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Philosophy / Critical Thinking
I am a Ph.D. researcher and a philosophy tutor, currently employed by the University of Essex. Born and raised in Finland, I have called the U.K. my home 13 years. I originally came to this country for an undergraduate degree, but ended up staying much longer. I wasn't put off by British the weather, damp housing, instant coffee, or the acute sensitivity to social embarrassment. One thing led to another, and I have lived up and down the land, from Glasgow to Brighton, and find myself happily in now in Wivenhoe, Essex.
Having lived in three different countries, I am specially sensitive to the difficulties that feeling alienated from one's surroundings can generate for academic learning. I am empathic and kind, and since I enrolled to university at the age of 24 after a stint in working life, I can relate to people from all walks of life.
I have taught at university year one level for four years, in philosophy and business & management.
In philosophy, my teaching experience covers an introductory module in philosophy, a course in political philosophy, and a module in topical issues such as climate change and its relevance to philosophy of science and public policy. In management, I have taught business ethics and business sociology.
My approach is based on asking questions and provoking the student to discover the interconnectedness of central themes and questions. I follow contemporary politics, cinema, and music passionately and prefer to link theoretical issues to examples from these areas.
I can travel within Colchester area, but not beyond as I don't have a car. Tutoring meetings can be arranged also on the University of Essex campus.
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Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Essex (2010) - Philosophy (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Glasgow (2008) - Philosophy, Politics, History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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I have just noticed the number of hours originally requested, this was put in by the computer, not me.