- Hourly rate £23
- Response Time 6h
- Number of students 28
1st lesson free!
Online philosophy lessons with a Cambridge Philosophy graduate (1st class). Experience with many levels (KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-level, undergrad, essay writing, proof-reading, interview prep).
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- By webcam
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Emily will be happy to arrange your first Philosophy lesson.
About the lesson
I prefer to teach one on one or in small groups, to suit my discussion based approach. My tutoring mimics the way the subject is taught at Cambridge, with sessions focusing on developing and discussing work set, as well as explaining any confusing concepts. Each course of lessons are designed just for you, based on your goals, and aim to be exciting and engaging - philosophy is an amazing subject, and I want to share my passion for it! I have two years of online tutoring experience, and have tutored a full range of students, from children to MA students, so can help with whatever you're looking for.
I'm happy to help with essay writing or interview technique, and have experience working with more formal requirements as well as just for interest. I offer a free consultation session of 30 minutes to make sure we've got a programme which suits you perfectly.
Moral and civic education
I just graduated from studying philosophy at Cambridge university, with a first class degree. I've been published twice, and have worked in a research position at the Uehiro Centre at Oxford University, on applied ethics. I achieved A* at A-Level, and am passionate about my subject. At Cambridge I received one on one tutorial sessions from world-class academics, and I want to be able to make that kind of learning more accessible to more people. My tutoring experience ranges from children to MA students, with over two hundred hours of one on one tuition, so I'm well prepared for any kind of teaching.
Perfect! Emily made the lessons incredibly easy to understand and accommodated me on my tight deadlines. She actually made me fall in love with the subject when I thought all hope was lost! I would 100% recommend her!
- Emily's response : Hajra and I are working on some exam syllabus related content, and I've been really impressed by how quickly she's grasped some really complicated ideas. Great work, and a pleasure to teach!
Perfect! Emily is a highly recommended tutor. So far, I've studied with Emily for a month to practise critical and argumentative thinking ahead of my return to university next year.
Emily is prepared, knowledgeable, communicative and professional. She structures her classes clearly, provides comprehensive explanation for various concepts and creates and guides stimulating discussions. She is a trusted tutor.
- Emily's response : We've had two lessons together so far, and I've been really impressed by Daniel's flexibility and creativity when approaching problems, as well as his critical reading ability. We've already worked on some influential philosophical texts, and he's dealt with the challenge brilliantly.
Perfect! Emily is a hardworking and responsible teacher who prepares every lesson carefully. Her classes are logical, detailed, informative, and try to tell in an engaging way. I am very pleasant to be one of her students.
- Emily's response : I've now had two lessons with Shipei, and can confirm she's a great student! We're working on both conceptual understanding and perfecting her English, and she's really receptive to feedback from both. One of her great strengths is being open to new ideas, and she is also always keen to improve, which really pays off. Good work!
Perfect! I've had 3 lessons with Emily so far and have been loving it! She is exceptional at explaining philosophical concepts in a clear and concise manner. My favourite things so far are getting introduced to big classic discussions and arguments in the topics we've chosen, and equally importantly, the role of thought experiments and conversation in philosophy. Emily's lessons have helped me navigate the sea of philosophy resources available online and elsewhere with more purpose and direction than before. She is also very organised and punctual, and every lesson is very well-structured and interactive, keeping me actively thinking about and responding to the topic at hand. I very much look forward to having more lessons and would 100% recommend Emily to anybody who is interested in philosophy lessons of the highest quality.
- Emily's response : I've had two lessons with Huey, and she is a great student! he is also organised and punctual, with an excellent level of intellectual curiosity and a valuable ability to pursue a line of thought. I look forward to our next few sessions!
Perfect! Emily is an amazing tutor! Our introductory lesson was amazing and really insightful to give me a good overview of the subject, and I can’t wait for our upcoming lessons! It really helps a lot and I would most definitely recommend her
- Emily's response : We've had one session so far, laying down the groundwork for Danielle's essay. She was engaged and responsive to suggestions and lines of questioning, and I'm looking forward to reading her first draft!
Perfect! Emily is a very knowledgeable and articulate tutor. She is quite familiar with the topic. I am looking forward to having another lesson with Emily.
- Emily's response : His attention, and willingness to explore ideas even when he wasn't certain of them, is a good sign for the essay we are working on. We made good progress in the lesson, and he seemed keen to apply some ideas from a wide range of thinkers.
Perfect! I think the main purpose and goal of a Philosophy education is to inspire interest in thought, logic and arguments.
Emily provides a simple introduction into Philosophy that is at once lively, direct and exciting enough to capture the imagination of my 7-year old, sparking in her the desire to learn more and immerse herself in the topics that she has covered. I would wholeheartedly recommend Emily.
- Emily's response : Anjy is a very bright student, and I'm looking forward to continue teaching her!
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Emily really helped me with the areas of my work I struggled with. She gave me focused advice, whilst being reassuring and encouraging. I really enjoyed her tutoring and would be sure to recommend her to anyone looking to improve their skills !
Emily is a very patient and articulate teacher, with a great deal of knowledge of her subject. Loved learning from her!
Emily is a keen and highly intelligent person. She has a real interest in philosophy and is able to explain complex ideas that she has encountered in a really effective and accessible way. She is highly personable and I would thoroughly recommend her as a tutor.
Emily was very friendly and made me feel at ease. She explained everything in a concise and cognitive manner and was clearly very knowledgeable about her subject. She was open to discussion. I couldn't have asked for a better tutor
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- 5h: £115
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Find out more about Emily
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
I've been interested in philosophy and politics since I was 14, when I first read 'The Republic' by Plato. Strangely, what cemented my interest was watching 'The Truman Show' soon after, and being blown away by the idea of general doubt! I decided to start tutoring when I started university, as a part-time job which would allow me to share philosophy with more people, in the way I wished I could have been taught. I loved it so much I never stopped!
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
My favourite topics to cover with students are usually political philosophy ones, but I also love it when students surprise me by making me see topics I usually wouldn't spend too much time on this with fresh eyes!
id you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
My no-nonsense RPE teacher at secondary school is responsible for my interest in philosophy - she was harsh but fair, and I always try and capture her enthusiasm and skill in my own teaching.
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
A good tutor has to be, first and foremost, patient. That means listening to your students as much as possible, to make sure they're learning to the best of their ability
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school
The first philosophy class I had in sixth form, we looked at Berkeley's idealism. I was so taken with it that I decided then and there to do philosophy at university - and bored all my friends by talking about it!
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
When I started philosophy, I struggled with clarity in my essay writing, and it took me a while to gain that valuable skill of clear and direct communication. It's such a useful thing to be able to do, and I love transmitting that to others.
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
I love feminist philosophy, and have an ambition to be published in the journal 'Hypatia' some day!
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P) ?
My dedication! I'm proud of how creative and engaging my lessons are, and spend a lot of time planning them. It definitely pays off!!