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Dr Nicholas Clarke
I completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of London in 2019, passing with no corrections required. My research focused upon ethics and metaethics. Prior to that, I earned a master’s degree in philosophy, gaining distinctions in all modules (i.e. metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, metaethics, political philosophy, and history of philosophy), with a very high distinction in my dissertation (a conjunction of the philosophy of religion and Bayesian probability). Given my academic background, I am well qualified to tutor A Level or undergraduate philosophy. Philosophy can be a challenging subject, but it is also an immensely rewarding one. My aim in tutoring is to demystify it — making things as clear and comprehensible as possible, and providing detailed and effective feedback. Not least, I want to make philosophy fun! Please email me at nclarke431@hotmail.com, telling me what area of philosophy you would like help with, and your level (A level or undergraduate).
Dr Nicholas Joll

I am a philosopher, residing in Essex, who has taught at the Universities of Essex and Hertfordshire and with the Open University. All of that teaching has been in philosophy and at undergraduate level. However, I have done A-Level philosophy tutoring too; and I have spent much time advising students – not all of them philosophers – on writing. I am the editor of Philosophy and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). I know where my philosophical towel is. (That last bit is a Hitchhiker joke, for those not in the know . .)  You can find out more about me, and contact me, via my website (nickjoll.co.uk)

Louis Shad

I have been in the field of Philosophy and Theology for the last six years, I have a Masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Dundee and have specialist knowledge in Hermeneutics, Kant and Aesthetics, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Philosophical Ethics, Foucault and Feminism and Nietzsche and Truth. I also have a more general background in Plato, Philosophy of Mind, Hume and Recent European Philosophy and Political Ideologies. In May 2010 I was invited to attend the first Hermeneutica Scotia, a think tank for scholars of philosophical and theological hermeneutics from European and American academic institutions. My Masters Thesis is currently being peer reviewed for publication by Doc. PhDr. Zdenka Kalnická, CSc of the University of Ostrava. I am based in Norfolk and can do home visits or have pupils come to me (whichever is easier) I can tutor from AS Level to Undergraduate Philosophy Students. I have an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland Certificate dated March 2010 for your perusal and my fee is negotiable. If interested please contact me on l.shad@live.com

Maria Balaska

I am a doctor of Philosophy and have teaching experience both with undergraduates and a-level students. I currently teach Philosophy of Mind, Ethics and Epistemology to A-level students in London. I am available both for private tutoring and e-mail/Skype support to students of all ages from A-level to Degree level. I offer help with writing essays and exam technique, as well as reading through and assessing the student’s written work. Moreover, for those studying Ancient Greek philosophy, I offer an introductory course to Ancient Greek to help with reading the original texts. Please contact me by email at maria@mariabalaska.com with the following information: what area of philosophy you would like tutoring help with, your level (undergraduate or A-level), how often and when you would like to be ‘tutored’ and what you require from tutoring and I will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information on my work and research see mariabalaska.com

Dan Beaton

I provide a philosophy and religious studies tutoring service to students in all areas of London. I have over a decades experience in the realm of philosophy education and teaching. I received my bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours in 2005 at the University of Bristol. I continued my studies at Bristol, where I received my MA with Distinction in February 2008. I have taught AQA philosophy at Skinner’s Academy and Bsix College in Hackney, London. I am presently based as a humanities teacher for The Southover Partnership School, in North London, where I teach – among other things – Edexcel religious studies at A-Level. I also communicate philosophical ideas through my YouTube channel, ‘offthebeatontrack’. My expertise resides in the areas of ethics and philosophy of religion, but I can also help you to untangle the many confusions surrounding those tricky epistemology subjects, including direct realism, indirect realism, idealism, the tripartite definition of knowledge, and the origin of concepts. In general, I help students by providing new perspectives and resources on key topics, and by helping to clarify technical terms, as well as offering essay guidance, including pre-marking and plans.
https://www.youtube.com/user/offthebeatontrack dan_beaton@hotmail.com

