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Degree: History and Politics (Bachelors) - Oxford, Keble College University
I'm a History and Politics student at Oxford University (but I also teach Maths). I've always been so interested in knowing what has happened in the world, and what is happening in the world. Who doesn't wanna know stuff?
I'll be honest: I'm pretty much new to tutoring. But I'm ready. I've learnt a lot of stuff at uni, and most importantly I've learnt how to approach my work in the most easy and effective way possible. I've done it all before, I know what needs to be done - and soon, so will you.
WHAT WE WILL DO:
In both history and maths, I take a very clear and concise approach when it comes to studying. Everything starts as a confusing problem, but we can break it down into simple and understandable solutions.
In history: (a) you give me the topic that you're revising for; (b) each week we will go through each unit and look at the key figures, events, themes and arguments; (c) through bullet points, flow charts, timelines and mind-maps, I guarantee that you will understand the topic much more clearly; (d) we'll go over some exam preparation tips and go through some past paper questions.
While I'm a history student, I did get an A* in maths at A-Level. For maths we'll take a similar approach: we'll go over the key topics each week, go through some practice questions, and again I guarentee you will understand the topic much more clearly.
All in your hands. If you have any questions, then send me a 'Webmail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session' (both accessible via this website).
Look forward to meeting you! You're in safe hands.
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
Dylan (Student) December 4 2016
These labels are often used to describe certain types of theories adopted by historians, but what do they actually mean?
Voluntarist: These approaches stress the importance of individual agency. The cause of an event is the actions taken by the participants themselves. E.g. the Russian Revolution 1917 was caused by the actions of Lenin and the Bolshevik Party
Structuralist: These approaches stress the importance of the larger structure and environment behind the individuals. The cause of an event is the conditions of the pre-existing structure. E.g. the Russian Revolution 1917 was caused by the weakened state apparatus following the Russian army's disastrous performance in WW1, which in turn allowed the Bolsheviks to seize control.
Post-structuralist: These approaches stress the importance of abstract ideas and beliefs (rather than concrete structures) and how these have been used to shape history. The cause of an event is the ideology behind it. E.g. the Russian Revolution 1917 was caused by the rise of the ability of Bolshevik Communism to connect with the Russian people over the pre-existing Tsarist absolutist ideology.see more