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Subjects Taught

Alastair offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Rate
A-Level £30.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

Hourly Rate
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

Study Skills

Hourly Rate
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £30.00

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Personal Description:

I'm currently studying for a PhD in Political Philosophy at Sussex University and have an extensive background in philosophy and critical thinking. I also have a background in English Literature and Language.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching small seminar classes at Sussex University since January 2013. Alongside this, I have had one-to-one classes with students both in and outside of my office hours. I have also acted as a personal tutor to 4 students, 2 during my undergraduate degree (one of whom did not have English as her first language),1 after my first MA and 1 A-Level resit student in 2014. Alongside this, from January 2011 until June 2013 I led a philosophy discussion seminar for a group of mature students.

Tutoring Approach:

I prefer to let the student determine my approach, as there is no single way that fits everyone. If a student is having problems with basic skills such as reading a text and taking notes then I will focus on that, whereas if they are more confident in these areas but are having trouble grasping the main ideas and how to communicate them it makes more sense to prioritise these instead. The only thing I insist upon is that each student submit a short piece of writing to me each week, so that I can get an idea of their progress. This also helps us to work on their essay-writing skills, which are essential to achieving a high mark at AS, A or Undergraduate Level.


  • University of Sussex (2008) - MA Social & Political Thought (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Warwick (2004) - MA Continental Philosophy (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • London Metropolitan University (2003) - BA (Hons) Philosophy/Creative Writing (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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