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Degree: History and Spanish (Bachelors) - Exeter University
Though Spanish has always been something of an obsession for me, in my GSCE and AS years I recall keenly the struggle to master the ins and outs of the imperfect subjective and object pronouns. Of course, my position as a second year university student studying History and Spanish suggests that something changed. What clicked was that language learning had more to it than learning a few set phrases. Immersion in the cultural aspects of Spanish be it television or literature was imperative to my success. My approach as a Spanish tutor uses cultural aspects as a supplement to a strong foundation of grammar and vocabulary that will enable students of any ability to read, write and speak Spanish with ease and also conqueror the often formidable mark scheme.
My approach as a History tutor is somewhat similar. As essay writing forms an imperative role in the success of any History student I aim to teach that the skills of discursive writing, rigourous debate and analysis can be easily learned and molded to any question. I also believe as a History tutor in the importance of wider reading and an intricate knowledge of historiography and historical debate - such awareness when interweaved into essays is well appreciated by examiners and can help any student reason and argue their point successfully. My main motive as a History tutor is to admonish tired and monotonous 'essay structures' and 'models', instead I wish to teach students to have the skills to tackle any question with ingenuity and insight themselves.
My experience working with historical sources definitely contributes to my approach as an English tutor. With an emphasis on analysing language and the various ways it is used and manipulated, my English tuition aims to help students demonstrate an understanding of non-fiction texts and also produce analytical and inspired essays and comprehensions.
My accessability as a tutor is reasonable and can be tailored to your availability.
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Spanish||A Level||£20 /hr|
|English Language||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|English Literature||GCSE||£18 /hr|
|-Personal Statements-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
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