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

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

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

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Personal Description:

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 11 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.

Tutoring Experience:

I have taught at university year one level for three years, including 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. During this time I held regular one to one essay tutorials before and after essay submissions, and gave individual feedback to students on seminar performance.

Tutoring Approach:

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.


  • University of Essex (2010) - Philosophy (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Glasgow (2008) - Philosophy, Politics, History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: Finnish
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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