Imogen S. A Level History tutor, GCSE English Literature tutor, Mento...

Imogen S.

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Degree: History (Bachelors) - Warwick University

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About me

Hi, I’m Imogen!
I’m currently studying abroad in North Carolina, where I am focusing on Middle Eastern History and Arabic. However, next year I will be going into my fourth year of my degree in  History at the University of Warwick.

I have always enjoyed working with others to help them achieve their potential, which is why I’ve turned to tutoring. Further, like a GCSE student, I was struggling with Maths, and I had a tutor, it unlocked potential I did not know I had, which is why I’m even more keen to work with others to unlock their talents.

Why History?

History is my passion (I know it’s clichéd, but it’s true!) I specialize mainly in modern political history, post-colonialism, and modern warfare, as well as politics and international relations. For me, history is key to understanding the world we live in today and, as a subject itself opens up many doors for students regarding skills building and employers. History students have many transferable skills such as a deeply analytical mind, and I’d love to share some of my skills with students.

Why English Literature?

English is my second passion regarding academic studies. I know that comprehending complex literature (particularly poetry!) can seem very daunting at times and overwhelming, but I would aim to help students to engage with material to make them see it can be very fulfilling!

What experience do I have?

I have tutored a couple of students, but I also have other qualifications that make me right for this job!

Dance --> Having danced for many years I have also taught many younger students in my dance schools

Mentor --> I have mentored at several levels in my academic studies

Rowing --> I row competitively at University and a vital part of this is encouraging others to achieve their best when the going gets tough

Personal Statements

Likewise, they can be daunting as there’s no ‘perfect’ personal statement or a direct model. However, I would work with students to find out why they want to study an individual subject and encourage them to stick to this as a basis. Going through the process myself, I know it’s stressful and would be more than happy to help relieve this.

The sessions:

The sessions really will be tailored to the student and will, therefore, be flexible in both style and content. I am an adaptable and problem-solving person. Therefore, my session will follow this too! However, as an example, I like to use cross-media sources – perhaps an introductory video to pull out key points of a topic, followed by reading and discussion. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile, I look forward to meeting you,

Kind Regards,
Imogen Schartau 

Subjects offered

History A Level £20 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £22 /hr


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Questions Imogen has answered

Was the Cold War in fact 'cold'?

The war that took place between 1945 and 1991 has been termed the 'Cold War', largely due to the fact that the two main agitators (The Soviet Union and The United States of America) never came into direct contact in terms of conventional warfare such as in WWI or WWII - thus it was not'hot' co...

The war that took place between 1945 and 1991 has been termed the 'Cold War', largely due to the fact that the two main agitators (The Soviet Union and The United States of America) never came into direct contact in terms of conventional warfare such as in WWI or WWII - thus it was not 'hot' conflict. 

This interpretation and the label itself are part of three out of four of the main schools of thought when studying the Cold War. Orthodox historians would place the blame for the development of the Cold War on the Soviet Union, whilst Revisionist historians would rather blame America and Post-Revisionist historians provide a synthesis between the two. The idea that the Cold War was 'cold' has come into question in more recent historical thought since the war ended and also with post-modernist historians. These historians move away from conventional interpretations of 'blaming' one side of another but rather study the characteristics of the war and in doing so have controversially labeled the Cold War a 'hot' war.

The essential idea is that the Cold War was a war on a global scale and although no direct conflict occurred between the USA and the USSR warfare raged in numerous other parts of the world. For example, to name a few, there was conflict in Afghanistan (1979-1989), Korea (1950-1953), Angola (1975-2002) Mozambique (1977-1992) and widespread conflict across Latin America such as in Nicaragua (1981-1990) and Guatemala (1960-1996.)

So how do these conflicts relate to the Cold War? 
It is key to recognize that the Cold War was not just a war between the USSR and America; The Cold War was about competing ideological spheres of influences (communism vs. capitalism) with the superpowers of these ideologies being the USSR and America. The aforementioned conflicts were part of this as both of the superpowers gave aid, funding and weapons, to various conflicts to help the side they were most closely ideologically aligned to. These types of wars are named ‘proxy wars’.

For example, in the Angolan Civil War, the two competing factions the MPLA and the FNLA both served as surrogate forces as part of the Cold War. The USSR supported the MPLA indirectly and the United States supported the FNLA indirectly also.

The reason the Cold War has been termed ‘cold’ is that the majority of these conflicts around the world were indirectly supported by the two superpowers. However, when studying the sheer amount of conflict around the world in this period, all of which played a part in fighting Cold War aims, surely the Cold War was rather a ‘hot’ war? 

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