I am on the Philosophy Graduate Teaching Register – a list of graduate students available to teach undergraduate philosophy at Oxford. I offer undergraduate teaching for the following finals papers: Ethics, Knowledge and Reality, Practical Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and Philosophy of Logic and Language. I also offer teaching of the first year philosophy papers, and to teach undergraduates writing dissertations in the areas of my doctoral research of (Meta-)Metaphysics, Moral Philosophy/Ethics, and Meta-Normativity. I have volunteered through the University of Oxford Hub initiative Schools Plus as a Philosophy A-Level Tutor (once a week during Full Term) at a local school with a high number of disadvantaged pupils. The Schools Plus initiative, and I when volunteering for them, hope that we can play some role in tackling the educational disadvantage at the school-level in Oxford by working to raise the academic confidence, interest, and attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
Teacher Training at Oxford and Cambridge
I have received training to teach philosophy at Oxford through the Preparation for Teaching and Learning in Oxford Seminar at the Faculty of Philosophy, taught by Prof. Adrian Moore, in Michaelmas Term 2017. I have also received further teacher training in the form of the Teaching and Transferable Skills Course in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, taught by Dr. Paulina Sliwa, in Michaelmas Term 2016. These courses comprise the compulsory teacher training those who tutor undergraduates philosophy at Oxford, and the Philosophy Tripos undergraduate students at Cambridge, must complete to tutor said students. The courses involved training in small group teaching, supporting students with special needs, and training in general supervision, assessment, and evaluation. I have also received additional teacher training from the University of Oxford Hub as a pre-requisite of providing volunteer philosophy teaching through their Schools Plus initiative, at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Waynflete Academic in Philosophy
Founded by William Waynflete in 1480, Magdalen College School, Oxford (MCS) is one of the United Kingdom's leading independent schools. Each year, MCS employs a number of graduates, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in a part time capacity to provide up-to-date, scholarly and expert knowledge as part of their Waynflete Studies programme. From October 2018, I have served as the Waynflete Academic in Philosophy at MCS.
In this role, I help run the MCS Philosophy Society (which hosts a number of internal and external speakers, including professional philosophers at Oxford and beyond), run the Philosophy Reading Group (topics for which have included meta-philosophy, applied ethics, and the metaphysics of morality), aid in university application preparation (including mock-interviews for Oxbridge candidates, who have successfully secured places at such institutions), and generally provide specialist philosophy support to those students studying for the Philosophy A-Level at MCS.
Other Teaching Experience
I have a range of other experience in teaching Philosophy. The following is some of my teaching experience:
I have provided revision classes for the Ethics paper at Oxford for finalist philosophy students at Oriel College, Oxford.
I have privately tutored Philosophy, Logic, and Critical Thinking at both undergraduate and A-Level.
I have provided (remunerated) essay tutorials for the Philosophy undergraduate module Human Nature at the University of Reading.
At the University of Reading, I founded and served as the Chair of the Philosophy Cross-Level Student-to-Student Study Advice Seminar ('Philosophy & Biscuits', held once per academic term, where the University of Reading Philosophy Society Essay Advice document, which I co-authored, is circulated).
I have hosted and led revision sessions for the AQA Philosophy A-Level Syllabus, for the modules Epistemology and Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, and the Set Text Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes.
In 2018/19, I will be giving an introduction to moral philosophy at a School Outreach Day at Oriel College, and an introduction to the work of W.D. Ross in normative ethics at Radley College.
In 2017/18, I gave two introductory-level talks and seminars on normative ethics as part of teaching on the Philosophy at Radley seminar series at Radley College. You can read some feedback received for my talk here. I also gave a Keynote talk at a sixth-form philosophy conference organised at St. Edward's School, Oxford, and an invited talk on my research at the Summer Institute at Oriel College.
I am extremely keen to present talks and/or seminars at schools about philosophy as a subject and studying philosophy (at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level) at university. If you would be interested in my giving such talk at your school, please do not hesitate to get in touch!