I have devised an effective method of
online philosophy tuition for my private students,
based on the Oxford tutorial system.
The tuition system is easily adapted to suit school, college and university philosophy students worldwide.
It combines my experience as a University of Oxford philosophy tutor with my expertise in distance learning.
There are more details of my online tuition system below.
Before embarking on a course of online philosophy tuition I typically have a preliminary chat
with students; at no charge.
The allows us to discuss your needs and motivations, and, if necessary, for me to devise your personalised study plan.
The study plan forms the backbone of the tutorials comprising your online tuition, and in most cases consists of essays and mock exam questions.
The best advice that I ever received from my philosophy
tutors was "write often!". For it's
only when you commit your ideas to paper that you begin to
see more clearly where the difficulties lie.
My method of online philosophy tuition follows this advice, and is based on the tutorial system widely used at the University of Oxford; where I took my doctorate, and where I was a part-time philosophy tutor to undergraduates.
I select essay titles, based on past exam papers where appropriate; then for each essay:
The majority of my online philosophy tuition is conducted via Skype, which is
a free internet service for international phone and video calls.
I often use Skype's screen-sharing facility to talk student through slides, which I then email afterwards.
We can also use Skype's group function for philosophy 'Webinars', where two or three online students join in discussion.
Skype screen-sharing works particularly well for logic tutorials, where I need to take students through formal argument proofs.
My students arrange their online philosophy tuition by first consulting my
I'm a full-time, independent philosophy tutor, so I'm not trying to fit you in around my 'day job'.
I'm available on a variety of weekdays, weekend days, daytime and evenings, so that students from around the world can find a convenient time for their online philosophy tuition.
We have tutorials as and when you need them; and they can be arranged either on a regular, scheduled basis or ad hoc.