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Sarah M.

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Studying: Geography (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

About Me: I'm a 3rd year BSc Geography student at Durham University who has a huge amount of passion for both Geography and English. I had a great geography teacher when I was in high school and she ignited my love for the subject, and it would be great if I could pass on that passion to you, as well as helping you get the best grades possible. Experience: I have assisted in GCSE geography lessons and absolutely loved seeing the progress the students made. It taught me how to adapt my tutoring method to best suit each individual students learning style, which I am able to apply to MyTutor. I have also tutored both English and Geography for 4 years, from pre GCSE to A Level standards.

If you want further information you can book a free Meet the Tutor Session where we can chat about any question you have. Or you can send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

I can't wait to meet you!

About Me: I'm a 3rd year BSc Geography student at Durham University who has a huge amount of passion for both Geography and English. I had a great geography teacher when I was in high school and she ignited my love for the subject, and it would be great if I could pass on that passion to you, as well as helping you get the best grades possible. Experience: I have assisted in GCSE geography lessons and absolutely loved seeing the progress the students made. It taught me how to adapt my tutoring method to best suit each individual students learning style, which I am able to apply to MyTutor. I have also tutored both English and Geography for 4 years, from pre GCSE to A Level standards.

If you want further information you can book a free Meet the Tutor Session where we can chat about any question you have. Or you can send me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

I can't wait to meet you!

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About my sessions

Tutorials: I will aim to make the tutoring sessions as exciting, friendly and useful as possible by focusing on what YOU need in terms of exam preparation, techniques and general knowledge of the topics you are studying.  I achieved an A* in both Geography and English at A Level so I am qualified in both subjects and would love to make them seem easier (and more fun!) for you. And hopefully, come results day, you'll have a huge smile on your face.

Tutorials: I will aim to make the tutoring sessions as exciting, friendly and useful as possible by focusing on what YOU need in terms of exam preparation, techniques and general knowledge of the topics you are studying.  I achieved an A* in both Geography and English at A Level so I am qualified in both subjects and would love to make them seem easier (and more fun!) for you. And hopefully, come results day, you'll have a huge smile on your face.

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Marie (Parent)

Sarah started tutoring my daughter in A Level Geography after she obtained an E grade in her mock exam. After just one tutorial Sarah managed to calm my daughter down and focus her mind on what she needed to do in the coming months. Sarah’s ability to explain both subject matter and exam technique was amazing, she also possesses a real passion for the subject which rubbed off on my daughter and helped her to learn at a faster rate. I am pleased and proud to say that my daughter got an A grade this August and there is no doubt in my mind that Sarah played a large part in this outcome. Thank you so very much Sarah for bring out the best in my daughter. Regards Marie

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Kasia (Student)

Sarah's help, meant that my revision skills improved and became more structured. My improved method, shaped by Sarah, meant that I achieved an A at Geogrpahy ALevel! Thank you!

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Kasia (Student)

May 23 2017

I now have a clearer understanding of the case studies I need. Thank You!

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Kasia (Student)

March 26 2017

First time on My Tutor and Sarah has done an excellent job. We were able to go through what was needed at the pace I wanted and all my questions were answered brilliantly.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
GeographyA-level (A2)A*
EnglishA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A
BiologyA-level (A2)A
General StudiesA-level (A2)A
Extended ProjectA-level (A2)B

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GeographyA Level£26 /hr
EnglishGCSE£24 /hr
GeographyGCSE£24 /hr

Questions Sarah has answered

How do you analyse a novel/short story?

First of all, know the story. Study guides or even talking about it with a friend or teacher can help you learn and understand the story and the themes that run through it. Once you've got this down, the rest is easy! 

Your interpretation of the language of the novel/story is the most important part of your essay. This is how the author put across their point, and why. This 'how' part is looking at the way in which the author portrays emotions and thoughts. The author will use literary devices such as metaphors, similies, speech and irony in order to demonstrate a certain meaning or feeling. In the essay one should focus on the effect the language has. This should always be supported by quotes from the text, and any quotes should be thouroughly analysed. 

An example discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee; The author uses similies to allow the reader to better visualise the setting. For example when Lee describes the ladies of Maycomb as "soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum" it allows the reader to visualise the sickly sweet setting and perhaps suggests that their more unpleasantly human qualities and behaviours (such as sweating, but also their thoughts) are only just hidden under a thin layer of sweetness. 

This is just an example and you dont need to know the story to understand how the interpretation can work. It can be applied to any novel and can go into as much or as little detail as you want. The best essays interpret just a few points but go very deeply into each. It is quality, not quantity of points you are looking for.

 

First of all, know the story. Study guides or even talking about it with a friend or teacher can help you learn and understand the story and the themes that run through it. Once you've got this down, the rest is easy! 

