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Degree: Social Research Methods and Social Policy (Masters) - Durham University
My name is Maddy and I am a postgraduate sociologist at Durham University. I have a passion for the study of Sociology which is why I am continuing my studies onto PhD level. For me, Sociology is a highly relevant subject that will be extremely useful for future life - it develops an ability to think critically of society and to understand why society operates as it does today.
I hope that I can share my love for this subject with you in a clear, informative and fun way that provides you with support in your studies at A Level and GCSE.
What happens in tutoring sessions?
It is important for me that you decide what we cover in each of the sessions. You are the one sitting the exam, and your concerns come first. My role as tutor will be to help you explain and understand concepts and terms that you have already come across, and how to write these in a way that will impress examiners and your teachers.
I have several weeks of teaching assistant work experience which I hope will come in useful in ensuring that I am understanding and patient and make our sessions imaginative and engaging.
I can also assist you with personal statements for applications to university to study Sociology or similar social science degrees, as I have experience of successfully applying for undergraduate, Masters and PhD level Sociology study.
Please get in touch if you are interested in becoming my tutee (please include your exam board and which areas you'd like to cover)! I look forward to it.
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£24 /hr|
|Sociology and History||Bachelors Degree||First Class Honours|
|English Language and Literature||A-Level||A*|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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Sex is defined as biologically and physiologically determined differences between men and women, such as chromosomes or genitalia.
Gender is different to sex. It is a social construct, and something we have to learn and perform, rather than what we were born with. Many sociologists believe that just because we are born with different chromosomes, this does not mean we are naturally programmed to act and behave in “masculine” or “feminine” ways. Gender is therefore how society constructs ideals of behaviour which are fundamentally different for men and women. It is important to look at gender because power and privilege is not equally distributed between the sexes: men often gain privilege at the expense of women, for instance, through the pay gap or earning the right to vote decades before their female counterparts.
Gender role is the role in society that we deem appropriate for a person to adopt, based on what characteristics we deem as desirable for men and women, usually “masculine” for men or “feminine” for women. For instance, in the past, childcare was seen to be the woman’s domain, based on conceptions of women and femininity as being more emotional and caring. Men were seen to be better suited to physical labour or decision making, due to ideas of men and masculinity being strong and dominant.
Gender socialisation is how children are taught to adopt the “appropriate” gender role. For instance, schools can be seen as an agent of gender socialisation. Girls are taught to wear skirts, and boys are taught to wear trousers. This cements in children’s minds that there are differences between the sexes. Another example is how in PE girls and boys play different sports. Girls play sports with less physical contact like netball whereas boys play rugby. This socialises children into accepting that boys should be more rough than girls.see more