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A trained history teacher, 24 years of experience. Online History tuition for KS3, KS4 & A Level.

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09/02/2024

โ“ Did you know that on this day in 1904 the Japanese launched a surprise attack just after midnight, early in the morning, on the Russian Pacific fleet at Port Arthur?

๐Ÿ˜ฒ This surprise attack triggered the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05 which proved to be disastrous for the Russian Empire.

The Tsarist regime was overconfident, believing they could easily defeat Japan.

โœ๏ธ However, the Japanese defeated the Russians both on land and sea, and Russia was forced to sign the Treaty of Portsmouth in 1905 in which they gave up any claim to lands in Manchuria.

๐Ÿคด The failure was blamed on Tsar Nicholas II, worsened the economic and social conditions at home and helped trigger the 1905 Revolution.

You can learn more about Russia as a part of the i/GCSE History Syllabus for the Edexcel and AQA exam boards.

Need some help with your GCSE history? Contact me and find out how I can help!

Photos from My History Tutor's post 07/02/2024

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For GCSE History, I provide tuition for:
โœ… Edexcel - both iGCSE and GCSE
โœ… AQA
โœ…Cambridge International Exam

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Tuition will focus on what the child needs to develop.
This could include revising key content, improving revision methods as well as how to answer exam questions.

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๐Ÿ“„ Children will have access to tailor-made resources shared via Google Docs.
๐Ÿ“ The resources will include key content from the syllabus, key word lists, Cornell revision notes, how to answer exam questions and model exam answers.
๐Ÿ“† They will have access to all resources until they sit their final exam paper.

05/02/2024

๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Elizabethan England?

๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for Movie Monday is โ€˜Mary Queen of Scotsโ€™ starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and David Tennant.

The plot focuses on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots from her time at the French Court as the wife of the King of France, to her imprisonment by her cousin, Queen Elizabeth, and her eventual ex*****on.

The movie is great if you are studying Edexcel GCSE topic of Early Elizabethan England, 1558โ€“88.or AQA Elizabethan England, c1568โ€“1603.

(Aged rated 15)

There is a 2013 film of the same name which is rated 12.

Follow me for more historical movie recommendations if you are studying GCSE History!

02/02/2024

Did you know that on this day in 1943, the Battle of Stalingrad ended when the final German troops surrendered?

โš”๏ธ The Battle of Stalingrad had been raging from August 1942 - the Soviet troops were determined not to lose the city to the German Army.

๐Ÿ™๏ธ Capturing the city was one of the main objectives of the German Armyโ€™s summer campaign of 1942 and would give them access to the oil fields in Baku region.

๐Ÿชฆ The battle was brutal - over 500,000 Soviet soldiers died and 147,000 German troops also perished.

๐Ÿคฏ Germanโ€™s elite force, the Sixth Army, was virtually destroyed.

General von Paulus surrendered on 31 January and the remaining troops surrendered on 2 February.

You can learn more about the Great Patriotic War as a part of the History Syllabus for the Edexcel iGCSE and AQA GCSE.

Need some help with your GCSE history? Contact me and find out how I can help!

29/01/2024

๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Weimar and N**i Germany?

๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for Movie Monday is โ€˜Cabaretโ€™ starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York.

The plot focuses on the life of an American dancer/singer, Sally Bowles who performs at the Kit Kat Klub in Berlin.

The movie is great if you are studying the Edexcel GCSE topic of Weimar and N**i Germany c1918-33 or AQA Germany, 1890โ€“1945: Democracy and dictatorship as it portrays life during the height of the Weimar Republic

(Aged rated 15)

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26/01/2024

Did you know that the Paiute Ghost Dance began in January 1889?

๐Ÿ’ก Wovoka, a Paiute holy man, claimed to have had a vision showing him that if all Indigenous peoples of the Plains rejected the reservations and performed the Ghost Dance, the Great Spirit would bring back to life all the buffalo and Plains Indians killed by the US army.

The Ghost Dance spread through the reservations.

