I have been a sessional lecturer at the University of Reading over four academic years. This has consisted of teaching in seminars, exam marking and moderation, and guest lecturing. I have also organised and taught an entire third year module, including writing and presenting each lecture.
Subjects I teach
Philosophy up to postgraduate level
BA Philosophy, Cardiff University, 1st Class.
MA Philosophy, King’s College London, Merit.
PhD Philosophy, University of Reading (submitted).
Awarded a 3-year AHRC scolarship to study at the University of Reading.
Nominated for the Fairbrother lecture by the Reading Philosophy department.
My Passion And How I Inspire
I always aim to keep the student engaged when tutoring. Often, I do this by bringing a level of humour to the session, whether it be through small remarks as I am discussing an issue, or even through games and exercises that can help further understanding. As well as keeping the student engaged, I find this helps them relax and so makes for a more discursive session between tutor and student.
I believe the right way to achieve the best results for a student is to ensure that they are passionate about the subject, and so one aspect that my tutoring focuses on is to emphasise the importance of the subject matter. It is in this way that the student will want to investigate further, and will result in a much better understanding of any given subject.
My video Introduction
I recently went on Eggheads with my family!