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Matthew P.

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BSc Politics and International Relations (Bachelors) - Exeter University

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About me

About me: I am a Masters student at Exeter University. I am passionate about politics; past, present, and future. The aim for my tutoring is to generate that passion for my tutees as well. I enjoy meeting and talking to new people, and that interactivity and enthusiasm will be brought to every one of our sessions.

The Lessons: My sessions are, most importantly, designed to make you feel confident and and be concise on the topics that were struggles before, as well as make the topics fun or at least, slightly interesting.  I will strive to make the sessions as varied as possible, with a range of learning methods, such as diagrams, essays and the occasional lecture (not too many though). 

Other services: In addition to Politics, History, and Geography, I can also help with Personal Statements for university entry and also CV's for part time jobs to help you along! What next? If you have any questions, send me an email through the site on "Web-Mail" or book a free session. I look forward to meeting you!  

About me: I am a Masters student at Exeter University. I am passionate about politics; past, present, and future. The aim for my tutoring is to generate that passion for my tutees as well. I enjoy meeting and talking to new people, and that interactivity and enthusiasm will be brought to every one of our sessions.

The Lessons: My sessions are, most importantly, designed to make you feel confident and and be concise on the topics that were struggles before, as well as make the topics fun or at least, slightly interesting.  I will strive to make the sessions as varied as possible, with a range of learning methods, such as diagrams, essays and the occasional lecture (not too many though). 

Other services: In addition to Politics, History, and Geography, I can also help with Personal Statements for university entry and also CV's for part time jobs to help you along! What next? If you have any questions, send me an email through the site on "Web-Mail" or book a free session. I look forward to meeting you!  

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About my sessions

As stated above, my sessions are designed to make you feel confident, and to be concise. The structure of my sessions is based on the specifications provided by the exam boards and relevant to the exams a student is taking. Preparation for my sessions consists of reading through the specification, and creating interactive lessons, using current and past affairs to illustrate points, and maintaining a conversation throughout the duration of the lesson. For me, progress is measured predominately by how comfortable a student is talking about a particular topic. If a theory, or an event and its implications can be explained back to me with relative ease and with confidence, I see that as great progress; encouraging students to talk and not be afraid if they get it wrong is the most important way to expand learning.  

As stated above, my sessions are designed to make you feel confident, and to be concise. The structure of my sessions is based on the specifications provided by the exam boards and relevant to the exams a student is taking. Preparation for my sessions consists of reading through the specification, and creating interactive lessons, using current and past affairs to illustrate points, and maintaining a conversation throughout the duration of the lesson. For me, progress is measured predominately by how comfortable a student is talking about a particular topic. If a theory, or an event and its implications can be explained back to me with relative ease and with confidence, I see that as great progress; encouraging students to talk and not be afraid if they get it wrong is the most important way to expand learning.  

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5from 9 customer reviews
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Chris (Student)

November 3 2016

great

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George (Student)

October 20 2016

Thorough and clear with everything he explained, and was willing to answer questions whenever needed.

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November 23 2016

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
GeographyA-level (A2)B
HistoryA-level (A2)B
LawA-level (A2)A
Government and Politics A-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
Government and PoliticsA Level£26 /hr
PoliticsA Level£26 /hr
Government and PoliticsGCSE£24 /hr
LawGCSE£24 /hr
PoliticsGCSE£24 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£26 /hr

Questions Matthew has answered

In the years 1955-1962, Nikita Khrushchev was genuinely committed to peaceful coexistence. Assess the validity of this view.

There has been much debate over whether Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the USSR from 1953 to 1964, genuinely believed in peaceful coexistence in the years 1955-1962. On the one hand, there is a belief that Khrushchev’s eagerness to improve diplomatic relations with the USA showed that he was committed, whilst others believe his aggressive tactics in situations proved that he only wanted to implement peaceful coexistence when it suited him. It is clear that Khrushchev was genuinely committed to peaceful coexistence, with the increased summits and conferences, as well as the construction of the Berlin Wall evidence that he was resigned to being equal in power to America.

There has been much debate over whether Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the USSR from 1953 to 1964, genuinely believed in peaceful coexistence in the years 1955-1962. On the one hand, there is a belief that Khrushchev’s eagerness to improve diplomatic relations with the USA showed that he was committed, whilst others believe his aggressive tactics in situations proved that he only wanted to implement peaceful coexistence when it suited him. It is clear that Khrushchev was genuinely committed to peaceful coexistence, with the increased summits and conferences, as well as the construction of the Berlin Wall evidence that he was resigned to being equal in power to America.

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3 years ago

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To what extent does the European Parliament check the power of the European Commission?

One way the Parliament can check the Commission’s power is through Question Hour on the President of the Commission. This allows the MEPs to query the Commission’s actions on key issues such as the environment and can be seen as a form of direct accountability. However, the effectiveness of Question Hour has been questioned, with low turnout and the questions being known before the session, with the questions being asked one at a time undermines the checking of power as the President can merely dodge the question, knowing that the MEPs won’t be able to scrutinise further. In addition, the media interest is low, meaning the President’s views are not made public and there is little pressure to expand on the views, further diminishing the ability of the Parliament to check the Commission.

One way the Parliament can check the Commission’s power is through Question Hour on the President of the Commission. This allows the MEPs to query the Commission’s actions on key issues such as the environment and can be seen as a form of direct accountability. However, the effectiveness of Question Hour has been questioned, with low turnout and the questions being known before the session, with the questions being asked one at a time undermines the checking of power as the President can merely dodge the question, knowing that the MEPs won’t be able to scrutinise further. In addition, the media interest is low, meaning the President’s views are not made public and there is little pressure to expand on the views, further diminishing the ability of the Parliament to check the Commission.

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3 years ago

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