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Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £25.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £25.00

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Personal Description:

General enthusiast for ideas, I'm a literature graduate and so lover of reading, also of writing, and to get away from both of those things: walking. The area I'm most confident in, literature-wise, is the ninetieth/twentieth century novel, but I’m also knowledgeable about the general field – as demonstrated by my first class bachelors (Philosophy and Literature) and master's (Literature) degrees, both from the University of Warwick. In addition, I have a Master of Fine Arts degree, also from Warwick.

Tutoring Experience:

I have tutored several students via First Tutors in Philosophy, English Literature and English Language for both GCSE and A Level qualifications. I am currently employed by Coventry University at their Centre for Academic Writing (CAW) to assist under- and postgraduate students, from a wide range of disciplines, to improve themselves as writers.

My experience with students – regardless of whether they are revising for a mock GSCE exam or finalising a draft of their master’s dissertation – has allowed me to understand how differently every individual learns, highlighting how important it is to tailor one’s approach with every learner.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach will be heavily dependant on the individual: where you are in your learning, and how you learn best. In general, I think the best way of learning is through discussion and dialogue. I'll examine your syllabus to see what examiners are looking for, as well as taking a broad approach bringing the tangential, and the contextual to widen your knowledge about the subject in question. If there's a novel you're reading, or a play or poem, I'll read it too, if I haven't already. If there are essay skills that want testing, I'll go through your writing to see where you can improve. I’ll find other helpful resources and texts to add to those you have been given. The best of all of these things is seeing where the interest lies and bringing that out to create confidence and from that greater skill tends to flow.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Fine Arts (2014) - Master of Fine Arts Degree (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Warwick (2013) - English Literature (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Warwick (2011) - Philosophy and Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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