Dr Laurie

Dr Laurie

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Experienced Politics and International Relations tutor with a PhD from King’s College London


Dr Laurie is an experienced International Relations tutor. She has two Master’s, one in Modern History from the University of St Andrews and one in International Conflict Studies from King’s College London, and also completed her PhD in International Relations at King’s College. Dr Laurie has successfully supported students at school and university-level and covers a range of topics, including War Studies, International Relations, Government and Politics, and more. She also helps students with essay-writing, research projects, and developing the critical thinking and study skills necessary for further education.


King's College London (University of London)


University Teaching/Topic Areas:

* Expertise in International Relations(IR)/Politics and Political Theory, Modern History, Art and Politics (Cultural Studies), areas of Sociology (mainly political sociology/diaspora politics)

* Extensive university teaching experience at King's College London in the War Studies Department (modules 'War in International Order' and 'History of the International System')

* Topics taught include: IR theory, history of the international system, the French Revolution, decolonisation, securitisation, humanitarian intervention, migration, failed states, 9/11

* Courses taken: 'Preparing to Teach in Higher Education' from the Department of Education, King's College London

* Marking and feedback (written/oral) experience for essays, presentations, book reviews, exam scripts, project proposals (BA level)

* Aiding students construct a 3000-word essay question/title and research plan

* Key strengths as noted in student feedback is that I foster a collaborative and positive seminar environment

Study Skills Experience:

* Extensive *study skills* teaching experience and training in HE pedagogical development (King's College London, one-on-one tutorials, drop in sessions, dissertation clinics for BA-PhD level)

* Ability to tutor all aspects of academic writing, developing critical thinking skills, approaching exam/essay questions, larger project preparation

* Constructed and held essay clinics on 'How to write a university essay' and revision sessions on 'Approaching exam questions'

* Presented resources I developed for study skills at the King's 'Annual Library Services Presentation' 2016

I am able to apply the above expertise to the school level, notably in subjects of History and Government and Politics.


    MA Modern History - University of Edinburgh Masters International Conflict Studies (Distinction) - King's College London PHD International relations - King's College London


Academic WritingA LevelUndergraduatePhDMaster'sGCSE
International RelationsUndergraduatePhDMaster'sGCSE
Study SkillsA LevelUndergraduatePhDMaster'sGCSE
Government and politicsUndergraduatePhDMaster's
International DevelopmentUndergraduateMaster's
Modern HistoryA LevelUndergraduateMaster'sGCSE