Monica P.

Monica P.

£18 - £25 /hr

Joint Honours in Social Anthropology and History (Masters) - St Andrews University

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About me

My name is Monica and I have just graduated from St. Andrews with an MA in history and social anthropology. I always loved history and indeed still do. I choose to study anthropology because my English teacher got rather annoyed at my consistent questions about the character's lives. "Just go study anthropology then" and that is what I did.


I love being able to combine my two passions in one degree. I try to explain it, as anthropology giving an understanding of the present and history of the past. The marriage of the two academic subjects is interesting indeed. For example for my dissertation in the School of Anthropology looks at the community in Glasgow in 1592; tracking the influence of the Reformation at a local freedom.


School exams definitely prepare you well for university expectations! There were some things that stood out for me at school at helping. I think you have to look after yourself as well as sticking to a study plan, definitely schedule breaks as well as something nice every now and again. I also think essay plans are key for the arts and english examinations and that is something I would be keen to help students create. Ultimately you need to understand the content, not merely recite a list of facts, once you do it is far easier to remember and argue your point in an exam.



My name is Monica and I have just graduated from St. Andrews with an MA in history and social anthropology. I always loved history and indeed still do. I choose to study anthropology because my English teacher got rather annoyed at my consistent questions about the character's lives. "Just go study anthropology then" and that is what I did.


I love being able to combine my two passions in one degree. I try to explain it, as anthropology giving an understanding of the present and history of the past. The marriage of the two academic subjects is interesting indeed. For example for my dissertation in the School of Anthropology looks at the community in Glasgow in 1592; tracking the influence of the Reformation at a local freedom.


School exams definitely prepare you well for university expectations! There were some things that stood out for me at school at helping. I think you have to look after yourself as well as sticking to a study plan, definitely schedule breaks as well as something nice every now and again. I also think essay plans are key for the arts and english examinations and that is something I would be keen to help students create. Ultimately you need to understand the content, not merely recite a list of facts, once you do it is far easier to remember and argue your point in an exam.



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Online lessons would be structured around the examination itself; picking an exam question from a past paper for each section each week. For example for those studying history either focus on source preparation or the long essay question or in English choosing poetry or prose to focus on for the critical essay.


Then I think we would begin creating a mindmap of what the student themselves could put down on paper at this point in time. The together we could go through building on the knowledge, fleshing out the historiography and context. In english the same process can be followed but asking how the analysis for specific quotes can be taken deeper or alternatively focused on the question.


As we build on the knowledge we can begin adapting to suit the exam question itself. Progress can be measured through past paper questions and coursework as the school year builds up to the exam itself. However I think progress can also be measured in self confidence, the knowledge that you know the information you need to pass the exam.


I think the most important thing is you understand the content, not just listing it off the top of your head. Once you understand it is cool to see how interesting and amazing some of the content really is, there are so much you can do with it!

Online lessons would be structured around the examination itself; picking an exam question from a past paper for each section each week. For example for those studying history either focus on source preparation or the long essay question or in English choosing poetry or prose to focus on for the critical essay.


Then I think we would begin creating a mindmap of what the student themselves could put down on paper at this point in time. The together we could go through building on the knowledge, fleshing out the historiography and context. In english the same process can be followed but asking how the analysis for specific quotes can be taken deeper or alternatively focused on the question.


As we build on the knowledge we can begin adapting to suit the exam question itself. Progress can be measured through past paper questions and coursework as the school year builds up to the exam itself. However I think progress can also be measured in self confidence, the knowledge that you know the information you need to pass the exam.


I think the most important thing is you understand the content, not just listing it off the top of your head. Once you understand it is cool to see how interesting and amazing some of the content really is, there are so much you can do with it!

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Intitham Parent from Sutton Lesson review 15 Feb, 20:00

15 Feb

so easy to talk to

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Intitham Parent from Sutton Lesson review 15 Feb, 19:00

15 Feb

love it and such a breeze to talk to

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Ubayda Parent from London Lesson review 19 Jan, 09:00

19 Jan

Monica is the best tutpr i have ever had in my life. she was amazing help becuase she went above and beoynd with my grammer and my mistakes. it was amazing having someone who understands what i am doing,

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
HistoryScottish highers / Advanced highers (Advanced Higher)A
GeographyScottish highers / Advanced highers (Advanced Higher)A
HistoryScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A
EnglishScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A
Business ManagementScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A
GeographyScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A
Modern StudiesScottish highers / Advanced highers (Higher)A

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Subjects offered

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HistoryScottish Highers£20 /hr
HistoryA Level£20 /hr
EnglishGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr

Questions Monica has answered

How important was the rise of Labour as a reason why the Liberals introduced social welfare reforms, 1906–14?

