Currently unavailable: until 28/05/2016
Degree: Disability Studies (distance learning) (Masters) - Leeds University
A bit about me...
I have tutored and worked in schools for nearly six years and enjoy helping others to deepen their understanding of particular issues. I currently work in a primary school with pupils who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). I love learning new things and as a tutor, I work hard to enable my pupils to enjoy learning too. I believe tutoring and revision can and should be rewarding and fun!
I am currently studying for an MA in Disability Studies which I am really enjoying. For my undergraduate degree I studied Politics and Development Studies, with particular focus on political and critical philosophy, and culture, race, gender and disability theory. I also have a diploma (C1) in Turkish Language, which I received after studying Turkish in an immersive classroom.
What can I offer?
If you would like extra support with material you are learning in school, I can work with you on the topics you would like to cover to help you understand them better. If you are preparing for exams, we can work together to create a tutoring and revision timetable so you can use your time effectively. We can revise the syllabus, focus on areas that need extra work and do past papers together so that you can develop your exam technique.
If English is not your first language, I can help you with spoken English, and with reading and writing.
|Government and Politics||A Level||£24 /hr|
|Politics||A Level||£24 /hr|
|Government and Politics||GCSE||£22 /hr|
|Philosophy and Ethics||GCSE||£22 /hr|
|Religious Studies||GCSE||£22 /hr|
|Politics and Development Studies||Bachelors Degree||2.i.|
|Government and Politics||A-Level||A|
|Philosophy and Ethics||A-Level||A*|
|Further Maths AS||A-Level||B|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
Please get in touch for more detailed availability
Start by making a note of each topic that may come up in your exam. You can find these in your textbook or revision guide. Let me know if you need help finding the list of topics that your exam board uses.
Then, divide up your time so you have time to revise each unit. For each unit, read through your textbook or revision guide to remind yourself of the topic. Answer some questions from your textbook, trying to do them on your own but looking through your textbook if you need to.
When you have gone through each topic, try to do a past paper - you can look through your notes if you need to!
Then try to do a past paper without your notes.
Finally you can try to do a past paper without your notes and under timed conditions. Don't feel discouraged if this is hard at first! Working under timed conditions takes practice :)see more
The first thing to do is to speak to your teacher and look through past papers so that you know exactly what the exam will involve. Jot down the key topics that you will need to revise.
For each topic, read through your notes and read through any textbooks you have for your course. Use background knowledge, your notes and trustworthy news sources to create a 'bank' of examples to back up your ideas.
Then, using these notes, try to answer some questions from your textbook or a past paper on this topic. Feel free to flick through your books as you do this.
A few weeks before your exam, start to do timed papers. Take a past paper and work through it without your notes in timed conditions. We can look through your papers together to see how you can improve your answers.
When examiners mark your paper, they look for three main things: knowledge about the subject, understanding of this knowledge and how it applies, and quality of your argument.
Firstly, you must know your subject material. Make sure you have revised the topics and know definitions of key words so that you use them correctly, e.g. What is first-past-the-post?
Secondly, practise explaining your subject material to someone else (your classmate or other friend, a parent, a tutor or teacher, your goldfish or even a teddy bear will do!) Read the news and watch shows such as Question Time and Prime Minister's Questions (for UK politics of course!) to develop a wide range of examples, e.g. What does first-past-the-post look like in the UK?
Thirdly, develop a strong argument. Practise drawing up plans for exam answers using your knowledge and examples.
Finally it's worth noting that each exam board works slightly differently. Look through past papers and mark schemes to see exactly what will get you the top marks in your exam! We can certainly explore this together.see more