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Maths

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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £45.00

English

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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £45.00

History

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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £45.00

Government and Politics

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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £45.00
University £50.00
Casual Learner £50.00

Economics

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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £45.00
University £50.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £45.00
University £50.00

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Personal Description:

I grew up in Switzerland, leaving school in 2006 with an IB Diploma (attaining 43 out of a possible 45 points). Afterward I studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. Subsequently I completed an MSc in International Relations Theory at the LSE. In 2010-11 I undertook a research internship at the School of Public Policy at UCL, interned at a foreign policy think-tank, worked as a researcher for an MP and interned at the Boston Consulting Group. In October 2011 I started a PhD in International Relations at the LSE.
As a result of my schooling and university background I have knowledge of a wide range of subjects, although my strengths lie in International Relations, Politics, Economics, Maths, Philosophy and 20th Century History. I completed my PhD in 2015 and am now a postdoctoral researcher at LSE IDAS.

Tutoring Experience:

I used to be a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the LSE, teaching the course 'IR 100: The Structure of International Society', where I lead weekly undergraduate seminars, run office hours and assess coursework/exams.
I tutored a total of eight individual students in the last years in subjects ranging from International Relations, Politics, Economics, Philosophy and Mathematics (the latter to A-Level standard, all others to Bachelor's/Master's standard).
At Oxford, I was the LearnSmart Tutor at my college. This involved coaching the Freshers at my college during the first term of their arrival, and providing revision classes for them during the final term of their first year to help with exam preparation. I conducted about ten one-hour seminars with a class consisting of eight students.

Tutoring Approach:

I structure my tutorials primarily around the immediate needs of the student (e.g. pressing homework concerns), but supplement this by testing the student's underlying, substantive knowledge of a subject. By combining direct hands-on tutoring (solving problems with the student) with a more Socratic probing of the student's foundational understanding of a subject, I can identify areas of confusion and misunderstanding on a deeper level. With this grasp of where a student's comprehension of a particular subject is lacking, I then provide specific exercises/lessons to remedy these deficiencies.
This holistic approach to tutoring has proved very successful in the past. I am a firm believer in the idea once a student grasps the foundational structures of a subject, i.e. comprehends the 'first principles' behind a particular theory, his or her performance in this subject will improve dramatically. Only genuine understanding allows for excellence in academic performance. Only genuine understanding allows for excellence in academic performance.

Qualifications:

  • London School of Economics (2015) - International Relations (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • London School of Economics (2010) - International Relations Theory (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Oxford (2009) - Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • International School Basel (2006) - International Baccalaureate Diploma (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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