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Cliodhna H.

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Law (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

About Me:

I am a law student at Durham University and so completed the LNAT exam myself to gain entry into the university. I am confident that through my experience in the world of law as well as my interest in current affairs, I have a comfortable grasp of the subject which compliments this exam. I am confident that the techniques I used, coupled with sample exams, will enable you to do very well in this admissions test.

I have always had a passion and flair for the Spanish language which, I hope, enables me to tutor the subject in an interesting and effective way. I have done a Spanish exchange which not only improved my Spanish immensely but will enable me to brighten up our sessions with interesting information about Spanish culture. 

I also have an even stronger passion for Politics which led to me study Law at university and I would hope to instil some of this passion in you too. I have also had first hand experience of politics in action in Westminster as well as doing a lot of external reading which will benefit you and ultimately, your grade. 

I am a friendly person who is very patient and as I have been coaching basketball since I was 15, I have an understanding of how to communicate effectively with people of all ages. 

The Sessions:

During the sessions, you will guide what we cover.

For Spanish, an initial understanding is vital but practice is essential and so we will do various exercises and exam questions to ensure you have a full grasp of the topic at hand.

For Government and Politics, we will initially discuss the topic you need some help with and these discussions will provide a basis for answering exam-style questions.

For LNAT, the key is to practise, practise and practise. Once I have explained the format of the exam and some techniques, we will immediately start sample questions which I will guide you through and discuss any errors made.

I will use a wide variety of teaching techniques ranging from diagrams to analogies to explain a concept with the hope of you having a complete understanding of it by the end of our session.

A lot can be achieved in 55 minutes and so I hope our sessions will be informative, helpful and above all enjoyable!

What next?

If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'! (both accessible through this website). Remember to tell me your exam board, subject and the specific topics you would like us to cover in our sessions.

I look forward to meeting you!

About Me:

I am a law student at Durham University and so completed the LNAT exam myself to gain entry into the university. I am confident that through my experience in the world of law as well as my interest in current affairs, I have a comfortable grasp of the subject which compliments this exam. I am confident that the techniques I used, coupled with sample exams, will enable you to do very well in this admissions test.

I have always had a passion and flair for the Spanish language which, I hope, enables me to tutor the subject in an interesting and effective way. I have done a Spanish exchange which not only improved my Spanish immensely but will enable me to brighten up our sessions with interesting information about Spanish culture. 

I also have an even stronger passion for Politics which led to me study Law at university and I would hope to instil some of this passion in you too. I have also had first hand experience of politics in action in Westminster as well as doing a lot of external reading which will benefit you and ultimately, your grade. 

I am a friendly person who is very patient and as I have been coaching basketball since I was 15, I have an understanding of how to communicate effectively with people of all ages. 

The Sessions:

During the sessions, you will guide what we cover.

For Spanish, an initial understanding is vital but practice is essential and so we will do various exercises and exam questions to ensure you have a full grasp of the topic at hand.

For Government and Politics, we will initially discuss the topic you need some help with and these discussions will provide a basis for answering exam-style questions.

For LNAT, the key is to practise, practise and practise. Once I have explained the format of the exam and some techniques, we will immediately start sample questions which I will guide you through and discuss any errors made.

I will use a wide variety of teaching techniques ranging from diagrams to analogies to explain a concept with the hope of you having a complete understanding of it by the end of our session.

A lot can be achieved in 55 minutes and so I hope our sessions will be informative, helpful and above all enjoyable!

What next?

If you have any questions, send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'! (both accessible through this website). Remember to tell me your exam board, subject and the specific topics you would like us to cover in our sessions.

I look forward to meeting you!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
SpanishA-level (A2)A
Government and PoliticsA-level (A2)A*
Religious StudiesA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Government and PoliticsGCSE£18 /hr
SpanishGCSE£18 /hr
.LNAT.Uni Admissions Test£25 /hr

Questions Cliodhna has answered

¿Piensas que el colegio es muy importante en la vida de los jóvenes?

