Tommaso S

My Passion & How I Inspire

My approach is to do with the student a comprehensive sum-up of the theory he will need for exercises, then solve them using (only) the theory we saw together. In other words, I usually provide students with "a kit" which is enough to face all exercises. A good sum-up is the one which allows you to forget about the book and class notes (being it already the integration of all other notes and information), enabling you to proceed using only it. For timings, I am flexible, all days, weekend included.

In my opinion, teaching, especially when not everyone in class may be familiar to the subject, is not just about delivering lectures from behind a desk; instead, it requires the clarity of mind to constantly monitor whether the whole class is on board. To reach this result, competence and experience in teaching the subject is often not enough, because the soft skills of non-formal education techniques are further needed. With respect to this last ingredient, I have been in charge of training (leadership, public speaking, problem solving, committee work, team building) within Italy’s European Youth Parliament (EYP) since 2008, being also the SALTO-YOUTH (Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities) EYP supervisor within the Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission, since 2011.

My Experience

Teaching has always been my first best. The main reason I chose this PhD is to be able to teach in the future. I hope the effort and passion I put towards being a teacher is something my students can perceive and be inspired by, but above all, my greatest goal is to be able to simplify the subjects I tackle and make my students' learning experience easier, more effective and also enjoyable.

I started with private tuition in Milan teaching mathematics, English and Economics. I then started my PhD, and since then I have been teaching in Bocconi University and at the London School of Economics.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Economics
  • SPSS

My Qualifications

Ph.D. European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics, Université catholique de Louvain and London School of Economics

M.S. Economics and Social Sciences, Bocconi University (Summa cum Laude)

M.S. Economic Theory and Research, Université catholique de Louvain (Grande Distinction)

Summer School, International Politics, IBEI, Barcelona

B.S., International Economics and Management, Bocconi, Milan

Summer School, Monetary Economics, LSE, London

Fun fact

I love acting, swimming and trekking!