Darren D.

Darren D.

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History & Portuguese (Bachelors) - Leeds University

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Hello! My name's Darren and I'm a third year History and Portuguese student at the University of Leeds.

As the 2016 winner of Best First Year Portuguese Student and recipient of a summer scholarship in Lisbon, I believe that I have shown the cultural awareness, academic capability and work ethic required to be an excellent tutor. Winning two awards as Editor of my sixth form newspaper and recognition of Outstanding Commitment at 'A' Level further highlig...

Hello! My name's Darren and I'm a third year History and Portuguese student at the University of Leeds.

As the 2016 winner of Best First Year Portuguese Student and recipient of a summer scholarship in Lisbon, I believe that I have shown the cultural awareness, academic capability and work ethic required to be an excellent tutor. Winning two awards as Editor of my sixth form newspaper and recognition of Outstanding Commitment at 'A' Level further highlight my desire to always better myself and keep learning.

An appreciation for history and languages give us a more nuanced understanding of the world around us. Fundamentally it is impossible to engage in current affairs and try to shape their future developments if we do not understand the historical context behind them. Similarly, although English might be the 'global language' we risk missing out on some incredible cultures and being able to access them if we do not endeavour to learn their languages. Respect for a language and its complexities allows us to become more conscientious and culturally intelligent individuals. On an everyday level, if you travel to a foreign country it's always nice to be able to get by - whether this be on public transport or even ordering food!

I currently volunteer alongside my university studies, having dedicated over 250 hours of work to a listening service.

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About my sessions

The arts and humanities are incredibly rich subjects that require constant work. Although people say that unlike the sciences, we cannot simply learn a formula and use it, learning how to write an excellent essay is a similar process. Emphasising strong structures, arguments and analysis, I will ensure that students go beyond merely describing events. It is imperative that we have a strong understanding of key facts and dates, but the best historians will use these within the framework of a c...

The arts and humanities are incredibly rich subjects that require constant work. Although people say that unlike the sciences, we cannot simply learn a formula and use it, learning how to write an excellent essay is a similar process. Emphasising strong structures, arguments and analysis, I will ensure that students go beyond merely describing events. It is imperative that we have a strong understanding of key facts and dates, but the best historians will use these within the framework of a coherent argument. A grasp of historiography becomes more and more important the further you progress as a historian, being able to process primary and secondary sources, as well as arguments from established scholarship.

I will measure progress using various criteria. Of course, increased attainment is the key objective. However, I will encourage students to read and research more, so that they can appreciate the subject more. If we understand and respect these disciplines, we will be able to better use the information we have found. As an editor, I will also measure how the student's writing style has developed. Even the best arguments can fall apart if they are poorly articulated.

Language learning is a continuous process, and a firm grasp of grammatical principles is key. Vocabulary tests and grammatical exercises will be the primary means of measuring progress. Conversation in the target language will also aid the student.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
PsychologyA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A
PhilosophyA-level (A2)B
PortugueseOtherC1+ (CEFR)

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
HistoryA Level£24 /hr
PortugueseA Level£24 /hr
HistoryGCSE£20 /hr
PortugueseGCSE£20 /hr
PsychologyGCSE£20 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£24 /hr

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