Hi! I am currently studying for a social science masters at Oxford University. I graduated this year from Durham Univiersity, where i received a first class history degree.
I am friendly, patient and easy to talk to. Through my experience of coaching both rowing and football, I have learnt how to communicate with others in order to help them improve. I look forward to tutoring students in History, Spanish and Maths.
History: I use a range of teaching styles according to individual preference. Structuring my teaching around creating debates and arguments helps to make the learning process fun as well as helping students to achieve their full potential. I have experience with most of the topics which are part of the history GCSE curriculum. This includes WW1, WW2, the Cold War, the Reformation and the Russian Revolution as well as many more topics. However, I am happy to help with almost any history problem and can also help people with learning how to clearly structure their argument.
Spanish: I believe that learning languages should be a fun and interactive process. I can help with the four disciplines assessed by the exam board – reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as helping withgrammar and vocabulary to help build a solid foundation for the use of the Spanish language.
Maths: I can help students improve different mathematical skills. I am also happy to help with homework and to help work through past papers.
Availability: Being an arts student works to my advantage as I have light contact hours. My university also has long holiday periods, so I am extremely likely to be available at a time that works for you
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
|History||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Spanish||A Level||£20 /hr|
|-Oxbridge Preparation-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|.HAT.||Uni Admissions Test||£25 /hr|
Who was responsible for the outbreak of the Cold War?
Was America responsible?
· President Truman’s use of the atomic bomb in Japan could be seen as a threat, especially as he did not tell Stalin about it beforehand.
· America gave money and aid to war-torn European countries as part of the ‘Truman Doctrine’ and ‘Marshall Plan’. Was this simply a case of wanting to help poorer countries or an aggressive way to bribe people away from Communism?
Was Russia responsible?
· Stalin followed a policy of expansionist Communism. This started in Eastern Europe, where he created Communist governments, often with little regard for democracy.
· The actions carried out during the Berlin Blockade deteriorated relations between the two super powers
Were both equally responsible?
· Perhaps, dividing the question into ‘America’ vs ‘Russia’ is not very useful, as the causes are very muddled and cannot be easily separated in this way
· Maybe the Cold War arose from misunderstandings on both sides, and a failure to appreciate the other side’s position.
· Possible question to consider: Is it inevitable that Capitalism and Communism will always clash?
Remember: There is no right or wrong answer, which is why history is fun and interesting! This is an example of a question that has been puzzling historians for years and the examiners would like to know what your opinion on the question is. It matters less what you’re answer is, and more how well you can argue and reason.see more