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History

Hourly Rate
GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Religious Studies

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GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Psychology

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GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Government and Politics

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GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Sociology

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GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Philosophy / Critical Thinking

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GCSE £30.00
A-Level £30.00
University £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

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Personal Description:

I am a graduate of University College London, with 1st Class BSc in Anthropology, and the University of London, with PhD in Social Anthropology. My BSc covered many areas: anthropology, archaeology, geography, history, human biology/ecology/evolution, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, and sociology (western and non-western) – courses included Anthropology of Art, Anthropology of Religion, Archaeology/Material Culture, Human Ecology, Human Evolution, Islamic Societies and Cultures, Kinship, Mediterranean Ethnography, Melanesian Ethnography, Paleo-anthropology, Social Theory, West African Ethnography. My PhD analyzed Catholic and Protestant identities and dialogue.

I have extensive research experience in anthropology/sociology/religious studies, since 1990: as an undergraduate I analyzed personal identity and the symbolic construction of community among farmers in Holland; my PhD analyzed religious (and national) identity formation in the Netherlands, how different churches (Catholic and ‘orthodox’ and ‘liberal’ Reformed Protestants) develop their beliefs when faced with changing circumstances and sensitive issues, reinforcing or rejecting tradition and whether this may lead to dialogue or conflict. I have undertook two postdoctoral fellowships, at University College London, and at Leiden University in Holland: the first, a Wellcome Trust Fellowship, analyzed the ethics of genetic engineering, from a religious viewpoint, through an analysis of the Church of Scotland, analyzing the constraints and possibilities of religious institutions ethical views in response to genetic engineering and the way in which these reactions result practically in behaviour of groups to engage in or reject its development; the second, a Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research Fellowship, analyzed religious environmentalism, including analyzing Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, and Judaism and new religious movements Deep Ecology, Gaia, and the Epic of Evolution, analyzing how religion may influence perceptions of the environment and stimulate environmental action and how environmentalism may thus provide a space for religion to be reassessed/ revitalized. I have extensive academic writing experience and have several publications – at present one book, analyzing religious environmentalism (Ecological Imaginations in the World Religions), 13 journal/book articles, and 14 book reviews - given many presentations and organized sessions at academic conferences, in the UK and Europe, and co-organized a major international conference itself, at Leiden University).

I am or have been a member of several academic associations: in the UK, the British Sociological Association, Sociology of Religion Study Group, Christians in Science, Genomics, Anthropology, and Technology Research group and the Centre for Bio-sciences and Society at University College London; in Europe, the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions, Netherlands School for Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion, and Research Group on Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Leiden University; and in the USA, the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Eco-psychology Work Group, International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, Religious Research Association, and Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. I am an academic referee for three International journals, Anthropology of Consciousness, Journal of Contemporary Religion, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, assessing articles and recommending for publication

I have also completed an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, gaining a HND, and have experience of care work with visually handicapped people, physically handicapped people (students from 16-20 at a residential college of F.E.), and people with mental health issues and learning disabilities. My interests include most sports, photography, art/painting/ sketching, cinema and theatre, different cultures, archaeology/history, reading (mostly non-fiction, natural history and wildlife), religion, science, walking, nature, and wildlife. Travel: I have visited several countries; in Europe, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain; Israel (where I worked on an agricultural moshav); Egypt; and in an overland expedition from London to Nairobi, Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central Africa, Zaire, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya – crossing the Sahara Desert and the Congo Rain Forest and visiting the East African Savannah - this trip deepened my interest in people, which led to my studying anthropology. The latter is now my main interest combining as it does many different areas, including religion, politics, art, literature and current world affairs.

As a person (and a tutor), I am creative, curious, dedicated, helpful, logical, patient, sensitive, and understanding. I am fully CRB checked/accredited.

Tutoring Experience:

I have formerly taught judo to children from ages 8-18, as well as adults. I have brought up two boys from ages 4-11, and 10-18, and tutored several other girls and boys and adults, some with learning disabilities, in a range of subjects (for Primary and Secondary, GCSE and A levels), such as art, english, geography, history, mathematics, religious studies, sociology.

I have been tutoring academically for a number of years: I have organized course materials and taught undergraduate tutorials in anthropology, first and second year, as well as MSc tutorials: topics taught included ethnicity, identity, gender/sexuality, the construction of history, migration, patronage, race issues, ritual, symbolism, tourism, as well as social theories of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber; structural functionalism, structuralism, phenomenology, and postmodernism, the relationship of the individual to society, ethno-methodology and theories of practice, and classic African and Mediterranean ethnographies. This covered teaching the tutorials, tutoring students one-to-one, setting and marking essays, and preparing them for revision/exams.

I have also mentored/tutored undergraduates, MSc students, and PhD students, in anthropology, sociology, and religious studies.

I have been - 2010/11 - an online tutor with Ocean Seminary College in the USA, teaching religious studies and environmental ethics/philosophy (e.g… Deep Ecology, Arne Naess; see http://www.oceanseminarycollege.org).

