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Ted H.

Degree: Archaeology and Anthropology (Bachelors) - Cambridge alumni University

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Academic Record

I have just graduated from Cambridge University, with a 2.1 in Archaeology and Anthropology, focusing mainly on biological anthropology (how humans fit into biology as a whole). At A-Level I took History, Politics, Spanish and Communications & Culture.

Tuition

I'm offering sessions in History and Politics (Up to A-Level), and Spanish and Biology (Up to GCSE), as these are the subjects I love the most. Whether its explaining concepts, or helping with essay styles, I have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve success in these subjects. I aim to make the sessions as fun and engaging as possible, and will explain concepts clearly so that by the end you won't be struggling with anything. My tutorials are relaxed and personalised, so that each session, from the content to the style, is catered to your individual needs. 

Personal Statements & Academic Mentoring

I'm also offering sessions in personal statement help, and education mentoring. As someone who has extensively studied human communication, at A-Level and degree level, I have excellent insight into making sure that everything about your personal statement screams 'I am amazing!'

I fully believe that any student can be very successful, and I can help a student (of any subject and level) come up with personalised strategies that will allow them to succeed in their studies. Everything from revision tips, exam tecnique, time management, organisation to any other issue that is affecting your learning. My school did nothing to help me overcome these issues, it was only when I got to Uni that I learned how to be a more efficent learner; I will show you how to do this for your school learning. I can conduct these mentoring sessions as part of overall tutoring in a subject, or give one-off, non subject specific, help to anyone. 

The Sessions 

During our sessions, we will cover what you want, and what you need. Let me know what topics you're struggling with (or if you can't be specific we'll start with what you're currently working on), and I'll prepare sessions to help you. After we get the key concepts down, we'll work on exam tecnique, and getting some brilliant examples to impress the examiners. If exams are looming large, we can do specific revision sessions, to help you gain the confidence, knowledge and skills to ace them.

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Government and Politics A Level £24 /hr
History A Level £24 /hr
Biology GCSE £22 /hr
History GCSE £22 /hr
Spanish GCSE £22 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
Archaeology and Anthropology Bachelors Degree2.1
Politics A-LevelA*
Communication and Culture A-LevelA*
HistoryA-LevelA
SpanishA-LevelA
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

No

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

Ratings and reviews

4.5from 2 customer reviews

Poonam (Student) April 19 2016

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Questions Ted has answered

Explain the difference between Lamarck’s and Darwin’s theory of evolution? Why was Darwin’s more successful?

Darwin and Lamarck were both scientists who tried to understand evolution.  Lamarck’s theory of evolution was based around how organisms (e.g. animals, plants) change during their lifetime, and then pass these changes onto their offspring. For example, Lamarck believes that the giraffe had a...

Darwin and Lamarck were both scientists who tried to understand evolution. 

Lamarck’s theory of evolution was based around how organisms (e.g. animals, plants) change during their lifetime, and then pass these changes onto their offspring. For example, Lamarck believes that the giraffe had a long neck because its neck grew longer during its lifetime, as it stretched to reach leaves in high-up trees, meaning that each generation of giraffe had a longer neck than previous generations. 

Darwin’s theory, known as natural selection, believed that organisms possessed variation (each individual was slightly different from one another), and these variations led to some being more likely to survive and reproduce than others. Features that made an organism more likely to survive or reproduce are therefore more likely to appear to each generation. In terms of the giraffe, Darwin’s theory would state that longer necked giraffes were more likely to survive, because they could eat leaves from taller trees, and therefore more long-necked giraffes will be born, which eventually caused all giraffes to have longer necks. Longer necked giraffes survived because they were a better fit for their environment. It is from this idea that we get the phrase ‘survival of the fittest’.

Darwin’s theory became accepted because it had more evidence that supported it. Lamarck’s theory suggest that all organisms become more complicated over time, and therefore doesn’t account for simple organisms, such as single-cell organisms. We also know through observation that characteristics inherited during an individual’s lifetime do not get passed onto their offspring; for example, if someone pierces their ear, it doesn’t mean that their children will be born with pierced ears. Darwin’s theory became even stronger when, many years after his death, the study of genetics emerged. Genetics ultimately showed that all inherited traits were passed on through genes, which are unaffected by outside world, as Lamarck would predict, and are instead naturally varied, as Darwin predicted. Though Darwin didn’t know what genes were, he could see their effect on natural selection.  

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