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Jonah S.

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Degree: Human, Social and Political Sciences (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

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About me

Hi! I'm Jonah, a second year Human, Social and Political Science student, studying at the University of Cambridge.

Having been through the process of A-Levels and GCSEs, I understand the daunting feeling of a 2000-word essay deadline, with either no ideas in my head or no way I believe I can form  an essay. Having been at Cambridge for a year now, my essay writing skills have (I hope) improved, and I would love to sit down with you and help those ideas make their way from brain to paper.

I am very patient, and have been teaching students on a Sunday for over five years, (although they were sadly far too young to be taking GCSEs or A-Levels just yet)! I hope my sessions are both fun, and informative. I love learning, and I hope I can instil that same love for learning within you.

I've always had a passion for people - whether in the past studying history, or the present understanding politics. It is these individuals who have shaped the world we now live in, creating some of the most incredible innovations we take for granted, like the internet and cars. Learning subjects together, including history, geography, politics and even English will allow us to be creative and put together the pieces of the puzzle, helping us to answer even bigger questions.

What I offer

A LEVEL/GCSE/IB: History, Geography, English Literature, Politics, Sociology

History - I studied this to AS Level standard, and have particular expertise in the Tudors, WW2, Cold War, Arab-Israeli Conflict, American History, Vietnam War and the History of Medicine. I am also doing the History of Political Thought at Cambridge.

Geography - Studied Geography to A-Level and achieved 100% across all 4 exams. Special interest in Water, Ice, Globalisation, Tourism, Tectonics, Economics and Superpowers.

English Literature - Also done up to A-Level with 100% marks in my exams and coursework. Although I may not have done the exact texts, I'm happy to help with essay structure and coursework guidance!

Politics - Completed up to A-level with 100% marks and study this at uni. Happy to help in all areas, I'm always happy to chat politics :)

Sociology - I don't know much about the A-Level course, but if you would like insight from someone who studies it at university, I am very happy to impart some knowledge!

Applying to Oxbridge

I can offer tailored advice on Personal Statement writing, interview prep and general answers about life at Cambridge. So far, everyone who I have tutored or guided in this area have got in, so hopefully I'm doing something right! 

I look forward to meeting you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Politics A Level £20 /hr
English Literature GCSE £18 /hr
Geography GCSE £18 /hr
Politics GCSE £18 /hr
Geography 13 Plus £18 /hr
-Oxbridge Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
English LiteratureA-LevelA*
GeographyA-LevelA*
Government and PoliticsA-LevelA*
Disclosure and Barring Service

CRB/DBS Standard

No

CRB/DBS Enhanced

No

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I'm having trouble getting high marks on my OCR English essays because of poor structure. My teacher says I've got good ideas, but I just can't seem to get the structure right. Can you help?

English essays are a tricky one to nail, but the best way to get high marks on structure is to closely follow the assessment objectives/paragraphs rule. Essentially, there are 4 assessment objectives, as I'm sure you know. AO1 (Clear argument), AO2 (detailed textual analysis), AO3 (Critical pe...

English essays are a tricky one to nail, but the best way to get high marks on structure is to closely follow the assessment objectives/paragraphs rule.

Essentially, there are 4 assessment objectives, as I'm sure you know. AO1 (Clear argument), AO2 (detailed textual analysis), AO3 (Critical perspectives) and AO4 (Historical and literary context). In this instance, it is useful to see how these different objectives are marked. If the essay is out of 30, it is likely that 5 marks are allocated for AO1 and AO4, and 10 marks for AO3 and AO2. As such, across the whole essay, this is how weighted these different sectors should be.

In terms of paragraph structure, I would go with the following.

1. Make a point - AO1 

2. Provide quotational evidence - AO2 

3. Provide a critical viewpoint - AO3

4. Sprinkle a little historical context - AO4

5. Repeat as necessary

6. Always end each paragraph linking back to your original point - AO1

You can shake up the order a little to make it seem less formal, but generally, that structure shouldn't go too wrong. 

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