Hey there, I'm Josh! I'm a First Class History Graduate from London School of Economics and current graduate of Anthropology at UCL. I am a passionate individual who loves the humanity subjects. I have always believed in immersing myself in the subjects I study and teach. My speciality lies in the British Empire and colonialism. I wrote my dissertation on the way Empire functioned through the lens of postcards and women's journal entries at the start of the 20th century. Currently, I'm studying Anthropology covering topics such as conservation policies, Indigenous rights and revolutions.
I am looking to tutor alongside my studies to gain experience in teaching so I can continue in the profession.
Since graduating, I have accumulated lots of experience in teaching. I have been volunteering over the last year at Ministry of Stories, a creative writing class for kids from the Hoxton catchment area. I have built a strong rapport with the kids, working one to one with them. From the creative techniques of teaching at the ministry I have learnt how to make learning fun. To encourage their passion and imagination and motivate them to pursue their interests.
Alongside this, I worked for Restless Development in India. I delivered lessons on menstrual health and sanitation for both kids and adults. Class sizes varied from small groups to over a hundred. I learnt how to cooperate with others and to improvise with the resources we had available to us.
I've become a creative teacher from these experiences. Since being back I have worked as a workshop facilitator for NCS - the Challenge. I have taught young adults the importance of story telling and enterprise in relation to their communities and its needs. I love teaching, getting to know students and finding out about their many interests.
Also, I'm now working for the Teaching Foundation Trust so have some inside knowledge on ways to excel in your exam!
I believe it's important to really explore the subjects you're studying. History, English and Classics are incredible subjects, that when taught well, can really be brought to life.
It's about the characters, the drama and the politics. But how do you get across these kinds of ideas when tutoring? Well, from my classes I would direct students towards the books, the plays, the TV shows and documentaries that bring to life these periods. You need to see the events in all their visual power and to get to know the characters with all their quirks, charms and tragic weaknesses. So, through immersion you can start to remember the stories of these subjects. And by remembering, you start formulating your arguments and your opinions. That is the first step to exam success.
This is where the exam techniques comes into play. You need to remember and have opinions but the most important thing, is writing them down in the exams. As a recent student myself, I can teach all of the exam tips to get the great grades. It really is just a simple formula!
So, that's the approach. Immersion, memory, argument and exam technique. These are all you need to exceed and I will provide that!
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|County High||2013||School||A in History A levels|
|Country High||2013||School||A in Classical Civilisation A levels|
|County High||2013||School||A* in English Literature A levels|
|London School of Economics and Political Science||2017||Bachelors||First Class Honours in History|