David Birch

I am available for tuition in zones 1-3ish. I have an MA (hons), 1st class, and an MLitt in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews. I currently teach Philosophy and Religious Studies A-level at an independent college in south London, and I have had years of experience tutoring the Philosophy and Religious Studies A-level, as well tutoring philosophy at undergraduate level. Delightfully, my pupils tend to do very well. I am an A-level examiner (for RS) and have written a book on teaching philosophy in schools, entitled Provocations: Philosophy for Secondary School (Crown House 2014), which was a finalist at the Education Resources Awards. I am currently in process of writing another introductory philosophy book. If you’d like help with essays or exams, please contact me at david.j.birch@hotmail.co.uk

Geard Briody

My name is Gerry, I am 53, and have been reading and thinking about Philosophical matters for most of my life and trying to apply it to my daily experience.I have a B.A (Hons 2:1 ) from Birkbeck College and an M.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College so I can also cover some aspects of Religious Studies as well as the A level Philosophy syllabus. (e.g , Philosophy of Religion and Ethics).I would be willing to tutor people at A Level and first year university standard . I have particular expertise in Ethics , Philosophy of Religion , Philosophy of Mind , Logic and Epistemology and Metaphysics. Philosophers I am particularly familiar with are Aristotle , Plato , Descartes , Hume , Kant , Mill , Marx , Russell , Ayer and Wittgenstein. I cover the London area. gerardbriody@yahoo.co.uk

Steven Campbell-Harris

I am available for tuition in zones 1-3 in London. I have an MA Philosophy and Theology (First Class Honours) from Edinburgh University and graduated with the top marks for my year in my department. I currently teach philosophy A level at Pimlico Academy part time and facilitate philosophical enquiries for all ages in my work at the Philosophy Foundation. If you would like to find out more and are looking for support please contact me at sch@philosophy-foundation.org.

Bella Heesom (MA Cantab)

I graduated from Cambridge University in 2006 with a BA Hons in Philosophy (2.i). I am currently tutoring a number of private students all around London, in Philosophy, Religious Studies and English. I am friendly, patient and encouraging. I have a real passion for Philosophy, and believe that the key skills of clear, analytical, logical thought are invaluable in all areas of academic study and life in general. I aim to engage my students in discussion and enable them to form and articulate their own ideas and responses to the philosophical text under scrutiny. I strongly encourage questions – I’ll ask you lots, so why shouldn’t you ask me even more? 🙂 If you think I might be the right tutor for you, please email me and we can discuss your particular needs. bella.heesom@gmail.com

Dr Phil Joyce

MPhil (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon) I’m a highly experienced, specialist online philosophy tutor to students worldwide. My doctorate, from the University of Oxford, where I still occasionally teach, was judged ‘high international standard’. I’m an external examiner for both the OCR and the International Baccalaureate, and have marked philosophy exams at several UK universities. I specialise in helping committed students attain A and A* grades. I also coach candidates for their Oxbridge entrance applications, and encourage entrants to various philosophy essay prizes. I’d be delighted to receive your email alp1@alevelphilosophytutor.co.uk and for more information please visit my dedicated A-level Philosophy Tuition Website: www.alevelphilosophytutor.co.uk

John Maloney

I am an experienced and highly qualified tutor offering enthusiastic, patient and pragmatic tutoring for A Level and undergraduate philosophy students in London. I recently graduated from the BPhil, Oxford University’s highly-regarded two-year masters in Philosophy, and have a first-class Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy, as well as a first-class Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from the University of Adelaide, Australia. I have 3 years experience tutoring undergraduate classes in the University of Adelaide’s philosophy department, where my teaching performance was routinely assessed with consistently positive results. I have also been regularly engaged as a one-to-one philosophy tutor for high school and university students. I’m particularly interested in philosophy of mind and psychology, legal and political philosophy, Wittgenstein and existentialism. I’m a strong communicator and adaptive to a range of learning styles and levels of experience. I can be reached at johnpwmaloney@gmail.com