๐Ÿช– President Harrison ordered the US army to regain control of the reservations, and this led to the killing of Sitting Bull

Sitting Bullโ€™s followers fled to safety, but the US Army captured them. They were taken to a creek where the Wounded Knee massacre took place in 1890. Between 146 and 250 Sioux Indians were killed in 10 minutes when US soldiers opened fire.

You can learn more about the experiences of the Indigenous peoples of the Plains as a part of the GCSE History Syllabus for the Edexcel and AQA exam boards.

Need some help with your GCSE history? Contact me and find out how I can help!

24/01/2024

Is your child struggling to master the content of their GCSE history course?

These new GCSEs were introduced in 2016 with a LOT more content.

Mastering the content can be tricky.

I can help your child by:

๐Ÿ’ช Helping them to understand and break down the content into manageable chunks (e.g. why the event happened, what happened and what were the consequences)

๐Ÿ’ช Ensuring any misconceptions are corrected (for example. so many students muddle the 1923 hyperinflation in Weimar Germany with the Great Depression of the 1930s)

๐Ÿ’ช Model different ways to help them remember the factual detail (timelines, mnemonics, Cornell Notes, flashcards, stories)

๐Ÿ’ช Identifying the key facts they need to know.

๐Ÿ’ช Helping them make links between events and developments to see the bigger picture.

22/01/2024

15/1 ๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of 1920s America?

๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for Movie Monday is โ€˜The Untouchablesโ€™ starring Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro.

๐Ÿฆนโ€โ™‚๏ธ The plot focuses on the actions of Mafia boss Al Capone during Prohibition and the governmentโ€™s attempt to arrest him and put him on trial.

The movie is great if you are studying AQA America, 1920โ€“1973: Opportunity and inequality.

(Aged rated 15)

Follow me for more historical movie recommendations if you are studying GCSE History!

19/01/2024

โ“ Did you know that Stalin was referred to as a โ€˜grey blurโ€™ by a member of the Petrograd Soviet?

๐Ÿ’ฌ Menshevik politician Sukhanov wrote โ€œStalinโ€ฆ [gave] the impression โ€ฆ of a grey blur which flickered obscurely and left no trace. There really is nothing more to be said about him.

๐Ÿคฏ Sukhanov, and many members of the Bolshevik Party, seriously underestimated Stalin!

Although Stalin did not play a key role in the Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917, he became the leader of the Communist Party and the USSR by 1928.

Stalin cleverly used his various positions in the Communist Party, the weakness of his opponents and their tendency to under-estimate him, to out-manoeuvre them.

๐Ÿ“˜ Perhaps Orlando Figes' description of Stalin is far more appropriate: โ€˜The Rise of the Gangsterโ€™.

You can learn more about Russia as a part of the i/GCSE History Syllabus for the Edexcel and AQA exam boards.

๐Ÿ†˜ Need some help with your GCSE history? Contact me and find out how I can help!

Photos from My History Tutor's post 17/01/2024

Is your child struggling to write effective essays?

๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Writing history essays can be difficult!

With personalised tailor-made, expert tuition based on over 25 years of teaching experience, I can help your child to โ€ฆ

๐Ÿง  Understand what the exam question is asking - how to spot the second-order history concepts of cause, consequence, change, continuity, similarity, difference and significance to work out the focus of the question.

โœ๏ธ Structure an effective essay which presents fully substantiated and balanced arguments using precisely selected and relevant evidence and analysis.

โœ๏ธ Know and understand how to begin their essay with an introduction that clearly answers the question asked, stating their arguments and their reasons.

โ–ถ๏ธ Plan essays for different types of questions.

โš–๏ธ Write effective conclusions which draw upon the arguments presented in their essay to reach a balanced, substantiated judgement.

Contact me today to find out how I can help your child write more effective essays!

15/01/2024

๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Vietnam?

๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for Movie Monday is โ€˜Forrest Gumpโ€™ starring Tom Hanks.

