I give lessons to other undergraduate students but my main focus is pre-university (A Level and AP) students. I will have a high focus on writing techniques. Most importantly, however, I will try and spark my students' interest in History. This I will do by combining different methods of learning, rather than just utilising one. We will look at videos, primary source texts, historical analyses, podcasts, photographs and much more.
My particular strengths are debate and conversation. I will put a lot of effort into engaging aloud with my students. This won't just help them prepare for class, and indeed interviews, but also help them strengthen their grasp of source material.
In terms of the structure of my lessons (course flow) I have two 'courses.' A five lesson and a ten lesson course. The five lesson course only focuses on one of Modern American or European History.
I fully believe that history isn't as much about remembering dates and facts as it is constructing lucid and compelling arguments. My class structures reflect this belief.
The 'Five Lesson' structure for A Level, Pre-U and AP Students is as follows:
1. Historical Methods I (Source Work and Historiography) (1 hr 30 mins)
- How to look at an consider historical documents and begin to form (in one's head) connections and arguments.
2. Historical Methods II (Essay Writing) (1 hr)
- I will explain the PEARL approach to argumentative writing. I'll also teach how to properly cite material and improve the implementation of language.
3 A. European History I. (2 hours)
- Here we will begin a two class factual crash course on German Unification and the Origins of the First World War.
3 B. American History I. (2 hours)
- If American History is selected we will begin a two class factual crash course on The Andrew Jackson Presidency, Origins of the Civil War, The Civil War and Reconstruction.
4. Focus Class II (2 hours)
- We will build upon the information learnt in the preceding class and start applying it to previous exam questions.
5. 'Practice' Exam (2 hours)
- Before Class I'll ask you to sit, in real time, a practice examination. I will, using real Pre-U grading notes, mark the paper. During this class we will go through your answers in depth and look at ways that we can improve them.
The ten class schedule is, essentially, an expanded version of this blueprint; allowing for more time to focus on the necessary facts and figures.
As a History Major at the University of Notre Dame I have specialised in Modern American and European Courses. I have received consistent A grades (highest) in these classes. My areas of interest include; Tudor England, The Second World War, The Founding Documents of the United States and Indigenous Peoples.
At Pre-U I received a high D3 (A) grade. I also received a 44/60 on my Personal Investigation which placed it in the D2 (A*) range.
At University I have consistently received top grades in degree level classes. I have a History GPA of 3.933/4.0.
University of Notre Dame: Notre Dame, IN
Expected Graduation: Spring 2023
College of Arts and Letters Major: History, Minor: Theology, GPA Cumulative: 3.87/4.0
Dean’s Honours List (Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
Eton College: Berkshire, United Kingdom June 2018
ACT: 33, SATII Biology: 770, SATII English Literature: 730
Pre-U History, Pre-U Biology, A Level Mathematics
iGCSE: 9A*, 2A
Basin Harbor: Vergennes, VT, USA
Recreational Counsellor; Minimum Wage, Full Time.
Designed and ran activities for the day-time summer camp provided at Basin Harbor; a family run hotel in Vermont.
Worked closely with children endeavouring to maximize their enjoyment of the camp experience.
Activities included; swimming, kayaking, dinner parties, capture the flag and arts. I also worked at corporate events and weddings.
June - August 2019
Sussex House School: London, United Kingdom Fencing and Cricket Assistant; Part Time.
Coached students, aged 8-13, in both Cricket and Fencing.
Designed and ran training drills, warm-ups, and mock games.
Took students to weekday and weekend competitions in these sports. Provided sideline coaching and acted as an umpire.
Occasionally participated in class trips as a part of History and Divinity classes at the school.
Beyond Politics: Notre Dame, IN
§ Work with a talented editorial team to curate scholarly articles submitted to Notre Dame’s student run political journal.
§ Provide feedback and advice to authors on how to improve their writing and argumentative efficiency.
§ Actively edit pieces to rid them of grammatical errors, and to improve content.
International Student Admissions Board: Notre Dame, IN
• Attend meetings with University Admissions leaders to offer opinions on ways to improve Notre Dame’s outreach.
• Act as a student contact to high schoolers with an interest applying to Notre Dame.
• Contact details were provided on official Notre Dame emails to applicants from the United Kingdom and Oceania.
Notre Dame Student Senate: Notre Dame, IN
Senator representing Keenan Hall
§Work alongside other senators to create student legislation. This in turn often influences university policy.
§ Attend weekly sessions of the Student Senate in which the University’s most pressing issues are discussed.
§ Debate and vote on student legislation as well as constitutional issues and executive appointments.
Keenan Revue: Notre Dame, IN
§ Acted, and helped craft several line changes, in multiple skits of Keenan Hall’s annual comedy bonanza.
§ Participated in daily rehearsals in the direct lead up to the three performances.
§ Entertained a crowd of 1,500 students on three separate occasions.
TEDxEton: Eton College, United Kingdom
§ Worked with an all student team to bring TEDx to my high school for the first time in its history.
§ Organized the appearance of six well known speakers including; David Yarrow, Misan Sagay and Dr. Beth Healey.
§ Helped generate student interest in the event by creating electronic adverts and attending assembly events.
§ TEDxEton on March 14th, 2017 was attended by 800 students and the YouTube videos from it have garnered over 100,000 views.
Keeper of Photography: Eton College, United Kingdom September 2017- June 2018 Leader
§ Took and curated photos for major school publications including the Eton College Chronicle. Photographed theatrical events, sports and took portraits of the school’s leadership team.
The Eton-Amlew Project: Eton College, United Kingdom
§ After a trip to Zambia in 2016, to work alongside the charity ‘Hands at Work in Africa,’ created a fundraising initiative to support the cause.
§ Organized the printing and sale of my own artistic photographs, with proceeds going to the initiative. Around £7000 were raised.
§ Created online content to raise student awareness about ‘Hands at Work,’ including a lengthy video, and additionally spoke to student assemblies.
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