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Hey there, my names Josh. I am a First Class History Graduate from London School of Economics and Political Science. I am a passionate individual who loves the humanity subjects. I have always believed in immersing myself in the subjects I study and teach. It's through immersing yourself in other cultures and other people's ideas that I have found a way of really being able to engage with what I have studied. My speciality lies in the British Empire and colonialism. I became fascinated by how Empire functioned and wrote my dissertation on postcards and women's journal entries at the start of the 20th century in an attempt to understand how Empire spread its vision across the world. Alongside Empire I have taken an interest in world history, understanding the histories of South Asia to the Islamic Empires and the politics of the Persian Gulf.
Over the next year I will be studying a masters in Anthropology at UCL. I am looking to tutor alongside my studies to gain experience in teaching, continuing a profession I enjoy.
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. As a writing mentor for the ministry, working one on one with the kids, I have built up a really strong rapport with them and have learnt the importance of making learning fun and personal. To encourage their passion and imagination and motivate them to pursue their interests. Alongside this I worked for Restless Development in India delivering lessons on menstrual health and sanitation to 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. This has made me a creative teacher and helped me in planning different sessions in very different environments. 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 loved teaching for NCS and getting to know the young adults in the programme and hearing their many interests.
I believe it's important to really explore the subjects you're studying. To make those subjects interesting and understand the people behind those moments in history. During my A-levels I would read and watch plays, tv shows and documentaries that revolved around the periods in question. As a tutor I would encourage the exploration of their subject so that they really go beyond just learning the bare essentials. It's only by getting to know the subject that you can really write passionately in your essays.
However, I also stress the exam technique side in my tutoring. Approaching the exams with a formula for your answers is really the only way to excel. These GCSE and A level exams are marked in a way that is formulaic. It is possible to get top marks. By constantly going over these techniques you can really start to naturally understand how to answer the questions.
So my approach is two pronged. Encourage interest in the subject and teach the formulas to exam success.
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- London School of Economics and Political Science (2017) - First Class Honours in History (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- County High (2013) - A in History A levels (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Country High (2013) - A in Classical Civilisation A levels (School) (✘ Not On File)
- County High (2013) - A* in English Literature A levels (School) (✘ Not On File)