When it comes to History, I have always loved the subject, leading me to secure my place at the University of Leeds and to follow through my degree and gain a 2:1. While doing so, I had a fantastic time living in Leeds, which is why I came back to live here. My focus was on the British Empire, but having studied History all the way through school and university, my experience with the subject is very broad. For example I studied Britain from 1880-1980 and Nazi Germany at A Level, and American foreign policy and race relations and the Russian Revolution at GCSE. History is one of the most important subjects there is if we want to understand the world we live in. I love writing and exploring ideas, and as such English Language and Literature was my strongest subject at school, bringing me an A* at A Level. I studied Wuthering Heights, Cold Comfort Farm, Sons and Lovers and Othello, as well as an anthology of pre-20th century poetry.
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My experience of teaching is of voluntary teaching assistance at a rural primary school in South India between school and university, for three months. I worked primarily with a class of five children aged 10-11. I then moved on to the lower classes, aged 3-6, so I got a broad experience during my time there. I have now tutored English Language and English Literature regularly, and on occasion History and French, for two years, and have completed over 580 hours of tutoring. I have helped GCSE students, who are not inclined to the academic study to get on to courses of a more practical nature which leads to their chosen career path. I have also supported students at primary school, Key Stage 3, A Level and University, and have built up good relationships with all, and understand the need to adapt and to meet students at their level. I hope to continue to do this.