Nicholas C

My Passion & How I Inspire

It’s a priority for me to tailor my tuition to each individual student. This involves adapting to their preferred learning style and accommodating any other specific needs or issues. Different students learn in different ways and it is important for teachers and tutors to be aware of this. By ensuring that I remain conscious of this aspect of the teaching process, I am better able to provide the support that the student needs.

On a more practical level, all my students are usually working towards some particular project (i.e. an exam or essay) and so it is also important for me to identify early on an effective strategy for achieving their desired goals and a realistic timetable for doing so. Once I have agreed upon this with the student, I will help to ensure that they stay on track, all whilst enabling them to tackle any obstacles that arise en route.

Most importantly, I always strive to enthuse students about the material in question and to be as clear and unpretentious as possible. I’m firmly of the belief that tuitions should be fun and interesting. There’s something exciting and enticing about almost all subjects; it’s just that this side of things can often be hidden from view by the stress of exams or lacklustre teaching. I consider it an important part of my job to help students to discover (or rediscover) this side of their subject.

My Experience

I’m currently working on my PhD in the Philosophy department of University College London. My focus is on the great German philosopher Immanuel Kant who, along with various other wacky things, thought that space and time weren’t real. (Trust me, it’s not as crazy as it sounds.) More generally, I’m interested in what (if any) limits there might be to what we can possibly think and the consequences of such limits for our ability to know about the world. (Admittedly, that probably sounds pretty crazy too!)

I love teaching and in the last couple of years alone I have tutored GCSE candidates, A-level candidates and Undergraduates in topics ranging from English Literature and Theology to Philosophy and Mathematical Logic. A lot of the teaching I have done has involved helping students with essay writing. I have also taught modules in Epistemology (the study of knowledge) and Metaphysics (the study of reality) for the department of Philosophy at University College London. I recently qualified as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Subjects That I Teach

  • English
  • English - A-Level
  • English - GCSE
  • English - Undergraduate
  • Essay Writing
  • Essay Writing - A-Level
  • Essay Writing - GCSE
  • Essay Writing - Undergraduate
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy - A-Level
  • Philosophy - GCSE
  • Philosophy - Undergraduate
  • Religious Studies
  • Religious Studies - A-Level
  • Religious Studies - GCSE
  • Religious Studies - Undergraduate
  • Study Skills
  • Study Skills - A-Level
  • Study Skills - GCSE
  • Study Skills - Undergraduate
  • Theology
  • Theology - A-Level
  • Theology - GCSE
  • Theology - Undergraduate

My Qualifications

Graduate (UCL) 
PhD – Philosophy 
MPhil Stud. – Philosophy

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Undergraduate (University of Reading)
 BA Hons (1st class) – Philosophy

English Literature, Music, Theatre Studies

My Reviews

‘Nick is an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher’

Dr. Amia Srinivasian - All Souls College, Oxford

‘Anything good I did in my essay was due to Nick. Thanks so much for helping me organise my thoughts!’

Tavistock Client

‘Nicholas is extremely good, I consider myself very lucky to have him as my teacher’

Anonymised Student Feedback (UCL), January 2018


Anonymised Student Feedback (UCL), January 2018

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I’m also a Jazz pianist!