Olivia P.

Olivia P.

£18 - £20 /hr

Politics (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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About me

I have lived and been educated in 5 different countries across the globe. Going to multiple schools with people from all over the world means I am able to communicate, empathise, and connect with a broad range of students who want my help learning! My AS-level and A-level exams were the first formal examinations I had ever sat, nevertheless, I still managed to achieve straight A’s. I believe that this was because I was truly passionate about my subjects. English, History, and Philosophy and Ethics are topics where there are no ‘right’ answers. They are subjects where you can always learn more and have the opportunity to form an individual opinion. I have also successfully achieved a high 2:1 in a Politics degree. I chose this subject because I was able to research historic events, understand philosophical teachings, develop analytical skills and learn how to debate. These skills have since helped me in interviews for legal vacation schemes and training contracts. I will help students improve by encouraging and motivating them to reach their full potential. Setting tasks and providing them with short practice questions will help improve their ability to think and write under time pressure. Additionally, finding readings or relating issues to current affairs outside of the course syllabus will help broaden their knowledge and understanding of that subject area. Being patient, understanding, and kind to tutee’s needs and goals will help them improve.

I have lived and been educated in 5 different countries across the globe. Going to multiple schools with people from all over the world means I am able to communicate, empathise, and connect with a broad range of students who want my help learning! My AS-level and A-level exams were the first formal examinations I had ever sat, nevertheless, I still managed to achieve straight A’s. I believe that this was because I was truly passionate about my subjects. English, History, and Philosophy and Ethics are topics where there are no ‘right’ answers. They are subjects where you can always learn more and have the opportunity to form an individual opinion. I have also successfully achieved a high 2:1 in a Politics degree. I chose this subject because I was able to research historic events, understand philosophical teachings, develop analytical skills and learn how to debate. These skills have since helped me in interviews for legal vacation schemes and training contracts. I will help students improve by encouraging and motivating them to reach their full potential. Setting tasks and providing them with short practice questions will help improve their ability to think and write under time pressure. Additionally, finding readings or relating issues to current affairs outside of the course syllabus will help broaden their knowledge and understanding of that subject area. Being patient, understanding, and kind to tutee’s needs and goals will help them improve.

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About my sessions

To prepare, I will read and understand the tutee’s syllabus, do all my research into the relevant topics, and formulate a lesson structure accordingly. Each lesson will open with a brief and friendly chat, as it is important for tutees to feel relaxed and comfortable with me. Next, I will provide a quick overview and highlight key points that will be covered in the lesson. I will return to these points at the end of the lesson to ensure they have been covered and understood. To help students achieve their goals it is important to know what their goals are. Examples of goals may include improving writing technique, essay planning, or memorising information. Depending on each individual goal I will be able to structure a unique lesson to suit their needs. I believe the best way to measure progress is by asking tutees questions. As they build confidence, it will be clear they understand and have knowledge of a topic if they are able to ‘teach’ me. To encourage learning I think that learning should be fun! Using an interesting and dynamic teaching approach will help make tutees more engaged. If I am able to drop a relevant, but fun fact, then tutees will be more encouraged to learn. Students should also feel satisfied and proud of the work they produce. It is gratifying to see the positive results from hard-work and effort; I will ensure that tutees know and are able to recognise when they have done this. 

To prepare, I will read and understand the tutee’s syllabus, do all my research into the relevant topics, and formulate a lesson structure accordingly. Each lesson will open with a brief and friendly chat, as it is important for tutees to feel relaxed and comfortable with me. Next, I will provide a quick overview and highlight key points that will be covered in the lesson. I will return to these points at the end of the lesson to ensure they have been covered and understood. To help students achieve their goals it is important to know what their goals are. Examples of goals may include improving writing technique, essay planning, or memorising information. Depending on each individual goal I will be able to structure a unique lesson to suit their needs. I believe the best way to measure progress is by asking tutees questions. As they build confidence, it will be clear they understand and have knowledge of a topic if they are able to ‘teach’ me. To encourage learning I think that learning should be fun! Using an interesting and dynamic teaching approach will help make tutees more engaged. If I am able to drop a relevant, but fun fact, then tutees will be more encouraged to learn. Students should also feel satisfied and proud of the work they produce. It is gratifying to see the positive results from hard-work and effort; I will ensure that tutees know and are able to recognise when they have done this. 

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryA-level (A2)A
Philosophy and EthicsA-level (A2)A*
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
GeographyA-level (A2)A
Graduate Diploma in LawDiplomaDISTINCTION

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
HistoryA Level£20 /hr
English and World LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr
Philosophy and EthicsGCSE£18 /hr
History13 Plus£18 /hr

Questions Olivia has answered

What caused the February revolution of 1917?

The February revolution of 1917 was caused by a combination of factors. It is important to recognise that there were both long-term and short-term causes that contributed to the downfall of Tsarist Russia. Public discontent with the Regime and with Tsar Nicolas II developed during the start of the First World War in 1914. The Russian army continuously suffered defeat at the hands of Germany. By taking command of the army, the Tsar made war efforts worse and was blamed by civilians and soldiers for the defeats. Furthermore, public discontent grew because waging war was extremely costly. By 1917, Russia was facing economic collapse. The war created significant economic problems for industry, agriculture and transport. Poor communication and transportation hindered in towns and cities, national debt rose, and the cost of living was continuously increasing. The creation of economic distress further contributed to political problems in the country. As the war continued, it became increasingly obvious that the quality and effectiveness of the government of the Russian Empire was under serious question. The people of Russia had had enough of Nicolas’s autocratic and weak government. Now to consider the short-term causes. Most importantly, it was unrest and civil riots that contributed to uprising and revolt of the Russian Empire. In January 1917, 30,000 workers went on strike in Moscow and 145,000 in Petrograd. These strikes represented the wide-spread discontent with poor standards of living and starvation, and put into motion the public uprising. Yet again, it appeared that the Tsar was to blame for not having recognised the extent of problems that had been facing Russia. Nicolas II’s inability to address and resolve both the long and short problems contributed to the February revolution of 1917. The February revolution of 1917 was caused by a combination of factors. It is important to recognise that there were both long-term and short-term causes that contributed to the downfall of Tsarist Russia. Public discontent with the Regime and with Tsar Nicolas II developed during the start of the First World War in 1914. The Russian army continuously suffered defeat at the hands of Germany. By taking command of the army, the Tsar made war efforts worse and was blamed by civilians and soldiers for the defeats. Furthermore, public discontent grew because waging war was extremely costly. By 1917, Russia was facing economic collapse. The war created significant economic problems for industry, agriculture and transport. Poor communication and transportation hindered in towns and cities, national debt rose, and the cost of living was continuously increasing. The creation of economic distress further contributed to political problems in the country. As the war continued, it became increasingly obvious that the quality and effectiveness of the government of the Russian Empire was under serious question. The people of Russia had had enough of Nicolas’s autocratic and weak government. Now to consider the short-term causes. Most importantly, it was unrest and civil riots that contributed to uprising and revolt of the Russian Empire. In January 1917, 30,000 workers went on strike in Moscow and 145,000 in Petrograd. These strikes represented the wide-spread discontent with poor standards of living and starvation, and put into motion the public uprising. Yet again, it appeared that the Tsar was to blame for not having recognised the extent of problems that had been facing Russia. Nicolas II’s inability to address and resolve both the long and short problems contributed to the February revolution of 1917. 

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