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Degree: MSc International Business and Emerging Markets (Masters) - St. Andrews Unversity University

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About me: 
I am an International Business Master student at the University of Edinburgh and have just graduated from my Bachelor in Management with First Class Honours in June 2015.

I have had experience of teaching and tutoring at primary school level and have also helped my classmates, and friends in other subjects revise before exams at university.

I understand how stressful studying for exams and applying to university can be and I am happy to help you through that process by tailoring the sessions to your needs and your way of working so you can get the most out of them.

My expertise: 

I am only tutoring subjects that I feel entirely confident explaning to students. Being in my 5th years of studying Business at University I am confident I can answer your questions and find different ways to explain concepts to make it easier for you to understand. I am also French and passed the French Baccalaureate before going to University in Scotland so being my first language, I have top French tips to help with your grammar, vocabulary and understanding.

The sessions:

What we cover in the sessions will be entirely up to you. We can go over concepts and theories you are unsure about, work on examples and essay questions given in class to make sure you get a thorough understanding of the topic, etc.

After having gone over a concept I will ask you to explain it to me in your own words or to give me an example of how it can be applied in order to ensure you have understood it and to make you feel more confident: if you can explain a concept to me you can definitely explain it to your teacher or exam paper too!

What next?

If you have any questions or want to arrange a session, please send me a 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'! (both accessible through this website). Remember to tell me your exam board and what you're struggling with.

I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

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Business Studies A Level £26 /hr
French A Level £26 /hr
Business Studies GCSE £24 /hr
French GCSE £24 /hr
Business Studies IB £26 /hr
French IB £26 /hr
French 13 Plus £24 /hr

Qualifications

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French BaccalaureateBaccalaureate16.05/20
MA (Hons) ManagementBachelors Degree16.55/20 (71%)
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How can I use the Imperative?

The imperative mood is used to give people 'orders' so it can be a fun mood to use! Now you wouldn't give orders to yourself (je), random hes and shes (il, elle) or random groupes of people (ils, elles), you would only give them to yous (tu), a group of people in which you are included (nous)...

The imperative mood is used to give people 'orders' so it can be a fun mood to use!

Now you wouldn't give orders to yourself (je), random hes and shes (il, elle) or random groupes of people (ils, elles), you would only give them to yous (tu), a group of people in which you are included (nous) or on that is really close to you and you can talk to directly (vous).

This mood is easy as it doesn't require the use of pronouns, just like in English (Come to class!).

For this mood the conjugation of verbs follows the same logic as the present tense, except you will remember verbs used with 'tu' always have an 's' at the end in the present tense, well they don't have it in the imperative mood, that is the only change.

For instance, let's give a few orders:

- Donne moi ce live (Give me this book) -> ending in 'e' with no 's' that must be an order for a 'tu'

- Allons en cours (Let's go to class) -> ending in 'ons' that must be an order for 'nous'

- Chantez nous une chanson (Sing us a song) -> ending in 'ez' that must be an order for 'vous'

See? as long as you know the present tense you can use the imperative mood easily!

Do you want to try it yourself?

- say 'Take my hand' in French to a 'tu' and a 'vous' (tip: the endings will differ but think back to present tense endings and the fact that the 'tu' doesn't take an 's' in the imperative mood)

- Who does this order refer to: tu, nous or vous? Allons a la piscine!

And there you have it, you have just used the Imperative mood!

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What are Porter's Five Forces and how are they used?

Michael Porter devised a framework called 'The Five Forces of competition' to classify and analyse the factors that determine the intensity and levels of competition in different industries. The five forces include three sources of horizontal competition: competition from rivals already estab...

Michael Porter devised a framework called 'The Five Forces of competition' to classify and analyse the factors that determine the intensity and levels of competition in different industries.

The five forces include three sources of horizontal competition: competition from rivals already established in the industry, competition from substitute products and competition from potential new entrants in the industry; and two sources of vertical competition: the power of suppliers who provide the raw materials used by companies to produce their products and services and the power of buyers who decide to buy (or not) the companies' products.

Let's take the example of the chocolate industry and see how we can apply the Five Forces:

- rivalry among existing firms is High - there are many players in different segments of the industry, such as Mars, Mondelez International, Kraft, Ferrero, etc, so there is high competition.

- threat of new entrants is Low - there are already too many players in the industry and the capital requirements to enter would be high to acquire the necessary machinery and marketing power, this would mean low profit margins for new entrants, which would deter them from entering this industry.

- threat of substitutes is Medium - this threat depends on the importance consumers give to certain products and their ability/will of consumer to switch products. Even though I couldn't possibly substitute chocolate for anything else I know friends of mine could easily buy fruit or candy instead. This means this treat is only Medium for companies in the industry.

- the power of suppliers is High - the production of chocolate depends on one key ingredient (cocoa beans) that can't be found everywhere in the world, chocolate producers therefore depend on cocoa beans suppliers for their products, and should they go on strike, raise their prices or have a bad harvest season, the companies will suffer.

- the power of buyers is High - since the industry is so big and competitive and there are many buyers for chocolate products, most of whom are price sensitive and will switch from one brand to another if prices changes. Additionally, the more buyers there are the more bargaining power they have over the companies in the industry, forcing them to lower their prices or offer new products.

In conclusion, the five forces are 3 High, 1 Medium and 1 Low, so the chocolate industry can be considered to be Highly competitive.

See how easy this was? You have just used the Five Forces!

Want to try using them for an industry that you are passionate about and test your new-found skills?

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What is the Triple Bottom line?

Studying Business you must have heard the bottom line of companies is to make profit, this is the only thing firms should worry about, right? Well some people think otherwise. In a whole new school that we call Corporate Social Responsibility academics and professionals believe there is more ...

Studying Business you must have heard the bottom line of companies is to make profit, this is the only thing firms should worry about, right? Well some people think otherwise.

In a whole new school that we call Corporate Social Responsibility academics and professionals believe there is more to business than just profits. This is where the Triple Bottom Line came from.

In 1997 Elkington devised a model he called the Triple Bottom Line whereby companies shouldn't only care about economic bottom lines but also about social and environmental ones, the three bottom lines. Since companies are such big entities that contain a lot of people over different countries and make a lot of money, Elkington (and others) believes they should have a bigger responsibility towards their society and community, be accountable and responsible for their actions.

The field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is in effervescence right now with all the environmental and social problems we are seeing everywhere in the world, and the Triple Bottom Line is an introduction to that School of thought.

What do you think about the Triple Bottom Line? Do you think Elkington was right or should companies only make profit? Do you know a company that has gone out of its way to benefit its social community or environment? Was it a big multinational company like Nike or a small local charity?

And just like that you have applied the concept of the Triple Bottom Line and started thinking about CSR!

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