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Degree: History and Politics (Bachelors) - York University
Hello, my name is Katie and I’m beginning my second year at the University of York studying History and Politics. My passion for these subjects has intensified since starting university. I hope to pass on this enthusiasm for History and Politics as obtaining high grades is much more achievable when a subject is enjoyable.
I have had recent experience in teaching secondary school aged pupils. This was through a university run project, which involved organising and running workshops on the theme of human rights. My role was to facilitate discussions and activities so the pupils felt comfortable developing and sharing their ideas.
Having benefitted greatly from tutoring at university myself, I know how useful one-to-one tuition can be. I aim to tailor the sessions around your needs. Everyone learns in a different way. So, if there are areas of your course you struggle with, I will use visual, audio and written explanations until you’re fully happy with your understanding.
I have studied a range of topics in History and Politics through school and university. These include, but are not limited to: American civil rights, Winston Churchill, the US political system and British politics. I’d be glad to help with essay writing technique and preparation for the exam. These are both skills that don’t always come easily but once you get to grips with them, assessments should seem much less daunting.
Please feel free to get in contact with me, either via ‘Webmail’ or ‘Meet the Tutor Session’ with any questions you may have. I’d be grateful if you could let me know your exam board, the topic and the areas you’re struggling with.
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Politics||A Level||£20 /hr|
Denise (Parent) March 25 2016
Lidia (Student) March 11 2016
Firstly, review your notes and the textbooks on a major topic from the course. Once you feel that you may be familiar with the main themes and examples from the topic, test the knowledge and thought processes that you’ve developed. The best way to do this is by writing an essay under timed, exam conditions. You’ll know after this exercise whether there are areas you’re still unsure of and need to go back over. Very importantly, you’ll also know if you’ve structured your time efficiently so you don’t miss out any crucial points from the essay. Picking the essential knowledge relating to the exam question from the wealth of information you’ve revised is a skill that gets better with practise.see more
Look carefully at the question you’ve been given. Are you being asked a “to what extent” or “how far” question, or perhaps to “discuss” a topical argument. All these phrases indicate there are two or more ways of answering the question. Then look at key words or dates and the general theme of the question. Your essay structure will start to appear from this process of unpicking the question. Firstly, your plan can outline an introduction, stating how far the essay will agree with the question. Then, briefly jot down the arguments and examples for and against this position. You may also want to make a quick note to remember the conclusion. Once you’ve started writing the actual essay, having a plan can help in recalling your key points and making sure you don’t stray off topic.see more