Balraj D. GCSE Maths tutor, IB Economics tutor, IB Philosophy tutor, ...

Balraj D.

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PPE (Philsophy, Politics & Economics) (Bachelors) - Warwick University

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Hi! I'm Bal! Currently studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics in my first year at university and really enjoying myself. I got a score of 41 in my IB Diploma, 11 points above the world average. I also gained 10A*s in my GCSEs. In my secondary school, I taught at a primary school for one hour for week for four years, giving me valuable teaching experience. This was enhanced by my trip to Zambia where I taught Maths and Chemistry to students up to age 25 in classes of up to 40 students for one week.Hi! I'm Bal! Currently studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics in my first year at university and really enjoying myself. I got a score of 41 in my IB Diploma, 11 points above the world average. I also gained 10A*s in my GCSEs. In my secondary school, I taught at a primary school for one hour for week for four years, giving me valuable teaching experience. This was enhanced by my trip to Zambia where I taught Maths and Chemistry to students up to age 25 in classes of up to 40 students for one week.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
TSAUni admission test40
Economics HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
Philosophy HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)6
English SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
Maths HLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)5
Latin SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7
Chemistry SLInternational Baccalaureate (IB)7

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ChemistryGCSE£18 /hr
FrenchGCSE£18 /hr
MathsGCSE£18 /hr
EconomicsIB£20 /hr
PhilosophyIB£20 /hr
Maths13 Plus£18 /hr
Maths11 Plus£18 /hr
.TSA. Oxford.Uni Admissions Test£25 /hr

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Should I prioritise revision around the multiple choice style questions, or the essay?

I'd place more importance with the multiple choice questions. The mark you get on this first part of the TSA is what is going to determine whether you get an interview or not. The essay is purely for interviewers to have something else to ask you about, if necessary. Therefore make sure you make a note of whatever you wrote in your essay, as it may come up in interview.

I'd place more importance with the multiple choice questions. The mark you get on this first part of the TSA is what is going to determine whether you get an interview or not. The essay is purely for interviewers to have something else to ask you about, if necessary. Therefore make sure you make a note of whatever you wrote in your essay, as it may come up in interview.

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2 years ago

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What makes a good philosophy essay?

The most important part of any long piece of philosophical work is evaluation. How strong/weak is an argument? What makes it strong? Are there any counters to these arguments? Are these counters strong/weak? All these things are necessary to take into account when thinking of your thesis and your conclusion. Make sure therefore that you have made an effective plan before you jump into any essay. Take time to list your points, list your counters and decide on your thesis BEFORE starting your essay. 

The most important part of any long piece of philosophical work is evaluation. How strong/weak is an argument? What makes it strong? Are there any counters to these arguments? Are these counters strong/weak? All these things are necessary to take into account when thinking of your thesis and your conclusion. Make sure therefore that you have made an effective plan before you jump into any essay. Take time to list your points, list your counters and decide on your thesis BEFORE starting your essay. 

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2 years ago

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What's the difference between a 10-marker and a 15-marker and how would I go about answering these?

These essay style questions create the bulk of your micro/macro studies, and it's important to know how to answer them effectively and efficiently.

With the 10 mark style questions, the examiner is looking for simply knowledge or simple understanding. Normally the question would ask you to describe the difference between two concepts, or ask you to explain some aspect of micro/macro. It's important not to waffle. For the 10-markers, you do not need an introduction/conclusion paragraph, one sentence for each is more than enough. Other than that, just answer the question and make sure not too write too much, or you'll find yourself running out of time. Include 2 diagrams at most, you should normally only need 1, or none at all.

With 15 mark style questions, you need to explain, analyse and EVALUATE. This is the key difference is the fact that evaluation needs to come in here. By this, I mean that you need to think about how strong your arguments are. For example, if such a situation, as described in the questions, occurs in real life, is the theory you have learnt appropriate? Would you expect something else to happen? If you're drawing diagrams, you need to justify them by using them to help your explanation. Don't include them just for the sake of it. Include 3 diagrams maximum, you'd normally only need 2. Also do not deviate from the question. E.G. if it's asking you about efficiency between perfect competition and monopoly, there's no real reason to bring in monopolistic competition or oligopalies (for HL). 

These essay style questions create the bulk of your micro/macro studies, and it's important to know how to answer them effectively and efficiently.

With the 10 mark style questions, the examiner is looking for simply knowledge or simple understanding. Normally the question would ask you to describe the difference between two concepts, or ask you to explain some aspect of micro/macro. It's important not to waffle. For the 10-markers, you do not need an introduction/conclusion paragraph, one sentence for each is more than enough. Other than that, just answer the question and make sure not too write too much, or you'll find yourself running out of time. Include 2 diagrams at most, you should normally only need 1, or none at all.

With 15 mark style questions, you need to explain, analyse and EVALUATE. This is the key difference is the fact that evaluation needs to come in here. By this, I mean that you need to think about how strong your arguments are. For example, if such a situation, as described in the questions, occurs in real life, is the theory you have learnt appropriate? Would you expect something else to happen? If you're drawing diagrams, you need to justify them by using them to help your explanation. Don't include them just for the sake of it. Include 3 diagrams maximum, you'd normally only need 2. Also do not deviate from the question. E.G. if it's asking you about efficiency between perfect competition and monopoly, there's no real reason to bring in monopolistic competition or oligopalies (for HL). 

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2 years ago

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