As well as teaching successfully in schools I have a wide and senior experience of History examining. I have tutored students successfully at GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A2 level for main examination boards (AQA, CIE, and OCR as well as IB History. During my teaching career I have worked with very academic students as well as those with learning difficulties.
After graduating and completing a PGCE I began a teaching career in London and over a period of twenty-five years I taught in three schools. During that time I worked as an examiner for GCSE, IGCSE, IB and A2 History. I then left teaching to take up a senior History examining role which I now combine with delivering training for teachers, leading school tours to Germany and Poland and private History tuition up to IB and A level. I have written several History GCSE and A level textbooks.
I aim to quickly build a supportive and reassuring relationship between tutor and student. I use a variety of teaching methods to reflect various learning styles. I like to set challenging, thought-provoking tasks and always aim to make the student as confident as possible in their studies. I always ensure they have an explicit and thorough understanding of how their work will be assessed in examinations.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I would at some point like to study History at postgraduate level. I enjoy travelling -especially to the USA and central Europe. I also study German and began a B.A. German degree at Birkbeck College which I hope to resume shortly. I have recently become interested in photography and am looking at ways to develop my knowledge and skills in the subject.
"I would like to convey my appreciation to Nigel. My son said he had enjoyed each and every of his lessons. We would like to thank him for his time and guidance." A Level English student based in Taiwan
I just wanted to let you know that Nigel is great and really helpful. I felt much more confident after just one session, so thank you for the recommendation. A Level student
'Nigel has been absolutely superb. He is helpful, supportive, balances criticism just right, is always available, goes the extra mile to help and much more.' A level History student.