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I am a Durham University graduate and I studied for a BA (Hons) degree in Politics. The aim of my tutorials is to help you gain a greater level of understanding in your subjects, and hopefully come to love them as much as I do. I consider myself a friendly and approachable person. I have a lot of experience in this area – I have completed over 100 hours of tuition on MyTutor, I have previously coached swimming, acted as a peer mentor and have tutored both my peers and younger years through their GCSEs and A-Levels. I also have a certificate noting my enhanced DBS/CRB check.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Extended Project Qualification A Level £36 /hr
Government and Politics A Level £36 /hr
Politics A Level £36 /hr
Politics GCSE £36 /hr
Psychology GCSE £36 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
PoliticsA-LevelA*
PsychologyA-LevelA*
English LiteratureA-LevelA
PoliticsBachelors Degree2:1
Extended Project Qualification A-LevelA*
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19/08/2013

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4.9from 33 customer reviews

Polly (Parent) January 21 2017

Very happy with Heather's tuition for my 18 year old son's Government and politics A level. I highly recommend her.

Angela (Parent) October 22 2016

Heather is doing a great job with my daughter. She explains things in a way that she can understand. So glad we found Heather.

Omar (Parent) August 8 2016

Understood the topics well, and made me confident.

Hollie (Student) June 2 2016

Thanks for being so helpful and patient. I felt much more prepared for my government and politics exams!!
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Questions Heather has answered

What are the criticisms/weaknesses of the UK constitution?

The UK constitution has been subject to criticism because it is an uncodified (unwritten) document. The four main criticisms are a follows: 1 - Uncertainty. Due to the 'unwritten' nature of the constitution, there is often confusion surrounding constitutional rules. This occurs because the rul...

The UK constitution has been subject to criticism because it is an uncodified (unwritten) document. The four main criticisms are a follows:

1 - Uncertainty. Due to the 'unwritten' nature of the constitution, there is often confusion surrounding constitutional rules. This occurs because the rules are not fixed, and so are difficult to decipher.

Example: The convention of individual ministerial responsibility is unclear, particularly about whether 'responsibility' means resignation.

2 - Elective Dictatorship. In theory, the UK constitution allows for elective dictatorship (a term first put forward by Lord Hailsham). By concentrating power in the hands of the executive, it means the government of the day has a 'dictatorship' to reshape the constitution itself, at least until the next election.

3 - Centralisation. This occurs due to weak and ineffective checks and balances. Limited government power due to internal links between government bodies is a key element of a liberal democracy, however the UK system sees more concentration of power, rather than the desired fragmentation.

Example: In the early years of his term in power, Blair's landslide majority meant he was able to introduce a number of policies without worrying about being defeated, due to his control of the Commons.

4 - Weak Protection of Rights. Civil liberties and freedoms have weak protections - this happens because individual rights are not written down, and so do not have any legal backing.

Example: Human Rights Act (1998) has defined rights more clearly, but it is nowhere near as effective as a written, legal document such as a bill of rights.

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