Oliver W. GCSE English tutor, GCSE History tutor

Oliver W.

£18 - £18 /hr

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Studying: Law (Bachelors) - York University

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Throughout school, college and through now to university I have always found teaching my peers to be the best way for me to learn. Being able to effectively communicate complex ideas in the simplest way possible, to me, seems the greatest measure of understanding.

At GCSE level I achieved 6 A* grades and 7 A's; this was followed at A Level with an A* in English Language and A's in English Literature and History, gaining me a place to study Law at York Univeristy. I think my academic record demonstrates my abilities in the subjects I tutor, and beyond that these are areas of great interest to me and I hope to use this enthusiasm to engage tutees. 

If you are looking someone who will be serious constantly then I would openly tell you to look elsewhere. For me remaining focussed but having fun is the key to academic success and I think a more relaxed approach than school learning helps a tutoring process.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for any further information.

Throughout school, college and through now to university I have always found teaching my peers to be the best way for me to learn. Being able to effectively communicate complex ideas in the simplest way possible, to me, seems the greatest measure of understanding.

At GCSE level I achieved 6 A* grades and 7 A's; this was followed at A Level with an A* in English Language and A's in English Literature and History, gaining me a place to study Law at York Univeristy. I think my academic record demonstrates my abilities in the subjects I tutor, and beyond that these are areas of great interest to me and I hope to use this enthusiasm to engage tutees. 

If you are looking someone who will be serious constantly then I would openly tell you to look elsewhere. For me remaining focussed but having fun is the key to academic success and I think a more relaxed approach than school learning helps a tutoring process.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for any further information.

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Kairen (Parent)

March 19 2015

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
English LanguageA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
EnglishGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr

Questions Oliver has answered

What is a soliloquy?

Most likely you have encountered this in work involving Shakespeare, and he used soliloquy to great dramatic effect. A soliloquy is a type of aside. Asides are speeches that are given by characters directly to the audience, usually not to be heard by other characters on or off stage.

A soliloquy specifically is a monlogue and is an insight into a characters thoughts and feelings, whether this is being said to the audience directly or we are simply allowed to view them varies from play to play. To understand soliloquy (or anything in dramatic form) more clearly it is always useful to view rather than read about them. I would reccomend watching David Tennant's soliloquy from Hamlet - the famous "to be or not to be" speech.

Most likely you have encountered this in work involving Shakespeare, and he used soliloquy to great dramatic effect. A soliloquy is a type of aside. Asides are speeches that are given by characters directly to the audience, usually not to be heard by other characters on or off stage.

A soliloquy specifically is a monlogue and is an insight into a characters thoughts and feelings, whether this is being said to the audience directly or we are simply allowed to view them varies from play to play. To understand soliloquy (or anything in dramatic form) more clearly it is always useful to view rather than read about them. I would reccomend watching David Tennant's soliloquy from Hamlet - the famous "to be or not to be" speech.

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What is Domino Theory and Containment?

Both of these phrases were coined during the expansion of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. 

The Americans believed that countries in Asia and Eastern Europe were falling 'like dominos' to communism. So in other words as one country succeeded to communism, so too the countries bordering it would follow. And this theory, as far as the Americans could see, was actually happening.

So the US response to this was containment; simply put the US would put as many resources as was necessary into stopping the dominos falling and halting the spread of communism. This included funding anti-communist rebellions and political parties in Eastern Europe. But the most famous example of containment in action was the direct military involvement of the US in the Vietnam War; a demonstration of how far the Americans would go to stop Communism gaining further momentum.

 

Both of these phrases were coined during the expansion of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. 

The Americans believed that countries in Asia and Eastern Europe were falling 'like dominos' to communism. So in other words as one country succeeded to communism, so too the countries bordering it would follow. And this theory, as far as the Americans could see, was actually happening.

So the US response to this was containment; simply put the US would put as many resources as was necessary into stopping the dominos falling and halting the spread of communism. This included funding anti-communist rebellions and political parties in Eastern Europe. But the most famous example of containment in action was the direct military involvement of the US in the Vietnam War; a demonstration of how far the Americans would go to stop Communism gaining further momentum.

 

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