Your interpretation of the language of the novel/story is the most important part of your essay. This is how the author put across their point, and why. This 'how' part is looking at the way in which the author portrays emotions and thoughts. The author will use literary devices such as metaphors, similies, speech and irony in order to demonstrate a certain meaning or feeling. In the essay one should focus on the effect the language has. This should always be supported by quotes from the text, and any quotes should be thouroughly analysed. 

An example discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee; The author uses similies to allow the reader to better visualise the setting. For example when Lee describes the ladies of Maycomb as "soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum" it allows the reader to visualise the sickly sweet setting and perhaps suggests that their more unpleasantly human qualities and behaviours (such as sweating, but also their thoughts) are only just hidden under a thin layer of sweetness. 

This is just an example and you dont need to know the story to understand how the interpretation can work. It can be applied to any novel and can go into as much or as little detail as you want. The best essays interpret just a few points but go very deeply into each. It is quality, not quantity of points you are looking for.

 

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Why does deforestation occur and what are its effects?

Deforestation occurs for a variety of reasons. These are some of the main causes of deforestation.

Countries require food and in order for food to be grown farms are necessary. In order to create space hundreds of acres of forest are cut down for each farm. 

Logging is another reason for deforestation. Logging can be very profitable and therefore hundreds of thousands of trees are cut down every year to be sold. Rarer trees fetch a higher market value and therefore they are targeted by loggers, which is reducing biodiversity and causing some species to become endangered.

Extraction of minerals is also another cause of deforestation. Quarries require a huge amount of area and due to the complete destruction of the land regrowth once the quarry has stopped being used is almost impossible. 

Hydropower requires large dams, which require a large amount of land to be flooded. Although this isn't directly cutting down the trees they are unable to survive whilst being flooded and therefore thousands die. The pollution that sometimes occurs in rivers can also poison the forest and cause the trees to die.

Finally, population pressure can cause deforestation, especially in areas where space is limited. 

 

The impacts of deforestation can be serious and wide reaching. The effects of deforestation vary with location and extent of deforestation.

Deforestation has a significant impact on the environment, the most dramatic of which is the loss of habitat for millions of species. Forests also play a vital role in the hydrological cycle. They protect the soil from drying out by protecting it from the sun and ensure water returns back to the atmosphere. Forests also absorb thousands of tons of CO2 every year and without them greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will increase, leading to increased global warming. Forests also reduce the impact of floods. Without them the impact of floods will increase significantly, as seen in Bangladesh.

Those that rely on forests for their livelihood and survival are finding it increasingly difficult to do so as more and more of their home is destroyed. This includes indigenous populations who use the forests for most aspect of their lives and people who rely on the tourist industry brought in by the forests such as the rainforests of Brazil. Deforestation reduces the natural beauty and therefore could threaten the tourism industry.

If the tourism industry is affected it can affect the economy of the country which can further impact any measures to reduce/ recover forests, further increasing the problem (a positive feedback loop). Increasing impacts of floods will also cost more to repair, and protection from floods doesn't come cheap. 

Deforestation occurs for a variety of reasons. These are some of the main causes of deforestation.

Countries require food and in order for food to be grown farms are necessary. In order to create space hundreds of acres of forest are cut down for each farm. 

Logging is another reason for deforestation. Logging can be very profitable and therefore hundreds of thousands of trees are cut down every year to be sold. Rarer trees fetch a higher market value and therefore they are targeted by loggers, which is reducing biodiversity and causing some species to become endangered.

Extraction of minerals is also another cause of deforestation. Quarries require a huge amount of area and due to the complete destruction of the land regrowth once the quarry has stopped being used is almost impossible. 

Hydropower requires large dams, which require a large amount of land to be flooded. Although this isn't directly cutting down the trees they are unable to survive whilst being flooded and therefore thousands die. The pollution that sometimes occurs in rivers can also poison the forest and cause the trees to die.

Finally, population pressure can cause deforestation, especially in areas where space is limited. 

 

The impacts of deforestation can be serious and wide reaching. The effects of deforestation vary with location and extent of deforestation.

Deforestation has a significant impact on the environment, the most dramatic of which is the loss of habitat for millions of species. Forests also play a vital role in the hydrological cycle. They protect the soil from drying out by protecting it from the sun and ensure water returns back to the atmosphere. Forests also absorb thousands of tons of CO2 every year and without them greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will increase, leading to increased global warming. Forests also reduce the impact of floods. Without them the impact of floods will increase significantly, as seen in Bangladesh.

Those that rely on forests for their livelihood and survival are finding it increasingly difficult to do so as more and more of their home is destroyed. This includes indigenous populations who use the forests for most aspect of their lives and people who rely on the tourist industry brought in by the forests such as the rainforests of Brazil. Deforestation reduces the natural beauty and therefore could threaten the tourism industry.

If the tourism industry is affected it can affect the economy of the country which can further impact any measures to reduce/ recover forests, further increasing the problem (a positive feedback loop). Increasing impacts of floods will also cost more to repair, and protection from floods doesn't come cheap. 

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