I am a second year undergraduate studying history at The Open University, with designs to continue to postgraduate level. My main topics of knowledge are Ancient Greek civilisation and twentieth-century history, specifically war and social change. My aim when I complete my studies is to pursue a career as a professional historian and teacher.
Outside of history I have a great interest in world geography, international affairs and politics. I am also an avid sports fan, following football, rugby, tennis and cricket to name but a few.
Although I do not have any experience providing tutoring, I have received one to one in the past and believe I have a good understanding of the methods required to achieve the best results. I also feel that my experiences at the OU have given me confidence to be able to interact with others and demonstrate my knowledge of the subject in a relaxed and open learning environment.
I believe that history is best taught in a way which relates the wider significance of seemingly narrow topics. I feel that, for any student to learn history confidently and competently, he/she ask as many questions as possible as to how and why certain things have occurred over time. I think that for the tutor-tutee dynamic to be successful a dialogue should be established which allows the student to express which areas are in most need of addressing. Once those issues have been successfully resolved it is then much easier for both parties to engage the overall subject matter.
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