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I am a keen sportsman. As Queens' College Second XI Football captain, I developed my teamwork and leadership skills simultaneously. In the 2013-14 season, I helped to guide our team to the division title and I was the top goal-scorer.
I also play cricket and opened the batting for Queens' College between 2012 and 2015. The peak of my cricketing career came when I bowled to Brian Lara, who holds the highest individual scores in test and first class cricket - needless to say, he had no trouble scoring runs off my bowling.
Finally, I enjoy travelling. I have visited 28 countries, having recently visited Belize and Guatemala. I believe that my travel has broadened my outlook.
Since 2014, I have tutored students from Hong Kong and Malaysia on their applications to study History at Oxford and Cambridge. During this time, I helped students to explore their areas of historical interest in reading programmes. I also guided them through the process of writing personal statements, carried out mock interviews, and delivered individual progress reports. Additionally, I have guided students on their regular academic work and extended projects. I have helped numerous students to obtain an offer to study History at Oxford and Cambridge.
I have gained further teaching experience through voluntary work. In 2013, I volunteered at a summer camp in Ethiopia. After the charity had greatly underestimated the academic ability of the students, I worked with my team to rewrite a suitable syllabus to a short deadline. I created classes for History, Debating, Mock Elections, Model United Nations and Mock Law Trials for aspiring lawyers and politicians.
In 2014, I also helped to create and teach a life-planning course for adult orphans in Rwanda. Government policy meant the orphanage for genocide survivors was soon to shut, but the orphans aged 18-26 needed help in getting a job to economically support themselves. I created sessions in CV-writing, interview preparation and developing relevant occupational skills. As a result of these lessons, I helped some of the orph...