I am a professional history and politics tutor with fourteen years' experience with both face-to-face and online tuition.
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2009, before completing a MA and PhD in 2011 and 2014 respectively.
I am also a historian and writer specialising in twentieth-century British history and contemporary politics. I have worked at several universities in the UK and abroad, including the University of Sheffield and Queen Mary, University of London.
The book based on my PhD thesis was described by Prof Peter Stansky of Stanford University as ‘an important contribution to the ever-fascinating subject of the history of the British left [and] the development of the Labour party’.
My two most recent books, focusing on contemporary politics, were both reviewed in The Times, amongst other publications:
You can peruse (and buy!) my books here:
You can view my academic writing here:
In addition to my academic research and books, I also write on politics and twentieth-century history for a variety of traditional and digital media, including The Times, the New Statesman, The Independent, the Spectator, Tribune magazine, the Jewish Chronicle and UnHerd.
You can read some of my articles here:
I use my research and writing to inform my tuition, so in politics lessons, and if the student is studying modern British history, they are taught by somebody actively involved in researching and writing about the issues under discussion; just as they would be at a leading research university.
This is, of course, not something enjoyed by the average A Level or GCSE student. However, excellent subject knowledge is necessary but not sufficient to be an excellent tutor: it is also crucial to thoroughly understand the nature of assessment, which differs across the exam boards.
In this respect, my extensive expertise with all of the main exam boards in both subjects, as well as many years spent as an examiner of both history and politcs papers (with OCR, AQA, and Edexcel), means I can explain to students the best methods and techniques to succeed in exams.