I am a relatable tutor with a specific set of methodological skills and a unique approach to learning and knowledge
Availability: I may work at all hours and days except Saturdays
Willing to travel: 10 miles
I'm a 27 years-old PhD student in philosophy at Kingston University. Born to a French mother and English father, I was raised in the Paris area until I moved to the UK when I was nineteen. I live and work in central London.
I have a truly interdisciplinary and international background - originally destined to study literature, I chose economics and politics before turning to art history, psychoanalysis, and finally philosophy. I have successfully adapted to different learning environments across the channel.
I started out tutoring by helping French children with their English during the summer. In 2010 I was selected by my department to mentor first-year economics students. As I started working on my PhD in 2012, I began teaching at undergraduate level.
I gave seminars on English Renaissance drama, nineteenth-century literature and adaptation; I marked essays; I took a course called 'Teaching and Learning in Higher Education' that was offered by the Academic Development Centre at Kingston, and incorporated the techniques I learned in my teaching practice - the feedback proved very positive.
I work part-time at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR) and I have been involved in psychoanalysis and the field of mental health for several years. I have learned that the desire to sabotage oneself is often very strong if mostly unconscious.
While the job of a tutor is certainly not to address that, there must be ways to make learning enjoyable and desirable, so that this drive is kept at bay, if tutoring is to lead to positive results.