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Alex Deamer - English & Philosophy Tutor in Chelmsford

Alex Deamer A-level English Tutor (Chelmsford)

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  • Little Baddow (CM3)
  • Last Logged In: 24 Aug 2017
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Maldon
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  • Professional Qualification BSc Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, First Class, LSE
  • References References are available upon request

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Personal Message
I am a postgraduate student at the University of Oxford offering customised tuition in English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
English
Philosophy
Religious Studies

I can also help prepare students for university entrance interviews and provide advice on writing effective personal statements.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a First Class degree in Philosophy from the LSE, where I attained the best exam results in my year for numerous courses, including European Literature, Comparative Literature, and Global Literature.

I am currently studying for an MSt in Literature and Arts at the University of Oxford.
What kind of experience do you have?
Before graduating from the LSE I worked as a private music tutor for ten years, teaching a variety of ages, abilities, and personalities. During this time I prepared students for graded exams (1-8) and GCSE / A-level exams with consistently excellent results.

I also have extensive experience as a tutee - I taught myself English, Philosophy, and RS at A-level with the help of private tutors, scoring 100% UMS in many of my modules. Hence, I know what makes a good tutor and what is required for exam success.
How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per hour including travel.
Where do you teach?
I am happy to teach at my home or the student's home.
When are you available?
I currently divide my week between Oxford and Essex. Thus, I have a limited yet flexible schedule. Please contact me to confirm availability.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
GCSE level up to and including undergraduate level.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, A-level, and university exams.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
No.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am happy to tutor over Skype or FaceTime. Alternatively, I can provide essay feedback via email.
Where and with whom did you train?
University of Oxford (2016-18)
LSE (2013-16)
Do you have a personal message for students?
Each student is unique, and I aim to personalise each lesson accordingly, working at a pace that is intellectually stimulating and exciting.

I believe that any subject can be relevant and interesting; my objective is to discover an angle that really engages the tutee. This might entail, for example, analysing a fashion magazine or popular novel to cultivate close reading skills, or looking at philosophical issues in the media.

Where appropriate, I practise the Oxford tutorial method, combining regular essay writing with one-to-one feedback - a proven means of developing and refining the student's argumentative ability and essay technique. This is crucial for achieving the highest grades, where one's thesis must be presented in a well structured and carefully argued essay.