I am an experienced, enthusiastic and highly qualified tutor with a PhD from Edinburgh University, a Masters' from Oxford University and two degrees from Durham University. I have also studied at Bologna University in Italy.
On a personal level, I love adventure in remote places (much of my research takes me to the Himalayas) and I ride a Honda CB600F Hornet. I also enjoy touring the US as a musician, travelling between venues on a Harley Davidson, an Indian Scout or a Triumph Bonneville motorcycle.
2011-Present: Full-Time Private Tutor
For the past eleven years, I have specialised in full time Undergraduate and A Level Tutoring in the humanities, including Religious Studies and Theology, Politics and International Relations, Classics and Ancient History, Anthropology, History and Philosophy. I am also actively engaged in my own academic research, presenting my work at conferences and in academic journals.
I have previously assisted with dissertations and independent research on the treatment of minorities in Burma, Donyipolo practice in Arunachal Pradesh, UK pressure groups, the rise of China, Islamic architecture, political realism, the global arms trade, prostitution in postcolonial China and indigenous religion in Sikkim, among other subjects. In addition, my own research has included projects on Himalayan folklore, Classical Greek political philosophy, animal symbolism in Tibetan Buddhism, the development of ancient geometric proofs, and the anthropology of Berghain, Germany.
July-August 2014: English Teacher at Brillantmont International School, Lausanne - I taught a summer course in English at one of Switzerland's most prestigious boarding schools.
Academic Year 2010-2011: Course Tutor at the University of Edinburgh - I conducted undergraduate philosophy tutorials and marked essays and exam scripts at the University of Edinburgh.
Academic Year 2010-2011: Tutor and Course Leader, University of Edinburgh - I designed and taught a ten-week course in the Philosophy of Science at the University's Office of Lifelong Learning.
August-September 2010: School Teacher, Lingue Senza Frontiere in Como - I prepared and taught activities for Italian school children.
I believe that education should be empowering, not intimidating, so I tutor in a way that builds confidence. Learning can be as much of an adventure as climbing a mountain or discovering a new place, so I encourage asking questions and a sense of discovery. Progress is much easier to make when the student is engaged, focused and relaxed, so I aim to provide the kind of environment that enables this.
|Languages||English (British), Italian|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Edinburgh||2014||Doctorate||PhD Classics/Philosophy|
|University of Oxford||2007||Masters||MSt Oriental Studies|
|University of Durham||2006||Masters||MA Political Philosophy|
|University of Durham||2004||Bachelors||BA Politics|
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