Es difícil dar en resumen una opinión de los siete anos en este colegio porque hay tantas experiencias, positivas y negativas, tantos profesores y alumnos con sus diferentes personalidades, tantos eventos, tantos deportes. Sin embargo, pienso que el colegio, y me imagino la inmensa mayoría de los colegios hoy en día, tiene un foco muy académico. En las diferentes misas los profesores siempre hacen hincapié en la importancia del aspecto pastoral del colegio pero creo que las estadísticas mandan y los pasillos están repletos de fotos de alumnos que han sacado los mejores  resultados en los exámenes.

Creo que los colegios mixtos tienen un ambiente más civilizado. Pienso que los colegios femeninos hay mas chismorreo y en los masculinos más agresividad pero al mismo tiempo es muy importante para experimentar diferentes ambientes de la educación. 

El colegio me ha dado la oportunidad de conocer y participar en esquemas y en este sentido es muy importante. Esto me permite asistir a reuniones de jóvenes de muchos diferentes colegios para discutir temas políticos tanto locales como nacionales e internacionales. Personalmente no quiero ser política pero espero poder participar en algún partido, quizás uno nuevo con nuevas ideas.

Es difícil dar en resumen una opinión de los siete anos en este colegio porque hay tantas experiencias, positivas y negativas, tantos profesores y alumnos con sus diferentes personalidades, tantos eventos, tantos deportes. Sin embargo, pienso que el colegio, y me imagino la inmensa mayoría de los colegios hoy en día, tiene un foco muy académico. En las diferentes misas los profesores siempre hacen hincapié en la importancia del aspecto pastoral del colegio pero creo que las estadísticas mandan y los pasillos están repletos de fotos de alumnos que han sacado los mejores  resultados en los exámenes.

Creo que los colegios mixtos tienen un ambiente más civilizado. Pienso que los colegios femeninos hay mas chismorreo y en los masculinos más agresividad pero al mismo tiempo es muy importante para experimentar diferentes ambientes de la educación. 

El colegio me ha dado la oportunidad de conocer y participar en esquemas y en este sentido es muy importante. Esto me permite asistir a reuniones de jóvenes de muchos diferentes colegios para discutir temas políticos tanto locales como nacionales e internacionales. Personalmente no quiero ser política pero espero poder participar en algún partido, quizás uno nuevo con nuevas ideas.

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3 years ago

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¿Piensas que los jovenes son demasiado perezosos con respecto a la salud?

Con respecto a la salud hoy en día parece que los jóvenes están entre el descuido y la obsesión. Por un lado parece que a muchos jóvenes sólo les interesa emborracharse, drogarse y participar en otras actividades igualmente peligrosas. Algunos jóvenes parecen pensar que son inmortales y que pueden descuidar completamente la salud. Pero por otro lado hay un grupo más reducido de jóvenes que siguen tan estrechamente todos los consejos sobre la comida saludable que llega a convertirse en una obsesión que puede conducir a enfermedades como la anorexia y la bulimia.A mi modo de ver la respuesta más adecuada a este problema reside en fomentar un interés en el deporte desde una edad muy joven. Y claro no deberíamos enfocarnos tanto en los deportes tradicionales sino ofrecer a los niños una gama amplia de actividades e intereses saludables que sean divertidos y alegres. Y no deberíamos insistir en la competitividad. De esta forma crearemos cuerpos sanos.

Con respecto a la salud hoy en día parece que los jóvenes están entre el descuido y la obsesión. Por un lado parece que a muchos jóvenes sólo les interesa emborracharse, drogarse y participar en otras actividades igualmente peligrosas. Algunos jóvenes parecen pensar que son inmortales y que pueden descuidar completamente la salud. Pero por otro lado hay un grupo más reducido de jóvenes que siguen tan estrechamente todos los consejos sobre la comida saludable que llega a convertirse en una obsesión que puede conducir a enfermedades como la anorexia y la bulimia.A mi modo de ver la respuesta más adecuada a este problema reside en fomentar un interés en el deporte desde una edad muy joven. Y claro no deberíamos enfocarnos tanto en los deportes tradicionales sino ofrecer a los niños una gama amplia de actividades e intereses saludables que sean divertidos y alegres. Y no deberíamos insistir en la competitividad. De esta forma crearemos cuerpos sanos.