2011/12 tutoring:
1. AS/A2 level, Edexcel, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics (existence/ proof of God, design/cosmological arguments, problem of evil/suffering, miracles; ethical concepts, morality and religion, utilitarianism, sexual ethics, war and peace).
2. AS/A2 level, OCR, Philosophy and Ethics (conscience, determinism and free-will, life and death, meta-ethics, environmental and business ethics, religious language, religious experience, sexual ethics, virtue ethics)
3. A2 level, AQA-A, Psychology (addictive behaviour, aggression, biological rhythms and sleep, data analysis and reporting, perception, relationships); AS Level, Edexcel, History (English Reformation, Russian Revolution)
4. GCSE WJEC Religious Studies (life issues, human experience).

2012-13 tutoring:
1. GCSE OCR Classical Civilization (Athens/Rome, Homer/Odyssey, Ovid/ Metamorphoses, Sophocles/Antigone, Aristophanes/Lysistrata, Olympic Games, Virgil/Aeneid, Pliny/ Letters, Roman Britain).
2. A2 level, OCR Ethics (meta-ethics, environmental and business ethics, sexual ethics, virtue ethics).
3. AS/A2 Level, OCR Psychology (Forensic Psychology, Health and Clinical Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Psychology of Education, Psychological Investigations, Synoptic Issues, Research Methods).
4. AS/A2 Level, Edexcel Government and Politics (Political ideologies: Conservatism, Liberalism Socialism, Nationalism, Feminism, Multiculturalism).
5. A Level, Cambridge Pre-U Psychology (Core Studies, Crime, Environment, Research Methods).
6. AS/A2 Religious Studies/Philosophy (Descartes Meditations, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind).
7. AS/A2 level, AQA-A, Psychology (cognitive psychology, developmental psychology,biological, psychology, social psychology, individual differences, research methods; addictive behaviour, aggression, biological rhythms and sleep, data analysis and reporting, perception, relationships).

2013-14 tutoring:
1. GCSE History (Leagues of Nations, Rise of German Nazi Party/Hitler, the Cold War).
2. AS level, AQA-A Psychology (cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, biological, psychology, social psychology, individual differences, research methods).
3. AS level OCR Government and Politics (Contemporary Politics of the UK – political parties, pressure groups, electoral systems, parliamentary systems, voting behaviour; Contemporary Government of the UK - constitution, executive, legislature, judiciary, European Union).
3. AS/A2 AQA-A Sociology (culture/identity, family/household, poverty/ welfare; beliefs in society, politics, global development, crime, research methods).
4. AS/A2 Level, OCR Psychology (Forensic Psychology, Health and Clinical Psychology, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Psychology of Education, Psychological Investigations, Synoptic Issues, Research Methods).
5. AS/A2 level, AQA-A Psychology (cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, biological, psychology, social psychology, individual differences, research methods; addictive behaviour, aggression, biological rhythms and sleep, data analysis and reporting, perception, relationships).
6. A2 level, OCR Ethics (meta-ethics, environmental and business ethics, sexual ethics, virtue ethics).
7. Undergraduate, Geography - ‘Dissertation: Redundant Masculinities’.
6. Undergraduate, Psychology - ‘Foundations of Biological and Cognitive Psychology Course’.
7. Undergraduate, Anthropology - ‘Current Debates in Anthropology Course’.

2014-2015 tutoring
1. Postgraduate, PhD, Moral Theology, Philosophy of Order.
2. Undergraduate, Philosophy.
3. AS/A2 level, OCR, Philosophy and Ethics (conscience, determinism and free-will, life and death, meta-ethics, environmental and business ethics, religious language, religious experience, sexual ethics, virtue ethics);
4. AS/A2 level, OCR, Philosophy and Ethics (conscience, determinism and free-will, life and death, meta-ethics, environmental and business ethics, religious language, religious experience, sexual ethics, virtue ethics);
5. AS level, AQA-A Psychology (cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, biological, psychology, social psychology, individual differences, research methods);
6. AS/A2 level AQA-A, Sociology (sociological methods, crime and deviance);
7. AS level, Government and Politics (Contemporary Politics of the UK: political parties, pressure groups, electoral systems, parliamentary systems, voting behaviour; Contemporary Government of the UK - constitution, executive, legislature, judiciary, European Union).
8. GCSE History (Leagues of Nations, Rise of German Nazi Party/Hitler, the Cold War);
9. GCSE Religious Studies (Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Ethics);

Tutoring Approach:

I see tutoring as a process of dialogue, where the tutor is sensitive to the students needs, tailored to their particular requirements, while giving an ordered learning experience, suited to the demands of the subject (and to whether it involves learning for pleasure or to pass exams). It is a learning process, a give and take. This allows the student to explore ideas more freely and discover things for themselves, in their own time, which in turn leads to better and longer lasting comprehension. The aim should be to make it a creative, stimulating learning experience, developing critical thought as well as important skills such as critical reading, essay writing, oral presentation, and revision and exam technique. In online tuition I make sure to respond to the students needs, giving detailed feedback, via email, instant message, or skype if necessary.

I have a wide range of knowledge over a number of subjects and the ability to think critically and relate different ideas, concepts, and theories.

Qualifications:

  • University of London (1999) - PhD in Social Anthropology (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • University College London (1991) - 1st Class BSc in Anthropology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Coventry Technical College (1981) - HND Mechanical Engineering (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • Caludon Castle School (1977) - O Levels: Art, English Language, English Literature, Geography, History, Mathematics, Technical Drawing (School) (✘ Not On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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