“So, the educational environment in which you foster your younger generation should be light-hearted rather than authoritarian. This will also help you to see what natural abilities every one of them has” Plato, The Republic
Every lesson I teach is completely bespoke and designed for the individual student. I don't do quick results; I aim to teach students how to understand literature and philosophy, rather than how to regurgitate facts and quotes.
I have taught many students over the years, and the key thing I have learned is that no single methodology works for every student. I usually focus upon critical theory and believe that the best way to understand literature is to understand how it is built, and why it is built that way. The most important thing is that students understand the importance of literature and philosophy to the world around us. It is not simply entertainment or thought experiment it is the very shaping of our consciousness, our world sprit and our being in the world.
I am a teaching associate and 2nd Year PhD Student at a Russel Group University. I have thought seminars on the presentations of madness in literature and its philosophical underpinnings; short stories and their cultural importance around the world; writing and its depictions on literature and its philosophical interpretations.
My first experience of tutoring came while working in an environment in which I was the only person whose mother tongue was English. Many of my colleagues were struggling to learn English and paying extortionate fees for courses at often uninspiring institutions. I immediately felt the need to help them and soon was teaching English as a foreign language to both larger groups and individuals. I can honestly claim this to be one of the most rewarding activities I have ever partaken in, especially after seeing several students move on to gain qualifications in English for academic purposes and become students within UK universities.
Having gained this experience along with a first-class honours degree, I decided to dedicate more of my time to education and tuition. With each individual, I use the skills I have developed throughout my own academic career to identify student’s strengths and weakness, passions and dislikes, motivations and learning style. I am a great believer in making education as engaging as possible and think one must nurture an all-encompassing passion for learning, stretching far beyond the academic sphere. In my personal pursuit of self-development, I believe it is important to gain feedback from students and those around them to gain a deeper insight into what will make our period together as productive as possible. In such a way, I always aim to tailor my tutoring to the needs of each individual, giving them the confidence to reach their full potential.
Tutoring is a greatly rewarding occupation and it has had a considerable effect on me. Since becoming a tutor, I have undertaken a masters in philosophy from King’s College London, gaining a merit, and I am now studying for my doctorate in Literature and Philosophy. On completion of my PhD, I hope to remain in the academic sphere, both researching and teaching. As a result, tutoring has become extremely important to me on a personal level as both a method for honing my teaching skills and as motivation to provide the best service possible. In this sense tutoring is not simply a job it is a passion to unveil the true potential of each student, to instil confidence and to foster a passion for knowledge
I am willing to negotiate on some fees depending upon either the level of the student and the affordability of the lesson to the client.
Queen Mary, University of London September 2017 – present
Teaching Associate. Seminars Taught: Madness, Past and Present – a module examining how madness has been constructed and represented in Western Culture • The Scene of Writing – a module exploring the theme of writing in literature, film and the visual arts • Brief Encounters – a module exploring short stories across countries and histories
Lionheart Education January 2018 - present
Common Entrance: (English Literature, English Language)
GCSE: (English Literature, English Language, Philosophy)
A Level: (English Literature, Philosophy)
University level: (English Literature, Philosophy)
Central Foundation Girls School October 2017 - present Teaching academic writing skills to GCSE and A-Level students
Freelance Tutor January 2012 - present
I have taught: 11+ and common entrance prep, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, Undergrad, Masters, PhD
Subjects taught: English Lit, English Lang, Philosophy, Theology
Freelance copy writer Cartoon Network March 2018 – May 2018
commissioned directly by Turner Broadcasting to write the copy for three sets of Rick and Morty top trumps.
Editorial Assistant – Titan Books May 2016 – October 2017
Managing the editorial process from concept to publication, this entailed commissioning writers, designers, creating copy, proof reading and editing manuscripts as well as using Photoshop and InDesign to create high quality products;
Titles Edited: Pacific Rim Uprising: The PPDC Hopeful’s training Manual • The Art and Making of The Orville• Family Guy: The Coloring Book • Rick and Morty Official Coloring Book • Tarzan and The Lost Tribes • Tarzan and the Adventurers • The Complete James Bond: Goldfinger – The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1960-1966 • The Complete James Bond: Octopussy – The Classic Comic Strip Collection 1966-1969
Co-editions: • The Art of Rick and Morty • The Simpsons Annual 2018 •Simpsons Colossal Compendium 4
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Content creation, copywriting, marketing, and Photoshop.
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