John Gethin, History tutor


SUBJECT: History
NAME: John Gethin
QUALIFICATIONS: MA (Oxford, 2006).
METHOD OF ONLINE TUITION: 'Skype' and 'Scribblar'.
PERSONAL MESSAGE: "My own academic interests range across the humanities, with a particular interest in the enlightenment era and the making of the modern age. Modern history courses for A-level, GCSE and International Baccalaureate have been my staple for the past eight years. I have worked with students of varying academic ability, from those who have successfully applied to leading universities; to those with specific learning difficulties for whom a pass is a considerable achievement. My primary aim as a tutor is to help students develop their critical thinking skills, which in turn helps their ability to plan and write good essays. Whilst I can also dispense subject knowledge, in the age of the internet the facts themselves are more immediately obtainable for students than they have been in the past. I am here to help students understand those facts; assert critical judgment over what is reliable evidence and develop more fluent, organised and sophisticated prose for essays and long-answer. Click here to go to my website or here to contact me."