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.
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:
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
The great thing about online philosophy tuition is that tutors of the very highest
calibre are available to you, wherever you are in the world.
I've been an online philosophy tutor to students from over 60 countries now, combining my experience as a philosophy teacher with my expertise in online and distance learning.
All of my philosophy tuition is online using a combination of Skype and email.
Where necessary, I share my screen with you to talk you through learning materials which I then email afterwards.
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.
Here are some criteria to consider when selecting a private philosophy tutor:
As an experienced university philosophy tutor
I offer a range of philosophy thesis or dissertation editing and reviewing services.
One of the main objectives of writing a philosophy thesis, in the analytical style, is to demonstrate the complementary virtues of clarity and rigour. An otherwise excellent thesis can therefore be marred by poor writing and presentation.
Whether at undergraduate, masters or doctoral-level, my philosophy thesis editing and reviewing services will not only comment on your philosophical content, but help you prepare your document to a professional standard.
I also offer a pre-submission check for philosophers submitting papers to philosophical journals for publication.