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3 years ago

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How can the president overcome constitutional restraints?

In the USA features associated with the residing presidential system include: a codified constitution, making it difficult for a president to introduce contravening proposals, a separation of Powers between ‘trias politica’ with checks and balances, the president as the head of state and federalism, requiring the recognition of state authority. However, Stephen Graubard claimed in 2005 that “the US president is now as powerful as the monarch” suggesting that the liberty accumulated by the US President, in all respects, had greatly surpassed the level intended by the Founding Fathers in their drafting of the constitution.  The use of executive orders by the President has allowed him to overcome the nuances and constitutional constraints of having to receive senate ratification of treaties. The President essentially decides if there will be a treaty, who with and its agenda and the direction of the foreign policy. Congress may not even get the chance to consider. Congress act merely as a reactive. The imperial presidency was a belief by Schlesinger in 1973 and has been claimed to have grown excessively. Regarding war powers, with the developing practice of military actions rather than declaring, allows the President to overcome constitutional restraints. On at least 125 occasions, and usually with congress acceptance, the president of the day have developed troops to conflict zones without express military authorisation from congress to whom the responsibility of declaring war is attributed by the constitution. In June 1950, Truman took military action in what was to become known as the ‘Korean War’. The fact that this was a war in all but name and there have only ever been five formal declarations of war implies that Presidents have annexed congress duties and have overcome this constitutional constraint. For example during Nixon’s administration he bombed Laos and Cambodia, something in which congress knew nothing about until after it had taken place. Despite the war [powers act implemented in 1973 aiming to  address the balance of war powers giving congress the power of the purse, Presidents continue to consult congress later proving congress to be merely a reactive. Not to mention executive orders which allow the President to make decisions without a vote from congress, completely undermining the liberal democracy in which the framers intended on the USA being, completely avoiding mob rule. Crisis situations allow the Presidents power to maximise. For example the patriot act passed through both chambers untouched within one hour after the 9/11. Favours were in support od the president and this seemed to justify military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq post 9/11 as well as the torture in Guantanamo bay and extraordinary rendition that took place.

In the USA features associated with the residing presidential system include: a codified constitution, making it difficult for a president to introduce contravening proposals, a separation of Powers between ‘trias politica’ with checks and balances, the president as the head of state and federalism, requiring the recognition of state authority. However, Stephen Graubard claimed in 2005 that “the US president is now as powerful as the monarch” suggesting that the liberty accumulated by the US President, in all respects, had greatly surpassed the level intended by the Founding Fathers in their drafting of the constitution.  The use of executive orders by the President has allowed him to overcome the nuances and constitutional constraints of having to receive senate ratification of treaties. The President essentially decides if there will be a treaty, who with and its agenda and the direction of the foreign policy. Congress may not even get the chance to consider. Congress act merely as a reactive. The imperial presidency was a belief by Schlesinger in 1973 and has been claimed to have grown excessively. Regarding war powers, with the developing practice of military actions rather than declaring, allows the President to overcome constitutional restraints. On at least 125 occasions, and usually with congress acceptance, the president of the day have developed troops to conflict zones without express military authorisation from congress to whom the responsibility of declaring war is attributed by the constitution. In June 1950, Truman took military action in what was to become known as the ‘Korean War’. The fact that this was a war in all but name and there have only ever been five formal declarations of war implies that Presidents have annexed congress duties and have overcome this constitutional constraint. For example during Nixon’s administration he bombed Laos and Cambodia, something in which congress knew nothing about until after it had taken place. Despite the war [powers act implemented in 1973 aiming to  address the balance of war powers giving congress the power of the purse, Presidents continue to consult congress later proving congress to be merely a reactive. Not to mention executive orders which allow the President to make decisions without a vote from congress, completely undermining the liberal democracy in which the framers intended on the USA being, completely avoiding mob rule. Crisis situations allow the Presidents power to maximise. For example the patriot act passed through both chambers untouched within one hour after the 9/11. Favours were in support od the president and this seemed to justify military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq post 9/11 as well as the torture in Guantanamo bay and extraordinary rendition that took place.

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3 years ago

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