The movie tells the life story of Forrest Gump from 1956 to 1981. Along the way, he meets Elvis Presley, President John Kennedy and conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War.

The movie is great if you are studying AQA Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950โ€“1975 or Edexcel The USA, 1954โ€“75: conflict at home and abroad topics.

(Aged rated 12)

Follow me for more historical movie recommendations if you are studying GCSE History!

12/01/2024

โ“ Did you know that during the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong built an extensive tunnel system to support their guerilla tactics?

๐Ÿ‘ท They built an extensive tunnel network which was quite complex!

๐Ÿคฏ They had kitchens, storage areas, sleeping quarters and even hospitals.

๐Ÿงจ The tunnels connected different areas and meant that the Viet Cong could escape some of the damage inflicted by American bombing campaigns.

You can learn more about the tactics of the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War as a part of the GCSE History syllabus for the Edexcel and AQA exam boards.

Need some help with your GCSE history? Contact me and find out how I can help!

Photos from My History Tutor's post 10/01/2024

โ”Are you studying Edexcel GCSE history?

๐Ÿค Do you need a little help to:

โœ… better understand the content?
โœ… Revise the content more effectively?
โœ… Improve your source or interpretation skills?
โœ… better understand the exam questions?
โœ…๐Ÿš€ Boost your exam results?

๐Ÿ™‹ I can help with tailor made tuition suited to YOUR needs!

Why me?
๐Ÿ“Œ I am fully qualified teacher, with over 25 years of teaching experience.
๐Ÿ“Œ I know the Edexcel exam course inside and out because I have taught it since the start of my teaching career โ€ฆin 1995!
๐Ÿ“Œ I am trained by Edexcel exam board on each of the 3 exam papers so I know what the questions are asking you to do and how to achieve top marks.
๐Ÿ“Œ Last year, 91% of my tutees achieved grades 9 to 3 of which 73% achieved 6 or above.

Contact me for a no obligation chat about how exactly I can help!

08/01/2024

๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Medicine?

๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for Movie Monday is โ€˜Burke and Hareโ€™ starring Simon Pegg.

๐Ÿชฆ Set in 1828, the movie is very loosely based on the true story of William Burke and William Hare, two grave robbers who dug up corpses to sell to the medical profession.

๐Ÿคฏ Burke and Hare go on to murder people to ensure they can keep up with the demand for dead bodies for medical dissections.

The movie is great if you are studying AQA or Edexcel medicine topics.

(Aged rated 15)

Follow me for more historical movie recommendations if you are studying GCSE History!

05/01/2024

Did you know that King Edward the Confessor died on this day in 1066?

๐Ÿชฆ King Edward died childless which meant there were several different claims to the throne of England!

The 4 key claimants all believed they were the rightful King of England.

๐Ÿ‘‘ Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, and brother-in-law to Edward claimed that Edward promised him the throne on his deathbed.

๐Ÿ‘‘ William, Duke of Normandy, was Edward's cousin and claimed that Edward promised him the throne in 1051.

๐Ÿ‘‘ Edgar Atheling, the great-nephew of Edward was the last Anglo-Saxon Prince! But he was only a teenager.

๐Ÿ‘‘ Harald Hardrada, King of Norway had a claim to the throne through King Harthacnut who had been the King of England 1040-42.

You can learn more about the Norman Conquest as a part of GCSE History syllabus for the Edexcel and AQA exam boards.

Need some help with your GCSE history? Contact me and find out how I can help!

04/01/2024

A new year brings exciting changes!

๐Ÿฅฐ I am thrilled to announce that I am rebranding as โ€˜My History Tutorโ€™!

When I launched my History tuition business a few years ago, I lived in Twickenham in West London. So West London History Tutor felt like the natural name for my business.

๐ŸŒ But as my business grew, I tutored more children from all over the UK, Europe and the wider world. And then we moved to live in Dorset, to be by the sea.

๐Ÿ’ โ€˜My History Tutorโ€™ is a perfect fit for my online, tailor-made history tuition business โ€ฆ. because I am your History Tutor!

