I'm Phil Joyce; philosophy tutor to university, college and school students worldwide.
Welcome to my online philosophy tuition website!
I'm a full-time, independent philosophy tutor; so the success of my private students, is my sole professional consideration.
I help my students not only to reach their full academic potential, but also to enjoy philosophy as a fascinating and rewarding discipline.
Whatever academic challenge you've set yourself in studying philosophy, I hope the site provides the guidance you're looking for.
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I'm an experienced university philosophy tutor,
having taught at the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University
and at the University of Reading.
As an online philosophy tutor I now teach philosophy to university students worldwide.
I've taught a number of undergraduate philosophy courses, and marked many hundreds of exam scripts; so I understand the challenges and difficulties that studying philosophy at university can present.
University-level philosophy can be extremely demanding, and sometimes a university's teaching arrangements are not as good as we'd like them to be. I'm here to help.
Having been a college or High School-level philosophy tutor for a number of years, I recognise
how difficult the study of philosophy as a new discipline can be.
Students are very often not only struggling to understand the new world of philosophical ideas; but they may also lack the fundamental skills of critical thinking, and of writing essays that sustain a reasoned argument.
My college and High School-level philosophy tuition helps my students not only to grasp unfamiliar philosophical arguments, but also to express their own thoughts with clarity and rigour.
Here are some of the many reasons my students seek a college-level philosophy tutor:
I also help those college-level students who discover a love or aptitude for the subject prepare their university philosophy applications.
An increasing number of educationalists are recognising that children can benefit significantly from
the study of philosophy, even at a relatively early age.
Children's critical thinking skills quickly develop with philosophy tuition and this frequently leads to collateral improvement in other school subjects.
In particular, children's clarity of expression and organisation of thought directly benefit from philosophical training; and this guides all other modes of rational enquiry.
Philosophy tuition for children can be especially beneficial in helping to prepare them for school admissions exams.
Depending on your child's circumstances, I'm sometimes able to advise on preparing for the critical thinking aspects of the 11+ exam
A great benefit of engaging an online philosophy tutor is that tutors of the very highest calibre become available to you, wherever you are in the world.
In the long run, it's not worth compromising your philosophical education by engaging a local philosophy tutor offering apparent savings.
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