Fernanda Miucci

I am available to work as Philosophy Tutor in the London area for those students who have a special interest in Political and Social Sciences and would like to progress to a Degree in PPE. I studied Political Philosophy at Master level at the University of Florence, and enrolled to the PhD programme in Political Theory at the London School of Economics. After working as a Political Adviser for many years within the context of the British Parliament I decided to change my career and turn to the academic world. I am sure that my experience in Politics and my Academic Background will be extremely useful for those students who possess the desire to gain deep knowledge in human and social sciences and cultivate the ambition to leave a mark in the world. If you think I could help to achieve the best grades in your exams, please email: fernanda.miucci@gmail.com

B Perez-Bango

If you find Philosophy too abstract or difficult, I am offering a friendly and easy-to-follow tutorial. Philosophy is about everything: us, our relation with people and environment. In a way, we are philosophers in a small scale when we come to conclusions, sustain an argument or try to understand some complex ideas. Philosophy also provides you with essential tools needed for other academic subjects; I refer to it as the ‘gym’ for our reasoning. If you are interested and live in South West London you can contact me on begobango@hotmail.com

Sara Pergola

I offer tuition in Philosophy, Contemporary Art, and Italian, at all levels. I graduated in 2005 in History and Philosophy at the University “Orientale” of Naples, with an experimental thesis on the construction of meaning in “Alice Adventures in Wonderland”. The degree course covered fundamental subjects such as the history of philosophy, ethics and theoretic philosophy; antique, medieval, modern and contemporary History. It included other 10 complementary subjects: aesthetic, semiotic, theory of languages, philosophy of mind, psychology, amongst others. My personal plan of studies was centered on semiotic theories on text and visual interpretation linguistic vs everyday communication, gesture and behavioral pattern. I obtained an MA course degree in Curating Contemporary Design at the Kingston University, London, in 2007. In 2008 I was awarded a placement at the Accademia di Brera, Milan, for the Course in Organization and Communication of Visual Arts. I possess an extended knowledge of history of Art. If you need any tuition in: Italian, Philosophy, History of Art, and you are London based contact me sara.pergola@googlemail.com

Mohini Qavi

I have had ten years experience teaching in both the state and private sector. I am currently working as Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Lansdowne College, where I teach OCR GCSE Religious Studies; OCR/ AQA and Edexcel Religious Studies at AS and A2; and AQA Philosophy at AS and A2. I also run the UKCAT course for Lansdowne College and teach the Verbal Reasoning part of the BMAT exam. I also have experience in teaching Critical Thinking AS and A2 (OCR); Media Studies GCSE and A’ Level (wjec) and Government and Politics AS and A2 (OCR). In addition to being a teacher I am also an examiner for OCR (Ethics AS); Edexcel (GCSE RS); AQA (Unit 3 Philosophy). Being an examiner has been exceptionally useful in informing me how best to enable students to achieve their potential and acquire the mark that best reflects their ability. This is because being aware of how the examination process takes place, means that regardless of the subject I am teaching I am able to help students refine their work so that they can perform effectively in exams. I also am CRB checked.
To contact me email mohiniqavi@hotmail.com or call 07801824040.

Arfan Rai (BA MA PGCE)