I would love you to check out my new website: www.myhistorytutor.org

And you can still find me on FB at www.facebook.com/MyHistoryTutor

03/01/2024

Hello! ๐Ÿ‘‹

After a wonderful break over Christmas and New Year, I'm looking forward to working again with my fabulous Edexcel and AQA i/GCSE historians as well as my A level students!

Time to roll up our sleeves, put pen to paper (to fingers to key boards ๐Ÿ˜† ) and crack on with our study of history as we count down to exams on May/June!

I still have a few slots left, so if you'd like an extra boost, drop me a DM or am email to chat about how I can help you achieve your goals in History!

01/01/2024

๐ŸŽฅ Want a documentary recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Crime and Punishment?

๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for Movie Monday is โ€˜The Gunpowder Plot: Exploding the Legendโ€™ presented by Richard Hammond.

๐Ÿงจ The documentary recreates the Houses of Parliament as they were in the 17th century to test if the Plot would have succeeded in blowing them up!

๐Ÿ”ฅ Then it moves on to โ€˜what ifsโ€™ - what if the Plot had succeeded, what would have happened then?

Excellent if you are studying Edexcel Paper 1 Crime and Punishment to help you understand the Early Modern case study of the Gunpowder Plot!

Follow me for more historical movie recommendations if you are studying GCSE History!

31/12/2023

๐ŸŽ† Happy New Year!

โค๏ธ I wish all my family, friends, , students and parents a fabulous 2024!

It's been an absolute pleasure to work with my fantastic history students this year and I am looking forward to seeing all their hard work pay off in 2024! ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿš€

#2024

29/12/2023

Did you know that, in 1917, the Provisional Government of Russia was only supposed to be a temporary, interim government?

๐Ÿ˜‰The name kind of gives it away!

๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ The Provisional Government intended to set up elections to a Constituent Assembly which would be tasked with establishing a new government and constitution after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II.

They did, eventually, do just that.

๐Ÿšจ However, the Provisional Government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks in the October 1917 revolution before the elections occurred in the November.

โš•๏ธ You can learn more about how and why the Provisional Government failed as a part of Edexcel and AQA Russia units.

If your child is struggling with their History GCSE, drop me a message and letโ€™s chat about how I can help!

~Edexcel

27/12/2023

I wanted to say a HUGE 'thank you' to all my family, friends and followers ๐Ÿ™ โค๏ธ

Thank you to everyone who has liked, shared, saved, commented or left a review - you have helped me to grow my business over the last couple of years!

So thank you, thank you, thank you! ๐Ÿซถ ๐Ÿ’“

Lynn xx

25/12/2023

๐ŸŽ„ Happy Christmas!!

I wish all of my students, parents and followers a wonderful and happy Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿคถ โ›„

Have a lovely day!

Lynn x

24/12/2023

The final day of the Quiz!

Day 12 of the Christmas-History Multi-choice Quiz!!

๐Ÿฆ Robins were drawn on Christmas cards 150 years ago as a joke reference to which job?

๐Ÿ‘€ Watch the video for the options.

DM me or comment A, B, or C below!

23/12/2023

Day 11 of the Christmas-History Multi-choice Quiz!!

๐ŸŽ„ Who invented the Christmas Cracker in 1847?

๐Ÿ‘€ Watch the video for the options.

DM me or comment A, B, or C below!

22/12/2023

It's almost Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿคถ โ˜ƒ๏ธ ๐ŸฆŒ

And its time to take a break and spend some quality time with family, friends, and our elderly cat, Titch ๐Ÿˆ, while eating lots of chocolate. ๐Ÿ˜†

So I will be closed from Saturday 23 December until 3 January 2024, when I see my regular students for their sessions as they prepare for their January mocks.

Of course, I won't be completely off-line.

