History tutors and Home Tuition in Reading
Our History Tutors in Reading are all fully-qualified History Teachers, who also offer their skills as high quality home tutors. All are subject-specialists, professional, reliable, up-to-date with Examination Boards and the current demands of a changing curriculum. Lessons are taught at your home and are scheduled at your convenience; whether weekdays, evenings or weekends.
Find a History Home Tutor in Reading
"Teachers To Your Home" provides high quality History Tuition in Reading, at your home and convenience. We work with over 18,000 qualified teachers across the UK, who also choose to offer their professional skills as high quality home tutors.
We can support History at all levels and can provide high quality tuition for Primary and Junior levels, as well as prepare children towards 11+, 13+, Common Entrance or for GCSE, IGCSE, IB and A level Examinations, across all the major Examination Boards including OCR, AQA, Edexcel, CIE, WJEC.
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What families are saying about our tutors this week
"We are very satisfied with the two teachers you have provided for our son. We have planned a number of intensive afternoons over the weekends to see if they can add the necessary polish to his skills."
26 March 2019; review received from Mrs Briers-Hall, Year 7 son, Common Entrance Preparation, Rutland
"Thank you so much for sourcing FG. He is brilliant and helped my son so much already. "
26 March 2019; review received from Mrs JP, Year 7 son, Latin Tuition in Guildford
"We have met with PP this week, who seems to be an excellent 11+ tutor for our son Liam and will start lessons at Easter."
26 March 2019; review received from Mrs Kirkwood, Year 4 son, 11+ tuition, Maidstone
A selection of our teachers who provide History tuition in and around Reading
"History will be kind to me ... for I intend to write it."– Winston Churchill
History is the study of the past, specifically how it relates to humans. It relates to past events as well as to the memory, discovery, collection, organisation, presentation and interpretation of information about these events. Whether you are learning about the eqyptians in primary school or attempting to analyse the human rights movement in the USA, we can provide a History Tutor who can help you.
A little more about Reading
Reading is positioned near two rivers, the Thames and the Kennet, which made it a logical place to establish a settlement. The name Reading derives from Reada Ingas, meaning the people of Reada (The Red One), who was a Saxon Leader in the 6th Century. Reading was captured by the Danes in the 9th Century, who built a fort between the two rivers and it is mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086.
The Normans built a wooden and then a stone castle, later demolished and given Reading’s position on the main road from London to the West Country, the town flourished in Medieval Times. Henry I built an abbey, completed in 1125 which also drew pilgrims and visitors to the town. He is buried within the grounds of the abbey. Cloth making was the main industry at this time, wool being brought in by boat and then woven and fulled (cleaned and thickened by pounding with water and clay) using wooden hammers powered by water mills. Hence Reading became a home for Fullers, Weavers, Dyers and Tailors. Leather, Gold and boatbuilding were also important industries in the town.The King had transferred his power to the Abbot, but the increasing influence of the merchants saw them appointing the mayor who effectively took charge of the town. This was finalized when Henry VIII closed the abbey and hanged the Abbot for refusing to recognize him as the head of the church.
By the 1600s wool was in decline but other industries such as pin, wire and nail manufacture, brick making and gun making grew in its place. Reading changed hands a number of times during the civil war, often without a fight. The 17th and 18th Centuries saw the opening of Blue Coat and Green Schools, new buildings and markets, the start of a major iron works and a new range of craft industries established. The Kennet Navigation opened and this, along with the river traffic and the location on the coaching route to Oxford, Bath and Bristol all benefitted the town.
In the 19th Century Reading became known for brewing, bulbs and seeds (Suttons) and biscuits (Huntley and Palmer). It grew rapidly in size and civic amenities such as sewers, gardens and libraries established.
In recent years, the city centre has been renewed, the railway station rebuilt and many high-tech industries established. It is one of the largest urban areas in Britain not to hold city status, despite three recent bids.
Our teachers come from the local schools in and around Reading ; from Primary, Junior and Secondary Schools; from across the State, Academy, Grammar and Independent School Sectors; including Reading and Kendrick Schools as well as Caversham Prep School and The Oratory. Reading University and Reading College provide the opportunity for Higher Education.