I'm a recently published, research council-funded PhD student at King's College London. I've wanted to teach and study history since my early teens.
From September 2015 to June 2016 I taught English (language and cultural subjects) at two schools in Vienna, Austria for the British Council - a diplomatic organization sponsored by the Foreign Office. I worked as both a teaching assistant and as a teacher in my own right with classes as large as 30 for 15 hours a week, and also spent a significant amount of time coaching pupils one-on-one in a tutorial style. With these students I saw a very large range of aptitude and so I learnt to work flexibly according to their needs.
Throughout my studies, especially the MA and PhD, I have often been tasked with presenting historical topics to an unfamiliar audience, which at times could be very dense. This has allowed me to practice presenting complex material to a learner, a hugely important part of tutoring and something I am especially passionate about. For the last few years I have also been tutoring a mature student at the Open University, his grades have seen a marked improvement from a 2:1 to a First.
I am not the kind of student that has gotten anything easily, and have as many grants and scholarships as actual qualifications (I am happy to assist with these also). Though high-scoring coursework and exams require hard work, whatever people might say, I found the key to success at any level was to care, to find a way to make the work important. History, thankfully, is a subject that can easily inspire this kind of enthusiasm. For example, my specialist topic, modern German and Austrian history, is often a controversial one that brings passions to the forefront. It is also a core WJEC subject area, i.e. the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, WWII etc. (I can also translate German sources for coursework, and recommend books and primary sources that would impress markers)
If this approach appeals to you and your requirements I would be happy to help.
Other topics that I am familiar with include:
The First World War and its Aftermath
The Wars of the Roses
The American Civil War
The Late Roman Republic
The British Empire in the Twentieth-Century
Prisoners of War
|Languages||English (British), German|
|References Available||On File|
|Swansea University||2014||Bachelors||(1st) BA (Hons) History|
|Cardiff University||2015||Masters||(Distinction) MA History|
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