice.
History Tuition - How and why Edinburgh Tutors can make a difference
Through studying past societies, history aims to teach pupils more about the world in which they live, the nature of change, and how shaping forces such as the economy and politics have affected both British and International development. An Edinburgh Tutor aims to capture the imagination and interest of students in order to encourage fresh cultural perspective and a careful examination of previous generations. Students should discover more about their own identities as members of local, national and world communities, putting modern dilemmas into perspective by considering how similar problems have been dealt with before. Three characteristics of historical study form the basis of learning: Heritage, Change and Continuity, and Cause and Effect. Within this, three characteristics of historical methodology are entailed: Evidence, Debate, and Imaginative Understanding. A History tutor uses these forms of analysis to foster independent and critical thinking in students, supporting their class work and stretching them further.
The aims of History tuition include understanding and evaluating change and continuity, detecting historical bias, and debating and empathising with various perspectives. Often students will be introduced to the changing life of Britain using various types of evidence to discover more about their membership to a democratic industrial society. Other units of study include International Cooperation and Conflict, using international agreements and propaganda to explore the relationships between countries. Building on this, pupils may also focus on a particular country in context, to see how struggles for political dominance have enforced or altered traditions and values. A History tutor has vast experience dealing with both broad concepts and specific issues, and is able to work with each student on their particular units to shed light and understanding on complex and challenging topics.
As students progress, they are expected to research and analyse in more depth, structuring reasoned argumentation that reflects critical thought and careful evaluation of sources. History tuition fosters democratic and tolerant attitudes in discussion and debate, so that students reach well-grounded, balanced conclusions. British and International topics are largely assessed through examination, and the stressful process of selecting and revising appropriate class work can be alleviated by an Edinburgh Tutors, History tutor, who is well trained in exam preparation, and can help students practise structuring and writing answers to long response questions. Tuition can also be helpful in the planning, writing and redrafting stages of longer pieces of course work, such as an Extended Essay, which can be a challenging and daunting new step.
When students reach pre-University level, they have the opportunity to carry out a piece of individual research based on one Field of Study. At this stage candidates are expected to independently investigate and analyse complex events and sources, drawing together intelligent conclusions based on their findings. An Edinburgh-Tutors History tutor can help with the interpretation of wide-ranging primary and secondary sources, encouraging students in dissertation work by reviewing sections and using examples to inspire and stimulate brainstorming. History tuition aims to encourage individuals to aim highly in this enormously significant discipline, developing initiative and personal enrichment that will outlast their school career.