Reuben S.

Reuben S.

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MSc Politics and Communication (part-time) (Masters) - LSE University

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About me

I am a part-time master’s student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I study Politics and Communication.

 

Though I am very passionate about politics, it wasn’t always the case! Up until the age of 16, I thought politics was super boring and I never watched the news. At A level, I picked Sociology without really knowing what it was about, and to my amazement I loved it.

 

Essay-based subjects came quite naturally to me, but I also realised at a ce...

I am a part-time master’s student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I study Politics and Communication.

 

Though I am very passionate about politics, it wasn’t always the case! Up until the age of 16, I thought politics was super boring and I never watched the news. At A level, I picked Sociology without really knowing what it was about, and to my amazement I loved it.

 

Essay-based subjects came quite naturally to me, but I also realised at a certain age that you have to work hard at anything if you want to succeed at it. At A level, I had a very poor teacher and everyone but me failed. I worked hard to teach myself the whole subject using a textbook, loads of sheets of A2 paper, sellotape and a bunch of pens and highlighters to construct a huge timeline, colour coded by themes and specifically designed to answer previous years’ exam questions.


Through that process I learnt that certain teaching styles work for me and others don’t. I am a visual learner and I need to be creative in order for the information to sink in. Everyone has their own style of learning and I want to help you find yours!

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About my sessions

An example of a lesson plan for Sociology A Level is: Warm up (5 minutes), Summarising theories (10 minutes), Strengths and weaknesses (10 minutes), Backing up your argument (10 mins), Write a paragraph for each theory (15 mins), Wrap up (10 mins). To start things off, I like to apply theory to a real world example to get the student thinking. Then to see where we're at I get the student to attempt to define theories in one sentence. This is a really useful skill that many at my level can...

An example of a lesson plan for Sociology A Level is: Warm up (5 minutes), Summarising theories (10 minutes), Strengths and weaknesses (10 minutes), Backing up your argument (10 mins), Write a paragraph for each theory (15 mins), Wrap up (10 mins). To start things off, I like to apply theory to a real world example to get the student thinking. Then to see where we're at I get the student to attempt to define theories in one sentence. This is a really useful skill that many at my level can't even do! Next, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of theories is essential to writing a balanced essay. Following this, students must learn how to back up their own arguments with citations. One way I do this is through the three steps, Define, Critique and Quote. Using a Google Doc joint worksheet which I prepare before the lesson, I then proceed to mark the student's paragraph, explaining the process as I go. This should give them a good understanding of which areas need improvement.

This mock lesson plan is designed to help students critically engage with theory and apply to essays. I prepare for the lesson with a joint Google Doc including paragraph and question examples. I measure progress in a student's ability to go away and produce this work independent of direction.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
SociologyA-level (A2)A*
Politics and SociologyDegree (Bachelors)2.1
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
HistoryA-level (A2)B
English LanguageA-level (AS)B

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
PoliticsA Level£40 /hr
EnglishGCSE£40 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£40 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£40 /hr
PoliticsGCSE£40 /hr
English11 Plus£40 /hr
Maths11 Plus£40 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£40 /hr
Maths13 Plus£40 /hr

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