Jack S.

Jack S.

£36 /hr

Philosophy & Theology (Bachelors) - Mansfield College, Oxford University

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About me

I am studying Philosophy and Theology at the University of Oxford, because I want to have the greatest set of problem-solving skills to take through all my walks of life. If Philosophy makes a sharp, articulate and deep thinker; and Theology gives me scope to come at situations curiously and critically; then my degree is something I want to use help me live a good and wise life, efficiently and helpfully, with kind and balanced outlooks. 

For my students I will take a patient extra mile for each - for I believe that most of the problems a student has is not having a concept or topic taught to or explained to them in a way that suits the way their mind works. If it takes a couple of sessions to find our way to an efficient learning dynamic, rather that than several inefficient ones!

I am studying Philosophy and Theology at the University of Oxford, because I want to have the greatest set of problem-solving skills to take through all my walks of life. If Philosophy makes a sharp, articulate and deep thinker; and Theology gives me scope to come at situations curiously and critically; then my degree is something I want to use help me live a good and wise life, efficiently and helpfully, with kind and balanced outlooks. 

For my students I will take a patient extra mile for each - for I believe that most of the problems a student has is not having a concept or topic taught to or explained to them in a way that suits the way their mind works. If it takes a couple of sessions to find our way to an efficient learning dynamic, rather that than several inefficient ones!

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What I would like to do is set lessons based on small goals, in the moment that either the student presents to me what they would like to cover or premptively if a plan has been set by the student or parent x amount of weeks in advance. Small goals promote productivity in that they achievable and encouraging; it is also much easier to teach how to achieve a small goal than a big one. Eventually, the small goals will add up to larger achievements naturally. 

Using further a colour-based system, the interactive classroom will play a big part. I will ask of my students to, as we go along, stop and ask questions, underline in red things they don't understand, green what they do, add their own points in blue so that it becomes something we can build upon together, they can communicate what we need to address in such a way as we can come back to it at the end or what we definitely don't need to look at again. This can make lessons have a greater basis of communication, leading to efficiency. 

What I would like to do is set lessons based on small goals, in the moment that either the student presents to me what they would like to cover or premptively if a plan has been set by the student or parent x amount of weeks in advance. Small goals promote productivity in that they achievable and encouraging; it is also much easier to teach how to achieve a small goal than a big one. Eventually, the small goals will add up to larger achievements naturally. 

Using further a colour-based system, the interactive classroom will play a big part. I will ask of my students to, as we go along, stop and ask questions, underline in red things they don't understand, green what they do, add their own points in blue so that it becomes something we can build upon together, they can communicate what we need to address in such a way as we can come back to it at the end or what we definitely don't need to look at again. This can make lessons have a greater basis of communication, leading to efficiency. 

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Margaret Parent from Wolverhampton Lesson review 30 Oct '18, 18:30

13 Nov, 2018

Great

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Muen Student Lesson review 29 Oct '18, 10:30

29 Oct, 2018

very clear and detailed introduction to philosophy, interesting!

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Lewis Student Lesson review 3 Jun '18, 15:00

3 Jun, 2018

Brilliant overall knowledge of the course and exam structure and an engaging teaching method that both teaches the course and builds overall knowledge of Philosophy as a subject. I am very grateful of the time and effort he has put in. Thank You Jack.

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Jane Parent from Shrewsbury Lesson review 31 May '18, 11:00

31 May, 2018

easy to talk to and definitely explained the subject well

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A
PhilosophyA-level (A2)A*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
PhilosophyA Level£36 /hr
MathsGCSE£36 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£36 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£36 /hr

Questions Jack has answered

Assess utilitarianism. (25 Marks).

Assess utilitarianism for a board can be a very open question. You aren't subject to specific forms of the theory, though it can be helpful to assess at least two. Recognising a problem for one in an essay setting can be a fantastic way to link on to another the theory that evades whatever problem you pertinently outlined. A good essay could assess both act and rule, showing rule as a way of avoiding for example the tyranny of the majority, which one could develop into the problem of treating people as means only - a theoretical problem (as it would be necessary to have an understanding of both practical and theoretical requirements of any normative theory) which is a problem for both theories. A good theory can distinguish too between more and less important arguments, in the sense that they may say Even if we could evade this problem.... this next problem is ostensibly fatal ... - doing all this whilst maintaining a thread of intention throughout, referring back to the task set in your introductory paragraph. A good essay will then, at the end, conclude in a consistent and modest way, referring less to one's own view but the view shown to be the case in the essay. Assess utilitarianism for a board can be a very open question. You aren't subject to specific forms of the theory, though it can be helpful to assess at least two. Recognising a problem for one in an essay setting can be a fantastic way to link on to another the theory that evades whatever problem you pertinently outlined. A good essay could assess both act and rule, showing rule as a way of avoiding for example the tyranny of the majority, which one could develop into the problem of treating people as means only - a theoretical problem (as it would be necessary to have an understanding of both practical and theoretical requirements of any normative theory) which is a problem for both theories. A good theory can distinguish too between more and less important arguments, in the sense that they may say Even if we could evade this problem.... this next problem is ostensibly fatal ... - doing all this whilst maintaining a thread of intention throughout, referring back to the task set in your introductory paragraph. A good essay will then, at the end, conclude in a consistent and modest way, referring less to one's own view but the view shown to be the case in the essay. 

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