Antonia M.

Antonia M.

£20 - £25 /hr

MSc Research in Human Geography (Masters) - Birmingham University

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I'm Antonia, a Geography student and a writer at heart. When it came to picking my own GCSE and A Level subjects, I knew that essay based, humanity subjects were the best pick for me; I love being given the unique chance to think for myself and to reach my own conclusion, in ways which other subjects can't.


I can't pretend that I wasn't really nervous about taking four essay based A Level subjects to begin with. But I quickly learned that humanity subjects equip you with a range of highly transferable written skills, including an analytical writing style to rival that of the journalists' and authors' work I have grown to love so much. My interest in History provided me with the all-important context I needed to fully analyse texts in English Literature and to understand the here and now in Geography. I worked hard to refine a critical and analytical writing style at school, which prepared me well for university. As such, I really didn't struggle with the prospect of independent study during my first year at uni.


Although I decided to pursue a degree in Geography, my passion for the other A Level subjects I took still remain firmly in tact. I still love and appreciate English Literature and my Geography degree was inexplicably bound up in an understanding of the past. 

I'm Antonia, a Geography student and a writer at heart. When it came to picking my own GCSE and A Level subjects, I knew that essay based, humanity subjects were the best pick for me; I love being given the unique chance to think for myself and to reach my own conclusion, in ways which other subjects can't.


I can't pretend that I wasn't really nervous about taking four essay based A Level subjects to begin with. But I quickly learned that humanity subjects equip you with a range of highly transferable written skills, including an analytical writing style to rival that of the journalists' and authors' work I have grown to love so much. My interest in History provided me with the all-important context I needed to fully analyse texts in English Literature and to understand the here and now in Geography. I worked hard to refine a critical and analytical writing style at school, which prepared me well for university. As such, I really didn't struggle with the prospect of independent study during my first year at uni.


Although I decided to pursue a degree in Geography, my passion for the other A Level subjects I took still remain firmly in tact. I still love and appreciate English Literature and my Geography degree was inexplicably bound up in an understanding of the past. 

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About my sessions

I think it’s so important for students to set themselves a series of immediate goals, such as achieving a certain grade in a subject, and long-term goals, whether that’s further education or employment in an increasingly competitive labour market. My sessions would be tailored to the individual student and will allow them to see how developing skills to pass a subject in the immediate future, could be of crucial importance to their long-term career.


My online sessions will emphasise the importance of planning essays and writing them under exam conditions. I have always been a contentious and hardworking student but I am all too aware that sitting an exam is a skill in itself. My sessions will revolve around rethinking what exam questions are actually asking of students, writing succinct and useful essay plans in 5-10 minutes (the time frame which most exams allow for, I’m afraid!) and to encourage students to critically reflect upon the strengths and weaknesses of the written work they produce. Above all however, I want to encourage students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. By prompting students to critically analyse less daunting things outside of the classroom to begin with, such as a recently read novel, news article or recently watched documentary, this will help them to naturally weave the skills which will guarantee their top grades, into their work inside the classroom. 

I think it’s so important for students to set themselves a series of immediate goals, such as achieving a certain grade in a subject, and long-term goals, whether that’s further education or employment in an increasingly competitive labour market. My sessions would be tailored to the individual student and will allow them to see how developing skills to pass a subject in the immediate future, could be of crucial importance to their long-term career.


My online sessions will emphasise the importance of planning essays and writing them under exam conditions. I have always been a contentious and hardworking student but I am all too aware that sitting an exam is a skill in itself. My sessions will revolve around rethinking what exam questions are actually asking of students, writing succinct and useful essay plans in 5-10 minutes (the time frame which most exams allow for, I’m afraid!) and to encourage students to critically reflect upon the strengths and weaknesses of the written work they produce. Above all however, I want to encourage students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills. By prompting students to critically analyse less daunting things outside of the classroom to begin with, such as a recently read novel, news article or recently watched documentary, this will help them to naturally weave the skills which will guarantee their top grades, into their work inside the classroom. 

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Fionn Student Lesson review 15 Jan, 17:30

15 Jan

Very helpful lesson! Extremely keen to help you out. She has a very broad knowledge and dedicates a lot of time and hard work towards the preparation of each lesson. As well as a great knowledge on the topic she is teaching, she also includes subject terminology expanding your vocabulary and improving grades! Thank you very much Antonia !

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Paige Student Lesson review 11 Dec '18, 17:00

11 Dec, 2018

My first lesson with Antonia was so informative and I learned so much in such a short space of time. She explained everything so well and uses the time very effectively.

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Taejah Student Lesson review 22 Oct '18, 10:45

22 Oct, 2018

Great lesson plan and clear explanations :)

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Toni Parent from Northampton Lesson review 13 Jan, 18:00

13 Jan

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English Language and LiteratureA-level (A2)B
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
GeographyA-level (A2)A
Extended Project QualificationA-level (AS)C
BA GeographyDegree (Bachelors)2:1

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
GeographyA Level£22 /hr
EnglishGCSE£20 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£20 /hr
GeographyGCSE£20 /hr
HistoryGCSE£20 /hr
GeographyUniversity£25 /hr

Questions Antonia has answered

Explain the socio-economic consequences of population movements for source countries across Europe.

An adverse socio-economic consequence of population movements for source countries across Europe is the brain drain. The brain drain is a geographical term which is used to explain the socio-economic phenomenon, where highly trained, qualified people emigrate from a source country to a host country. Highly trained professionals from Poland frequently join the brain drain to Western European countries, such as the UK. Here, as a result of the lack of highly trained professionals, the source country of Poland is likely to experience a significant change in the types of employment sectors which characterise the country's economy, including a shift from primary sector jobs to tertiary industries such as hospitality and tourism for example. However, it is important to be aware of the ways in which population movements can positively affect the source country in question. While the brain drain certainly symbolises a significant immediate depletion of the country's workforce, socio-cultural reasons for migration often result in remittances being sent home to the workers' families. But in the longer term, emigration allows source countries to benefit from the new skills which the workers have acquired during their time overseas. These can be skills particular to a certain trade, which can help to boost the source country's economy by injecting better skilled individuals into key sectors of the economy, or they can refer to language skills which can have positive externalities on the worker's community, by passing on these language skills to their local community back home.An adverse socio-economic consequence of population movements for source countries across Europe is the brain drain. The brain drain is a geographical term which is used to explain the socio-economic phenomenon, where highly trained, qualified people emigrate from a source country to a host country. Highly trained professionals from Poland frequently join the brain drain to Western European countries, such as the UK. Here, as a result of the lack of highly trained professionals, the source country of Poland is likely to experience a significant change in the types of employment sectors which characterise the country's economy, including a shift from primary sector jobs to tertiary industries such as hospitality and tourism for example. However, it is important to be aware of the ways in which population movements can positively affect the source country in question. While the brain drain certainly symbolises a significant immediate depletion of the country's workforce, socio-cultural reasons for migration often result in remittances being sent home to the workers' families. But in the longer term, emigration allows source countries to benefit from the new skills which the workers have acquired during their time overseas. These can be skills particular to a certain trade, which can help to boost the source country's economy by injecting better skilled individuals into key sectors of the economy, or they can refer to language skills which can have positive externalities on the worker's community, by passing on these language skills to their local community back home.

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