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Joe offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Religious Studies

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A-Level £40.00£34.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

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A-Level £40.00£34.00

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Personal Description:

I am a professional full-time tutor specialising in Philosophy & Religious Studies A levels. I have an Undergraduate degree in Philosophy from The University of York and a Masters degree from King's College London, also in Philosophy.

I started tutoring while studying for my Masters degree just as a part time job but I instantly found it to be incredibly rewarding, so much so that I'm now dedicated to it full time as a career. I've been tutoring for 5 years now and each year I learn and improve. I work hard not only at delivering effective lessons but also in improving my ability. I want to be the best tutor in my two subjects!

Tutoring Experience:

I have tutored As and A2 students in AQA, EDEXCEL, OCR and WJEC exam boards.

I have tutored both Philosophy & Religious studies A Level for 5 years, around 200 students so far.

Tutoring Approach:

I'm passionate and enthusiastic about Philosophy and RS and I do my best to ensure that rubs off as much as possible on my students. There's no greater motivator to study than actually being interested in what you're studying and I'm very fortunate to be tutoring a subject that is quite simply inherently fascinating.

Being knowledgeable about your subject is only a small (though absolutely necessary) part of what makes a great tutor. The larger part is in being able to effectively communicate and explain your subject. This is especially true in the two subjects I specialise in - Religious Studies & Philosophy, which each involve complex and difficult ideas.

I devote a significant amount of time explaining exactly how to structure and write essays. Given sufficient time and attention essay writing is quite straight forward, yet not understanding how to do essays can really let students down. The truth is, it's possible to know all of the information in the text book off by heart and yet fail if the exam criteria are not met and essay technique is bad.

One of the best advantages of tutoring over school teaching is the opportunity to give much fuller feedback on essays, so I take full advantage of that. I remember what lessons I draw out for my students when evaluating their essays and guide their future attempts accordingly.

Because of this my students see an instant improvement in their grades and continue improving at a fast pace. Of my As students who I tutored last year, 9/10 of them have continued the subject into their A2 year and all that did wanted to continue with me as their tutor.

I have a keen interest in the political and cultural issues that surrounded religion & philosophy in the world today. I find that drawing out the connections between academic ideas and the real world is invaluable for inspiring engagement and interest.

I offer a 20% discount for online tutoring (skype) which I find very effective and have a lot of experience in.

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


  • Kings college London (2013) - Philosophy. Merit. (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of York (2012) - 2:1 Philosophy (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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