Hello! I'm Kemba and I'm a first year undergraduate Architecture student at the University of Sheffield. I have a passion for three main subjects: History, Maths and Graphic Design, although I'm not studying any of these topics each features heavily in my degree.
I have over two years of experience in childminding and babysitting where my role often included helping with homework and therefore helping the kids understand topics that they are not confident in. Furthermore, I ran an Architecture society at college, so I'm used to preparing 'lessons' and guiding students in their learning.
I am a friendly individual with a real passion for learning, I really hope to pass this on to you in a fun way.
About the sessions:
Each session is completely guided by you. I am more than happy to focus on content and concepts, essay planning and exam prep, guiding you through questions or even helping you build confidence and make the most of your teachers and lesson times.
I want students to feel at ease with me as I appreciate the value of a strong working relationship, however I also want the best possible outcome from these sessions, which can only come from hard work on both parts!
|Graphic Design||A Level||£20 /hr|
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Graphic Design||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|History||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|Maths||13 Plus||£18 /hr|
|Maths||11 Plus||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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Lucy (Parent) December 5 2016
We all get to the point where we have been drawing or working on a project for so long that we feel completely uninspired.
Its often a good idea to take a break at this point, if you're really stressed and working to a deadline this can be hard, but often you will waste the time worrying or producing work that you aren't happy with, so giving your mind a rest can re set you. Go outside and have a walk, have a quick nap or listen to music. When you come back have a look at pinterest, examples your teacher has given you or other online design websites, looking at what others have done can inspire you or jog an idea in your head. If that is still not working, go back to the brief and re-read it, also check your project aims and initial ideas, this can often remind you of the ideas that you started with and might help to open up a new design ally. It can also be helpful to look at the theme of your project and think about if there is another way to express the brands USP. It's also a good idea to ask friends and family what they think of your work and if they have ideas, although they may not be graphic designers we all see graphic design every day and they may be able to help you.
If you have tried all of this and it isn't working it may be worth contacting your teacher or tutor for a one to one session to get their ideas.see more
The way that papers are set is that you usually can allow just over a minute for each mark. This means if a question is 6 marks, it should take about 6 minutes to answer. It is generally a good idea to be quite strict with this to allow you time to check through your paper for mistakes at the end. Many of the questions at the beginning of the paper will take much less than the allotted time (eg a 4 mark question may only take you 3 minutes) however towards the end they often take more time (the large question at the end can take about 10 minutes), however as a general rule, towards the beginning and middle of the paper don't spend much more than a minute per mark.
Read each question very carefully, and then read it again to ensure you are certain you know what it is asking you to do. Then start to answer the question. Make sure you write down every stage of your calculations, even if they are done on a calculator as if you get the answer wrong you still can gain marks for your method. If you are unsure of what to do, move onto thenext question and come back to it once you have completed and checked as much of the paper as you can. If you are still unable to answer it, it is worth putting down any ideas you may have or trying different methods of working it out, you may gain method marks even if you can't get the answer. This is very time consuming, so again, make sure you have answered as much of the rest of the paper as you can!see more
The key components of an essay are the introduction, argument and conclusion.
The introduction should briefly outline the argument that you will be making as well as clearly stating your position on the question asked. This is a key part of the mark scheme in History at all levels, so it is important that your argument is clear (don't write your introduction until you have planned your essay!)
Your argument should address the key points of the question, you should generally have at least one point that agrees with the question, as well as one that disagrees. Within each paragraph for your argument, one of the best structures to follow is PEEL (Point, Evidence, Explanation, Link) as this ensures you answer the question fully. Your point should be a sentence or so that summarises this point in your argument (eg: It could be argued that the structure of the Nazi party allowed Hitler to rise to power in the 1930s.) The evidence should be the facts that back up this point, try to use a few key points! (eg: The ingenious Gauleiter system meant that the Nazi party had local representatives). The explanation should clearly state how this evidence proves the point, this should be the largest part of the argument (eg: this meant that the German people had more direct contact with the Nazi party than other political parties. Furthermore, it also made the distribution of Nazi propeganda easier....) The Link should take the argument and directly relate it back to the question in a sentence (eg: As the Gaulieter system made the party more relateable and contactable, it could be said that the rigid organisation of the Nazi party played a large role in their rise to power.)
Finally the conclusion should once again state weather you agree or disagree with the question and to what extent. You should then briefly summarise each point. It is much like the introduction but with more emphasis on the strength of each argument. Whatever happens in the exam hall ALWAYS write a conclusion, this is an essential part of the essay and you will be heavily penalised without it!see more