Key PointsInadequacy of current system - Lead on Paragraph; use Labour Competition as first paragraphPoorhouses in Scotland and workhouses in England were the only real 'safety nets' forthose in poverty and were notorious for their awful conditions and associated stigma.• Charity Organisation Society belief that the poor should rely on "their own industry andthrift..... It is a hurtful misuse of money to spend on assisting the labouring classes tomeet emergencies they should have anticipated and provided for"• One writer commented that philanthropic private charities were doing nothing more "thanmanuring the ground in which these social weeds grew."• As late as 1886 Glasgow still had a third of its families living in one roomedhouses.• As a result of the education acts (1879 and '72) teachers could see for the first time theextent of poverty among children from the lower classes, which lead to MargaretMcMillan's campaign 'feed the stomach then the mindBooth and RowntreeWorries about national securityConcerns over national efficiencyPolitical advantage - Labour Competition should be first paragraph for this essay From 1884, most working class men had the vote and the liberals had tended toattract many of these votes but by 1906 the newly-formed Labour Party werecompeting for the same votes.• A challenge from the left was a real danger for the liberals, from the 1850s Marxists hadcondemned capitalism itself as the real cause of poverty and had advocatedrevolution. In Britain the Fabians had argued for a more evolutionary policy.• The trust that the working class could be adequately represented by the liberal party hadweakened, especially after the Taff Vale Case where it was a former liberal MPagainst the trade union, The Labour Representation Committee emerged as adirect result.• By 1900 the Labour Party was in place explicitly in order to represent the needs ofthe working class.• D. Fraser argues that "socialism represented a threat in the view of the more democraticfranchise that now existed."• However H. Pelling contends that "the pressure for social reform from the working classwas politically negligible before the First World War."• Lloyd George himself admitted the motivation behind the Old Age Pension Act was "tostop the electoral rot." He warned his party "we will only be ousted from power if we failto cope seriously with the demands of the people."• Similarly AJ Balfour argued that "Socialism will never get possession of the great body ofthe working class if those who wield the collective forces of the community showthemselves desirous to ameliorate every legitimate grievance."• Churchill specifically targeted the labour for criticism "Socialism wants to pull downwealth, liberalism seeks to raise up poverty."• New welfare reforms were not important issues in the general election campaign of1905, in fact the liberals made no mention of social reforms in their partymanifesto.New liberalismKey PointsInadequacy of current system - Lead on Paragraph; use Labour Competition as first paragraphPoorhouses in Scotland and workhouses in England were the only real 'safety nets' forthose in poverty and were notorious for their awful conditions and associated stigma.• Charity Organisation Society belief that the poor should rely on "their own industry andthrift..... It is a hurtful misuse of money to spend on assisting the labouring classes tomeet emergencies they should have anticipated and provided for"• One writer commented that philanthropic private charities were doing nothing more "thanmanuring the ground in which these social weeds grew."• As late as 1886 Glasgow still had a third of its families living in one roomedhouses.• As a result of the education acts (1879 and '72) teachers could see for the first time theextent of poverty among children from the lower classes, which lead to MargaretMcMillan's campaign 'feed the stomach then the mindBooth and RowntreeWorries about national securityConcerns over national efficiencyPolitical advantage - Labour Competition should be first paragraph for this essay From 1884, most working class men had the vote and the liberals had tended toattract many of these votes but by 1906 the newly-formed Labour Party werecompeting for the same votes.• A challenge from the left was a real danger for the liberals, from the 1850s Marxists hadcondemned capitalism itself as the real cause of poverty and had advocatedrevolution. In Britain the Fabians had argued for a more evolutionary policy.• The trust that the working class could be adequately represented by the liberal party hadweakened, especially after the Taff Vale Case where it was a former liberal MPagainst the trade union, The Labour Representation Committee emerged as adirect result.• By 1900 the Labour Party was in place explicitly in order to represent the needs ofthe working class.• D. Fraser argues that "socialism represented a threat in the view of the more democraticfranchise that now existed."• However H. Pelling contends that "the pressure for social reform from the working classwas politically negligible before the First World War."• Lloyd George himself admitted the motivation behind the Old Age Pension Act was "tostop the electoral rot." He warned his party "we will only be ousted from power if we failto cope seriously with the demands of the people."• Similarly AJ Balfour argued that "Socialism will never get possession of the great body ofthe working class if those who wield the collective forces of the community showthemselves desirous to ameliorate every legitimate grievance."• Churchill specifically targeted the labour for criticism "Socialism wants to pull downwealth, liberalism seeks to raise up poverty."• New welfare reforms were not important issues in the general election campaign of1905, in fact the liberals made no mention of social reforms in their partymanifesto.New liberalism

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