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Taught subjects
  • Current affairs
  • Politics
  • Feminism
  • Geopolitics
  • Foreign Politics
  • Middle Eastern Studies
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

I possess an outstanding educational profile and a broad academic background in the social sciences culminating in a PhD in Government and Politics from Durham University, MA degree in Intl Relations

Methodology

The strengths of my teaching lie in (1) my ability to help convene programmes as required and ensuring all aspects of a programme run smoothly, (2) inclusivity and adaptation to appropriate teaching methods to suit different needs; (3) ability to actively engage in scholarly activities appropriate to ensure my specialist subject knowledge is fully up to date, (4) and continuous improvement in teaching methods. I like to seek feedback from students to improve my teaching and to enhance their learning experience. My teaching philosophy is student-led teaching using differentiation and scaffolding techniques. I use both activity and group styles for effective learning

Experience

I have a broad international teaching experience that cuts across A level, undergraduate and post graduate levels. Teaching and research have been a passion for me since 2001 and this is reflected in my achievements over the years. I research, prepare and deliver lectures in the broad areas of Politics and International Relations, and research methodology in the social sciences.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £22
Rate for online lessons : £10/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £15
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £12

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Lessons offered by Dr Declan
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Current affairs
  • Politics
  • Feminism
  • Geopolitics
  • Foreign Politics
  • Middle Eastern Studies
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Dr Declan's CV


Academic Research and Teaching Professional

An academic with a passion for facilitating student learning, pastoral, mentoring and fostering support. Excellence in strategic development of curriculums, examinations, and personal research, with over a decade of student teaching and pastoral support experience. Energetic and enthusiastic, possessing excellent administrative, verbal, and written skills, with constructive and effective teaching techniques. Committed to promoting the success of students in a student-led learning environment, supporting their goals through academic support and individual aid.

AREAS OF STRENGTH
Curriculum Development
Lecture Preparation and delivery
Data Entry
Facilitation and Presentation
Organization, Development and Assessment of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Modules Advisory Support
Examination Administration, Marking and Grading
Academic Research and Publication
Fundraising
Administrative Support
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students’ Research Supervision
Research and Paper Review
Student tutoring, Pastoral Support and Mentorship
First Aid and Fire Safety
Events Planning
Student Recruitment and Admission
Writing Bids for External Funding for Research Projects


EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2011 – 2013 PGCE, Leeds Metropolitan University

2005 – 2009 PhD, Government and Politics, Durham University

2003 – 2004 Master of Arts, International Relations, Durham University

1990 – 1993 BSC, Politics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria

1986 – 1988 Diploma, Library and Information Science, Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, Nigeria

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017-Present Visiting Lecturer
Department of Political Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Prepared and Provided Teaching on the Following Modules:
• Introduction to International Relations;
• Foreign Policy;
• Key concepts in Political Science;
• Development and Poverty in Africa;
• Theories and Issues in International Development;
• Corruption and Good Governance;
• Political Behaviour;



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES/PRIMARY DUTIES
 Provided Teaching and Research Supervision for the Department at Undergraduate and Graduate Levels
 Contributed to the organization, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
 Taught in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures, ensuring content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet defined learning objectives for individual teaching sessions.
 Contributed to the teaching and curriculum development of existing Politics/International Relations Programmes.
 Supervised Research projects and Postgraduate students.
 Set and marked assignments and assessed progress of students by reference to defined criteria and provided constructive feedback to students.
 Provided mentoring, advice and pastoral support to students on a personal level.
 Actively organized class discussions and encouraged debate.
 Managed own teaching, scholarly and administrative activities and supervised students’ Research work projects.
 Managed students by providing guidance and feedback to help them reinforce their skills and knowledge base.
 Planned own day-to day activity within the framework of the agreed programme.
 Built internal contacts and participated in internal networks for the exchange of information, and formed relationships for future collaboration.
 Assisted with Department’s main activities such as recruitment, admission, administration and contributed to open days and visits.
 Undertook effective range of administrative and managerial duties
 Attended Departmental Meetings.



2011 – 2013 Lecturer
Newcastle Sixth Form College, Rye Hill Campus
Taught several modules, including:
• People, Politics and Participation;
• Leader Identity and Leadership;
• Governing Modern Britain; The Politics of the USA;
• Ideologies;
• Political systems;
• Social Movements;
• Conceptions of Leadership;
• Political Issues: Ideologies in Action;
• The Government of the USA;
• Perspective on Modern Politics;
• Political Participation
and Politics and Power.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES / PRIMARY DUTIES
Developed, planned, and presented Lectures, course materials, assignments, and assessments that encouraged student participation and leadership within each course.
Curriculum development and the administration;
Attended and contributed to School meetings, subject teams and working groups in line with strategic initiatives as required.
Mentored students from various backgrounds and abilities, assessed their work, and provided pastoral care, support, and individual academic assistance to ensure student growth and success, including additional support for students with learning disabilities, as necessary;
Contributed to the general operation of the School as an academic team member
Contributed to the development and enhancement of modules, programs and other activities within Politics;
Student Pastoral Support;
Monitored, assessed and marked students' work. Participated in the assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques, including the virtual learning environments (Black board) to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning;
Organized Parents Evenings and Tester days.