I am available for private tuition across London, specifically West London. I am a fully qualified teacher with over ten years teaching experience in state and independent schools. I hold a degree in Philosophy from City University London and an MA in Islamic Studies and Philosophy from Birkbeck College London. I also hold a PGCE in Religious Studies from King’s College London and am a member of the General Teaching Council for England and Wales. I have extensive experience with Philosophy and Religious Studies covering OCR GCSE Religious Studies; OCR/ AQA and Edexcel Religious Studies at AS and A2; and AQA Philosophy at AS and A2. I also have experience in teaching Critical Thinking AS and A2 (OCR). I also have invaluable experience teaching SL and HL Philosophy and Theory of Knowledge at International Baccalaureate. I have successfully prepared pupils for Oxbridge at both Philosophy and Theology, guiding them through their UCAS application and interview techniques. I have taught at, and tutored pupils from, Wallington Grammar Schools for Boys, Wilson’s Boys School, St Dunstan’s College Lewisham, City of London Boys, Richmond College, Shooter’s Hill Post 16 College, Sacred Heart Catholic School for Girls and Croydon High School for Girls. I have specific interests in metaphysics, theology, philosophy of language and crossovers between German idealism, existentialism and the Abrahamic mystical traditions, specifically Sufism. I generally teach with exam success in mind, essay writing technique, critical thinking skills and cross-fertilising Philosophy and RS with other A level disciplines like English and History. My students have had great success at both A level and GCSE. I am available to teach within the London area. You can contact me at arfan.rai@btinternet.com.

Nir Shaki (BA MA PGCE)

I am a fully qualified teacher with over ten years teaching experience in the state and independent sixth form sector (where this includes MPW London and Hampstead Fine Arts College). I hold a degree in Theology from King’s College London and two separate Master’s degrees in Philosophy and Theology respectively. I also hold a PGCE in Religious Studies from King’s College London, and am a member of the General Teaching Council for England and Wales. I am currently an A level examiner for EDEXCEL Religious Studies (and have marked previously for Cambridge International Examinations and AQA for units in RS and Critical Thinking). I further contribute to writing articles for the RS review magazine and I have helped Polity press with reviewing forthcoming publications, as well as having an academic monograph published by Dr Verlag Muller.  I am able to teach A level Philosophy, Religious Studies and Critical Thinking to students at all levels from A level through to undergraduate level, where I have specific interests in analytic philosophy, theology and the history of German philosophy. I generally teach with exam success in mind, which includes help with writing essays, critical thinking skills and advanced revision techniques. My students have had great success in both A level and undergraduate courses. An up to date CRB check can also be provided.  I am available to teach within the London area. You can contact me at nirshaki@googlemail.com or on 07813806016.

Eliana Zur-Szpiro

I am available for tutoring a-level and degree level philosophy in London. I love philosophy and am rather good at it, though it wasn’t always that way. I had to work hard to develop study techniques and an understanding of my subject, particularly as I have motor dyspraxia, a learning difficulty. I am therefore well equipped to share my skills and knowledge. I achieved the highest first in my year for BA in Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. While there I presented a paper in an academic conference at the University of Glasgow. I also gained a Distinction in my Masters in Political Philosophy from UCL. I am currently tutoring a student in economics and philosophy. I informally tutored two people in philosophy while at University. I also taught a course in political philosophy at a community centre. My approach is to develop with a student a set of techniques that reflect the student’s personality. I think people are often capable of more than they realise because they lack confidence. If you wish to achieve your potential and/or have a lot of fun doing philosophy, get in touch! elianazurszpiro@gmail.com

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Harris Coverley

I am a Philosophy and Politics graduate of Lancaster University (class of 2014) and am currently studying for an MA in History of Political Thought and Intellectual History at University College London (projected to graduate end of next year), although my base for the near future is Manchester. I am prepared and ready to tutor philosophy at both A Level and undergraduate level, both in person and through Skype. I can also tutor in A Level Government and Politics and History as well. Please feel free to inquire: niriop@gmail.com

John Foster

John Foster, a freelance philosophy teacher who has also taught at Lancaster University, can offer either private tutoring or part-time school-based teaching on commission for Philosophy A-level. With a PGCE and an MPhil in Philosophy, I am a qualified secondary teacher experienced in teaching philosophy (Yrs 6-11 as well as A-level and undergraduate work, and I am also SAPERE Level 1 trained). North West of England preferred, though further afield is possible. For CV details go to www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/philosophy/profiles/John-Foster/. Contact me at j.foster@lancaster.ac.uk

