I am mostly skills based as to ensure one is not just learning the curriculum but has a wider understanding of why a particular topic matters. I believe that learning is something to be enjoyed, however, this does not mean a student should not work hard. My aim is to impart the skills that I have as well my enthusiasm onto the student as to ensure that they know how to tackle exams, how to ask the right questions as well as ensuring that the pupil and I are a team in their goal in achieving the grade which they desire.
I have just finished tutoring a pupil in GSCSE history from January until June this year. I am still awaiting their results but I am hopeful that they receive the C they were aiming for. I have also previously mentored students in English Literature in which I was very proud when my pupil went from a C to A*.
Here is a copy of my general CV so you can have a better idea about me overall.
A vibrant, enthusiastic, independent history graduate eager to learn. I love seeking adventure and am not quick to give up. For example, I have climbed Mount Kinabalu alone demonstrating my determined nature.
WORK EXPERIENCE, EMPLOYMENT AND EXTRA CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
Assistant Scout Leader December 2016 - Present
- I have always been involved in Scouting as a teenager, however, now I have taken on further responsibilities. In particular, I recently held a tie - dye night across all three sections; beavers, cubs and scouts, in which I had to not only organise the materials I needed but also to direct other adults in what they can do to help me.
GSCSE History Tutor January 2017 - June 2017
- I was privately tutoring someone for their final exams in which I prepared lesson plans and tests to enhance their understanding of history and why it matters. Likewise, I was able to share with them the discriminatory and analytical skills that the history discipline entails in accordance with today’s curriculum.
Company Secretarial Administration Assistant November 2016 - April 2017
Berg Kaprow Lewis
-Working within the legal side of accountancy, I prepared Stock Transfer Forms, Dividends and Strike Off forms using CoAct ( A company secretarial software). I was also responsible for looking at the new PSC legislation and making sure we had the information needed for our IT systems. I posted fees, prepared bank letters; within the UK and international. Furthermore, I dealt with clients on the phone as to aid with any queries they may have had. I also sent out certificates of incorporation as well as making sure that original documents were organised and kept appropriately in our company secretarial cupboard.
Temporary Placement September 2016 - November 2016
Berg Kaprow Lewis
- Similar to the above, yet this time I had to inform our clients upon the new PSC legislation (Persons of Significant Control) affecting all companies and LLPs which came into action in June 2016. I was responsible for ensuring that they had received a letter to this effect and to confirm that they understood what the new requirements were.
Volunteer at Penryn Treasures August 2015 - February 2016
A locally run charity in Cornwall which serves all sectors of society. During my time there, I was responsible for managing the till as well as sorting through our donations sufficiently. I was also taught how the charity managed their accounts albeit supervised, by which we had to record the money made that day sufficiently. Similarly, teamwork was vital as to ensure the charity’s overall targets were met. It was also expected that one showed initiative as to act upon things that needed to be done but only within reason.
Term Abroad, University of South Florida, Tampa August 2014-December 2015
I took part in my university’s study abroad program by which it was expected that I organised the trip myself with liaison with the university. I was able to engage with a very different learning style as well assimilate myself with a very different student culture thus displaying a degree of flexibility.
Partial-Curator, National Maritime Museum, Cornwall 2013
-Work placement looking at what a museum curator does. I worked within a team to which we all had to research our objects and find relevant displays within the museum for it to be placed.
-Had to set up an exhibition titled the Curator’s Cabinet to which we also had to write the museum signs and a web page for their monthly ‘Curator’s Choice Article’ to which our language had to be as clear and concise.
-In both History and English Literature (in particular poetry) which shows an ability to not only analyse but to be able to explain things with clarity.
ALS Scandinavia, Chemical Analysis Laboratory 2011
-A unique opportunity in Sweden to which I handled and labelled the materials being tested. I prepared discs for a Scanning Electron Microscope to which required delicate handling. Was allowed to weigh and manage samples using technical equipment such as a hot furnace oven which shows that I can use equipment responsibly.
September 2012- August 2016: University of Exeter Cornwall Campus.
BA History (Hons)
September 2010-June 2012: Finchley Catholic High School
3 A-Levels: History: B, English Literature: B, Chemistry: C
September 2005-June 2010: Saint Martha’s Senior School
10 GCSES A*-B including Maths, English and Science
Interpersonal, Communication, Teamwork and Leadership
-From my time at Berg Kaprow Lewis, communication was vital as my manager was based in Athens. This meant that we had to be in regular contact as well as being available for clients and partners of the firm.
-Likewise, I liaised with other departments as to inform others of any changes with a particular client as well as to confirm that, that was what the client actually wanted as to avoid any miscommunication.
-Able to manage and motivate others to ensure that everyone enjoys what they do and is fully involved as shown by my experience in scouting.
- Similarly, throughout my degree, I have had to lead group project as to allocate work effectively, playing to each person’s strength. For instance, during my landscapes module, we had to prepare separate presentations ascertaining to our individual projects under the theme of ‘the idealised landscape’, whereby, we then prepared an academic discussion upon what each of our projects offered to this theme within landscape historiography.
-Have set up a display at the National Maritime Museum working within a group to which we had to communicate with each other to avoid repetition. Also for the Curator’s Choice article as it was a piece for the general public, it had to be very clear and easy to understand.
Research and Analytical
-These skills are vital to the historical discipline. Throughout my degree, the focus has been upon critically analysing a range of sources as to either further or challenge your own conclusions. Likewise, one has to discriminate between sources as to sift through the amount of information available as to produce something clear and coherent.
Organisation and Time Management
-Able to catalogue and label things accurately which is vital when recording data.
-Can judge realistically what can be achieved under a certain amount of time which is something I had to do for every deadline throughout university; especially the dissertation.
-From studying art and English Literature and History I am aware that interpretation and its presentation is very important when engaging an audience and aware of the importance of clarity and simplicity.
I recently helped to build a stage set for an immersive performance of the Great Gatsby at the CoLab Theatre thus showing that I can also aid in producing someone else’s vision.
-A vital skill needed for the dissertation as one has to try and present an original idea within an academic disciple in which my focus was an in-depth analysis of the expressions of gender politics in 17th century early modern balladry in which ballads have often been overlooked in the historical discipline.
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