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 taught myself 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.