Rachel D.

Rachel D.

£18 - £22 /hr

Sociology (Bachelors) - Leeds University

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About me

I am currently in my first year at University studying sociology, I attend University of Leeds which is a Russell group University with a brilliant reputation. I studied sociology at GCSE and A-level , I achieved a grade A at both of these levels. I chose to continue studying sociology and chose it as my degree, I find it very interesting and it makes me view society differently. I can now understand different perspectives and views on issues within the world. When studying sociology at A-level I enjoyed the topics of education and crime and deviance most as they are modern and more relatable to the world as I know it. I understand that when studying for GCSE's there is a lot of content to learn as there are many subjects pupils have to take, this can be a very stressful time and I want to help with this to enable pupils to walk into their sociology exams confidently. There is also a huge amount of stress and pressure that comes with a levels, you are having to revise whilst also deciding what you want to do after A-levels and applying to University if that is your desired path of choice.

I am currently in my first year at University studying sociology, I attend University of Leeds which is a Russell group University with a brilliant reputation. I studied sociology at GCSE and A-level , I achieved a grade A at both of these levels. I chose to continue studying sociology and chose it as my degree, I find it very interesting and it makes me view society differently. I can now understand different perspectives and views on issues within the world. When studying sociology at A-level I enjoyed the topics of education and crime and deviance most as they are modern and more relatable to the world as I know it. I understand that when studying for GCSE's there is a lot of content to learn as there are many subjects pupils have to take, this can be a very stressful time and I want to help with this to enable pupils to walk into their sociology exams confidently. There is also a huge amount of stress and pressure that comes with a levels, you are having to revise whilst also deciding what you want to do after A-levels and applying to University if that is your desired path of choice.

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About my sessions

I will thoroughly plan all my lessons to ensure the best education for my pupils. I aim to make the lessons enjoyable, interactive and beneficial. I will always ask a pupil if they're struggling with a certain topic or concept, therefore I can help them with these to help them feel better about sociology. I personally found practising exam questions and using past papers one of the best ways to revise once I had understood all of the content, therefore I will often look at past papers with pupils and help them to achieve the best mark possible through their understanding but also the way they apply It to the question. When I reached year thirteen I had found the revision technique that was most beneficial to me, I hope to help my pupils with this. I will focus on the content but also the way in which you answer the question meaning you can do as best as possible.

I will thoroughly plan all my lessons to ensure the best education for my pupils. I aim to make the lessons enjoyable, interactive and beneficial. I will always ask a pupil if they're struggling with a certain topic or concept, therefore I can help them with these to help them feel better about sociology. I personally found practising exam questions and using past papers one of the best ways to revise once I had understood all of the content, therefore I will often look at past papers with pupils and help them to achieve the best mark possible through their understanding but also the way they apply It to the question. When I reached year thirteen I had found the revision technique that was most beneficial to me, I hope to help my pupils with this. I will focus on the content but also the way in which you answer the question meaning you can do as best as possible.

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SociologyA-level (A2)A
Art and DesignA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)B

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SociologyA Level£22 /hr
SociologyGCSE£18 /hr
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Questions Rachel has answered

How can i ensure i use A03 in my essay?

In the mark scheme A03 Is described as analysis and evaluation of sociological concepts. To ensure you include this in your answer make sure you don't just focus on describing the concepts. One of the most common ways to include A03 in your essay is to criticise theories. For example if you talk about Bernstein's elaborated and restricted code then you can criticise it by stating that he over generalises that all middle class pupils speak in the elaborated code. However, A03 is not just criticisms you can also evaluate by saying why the theory is plausible, for example Bernstein's theory draws upon how linguistic deprivation may cause differences in education attainment between classes. You can use these evaluative points to create an argument and come to a conclusion within your essay.In the mark scheme A03 Is described as analysis and evaluation of sociological concepts. To ensure you include this in your answer make sure you don't just focus on describing the concepts. One of the most common ways to include A03 in your essay is to criticise theories. For example if you talk about Bernstein's elaborated and restricted code then you can criticise it by stating that he over generalises that all middle class pupils speak in the elaborated code. However, A03 is not just criticisms you can also evaluate by saying why the theory is plausible, for example Bernstein's theory draws upon how linguistic deprivation may cause differences in education attainment between classes. You can use these evaluative points to create an argument and come to a conclusion within your essay.

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1 month ago

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What are moral panics and folk devils?

The term moral panic was originally created by Stan Cohen. He argued that the media exagerrated certain crimes in the news, this then created a panic as the more media coverage there was the more arrests that were made and the situation became exagerrated. An example of this is the Mods and Rockers in the 1960s, they clashed and travelled to the south of England to fight, however the media exagerated the extent of this situation meaning the mods and rockers were then seen as folk devils. Folk devils are the groups that have been targeted by the media, they then get a bad name for themselves and are seen as a threat to society. To evaluate this point you can argue that Stuart Hall believes moral panics come at a time in society when there are big problems the government have caused such as unemployment, therefore moral panics hide the extent of these problems and focus on petty crimes that the mods and rockers were involved with because this conceals bigger problems.The term moral panic was originally created by Stan Cohen. He argued that the media exagerrated certain crimes in the news, this then created a panic as the more media coverage there was the more arrests that were made and the situation became exagerrated. An example of this is the Mods and Rockers in the 1960s, they clashed and travelled to the south of England to fight, however the media exagerated the extent of this situation meaning the mods and rockers were then seen as folk devils. Folk devils are the groups that have been targeted by the media, they then get a bad name for themselves and are seen as a threat to society. To evaluate this point you can argue that Stuart Hall believes moral panics come at a time in society when there are big problems the government have caused such as unemployment, therefore moral panics hide the extent of these problems and focus on petty crimes that the mods and rockers were involved with because this conceals bigger problems.

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