2005 – 2008 Teaching Assistant
Durham University
Taught several modules, including:
• Theory and History in International Relations;
• Government and Politics of Middle East and North Africa;
• Political Behaviour;
• Political theory;
• International Security;
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES / PRIMARY DUTIES
Supported on-going development of modules; presented lectures, seminars, and tutorials; and contributed to assessing students, including monitoring, advising, and giving timely and appropriate feedback to support their learning;
Devised and delivered modules as determined by the School to ensure that learning materials and methods of delivery met defined learning objectives.
Managed academic courses;
Contributed to the development of specialist teaching and learning provision, including short courses, in IR and Politics.
Contributed to the general operation of the School as an academic team member.
Participated in the assessment process, using a variety of methods and techniques, including the virtual learning environments (VLEs) to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning;
Established curriculum development skills through designing courses that supported a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning;
Conference and Seminar Presentation;
Attended and contributed to School meetings, subject teams and working groups in line with strategic initiatives as required.
Engaged with external organizations and experts.
Supported supervisor with research, engaging in literature searches and other support, as necessary.
Contributed to a high level of student engagement through active participation with School’s student-centred activities.
Supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students’ research activities.
Contributed at all levels to teaching provision.
Supervised student research activities.
Undertook administrative duties as necessary


2001 – 2003 Lecturer
Imo State University, Nigeria
Taught several modules, including:
• Meaning, Nature, and Scope of International Relations;
• Introduction to International Politics
• International Relations Theory
• Comparative Politics;
• Political Economy;
• Political Theory;
• Approaches to the Study of International Relations;
• Power in International Relations;
• Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa;
• Foreign Policy of African States;
• International Conflict and Co-Operation;
• Foreign Policy and National Interest;
• Structures and Institutions for Foreign Policy;
• Nigeria’s Foreign Policy; Nigeria and ECOWAS;
• Concept of Collective Security;
• Research Methodology;
• The United Nations: Political and Security Issues;
• Africa as the Centerpiece of Nigeria’s Foreign Policy.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES / PRIMARY DUTIES
Developed and delivered lectures, seminars, and tutorials that ensured student growth, and monitored students’ success throughout the curriculum.
Engaged Significantly with Wider Academic Community, Professional Associations and Research Networks.
Managed Academic Courses;
Initiated personal academic tutoring
Provided pastoral care and support.
Contributed to the development of specialist teaching and learning provision, including short courses, in International Politics and History.
Supervised students’ research activities
Undertook research, independently and collaboratively, and provided research support to academic colleagues;
Curriculum development and administration;
Conference and Seminar Presentation;
Conducted an independent research study entitled: The Politics of Nigeria’s First Ladies’ Pet Projects.
Created, administered, and assessed examinations.
Designed courses on Urban Politics and a comparative study of Nigeria’s foreign policies under various military regimes.
Worked as an active member of Staff Induction Committee and as Staff Adviser to the Student Professional Association;
Participated in departmental and faculty seminars, shared research outcomes and developed interdisciplinary collaboration;
Contributed to the general operation of the School as an academic team member;
Attended and contributed to School meetings, subject teams and working groups in line with strategic initiatives as required.
Completed Continuous Professional development;
Applied and secured funding for Academic Research Projects;
Undertook personal research projects, actively contributed to the institution’s research profile;
Assisted with School’s main activities, such as student recruitment, admission and student tutoring, pastoral support and contributed to open days and schools’ visits;
Routine Administrative tasks.

OTHER EXPERIENCE
2013 – Present Private Personal Teacher
Developed individual syllabi with weekly lesson plans to cover intended objectives, suited for each individual learner. Worked closely with students on a one-to-one basis, responding effectively to their needs. Instructed students on a wide variety of subjects, and helped with personal development, to include time management and examination techniques.