๐Ÿšฉ There'll be all my regular posts - so catch Monday history movie recommendation, Tuesday Top Tip or the latest episode of History Shorts on Thursday. And don't forget Fascinating Fact Friday - titbits from GCSE History courses! All scheduled already ๐Ÿ˜‰

And undoubtedly, I'll spend some time scrolling (watching cat videos), so do come and say hello!

Have a wonderful holiday!

P.S. If you or your child need an extra boost to prepare for their history mocks in January or February, drop me an email at [email protected] to find out how I can help!

22/12/2023

โ“ Do you know how a mediaeval physician might diagnose you?

โ™‹ During the Middle Ages, a physician may ask when you were born and when you fell ill, then consult a zodiac chart to diagnose your illness!

๐Ÿงช They might even ask for a urine sample to compare your urine with the urine chart or even taste it!!

โš•๏ธ You can learn more about how physicians diagnosed and treated patients during the Middle Ages as a part of Edexcel and AQA Medicine units.

If your child is struggling with their History GCSE, drop me a message and letโ€™s chat about how I can help!

22/12/2023

Day 10 of the Christmas-History Multi-choice Quiz!!

๐Ÿ“… When are the twelve Days of Christmas?

๐Ÿ‘€ Watch the video for the options.

DM me or comment A, B, or C below!

21/12/2023

Day 9 of the Christmas-History Multi-choice Quiz!!

Which Communist leader resigned on Christmas Day, 1991?

๐Ÿ‘€ Watch the video for the options.

DM me or comment A, B, or C below!

20/12/2023

s your child ready for their mock history exams?

๐Ÿ’ Do they need a little extra support and guidance to boost their confidence and grades?

I provide tailor-made, online history tuition for Edexcel (i/GCSE), AQA and CIE exam boards.

Why select me to provide support?
๐Ÿš€ I am a fully qualified history teacher with over 25 years of experience with a proven track record

๐Ÿš€ I will tailor the tuition to needs of your child, whether they need to cover exam content, revision techniques, essay writing or sources skills

๐Ÿš€ Your child will be given detailed guidance on how to answer the exam questions for each paper, with model answers and suggested writing frames.

๐Ÿš€ Your child will have access to all of the materials provided until they have sat their final history exam - whether they are in Year 10 (2025) or Year 11 (2024)!

DM or drop a comment below to find out how I can support your child!

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Who is West London History Tutor? Lynn Harkin

I am a trained History teacher with a passion for for my subject and a desire to inspire that same passion in my students. Teaching for 24 years has given me the expertise and knowledge to help students progress and improve their skills and understanding of History.

I provide tutoring for students that is tailored-made to their needs for students in KS3, KS4 and KS5 whatever their ability. My experience means that I can provide in depth subject knowledge, exam technique as well as improving performance.

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๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Elizabethan England?๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for...
๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Weimar and Nazi Germany?๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation...
15/1 ๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of 1920s America?๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for ...
๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Vietnam?๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for Movie Monda...
๐ŸŽฅ Want a movie recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Medicine?๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendation for Movie Mond...
A new year brings exciting changes!๐Ÿฅฐ I am thrilled to announce that I am rebranding as โ€˜My History Tutorโ€™!When I launche...
Hello!  ๐Ÿ‘‹ After a wonderful break over Christmas and New Year, I'm looking forward to working again with my fabulous Ede...
๐ŸŽฅ Want a documentary recommendation if you are studying GCSE History topic of Crime and Punishment?๐Ÿ“… Todayโ€™s recommendat...
๐ŸŽ† Happy New Year!โค๏ธ I wish all my family, friends, , students and parents a fabulous 2024!It's been an absolute pleasure...
I wanted to say a HUGE 'thank you' to all my family, friends and followers ๐Ÿ™ โค๏ธ Thank you to everyone who has liked, sha...
Top Tip Tuesdayโ˜• Take a break - you deserve it!It's essential to have downtime,  relax and spend some quality time with ...
๐ŸŽ„ Happy Christmas!! I wish all of my students, parents and followers a wonderful and happy Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„ ๐Ÿคถ โ›„ Have a lovel...

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