I am a full-time, professional private tutor with years of experience, and an immensely successful record with my tutees. A former Teaching Fellow at King's College London, I have degrees from the universities of London, Jerusalem and Cambridge. Author of 'Israel and the Cold War' (I.B.Tauris, 2013), I have reviewed for the Royal Institute of International Affairs and have written for several academic journals and newspapers. I was the first recipient of the Mikardo scholarship awarded by the British Foreign Office, and, whilst at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was awarded a Golda Meir Fellowship. Whilst at Cambridge, I won a Donner prize in Atlantic Studies for an essay on the role of the United States in the Falklands' War. In addition to the subjects listed below, I tutor in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies, and am happy to consider all enquiries within my general areas of interest, and experience. I am also available for dissertation consultation, proofreading, and help in exam and essay writing. As of 2018, my students have won places to, inter alia, Oxford, LSE, UCL, KCL, Birmingham, York, Sheffield, Nottingham and Sussex. I offer both online tuition and tuition in person at a mutually acceptable venue. For peace of mind, I have an enhanced DBS check, and am subscribed to the annual update service.
How would you describe your teaching style?
My approach is patient, understanding, relaxed, interactive, theme-based, and multi-disciplinary. Use of past papers, both Edexcel and AQA new and old specifications, analysis, evaluation, deconstruction of exam and essay questions, concepts, and requirements. Development of essay and exam structure. I pay particular attention to a student's self-confidence and self-expression, which often serve as catalysts for enhanced self-belief and, hence, success.
What qualifications do you have?
University College London 1999 Bachelors Jewish History Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2002 Masters Social Sciences University of Cambridge 2008 Masters International Relations, specialising in US and UK Foreign Policy King's College London 2009 Doctorate Foreign Policy of Israel with Iran, Turkey and Ethiopia during the Cold War
Tell us about your experience...
A former Teaching Fellow at King's College London, and Doctor of Philosophy, I have taught MA courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, US and British Foreign Policy, War and Peace in the Middle East, and Inter-Faith Relations. A fluent Hebrew speaker, I was Peer Tutor in Hebrew at University College London, where I was awarded the departmental prize for excellence in the Hebrew language. In addition to one-to-one and online tuition throughout the academic year, I also offer intensive tuition during school and university holidays, which both tutees and parents find particularly useful for preparation, consolidation of knowledge and, if need be, to get a tutee back on track.
What locations do you tutor in?
Online only via Zook, Skype, Facetime, etc.
What is your personal message to students?
I help students of all ages to achieve success by inspiring a love for the subject and by supplying the tools to unlock challenging topics.
|CRB/Disclosure Certificate:||CRB from 2018, with automatic annual update|
|Online tutor:||Skype, Facetime, Zoom|
|Hebrew, International Relations, Critical Thought||All levels|