2016-Prsent Expert Examiner (A Level Government and Politics) | Pearson - London Examinations
Evaluated all forms of assessment which contributed to students’ A level results. Marked and graded Students' examination Scripts. Evaluated, and helped ensure fairness and consistency in, the assessment process. Commented on draft examination papers, mark schemes and assessment tasks as appropriate. Reported on the structure, content, academic standards and made valuable contributions to the assessment process. Pointed out mistakes in mark schemes and suggested solutions to team leader. Gained insight into Electronic Performance Evaluation Network (EPEN) assessment system. Completed the Standardization Process. Responsible for marking responses in accordance with a pre-defined mark scheme. Adhered to Code of Practice and examination procedures. Prepared and submitted Examination report to the team leader. Commented, when invited to do so, on any alleged cases of assessment irregularities. Carried out all duties in line with Company instructions and schedules.
2016-2018 Research and Campaigns Officer| Citizens Advice Durham
Carried out research and wrote reports
Interviewed, Advised, and offered relevant information to clients regarding utility service providers, homelessness, work, benefit rights, debts, etc.
Completed out and gathered evidence forms that explain the detail of what clients come to the bureau about.
Involved in media campaign.
Interviewed homeless clients to find out what their housing options are and helped them decide their next steps.
Interviewed clients that had been sacked and finding out whether they lost their job unfairly or not.
Found out what clients’ problem were and helped them understand self-help information so they could act for themselves.
Routine Administrative Duties
2013 – 2016 Volunteer | MIND
Worked in a team-centred environment to help people with mental health challenges, making a real difference. Fundraised and analysed internal research into trusts, funding, and grant awarding bodies. Provided strategy and managerial support to the organisation.

2006 – Present Examination Invigilator | Durham University
Organized and set up examination venues, supported alternatives for students with special needs, and ensured adherence to Examination Regulations. Constantly vigilant throughout the examination, documenting attendance and incidences for the Student Registry Office. Maintained an awareness and observation of University fire, health and safety regulations. Dealt with queries raised by candidates and dealt with examination irregularities in accordance with strict procedures.
Dealt with emergency fire evacuation.
Assisted with the preparation of script envelopes.
Successfully handled student health emergencies (panic attack seizure).
Assisted with the packing of examination papers, stationery and equipment prior to the examinations and delivery to and from venues as appropriate.
Assisted with the preparation of seating plans.
Delivered scripts to authorized departmental personnel and/or Student registry office as necessary. Relevant paper work.
2009 – 2011 Policy Researcher | Durham Action on Single Housing Ltd. (DASH)
Provided research input for analysis required for the implementation, review, and evaluation of new and existing policies on Homelessness. Developed and maintained key contacts with partner organizations, funding agencies, and other interested parties, and actively contributed to DASH events. Managed and supervised social work students on work placement. Interviewed prospective service users, and made recommendations to the Senior Manager. Mentored, advised and provided pastoral care to young people with various degrees of mental health challenges and of learning difficulties.

ABSTRACTS & PUBLICATIONS

Amaraegbu, D.A (2011). Political Corruption and the Liberian Crisis: The Role of Tubman and His Two Whig Party Government. Saarbrücken, Lambert Academic Publishing.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2010). Analysis of Anti-Corruption Policies in Africa: The Cases of Nigeria and Ghana. Saarbrücken, VDM Publishing House Ltd.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2016). “Goals and Failures of Anti-Corruption Strategies in Nigeria.” In Omotosho, F and Kehinde, M (eds.)
Democratic Governance and Political Participation in Nigeria 1999-2014 (Pp 217-253). Denver, CO: Spears Media Press.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2015). Contextualizing the Syrian Crisis against Realism and Security Competition in the 21st Century. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), 4 (2), 795-811.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2013). Free Institutions, Virtuous Citizenship, and Nationality in John Stuart Mill’s Political Theory: The Connections and the Strains. American Based Research Journal, 2 (8), 44-52.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2013). Failure of human intelligence, Boko Haram and terrorism in Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 15 (4), 66-85.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2013).The African Union Charter and ECOWAS Humanitarian Intervention in Liberia: The Behaviouralist Perspective. Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), 2(2), 91 – 113.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2012). National Interest and Foreign Policy: Nigeria’s Recognition of Libya’s Transitional Ruling Council. Nnamdi Azikiwe University Journal of Political Science, 3 (1), 41-57.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2011). Violence, Terrorism and Security Threat in Nigeria’s Niger Delta: An Old Problem taking a new Dimension. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 5 (4), 208–217.

Amaraegbu, D.A (2011). Political Leadership and the Politics of Anti-Corruption Policy in Nigeria .Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 13 (1), 184-199.

Accepted and Awaiting Publication
Amaraegbu, D.A (2016). Positivist Epistemology in the Study of International Relations Theory. Accepted by: The Global Journal of Political science and International Relations (GJPSIR).

Amaraegbu, D. A (2015). Nigerian Corruption and Control Efforts. Accepted by: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) publications

Editorial Reviewer for Journals and Publishers
African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Global Journal of Political Science and International Relations
Journal of African Studies and Development
Journal of Research in International Business and Management
International Research Journal of Library, Information and Archival Studies
International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Philosophical Papers and Reviews

AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

Departmental Prize Award: Best Graduating Senior, Department of Political Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, 1993

Faculty Prize Award: Best Graduating Senior, Faculty of Arts and Social Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, 1993

President, Nigerian Students Society, Durham University, 2005-2008

Exco Member, Africa-Caribbean Students Society, Durham University, 2003-2004

President, National Association of Political Science Students, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Branch, 1993.

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