Katie U.

Katie U.

£26 - £28 /hr

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

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About me

Currently I am studying Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at University of Birmingham. Through studying this, I believe it expands the way I think about morality and ethics and how other people construct their reasoning through different moral frameworks.  


My A Level experience was rewarding for me and it would be fantastic to be able to help others achieve the grades they want. Getting into their first choice of University can be daunting but also the ideal situation for mo...

Currently I am studying Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at University of Birmingham. Through studying this, I believe it expands the way I think about morality and ethics and how other people construct their reasoning through different moral frameworks.  


My A Level experience was rewarding for me and it would be fantastic to be able to help others achieve the grades they want. Getting into their first choice of University can be daunting but also the ideal situation for most people. I believe the whole process can be extremely exciting and uplifting.


As an athlete, I have competed in cross country and road running competitions throughout my education and now compete for my University team (BUAC), therefor I understand there are other aspects to young people’s lives aside from academics. Consequently, tutoring can be an incredibly valuable time for an A Level student with additional commitments, it is for this reason that I will strive to make my lessons effective and concise enough in order for the student to feel they receive productive experience with me.

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About my sessions

Firstly, fact-retention via discussion. Students can learn to make their own connections and by doing so will retain the theory better. Having said that, some theories do require learning terms to be utilised later, I would encourage the student to construct some mnemonics.

Weak areas will be the starting point for topics to cover, they can choose the pace, with more time dedicated to the more difficult theories (eg, Ethical Egoism). We can discuss identifying and employing better pract...

Firstly, fact-retention via discussion. Students can learn to make their own connections and by doing so will retain the theory better. Having said that, some theories do require learning terms to be utilised later, I would encourage the student to construct some mnemonics.

Weak areas will be the starting point for topics to cover, they can choose the pace, with more time dedicated to the more difficult theories (eg, Ethical Egoism). We can discuss identifying and employing better practices (eg, revision cards, quizzes). Constructing effective essay takes time, a logical framework and effective planning. A key method to improving essay writing is consistently writing essays.

I measure progress more formally via essay marking. Informal assessment methods (eg. trying to remember the mnemonics) can also be effective in boosting self confidence and can provide an idea of methods working best for the individual. Lastly, ensuring the subject matter is relatable is key for staying engaged. As a young person myself I try link my theory to references I remember. (eg. Ethical Egoism is like the “Kanye West” of ethics)

Hopefully I can inspire them to work to their maximum potential in order to achieve their grades. By setting an example of someone who did so and was successful in getting an unconditional offer to their first choice for University, and can say confidently that I am happy to be studying subjects I have passion for.

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Neil Student

12 Jun

Another good discussion tonight enjoying the lessons with Katie

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Tracy Parent from YORK

3 Jun

A really satisfying lesson and I didn't realise that I could remember that much about buddhism without being asked.

6 Jun

Katie's reply

Thank you Monica, I am very pleased with your progress!

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Neil Student

6 Mar

Enjoying lessons with Katie, just starting out in philosophy but already have meaningful discussions on different topics

6 Jun

Katie's reply

Thank you Neil, I am glad you are enjoying our sessions!

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Taejah Student

17 Feb

Great lesson! She's knowledgeable and helped me answer exam questions in detail :)

17 Feb

Katie's reply

Thank you Taejah!

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Religious StudiesA-level (A2)A
EPQ (How Successful are the Sikh and Islamic Feminist Movements?)A-level (A2)A*
English LiteratureA-level (A2)B
PsychologyA-level (A2)B
Physical EducationA-level (AS)B

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
Extended Project QualificationA Level£28 /hr
PhilosophyA Level£28 /hr
Philosophy and EthicsA Level£28 /hr
Religious StudiesA Level£28 /hr
Extended Project QualificationGCSE£26 /hr
PhilosophyGCSE£26 /hr
Philosophy and EthicsGCSE£26 /hr
Religious StudiesGCSE£26 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£28 /hr

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