Xenia K.

Xenia K.

£22 - £26 /hr

Law (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hello :) My name is Xenia and I'm a law student at Durham University. Though I absolutely love my course I'll always have a soft spot for Economics and Literature.

Hello :) My name is Xenia and I'm a law student at Durham University. Though I absolutely love my course I'll always have a soft spot for Economics and Literature.

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About my sessions

When I tutor you I will therefore be doing three things: Firstly, I will break up the question in all its different components. When you get into the habit of doing this you will realise that so many questions seem different because of their wording but are ultimately asking for the exact same thing. Secondly, I will help you better structure the knowledge you already have in a way that makes it easier to remember. I find that grouping and linking bits of information can go a long way in helping me (and now you) truly understand something well enough to explain it. 'If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough'. I will help you structure your answer in a way that helps you develop 'an answering method'. In effect this means that I will help you figure out not what to answer but how to answer.

When I tutor you I will therefore be doing three things: Firstly, I will break up the question in all its different components. When you get into the habit of doing this you will realise that so many questions seem different because of their wording but are ultimately asking for the exact same thing. Secondly, I will help you better structure the knowledge you already have in a way that makes it easier to remember. I find that grouping and linking bits of information can go a long way in helping me (and now you) truly understand something well enough to explain it. 'If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough'. I will help you structure your answer in a way that helps you develop 'an answering method'. In effect this means that I will help you figure out not what to answer but how to answer.

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Ruby Parent from East Grinstead

1 Mar, 2017

Xenia has been an amazing tutor. She has explained thoroughly how to structure my essay and write analytically in order to achieve the highest marks and impress examiners. She has thoroughly scrutinised my essays and was explicit in telling me how I can get a higher mark. I am very confident with the final draft of my A-level English Literature coursework and looking forward to getting the final grade.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
EconomicsA-level (A2)A
FrenchA-level (A2)A
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A*
Modern GreekA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
EconomicsA Level£26 /hr
English LiteratureA Level£26 /hr
EconomicsGCSE£22 /hr
EnglishGCSE£22 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£22 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£22 /hr
MathsGCSE£22 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr

Questions Xenia has answered

How do I provide a good evaluation point for something I agree with?

At the beginning of their course most A-level students fall into the trap of thinking a good evaluation point is one which completely contradicts or negates their previous argument. That is not the case. If your point of analysis was, for example, that a government measure will reduce unemployment, your evaluation does not have to destroy that argument and ‘prove’ to the examiner that that is not the case and that in fact unemployment will not fall.Instead consider commenting on the time needed before any results are shown. You may also wish to consider whether the government policy was the most appropriate for the expected result, or whether other policies would have been faster, cheaper and more effective. Furthermore, you may wish to consider the opportunity cost of the said government measure, and comment on whether the funds engaged could have been better spent elsewhere. If answering a question on a specific economy, consider how realistic it is that the given economy with the given economic reality would act in the way proposed in your analysis point.At the beginning of their course most A-level students fall into the trap of thinking a good evaluation point is one which completely contradicts or negates their previous argument. That is not the case. If your point of analysis was, for example, that a government measure will reduce unemployment, your evaluation does not have to destroy that argument and ‘prove’ to the examiner that that is not the case and that in fact unemployment will not fall.Instead consider commenting on the time needed before any results are shown. You may also wish to consider whether the government policy was the most appropriate for the expected result, or whether other policies would have been faster, cheaper and more effective. Furthermore, you may wish to consider the opportunity cost of the said government measure, and comment on whether the funds engaged could have been better spent elsewhere. If answering a question on a specific economy, consider how realistic it is that the given economy with the given economic reality would act in the way proposed in your analysis point.

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2 years ago

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How should I structure my paragraphs?

I strongly advise students to follow the PEEL approach.First you write your point, in a relatively short, focused and simple sentence. You proceed to offer the quote from the text that your point relates to. Be careful that the quote is not too long, and that you choose only the relevant part of the text to use as support. Then you explain your point. In effect, you elaborate on what you stated above, commenting on detail, offering varying interpretations and analysing the components of the quote you provided for support. Finally, you link both back to the question (the prompt) and to the point of your next paragraph. For example, if your point was ‘The poet describes the furniture in the room to highlight the alienation the character felt’ then that could be linked to the point of your next paragraph, which could be something like ‘The poet juxtaposes the description of the cold room to the warm smell of dinner from the neighbour’s window.’So PEEL: state your Point, provide your Evidence, Elaborate further and then Link it back to the title and the next point.I strongly advise students to follow the PEEL approach.First you write your point, in a relatively short, focused and simple sentence. You proceed to offer the quote from the text that your point relates to. Be careful that the quote is not too long, and that you choose only the relevant part of the text to use as support. Then you explain your point. In effect, you elaborate on what you stated above, commenting on detail, offering varying interpretations and analysing the components of the quote you provided for support. Finally, you link both back to the question (the prompt) and to the point of your next paragraph. For example, if your point was ‘The poet describes the furniture in the room to highlight the alienation the character felt’ then that could be linked to the point of your next paragraph, which could be something like ‘The poet juxtaposes the description of the cold room to the warm smell of dinner from the neighbour’s window.’So PEEL: state your Point, provide your Evidence, Elaborate further and then Link it back to the title and the next point.

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2 years ago

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What are the benefits of an increase in the National Minimum Wage?

The national minimum wage (NMW) is a legally imposed wage floor below which wages cannot fall. By increasing the NMW workers receive higher wages. This has five major benefits. Firstly, a rise in the NMW would lift some workers out of poverty. This may result in lower benefits given by the government, as people can now support themselves financially. Secondly, a rise in the NMW results in increased disposable income for workers, which they can spend on goods and services. By consuming more goods and services their standard of living improves. Thirdly, the rise of the NMW also improves the distribution of income in an economy, thus reducing income inequality. Fourthly, as workers spend more on goods and services, consumption in the economy is boosted. As consumpiton increases in an economy unemployment falls. This is because labour is an example of dervied demand, meaning that the more people consume, the more labour will be demanded to man shops, supermarkets, cinemas etc. Finally, increased consumption will generate higher tax revenue for the government.The national minimum wage (NMW) is a legally imposed wage floor below which wages cannot fall. By increasing the NMW workers receive higher wages. This has five major benefits. Firstly, a rise in the NMW would lift some workers out of poverty. This may result in lower benefits given by the government, as people can now support themselves financially. Secondly, a rise in the NMW results in increased disposable income for workers, which they can spend on goods and services. By consuming more goods and services their standard of living improves. Thirdly, the rise of the NMW also improves the distribution of income in an economy, thus reducing income inequality. Fourthly, as workers spend more on goods and services, consumption in the economy is boosted. As consumpiton increases in an economy unemployment falls. This is because labour is an example of dervied demand, meaning that the more people consume, the more labour will be demanded to man shops, supermarkets, cinemas etc. Finally, increased consumption will generate higher tax revenue for the government.

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2 years ago

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