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Degree: Politics (Bachelors) - Warwick University
Hello! My name is Ray and I am Politics student at the University of Warwick. Growing up as a student who was easily distracted I found ways in which I could concentrate, and most importantly achieve the grades needed to make me achieve my educational & career goals.
Having been examined by the main three exam boards: AQA, Edexcel and OCR, and prior teaching experience in both my school's Junior School and during my Gap Year, I would say I am an excellent candidate to help your child achieve the grades they deserve.
Throughout my educational timeline, I have dealt with a variety exam and essay writing techniques such as source analysis, extended essays and case studies. I am happy to share my techniques with any propsective studest such as the 'Stepping-stone' method which secures high marks for analysis, and acronyms such as PEEL to ensure model paragraphs for essays.
Availability: Monday and Wednesdays 4-8pm, Weekends all-day
English Lanuage and English Literature: One of the most important subjects to excel in, students often feel pressured and frustrated with the subject. However I often find that giving students the necessary confidence they need in the subject through allowing them to explore the texts, aritculate their own opinions/ideas and most importantly to feel confident in their ideas, will allow them to flourish and get the grades they deserve.
Politics and Business Studies: Having studied Politics at both degree and A-level, the subject is a strong passion of mine and I have extensively covered key topics in the subject from challenging & complex ideologies to a variety of political systems. In relation to Business Studies, having achieved high grades in the subject throughout my tenure as a student and undertaken advanced business modules during my time at university such as a marketing module, I believe that I can not only help my students excel in the subject but lay the foundations for them to think commerically and gain commerical knowledge which is important for career development and summer internships.
Students of these subjects will encounter complex concepts and an array of events & examples which must be learnt by heart, its no wonder students find these subjects daunting along with the worry of incorrect exam technique and exam time constraints.
Personal Statements and EPQ: Having secured all of my 5 choices for Univeristy, and gained placements at an NGO in California, and as a Campaign Intern for my local MP, I am happy to provide advice to students in not only having an excellent personal statements, but also helping to add a flare to their statements through possible work experience ideas, recommending books and lectures to read and attend. I also offer a Gap Year and Placement year advice as well.
The Sessions: As part of our sessions, I will look at the requirements of the examination board, create a model essay formula, and will happily make, mark and plan past exam questions.
I will also ask students to provide atleast 2-3 topics/areas that they will like to go through. As part of the preparation I will read around the topic and write up notes, to which the student will be given.
Please do tell me of the module and the exam board, so that the session can be more tailored
|Government and Politics||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Business Studies||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English Language||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|Government & Politics||A-Level||A|
The first amendment dictates that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. One reason how the ability to raise unlimited campaign funds is justified by the first amendment is that the donation that is being given, say by a pressure group, is an expression and an agreement that the candidate will represent the views of that group. Congressmen and the President are figures that are designed to represent the population of America, and with the plethora of pressure groups who have their own ideals and causes, it is only natural that pressure groups would provide a financial incentive so that the campaign can go ahead. More importantly however, pressure groups are the growing form of representation in America, from the AARP for the elderly to the NAACP for those of African descent, pressure groups allow people to voice their opinion without having supporting a party which is a package of policies. For example, in 2012 around 261 candidates (25 Democrats and 236 Republicans) received donations around $650,000 with 80% of them won, this is essential to a pressure group like the NRA who provides such finance as it ensures that their opinions and voice is heard, and thus fulfilling a Democratic principle and conforming to the first amendment.
Another way that unlimited campaign finance is justified by the first amendment is seen with the institution that interprets it—the Supreme Court. The Court is designed to make sure that the other two branches do not infringe the constitution, therefore it can be said that the Court’s interpretations, and subsequent rulings are proof that unlimited campaign finance is protected under the first amendment. For example, BRCA (2002) and earlier with FEC (1974),however major portions of the act were struck down by the Supreme Court on constitutional grounds in FEC vs Wisconsin Right to life inc (2007), Davis v. FEC (2008) and more importantly Citizens United v. FEC (2010). The citizen united ruling also struck down FECA’s complete ban on corporate and union independent spending. It can therefore be said that unlimited campaign finance is justified by the first amendment as those who know it’s inner workings and have professional knowledge say it suffices by being protected under the constitution.
That being said, some would point out about the adverse effects that unlimited campaign finance may have an infringing effect on the freedoms which are highlighted in the constitution. For example, can the money of oil corporations who provide some $120,000 to Obama, to the weak endorsements that environmental groups like the Sierra Club do? What happens is that there is an disproportional representation to certain groups, which turn may infringe their right to express their opinions. For example, the America’s Climate Security Act 2007, which was killed off by Republicans who say that it would damage the US economy after intense lobbying efforts by such companies. It can therefore be said that unlimited campaign finance would break down the walls which protect and provide a framework against disproportional representation.see more