I'm Josephine and I'm a PhD candidate in modern politics and contemporary history at the Institute of the Americas at UCL. My focus is on modern America and Western Europe. I have over 6 years' experience as a tutor. I approach tutorials by thinking about the essential criteria needed to make a strong essay, such as a clear line of argument and knowledge of the secondary literature. I adapt to each student's background and way of learning. I'm excited to be a member of the Writing Lab team. I speak French and intermediate German, which can be useful when advising a student who speak English as a second language.