Doug Purvis

I’m a highly experienced Philosophy teacher and lecturer. For many years I was head of philosophy at two leading sixth from colleges. I’m currently teaching a range of undergraduate philosophy courses while completing my PhD. I have a wealth of experience, both of preparing students for AS and A level Philosophy exams, and as an examiner. As a tutor I have an excellent track record of improving students’ grades. I’m able to offer individual or small group tuition in the North Lancashire/South Cumbria area. I can also offer online tuition, via Skype or FaceTime. Email: aleveltutoringnw@gmail.com

Tim Rosser

PhD educated Philosophy Tutor, with experience of lecturing, moderating and course development at undergraduate and adult education level, excellent teaching feedback & references. Interested in any kind of teaching or research, institutional, private etc. Based in the Fylde but happy to work anywhere that’s cost effective for me to reach in the Lancashire / North West area. timrosser1@googlemail.com

Paul Sutcliffe

I have a BA in Philosophy and MA in Critical Applied Linguistics (with a strong Social Theory element) from the University of London, Institute of Education. I have over ten year’s teaching experience most recently as a visiting professor at Korea University, Seoul. I am available to tutor A level Philosophy or Critical Thinking in the Preston/North West area. Please contact me; reasonable rates offered. yanweir@yahoo.com

Edgar Danielyan
I tutor A Level Philosophy and Religious Studies students in and near Sutton (Cheam, Carshalton, Banstead). I hold a research MA in Philosophy from the University of Buckingham, where I worked on political philosophy under the supervision of Sir Roger Scruton, and a First in Philosophy & Theology from Heythrop College, University of London. I have been published in Analysis and The Heythrop Journal, and have recently delivered a talk at the University of Oxford. I am particularly interested in tutoring students who would like to continue philosophy or theology at degree level. https://edgardanielyan.academia.edu/contact
Amy Hemingway

I graduated with a Masters Degree in Theology from Oxford University. I have been tutoring in Religious Studies and Philosophy at GCSE and A Level for over 6 years in Oxford. I am fully CRB checked and have taken courses in child safety and protection online. I aim to make philosophy as interesting as possible for the student, and to bring the questions to life rather than the student feeling bogged down and overwhelmed by wordy textbooks and confusing vocabulary. I am deeply passionate about helping others get closer to the truth about themselves and the universe, and at the end of the day this is why studying Philosophy matters. The quest for truth must always be the most important aspect of the course. For assistance with your course, at whatever level it may be, please contact me on amy@hemingwayart.co.uk.

Dr Sean Jennings

Now based in Cheltenham Spa, I recently received my Doctorate in philosophy from University College London and before that received an MA in philosophy from New York University. I have run introductory courses in philosophy for 16-19 year olds under the Royal Institute of Philosophy’s Philosophy in Schools programme. I ve also taught in universities and taught AS-level philosophy at a sixth-form college. My approach to teaching could be described as relaxed but rigorous. I can be contacted at whenvirgilgotlost@gmail.com

Rachel Jowett

I have been tutoring the AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies for the past 10 years, including teaching the AQA course at a 6th Form College (where my students received the best results in Sussex for value added & 90% percentile Nationally) before becoming a full-time tutor. I’m a qualified teacher and senior examiner, have a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from University of Leeds, was awarded ‘Best Online Service’ by TTLN Business Awards in 2020. I can offer a range of electronic resources and have a track record of improving students’ marks by at least 2 grade boundaries. My extensive examining experience gives me an insight into how students can best approach exams: how to answer questions to maximise marks, common student misunderstandings and timekeeping. I can help students with planning essays, improving their critical analysis and evaluation, revision techniques, note taking and application of ethical theories. I created my own range of resources to provide students with complete notes, essay guides, mock exams and revision checklists. Feedback from students consistently describes me as knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic and able to breakdown and explain topics so that students can grasp the often-complex material. You can get in touch with me via my website  http://rcrtuition.com/ or email rachel@rcrtuition.com or call 07904863792.

