Teaching Experience

I have been teaching A level philosophy for over a decade, both privately, in Universities, in an excellent independent secondary school, and part time in other educational institutions. I’ve taught at the Undergraduate level for 8 years, giving lectures, seminars, and tuition to undergraduates at the University of London, Chichester University, and The New College of Humanities. I know exactly what it takes to excel and how to teach this in a straightforward and engaging way, and most of my students have achieved A or A* grades. Some of these achievements reflect very impressive improvements, and I take on students of all abilities. I can teach content from any A level syllabus, and can coach on exam technique and essay writing technique for any exam board, which can have a big effect on final results. I can teach those entering exams independently, and support those studying at school or college. 

I've worked alongside Michael Lacewing delivering conferences and teacher INSET days, and was commissioned to write the glossary for his A level textbooks. I've also run workshops and conference days in schools tailor made to suit the learning needs of the students, and run INSET days to facilitate teacher training. 


I gained 4 A levels, one of which was self-taught after leaving school, prior to university. This self-teaching experience gave me a clear and explicit grasp on what the learning process involves, and how to do it well, and I've taught many other students involved in independent learning in a variety of situations.

I gained a First Class Philosophy degree at Reading University as a mature student, and became proficient at a huge array of academic skills. I then secured a place on the extremely competitive BPhil at Merton College, Oxford University. This two year research and taught postgraduate degree is the most prestigious and gruelling philosophy course in the world. I learnt here what it takes to succeed in the academic system, and how to be a world class philosopher.

I entered the open-competition for PhD funding in 2010 and secured the only award in the country for a fully funded AHRC grant to complete my PhD at Heythrop College, University of London.

I am now confident that I can teach philosophical, and pedagogical skills to anyone who wants to learn, and have a passion for helping people to excel and make the most of their potential.