Jenny Evans

BA(Hons) History, PGCE, QTS

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Lee Howgate


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Jenny Evans - History Tuition

Jenny Evans is an exceptional teacher and tutor. For example, during her leadership of Notre Dame’s History department, Jenny helped put the department in the top 10% for History GCSE results in England and Wales.

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Jenny Evans has been teaching History for 35 years in London and Plymouth. Moreover, she has 30 years’ experience as Head of Humanities / Head of History at two Plymouth schools: Tamar High School (a mixed grammar) and Notre Dame School.

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Her History department at Notre Dame was praised for its students’ high attainment levels in successive OFSTED reports between 1995 and 2017. This was due to her results being significantly above national averages.


Jenny is vastly experienced

Alongside teaching History at A level, GCSE and KS3, Jenny Evans has taught English Language and Literature at GCSE and KS3. Additionally, she has taught Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), A level Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and A level General Studies. In addition to specialising in History and English, Jenny has taught a number of other subjects in the early years of her long and successful career. This reflects her ability to adapt and be flexible in meeting the varied needs of her students. She enjoys helping students because “it’s such a rewarding experience”.


BA (Hons) in History from The University of London
35 years of successful teaching in secondary schools in London and Plymouth
30 years as Head of Humanities / Head of History at two Plymouth schools
Experience of Special Needs / Proven experience in helping students to achieve their potential

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Reasons why Jenny can help you to achieve the highest grades

Students’ Progress:
Firstly, Jenny’s students have consistently achieved excellent value-added GCSE results. Year on year, Jenny’s students achieved high percentages of A* and A grades and A*-C ( now 9-5) grades. During her leadership of Notre Dame’s History department, these impressive results helped put the department in the top 10% for GCSE results in England and Wales. 

Assessment and Feedback:
Secondly, Jenny is an experienced assessor with an excellent track record of understanding examination board requirements at GCSE and A level. The accuracy and quality of her marking has regularly been praised by examination boards. Moreover, students have always welcomed her helpful feedback. She has a detailed understanding of assessment, so is ideally suited to help her tutees.

Differentiation of Tasks:
Thirdly, Jenny is experienced in teaching students of a wide range of ability. She enjoys helping those with special educational needs and also those destined for the Russell Group of Universities and Oxbridge. She always strives to help each student to achieve his/her full potential. For instance, by differentiating tasks to suit a student’s individual ability and aptitude.

Why study History?

What relevance does History have to our future? The UCAS website will help you to understand the answer to that question. Click the link below to the UCAS website to see how and why you should study History after leaving school…

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Price of Sessions

A-Level (individual rate) @ £33 p/hr

KS3, GCSE (individual rate) @ £30 p/hr

Tuition is at the tutor’s home in Ivybridge. Tuition via Zoom is also possible. Jenny may be willing to travel to a student’s home for a small additional fee to cover travel expenses.

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Lee Howgate - History Tuition

Firstly, Lee Howgate has a BA (Hons) and MA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University.

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Secondly, he has been teaching since 1996 and is passionate about History.

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Thirdly, Lee Howgate was an Assistant Headteacher at Saltash Community School until December 2019

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Lee Howgate is a very highly qualified teacher and tutor. He has taught for many years in a range of schools and is passionate about History, especially Russian and British history. Lee therefore has a detailed knowledge of both, having also served as a British diplomat. First and foremost, Lee enjoys helping students to achieve their potential and to develop their own love of History. His unique experience makes him ideally suited to tutor History, Politics and English.


BA (Hons) and MA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University
Half-Blue Rugby League Varsity Match 1992
PGCE from Bristol University
TESOL Certificate from Trinity College, London
Teaching since 1996
Experience of Special Needs
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Lee Howgate has been a teacher since 1996, with 8 years as Head of English at RGS Worcester and Teign Schools and 3 years as an Assistant Headteacher in charge of Teaching and Learning at Saltash Community School. Lee has taught History GCSE, KS3, GCSE and A-level English, Politics A-level and additionally Geography and Media Studies. He is married to his wife Sarah (who also teaches) and he has two teenage children.

Online tuition is available using a variety of platforms… Zoom, Skype, Meet or Teams. (Lee also tutors Politics A-level and KS3, GCSE and A-level English).

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Price of Sessions

GCSE & A-Level (individual rate) @ £35 p/hr

GCSE & A-Level (individual rate) @ £30 p/45min

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