What is Revision Hive?
Made for students and run by students, the Revision Hive is a student community which aims to help GCSE, A Level, and University students succeed in their exams.
We have a number of revision and study guides across our website which we hope will help students in learning how to write essays, answer exam questions, and craft personal statements.
What Tutoring do you offer?
We offer a range of online tutoring (for any student) and face-to-face tuition (based in London). Our excellent tutors are all young and engaging graduates who have only recently been through the education system and know exactly what it involves and how stressful it can be. All tutors attend or have graduated from top universities such as Cambridge, and are brilliant in both their knowledge and teaching.
Our lessons aim to accomplish two things. Firstly, we aim to teach the perfect exam / coursework / interview technique which will give our students the best possible chance to achieve the highest grades. Secondly, we believe our lessons should be fun and engaging in order to run succesfully, and that is why our young and relatable tutors are so popular amongst our students.
We also excel in university interview practice (for Oxbridge and all medical students), university pre-tests, and personal statement advise. These lessons are run by Oxbridge graduates who are experts in their field and know exactky what the admissions processes is like. Find out more about this specialised service here.
You can learn more about our tutoring services and book an appointment here.
Unfortunately the education system in the UK has a number of issues. Particularly through the GCSE and A Level examinations, students are rewarded not on what they know or how hard they work, but on how well they understand the mark scheme and the extremely short sighted syllabus…
I’ll use myself as an example. Despite the fact that I am useless at science and maths, I managed to achieve A*s across the board at GCSE. For English Literature A Level, I did not even fully read the book we were studying, yet still achieved an A* grade at the end of Year 13. I recently finished my Geography degree at Cambridge, yet I was never even offered a place for this subject (originally I was studying Education). In fact, I was rejected from Cambridge when I first applied! I then completed a Marketing MBA Masters in London, and achieved the highest grade in the entire cohort despite never studying marketing before.
‘Playing the system’ is an unfortunate requirement in the current education system in the UK, and is something I am particularly good at… With a detailed understanding of the mark scheme, syllabus, and grading criteria, it is relatively easy to achieve your full potential or, as I was happy to discover, overachieve!
Our lessons focus heavily around the mark scheme of the specific exam board being studied. After learning the relevant information as required by the syllabus, we like to practice a number of questions with our students, comparing A* answers with theirs, and working out how to write the ‘perfect’ answer to any question.