Jessica M

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£ 45.00-120.00 p/h

I have eight years private tutoring experience and love to teach. Furthermore, I have been a teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies at an excellent sixth form college in Notting Hill. My students consistently achieve exceptional results. Alongside tutoring/teaching, I am working on research into the Philosophy of Mind. My interests extend broadly through Sociology, Literature, Theology and World Religions, Music as well as a great many other things. I have lectured at Central Saint Martins and spoken at the Wellcome Collection and Forum for Philosophy on the philosophy and psychology of design.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I feel that every subject can be fascinating for a student as long as it is communicated in a way that fits with an individual's own interests. I'm extremely motivated to finding the key to a student's attention and excitement and to work together to allow them to reach their potential.

What qualifications do you have?

Philosophy BA with honours, University of Warwick MA in Opera Writing and Making, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Tell us about your experience...

I have eight years private tutoring experience and love to teach. I have been a teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies a level at an excellent sixth form college in Notting Hill and my students consistently have achieved exceptional results. I have tutored and taught students for their GCSE`s, As and A-Levels and International Baccalaureate, undergraduate and post grad work. Areas include - Study skills - Coursework, dissertations and assignments - Exam technique including memory tricks - Comprehension - Working with those who have low confidence - Working with those with special learning needs and individual circumstances

What locations do you tutor in?

London

What is your personal message to students?

A professional and committed tutor, I'm committed to explaining subjects in ways that allow students to gain in confidence and enthusiasm for their studies. After completing my International Baccalaureate at the United World College of the Atlantic, where I was selected to by the British National Committee to represent Great Britain and was awarded full scholarship awarded on merit, I studied Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Studying Philosophy, I realised there was a need to work with concepts at a tangible level. Thus, I founded my design company StudioYASHKA, designing tools to shape the way we think. Supported by the British Fashion Council, StudioYASHKA presents at London Fashion Week and in international exhibitions. Alongside design, I'm completing research into the Philosophy of design and currently write on this subject for the Saatchi Gallery Magazine, as well as working as Creative Director for philosophy organisation, The Public Sphere. Together with this, I tutor and have also taught Philosophy and Religious Studies at a private sixth form college. I'm extremely passionate about developing new strategies for explaining big ideas in tangible and accessible ways. Having tutored for the last six years alongside my writing and academic work, I am an exceptionally experienced tutor, committed to my students and able to dedicate time for their needs. My time spent as examiner for Religious Studied AQA A level has given me inside information about the requirements for students’ exam papers. I am writing the libretto for an exciting new opera in my spare time!

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: DBS certificate
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: London
Online tutor: I tutor via skype
Subjects: 11 Plus 11+
  Sociology Up to and including undergraduate
  Philosophy Up to and including undergraduate
  Psychology Up to and including undergraduate
  Business Management Up to and including undergraduate
  Religious Studies