1 Year as a private tutor to a diplomat’s son in South Afica
2 and ½ years as a private tutor at University of London accredited Academic Centre London
3 years at Concordia University as a Teaching assistant for over a dozen online/MOOC and 1-to-1 tutoring
Director of Research – Association for Canadian Studies (2008 – 2012)
Initiated and supported activities in the areas of research, teaching, communications, and the training of students in the field of Social Studies, especially in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives.
Experience formulating educational pedagogy and curricular development.
Managing Editor of the Canadian Journal for Social Research, a thematic publication on the state of comparative international social research (for ex. “Measuring Racism” and “Migrating Identities”).
McGill University – Sauvé Foundation Post-Graduate Fellow (2007 – 2008)
Selected as one of fourteen emerging global leaders by the Sauvé Scholars Foundation.
Collaborated on a group-project with the other Scholars to impart training and provide mentorship to youth in LOVE (Leave Out Violence) Program.
“…Sidd really helped me focus on the main points which was a great advantage come exam time”
“…I found [Sidd’s tutoring] very helpful. Having had my essay analysed and corrected by Sidd in this manner, I now have an essay that I can revise off.”
Subjects I teach
International Relations (Postgraduate)
Social Policy (Undergraduate)
Public Policy (Undergraduate)
Essay Writing, Paper/Dissertation/Thesis Editing, Re-takes and Exam Preparation
MSc Social Policy and Development
Merit (London School of Economics and Political Science)
MA in Public Policy and Administration
Distinction (Concordia University, Canada)
BA in Government
Dean’s List (Lawrence University, USA)
My Passion And How I Inspire
I have been teaching formally since 2004 in subjects including political science, social policy and history. I can teach classes of up to ~100 students in a class room or else run online courses (MOOCS) for which 1000+ students who participate on a flexible schedule. The challenges here involved trying to reach numerous students and connect meaningfully in a short space of time. This experience has taught me to interact ably over email and chat/skype etc. I have also taught special needs students on a one-to-one basis and am a patient and understanding tutor for those with learning difficulties and condition such as cerebral palsy.
My experience also includes teaching students who don’t attend regular classes at all (correspondence degree at the Academic Centre London), so understand both the challenges and rewards of being the sole point of contact with the material. I find it exhilarating that my students’ success is almost wholly contingent on my teaching abilities and aptitude.
Finally, I also have experience in formulating educational pedagogy and curricular development as Director of Research at a small think tank (the Association for Canadian Studies) and believe this gives me a good idea of the ‘big picture’ in terms of what students need from a well-rounded education.
My video Introduction
I love playing and watching cricket, hiking mountain trails and reading sci-fi novels!