Chris Davis

BA Hons in English Literature and Philosophy from Durham University and PGCE from Oxford University. Over 14 years experience teaching English, Literature and Philosophy to GCSE and A Level. 7 years as Deputy and Assistant Headteacher. Please visit www.englishandphilosophytutor.com for more information.

Luke Eaton

I’m a fully qualified and experienced Philosophy teacher with an MA in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London and I’m offering my assistance to students in the following areas: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion and Moral Philosophy. I’m based in the West Midlands but I’m happy to tutor online if appropriate. My main strengths as a teacher and tutor are my easily accessible resources and my ability to help students develop and refine their critical skills and essay writing technique. Please email: luke_eaton@yahoo.co.uk

Christos Hadjioannou

I am a dedicated, experienced and highly motivated private tutor in A-Level Philosophy and Critical Thinking in Brighton. I am currently completing a DPhil at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Sussex, and I am qualified in teaching philosophy at the A-Level and the university undergraduate level. I studied philosophy and psychology. After completing my BA at Old Dominion University (USA) I moved to the U.K. where I studied for an MA in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick. I am currently completing a DPhil in Philosophy at the University of Sussex. I speak English, Greek and German. My charges may vary, but typically I charge £35 per hour. Please visit my website for further information: www.philosophytutor.wordpress.com

Jon Goulding

Available for private tutoring (in person or through distance learning), proof reading, guest lecturing and workshops. I have over twenty years’ experience teaching philosophy at A level and to first year undergraduates. I have also worked extensively in adult education. My specialisms include ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of religion and philosophy of mind (including the issue of free will). I can also help with the study of set texts, particularly those of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Hume. Although I am based in Cornwall, I am happy to travel for sixth form conferences and workshops. My other subject is Classical Civilisation – epic poetry, Greek tragedy, Greek philosophy and Athenian democracy. Having worked in education, I have had enhanced CRB checks. My full CV is available on request. Please email jongoulding@btinternet.com .

Joanne Lovesey

I have been teaching A level philosophy for 7 years. 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. In addition to my teaching experience at A Level, I’ve taught at the Undergraduate level for 5 years, giving lectures, seminars, and tuition to undergraduates. I have a First Class degree from Reading, a BPhil from Oxford University, and a PhD from Heythrop, University of London. I will tailor the style, pace, content, and depth of teaching to support your growth, which will depend on your needs, abilities, goals, and learning style. 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. If you would like to understand the subject better, go beyond what you’ve covered in the classroom, prepare for philosophy at university, or simply to get the best exam grade possible, get in touch! I can teach face-to-face from home in Reading, or at your home or public location in Bristol, London, or possibly other places within reach (at a possible extra cost for travel) and can also offer online help (usually via Skype) for anyone worldwide. I am also able to offer help with essays and mock exams, which can be done either face to face or over email and Skype. Contact me with information about how I can help you at info@philosophytuition.com or via my contact form on www.philosophytuition.com.

Jon Powell

I am first and foremost a passionate communicator and educator. Alongside the formal qualifications and training (I have a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Reading and have been teaching philosophy for 9 years) what you’ll get from me is a highly enthusiastic, committed, intellectual ally who wants you to succeed.  Having taught philosophy to people of all ages I know from personal experience that anyone, at any level can move forward in their understanding with the right structure, guidance, encouragement, feedback and support and I mould any tutoring work to the needs and current areas for growth of my tutees. I believe that the best tutoring equips tutees with the skills and techniques to develop further for themselves. I have taught A-Level Philosophy and Ethics in a Secondary School setting and tutored A-Level students for both AQA and OCR qualifications privately. I offer tutoring to aid understanding of specific course content and more generally in philosophical and academic skills i.e. essay-writing practice, exam technique, research development, critical thinking and discourse. I am available for face-to-face tuition in Bristol and the wider area and also online via Skype for distance learning. 0-7-5-3-2-3-2-9-9-8-7 jonathan[dot]lohan[dot]powell[at]googlemail[dot]com

Daniel Davies

Experienced philosophy teacher specialising in online classes. I have a BA (first-class honours) from the University of York and an MA (distinction) from the University of Birmingham. Students with me typically improve by two grades. Please contact danielphilosophytutor@outlook.com. References available on request.

