Hello, my name is Ryan. I am an enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual with a BA (Hons) 2-1 in History and an MA in History and Culture. My main areas of interest and expertise are in British History from around 1750 onwards, and twentieth century European History. Particular areas of interest include the industrial revolution and the expansion of the British Empire, the scramble for Africa and its role creating tensions that contributed to the outbreak of the First World War, and the Great War itself alongside the Second World War and its causes, through to British decolonisation in the aftermath of World War Two. I am also very curious about how the media acts in regard to being the fourth estate and holding the government to account. Indeed my Masters dissertation was an analysis of the British media during the Falklands War.
I am currently working as a Learning Support Assistant for children with severe and profound learning difficulties some of whom are on the autistic spectrum. Therefore, I feel that I am an extremely patient and understanding person. I also have an extensive knowledge of undertaking research and writing essays. Furthermore, I spent a year teaching English as an additional language in South Korea where I tutored small groups of students in conversational English alongside my regular lessons. This gave me an understanding of how to plan lessons for different abilities and group sizes. Additionally I worked as a mentor whilst studying at university helping students with less experience than myself offering advice and guidance.
I have a veracious appetite for learning and self improvement in myself and others, as evidenced by most of my academic achievements coming as a mature student. What is more I feel that I have an infectious enthusiasm for History and hope to inspire other people to feel the way I do about the subject, and impart some knowledge along the way. Although, I am certain the latter will happen if people approach the subject with the same relish that I do. Thanks very much for reading and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have and questions.
Ryan has tutored my daughter for the past few weeks and I have found him to be an excellent tutor. My daughter is progressing well and really seems to work hard for Ryan.
Very pleased with the work Ryan does with my daughter.
Ryan is a very likeable tutor/person.