Hello! My name is Ashleigh. I'm a 29-year-old PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. I also have a Masters degree from Edinburgh and a joint Masters from the Universities of Stirling andSt.Andrews, as well as a BA (with honours) from the University of Stirling (all in philosophy). My area of expertise is in philosophy of mind and cognitive science. I also have an active interest in epistemology, ethics and ancient philosophy.
I have taught philosophy to sub-honours undergraduate students at the University of Edinburgh for the past three years as part of a teaching scholarship. I was responsible for organising seminars in accordance with the course curriculum. During this time I tutored on courses for philosophy of mind and language, ethics and ancient philosophy.
From my experience as a university tutor I have learned that no two students are responsive to the same teaching style, nor do they learn at the same pace. A large part of my teaching time was spent teaching small groups, but I also tutored students who required additional teaching time one-on-one in my spare time. As such, my first step will be to get to know you and what kind of learner you are during your first session (and provide you with the opportunity for us to have an informal chat so that you can get to know me). This will allow me to get a feel for the areas that need to be worked on to help you develop your capabilities; whether you need to develop your understanding of a particular area of philosophy you're studying and/or your general writing and critical thinking abilities. I will then tailor future sessions around your specific requirements, and will provide thorough written and verbal feedback on your work. I love philosophy and am passionate about helping others to develop their interest and enthusiasm for it. I prepare thoroughly for my classes so that the content and delivery of my tutorials are clear and understandable (I can provide handouts for you to read in your own time). I also like to make sure that students have a clear grasp of the issues discussed at each tutorial by engaging in a Q&A style session at the end of each session.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Stirling||2008||Bachelors||2.1 BA (Hons) in Philosophy|
|Universities of Stirling/St. Andrews||2010||Masters||M.Litt in Philosophy|
|University of Edinburgh||2012||Masters||M.Sc. in Philosophy (Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition)|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||0|
|Philosophy / Critical Thinking||One-to-one||Online|