Dr Robert Farrell

I am an experienced teacher of Philosophy, having taught it for over 30 years, mainly at La Trobe University in Australia, but also in England and the USA. I can tutor Philosophy from A level up to doctoral. I have a doctorate in Philosophy from Harvard University, and am located in Melbourne, Australia. I tutor online using Zoom. I also tutor in Mathematics. I may best be contacted by email: robertjohnfarrell@gmail.com .

Dr Phil Joyce

MPhil (Cantab), DPhil (Oxon) I’m a highly experienced, specialist online philosophy tutor to students worldwide. My doctorate, from the University of Oxford, where I still occasionally teach, was judged ‘high international standard’. I’m an external examiner for both the OCR and the International Baccalaureate, and have marked philosophy exams at several UK universities. I specialise in helping committed students attain A and A* grades. I also coach candidates for their Oxbridge entrance applications, and encourage entrants to various philosophy essay prizes. I’d be delighted to receive your email alp1@alevelphilosophytutor.co.uk and for more information please visit my dedicated A-level Philosophy Tuition Website: www.alevelphilosophytutor.co.uk

Joanne Lovesey

I have been teaching A level philosophy for 7 years. 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. In addition to my teaching experience at A Level, I’ve taught at the Undergraduate level for 5 years, giving lectures, seminars, and tuition to undergraduates. I have a First Class degree from Reading, a BPhil from Oxford University, and a PhD from Heythrop, University of London. I will tailor the style, pace, content, and depth of teaching to support your growth, which will depend on your needs, abilities, goals, and learning style. 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. If you would like to understand the subject better, go beyond what you’ve covered in the classroom, prepare for philosophy at university, or simply to get the best exam grade possible, get in touch! I can teach face-to-face from home in Reading, or at your home or public location in Bristol, London, or possibly other places within reach (at a possible extra cost for travel) and can also offer online help (usually via Skype) for anyone worldwide. I am also able to offer help with essays and mock exams, which can be done either face to face or over email and Skype. Contact me with information about how I can help you at info@philosophytuition.com or via my contact form on www.philosophytuition.com.

Doug Purvis

I’m a highly experienced Philosophy teacher and lecturer. For many years I was head of philosophy at two leading sixth from colleges. I’m currently teaching a range of undergraduate philosophy courses while completing my PhD. I have a wealth of experience, both of preparing students for AS and A level Philosophy exams, and as an examiner. As a tutor I have an excellent track record of improving students’ grades. I’m able to offer individual or small group tuition in the North Lancashire/South Cumbria area. I can also offer online tuition, via Skype or FaceTime. Email: aleveltutoringnw@gmail.com

David Botting

I am an award-winning PhD in Philosophy and a few spaces have opened up in my schedule. Whether you just want specific help with exams or coursework, or merely share a passion for ideas, I can help. Tuition/proofreading etc. is available by correspondence or, in some cases, one-on-one tuition. Initial consultancy given free. Write to me at mephilsci@yahoo.co.uk

Peter Kirwan

Originally from Edinburgh, I received my first class undergraduate M.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Andrews followed by postgraduate Masters degrees in applied philosophy and philosophy from Bowling Green State University and the University of California, Irvine respectively. I have four years teaching experience and specialise in ethics but can teach most areas of philosophy.  In my spare time I watch a great deal of comedy, collect and read second hand books (right now primarily non fiction). I am also a powerlifter in the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA).  So get in touch if you need a philosophy tutor or if you’d like to chat about applied ethics!   peterkirwan@ymail.com