Your lessons will be devised around your needs and interests. Depending on the area of study, I will structure my lessons chronologically or by a specific issue/event. Based on the level, the lessons will consist of a variety of interactive activities to sharpen your analytical skills and to help you gain a better understanding of world history since 1945!
Hi there! My name is Siobhan :) I half English and half Irish. I studied Politics for my Bachelors degree at Newcastle University. I then moved to the Netherlands to do my Masters in International Relations at Leiden University. I am beginning my PhD in Italy this September, focusing on Rhodesian decolonisation (now Zimbabwe) at the United Nations from 1962 to 1980.
I have a good knowledge of global affairs since 1945 and I am very enthusiastic to share my passion for modern global history with you :) I can also tutor and help you to improve your writing skills in Academic English! Whilst I have never tutored history, I have taught English as a Foreign Language and I am motivated to teach and learn more! I am keen to build content around my skills and your needs, and to make you love history as much as I do!
Areas of tutoring
GCSE and A-Level: The Troubles in Northern Ireland, Soviet History, US Government and Politics, Fascist Italy, British Politics and the US Civil Rights Movement.
Bachelors level or below: Russian Politics, African politics since the end of colonialism, European Union Politics, Chinese Politics, US Politics, Democracy in Europe, and International Relations theory.
Masters level or below: History of International Order, the United Nations, the Role of Youth and Global South actors at the UN, Women's Rights Movements, Decolonisation especially British at the UN and the Commonwealth, and Human Rights.
PhD International History European University Institute, Italy
September 2021 – August 2025
PhD topic: “A global threat to peace and security”: Rhodesian decolonisation at the United Nations, from 1962 to 1980
• What was the UN’s role in Rhodesia’s decolonisation?
• How was the UN’s role in the crisis perceived?
• What impact did this crisis have on the UN?
• This thesis seeks to critically assess the Rhodesian crisis from an international perspective. It strives to create a more balanced assessment of the power and limitations of the UN’s historic role in decolonisation.
MA International Relations Leiden University, Netherlands
February 2019 – February 2020
8.3 out of 10 / Cum Laude
Modules: A History of the UN; Global Order in a Historical Perspective; Ideas in World Politics; Regionalism in World Politics; Decentring IR: Views from the Global South; Thesis and Methods.
BA Politics Newcastle University, England
Modules: Critical International Politics; Order and Disorder: The Shaping of the 21st Century; The Politics of Africa: Africa's place in Global Politics; Contemporary Russian Politics; Government and Politics of the USA; The Fall and Rise of China.
Research Assistant Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University
Sept 2019 – Sept 2020
• Represented MA International Relations students in departmental meetings. Communicated to faculty members about the agenda and devised monthly minutes. Maintained communications between students and the faculty.
• Completed research and ad-hoc tasks for lecturers.
• Organised and managed post-graduate institutional trips, various history seminars and workshops.
English Language Tutor iTutorGroup, remote
Aug 2020 – Jan 2020
External Affairs Representative The Young Republic, remote
Oct 2020 – Oct 2021
• Represent the NGO in external networks such as United Network of Youth Peacebuilders, CIVIC, Anna Lindh Foundation.
• Participate in monthly board meetings, perform administrative duties, manage the communication strategy, coordinate interns.
• Coordinate with the project lead on VOICIFY (our two-year funded project by the European Programme for Integration and Migration). This involves assisting with budget changes, meeting with external NGOs and EU stakeholders, and organising the project’s communication strategy.
Student Representative Politics Department, Newcastle University
Sept 2017 – Aug 2018
• Acted as the student representative during departmental meetings and contributed surveying and research tasks.
• Participated in undergraduate open days, presented my experiences, answered queries, and guided prospective students around the campus.
President Newcastle University Women’s Basketball Club
July 2017 – July 2018
• Oversaw the general and financial organisation of the board, delegated tasks to other members, managed monthly meetings, devised the agenda.
• Coordinated with the secretary on administrative duties, organised transportation for games, acted as the liaison between the university, sports faculty, and the basketball club.
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