I am a third year Philosophy student at University of Glasgow as a mature student. I studied Philosophy at Access level in order to qualify for my degree. Once I graduate I intend to continue studying Philosophy at Masters and PhD level, and from there hopefully take up a teaching position at a university or secondary school.
I have consistently achieved B grades and above, achieving a coveted A2 result for one of my essays this year. Despite this I am always looking to improve my writing and broaden my understanding of what I have studied.
I am presently tutoring my first tutee and from this early experience decided that tutoring is very enjoyable and something which I am enthusiastic about; I like to get to know somebody's learning patterns and see what I can do to help them progress.
My approach is to engage with the tutee and have them explain to me what they have learned so far, under the premise that if we have learned something properly then we will be able to explain it to others. This first step allows me to understand what the tutee has a good grasp of and what gaps in their knowledge and understanding they are looking to overcome. By comparing this with my own knowledge I can effectively ascertain what I can introduce to the tutee and how to best approach the process of learning. My philosophy is that we best learn from lived out experience and if we can establish our learning as something personal, then we can recite and recall our learning with greater ease and confidence. And if we are confident, we will flourish in our academic performances.
Studying Philosophy has allowed me to develop the skill of analysing problems and considering all of its parts as a related whole, which in turn allows me to consider the tutees learning and think of ways of bringing together all of their learning.
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|University of Glasgow Centre for Open Studies||2014||Other||Open Access: Pass (Philosophy and Psychology: B3/B3)|