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Stephanie R.

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Degree: Theology (Masters) - Exeter University

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I've worked with mytutor for the past two years because I want to take this opportunity to help others achieve the best grades they can in subjects that I have gained so much from and enjoyed whilst doing so. Being at university has demonstrated to me how interested I am in the research and writing of both philosophical and theological issues and has inspired me to look towards further study and a drive to become a lecturer and researcher at universities in future. Teaching and helping students, therefore, is something I am truly passionate about. 

I graduated from my BA Philosophy and Theology course with a high 2:1 and I am now working towards a masters in Theology also from the University of Exeter. At A level I received an A in Religious Studies (Edexcel board), and A in History and an A* in English Literature. In addition to this I also have A in AS level Critical Thinking (which is of great use in constructing sound philosophical arguments) and A in my Extend Project Qualification entitled 'Is homosexuality a sin? Examining various Christian denominations's beliefs and their philosophical justifications.' I also was asked personally by my A level teacher to leave behind essays I had written over the years to provide as examples for GCSE and A level students. 

Having tutored for two years with several students I do feel confident with my knowledge of the courses and what examiners want in an essay! I am most familiar with the OCR and Edexcel courses, however I have tutored also in the AQA and Irish boards.  

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Philosophy A Level £26 /hr
Philosophy and Ethics A Level £26 /hr
Religious Studies A Level £26 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
HistoryA-LevelA
English Literature A-LevelA*
Religious StudiesA-LevelA
Philosophy & TheologyBachelors Degree2:1
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Ratings and reviews

5from 16 customer reviews

Natasha (Student) June 20 2016

Stephanie has been an incredible tutor whose enthusiasm for both Philosophy and Ethics has inspired my own interest in the subject. I have enjoyed every tutor session that I have had with her and what made it even more enjoyable was the fact that she catered every session towards my own strengths and weaknesses so that I gained a greater confidence in the areas that I found difficult. I was able to request what topic I wanted to go over for each session and Stephanie was able to format the lessons in a way that perfectly targeted the kind of AS/A2 questions that are asked in the exam. Any exam past questions that I felt were particularly difficult I addressed to Stephanie and we were able to tackle them together. I was also able to give any past paper essays that I had done to Stephanie so that she could look over them and give me feedback on areas that I needed to improve on. Thanks so much Stephanie!

Natasha (Student) April 6 2016

Stephanie gives notes on each topic that are straightforward and can easily be converted into an essay format.

Natasha (Student) February 8 2016

I understand Religious Language a lot better now that I've covered it with Stephanie

Natasha (Student) February 1 2016

Stephanie covered a topic that I didn't understand fully before in a coherent and comprehensive way
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Questions Stephanie has answered

What is Kant's Categorical Imperative?

The Categorical Imperative was devised by Immanuel Kant to provide a set of requirements a maxim (or motivation) must pass in order for the action to be considered a moral obligation. When a Categorical Imperative is established it becomes one’s moral duty to carry out the action under any cir...

The Categorical Imperative was devised by Immanuel Kant to provide a set of requirements a maxim (or motivation) must pass in order for the action to be considered a moral obligation. When a Categorical Imperative is established it becomes one’s moral duty to carry out the action under any circumstances. When carrying out this action, the individual’s primary motive should always be duty according to Kant; this is because we can decipher what our duty is by using our reason. Human’s ability to reason is what deciphers us from animals and so, logically, must be part of being a moral agent. Reason is objective and universal for humanity and so is a reliable and reasonable basis for a moral theory.

The Categorical Imperative is determined by referring to three formulations. The first formulation, namely the Formula of the Law of Nature, insists that we should act ‘only according to that maxim’ which could be universalised. This means that we must be able to universalise a principle without contradiction. If this is not possible, we can logically assume that the act is immoral as it is counter to reason. If a rule is not universalisable then others will not be free to act from the same moral principles, and Kant strongly believed that autonomy and freedom were essential to being a moral agent. The second formulation (The Formula of End in Itself) ensures that you never treat others or oneself ‘merely as a means but always as an end’. To use someone merely as a means to some other end is to exploit their rationality, and we should value everyone as rational beings. Lastly, the Formula of a Kingdom of Ends asks for us to ‘act as if a legislating member in the universal Kingdom of Ends’. The Kingdom of Ends is a world in which everyone acts from categorical imperatives, and although we may not live in this world, we must act as if we are. According to this formula we must act on the assumption that everyone will follow the rules you make through your actions. If the intended action passes each of the formulations it is a categorical imperative and thus is not only right, but a moral obligation. 

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