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University of St Andrews - International Relations - PhD


I am truly passionate about my subjects, which makes me a very enthusiastic tutor as I love to pass on my knowledge of them.

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All-time Students: 8 Total Classes: 36 Signed Up: 23 Dec 2016

About me

Not only do I have extensive experience teaching for the early stage at which my academic career is at, but my degree trajectory makes me knowledgeable in a variety of disciplines: I pursued my first degree in English Literature, which I followed with a Master of Letters in Ancient History st the University of St Andrews, where I achieved a Distinction for my dissertation. I am currently pursuing a second Master's degree at the University of Edinburgh, a research degree in English Literature which looks at Social Contract Theory in the political philosophies of Milton and Hobbes. Though this degree is also in English Literature, the fact that it is a work of a literary historian of Early Modern political philosophy has enabled me to receive an unconditional offer for a PhD in International Relations at St Andrews, supervised by Professor Nicholas Rengger, commencing in September 2017.

Thus, my academic interests are vast, which means that I can help students with a wide variety of subjects and topics. It also means that during tutorials I can lend from my knowledge of other subject areas, perhaps not immediate to the topic at hand, to help my students better understand the topic under discussion. With this, I am always prepared to expand my students' scope of interest and offer them different perspectives.

Tutor Experience

I've been tutoring for a very long time, which has given me experience working with all manner of students: at school I was a Higher Education mentor and I tutored reading and essay skills in a Paired Reading Challenge; whilst pursuing my BA, I was coordinator for GCSE English Revision sessions, responsible both for preparing GCSE English classes and training my fellow tutors. I was also the Core Skills lecturer at my university's Summer University programme, where I lectured on essential skills for Higher Education such as essay writing, academic research, and presentation skills. I spent the summer of 2015 teaching English to Italian schoolchildren, aged 11-13, at a fully immersive English summer camp in Veneto. I recently tutored a a pre-university student through her applications to an English Literature undergraduate degree, where I prepared her for transitioning from English as a subject in the French educational system to the demands and expectations of studying Literature at Bachelor's level.

In particular, I trust that what makes me a good tutor is that I am an enthusiastic communicator. I quickly develop effective relationships with my students, and I am very supportive of their academic endeavours. I believe that teachers always have a pastoral responsibility for their students. This means that my students are always eager to learn, as their apprehensions about the subject lessen and their confidence grows.

Client Reviews

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Rawan - Essay

Mary has helped me with writing my PhD proposal. She has helped me with this as if it was her own. I would definitely recommend her and will definitely hire her again in the future if needed.

Nelly - Politics

Honest and open review of essays including rephrasing and specific area comments.

Nelly - Politics

Extremely helpful and thorough notation of the pros and cons of each essay. Very in depth.

Price: $45-55/hr

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