Online Tutor


The University of Oxford - Philosophy, Politics and Economics - Double first


I have an outstanding academic background, including a double first from Oxford in PPE.

Recent Students: 4 Total Hours: 42 Last Online:
All-time Students: 5 Total Classes: 45 Signed Up: 17 Apr 2017

About me

I am a keen cruciverbalist (fan of cryptic crosswords), and write a blog about the 'Enigmatic Variations' thematic crossword in the Sunday Telegraph.

I am also a former Royal Marines Commando, although my green beret stays clean and dry these days at the back of my cupboard.

I'm more likely to be found at a live Met Opera screening or reading classic noir.

Tutor Experience

I have taught a broad range of subjects in the UK and internationally periodically over the last 20 years.

I thoroughly prepare each lesson to meet the student's specific needs. I have taught A*- and E-grade students and, whatever the student's academic history, I bring clarity and order to complicated concepts, enabling them to acquire the confidence and skills they need to succeed.

I am extremely adaptable, and have taught mathematics, economics, politics, philosophy, business studies, history, close reading, literary analysis, and exam/essay technique, as well as devising and teaching a beginners’ business Russian course. I have significant TEFL experience, including at the Oxford English Centre.

Client Reviews

Maggie - Philosophy

Calum is a really enthusiastic and knowledgable person. My son really liked him. He was very helpful in answering the questions we had and debating the subject.

Amelia - Philosophy

The best session yet, everything was really well explained and lots of helpful examples were provided.

Amelia - Philosophy

Nicely rounded off the topic of Perception and enjoyed the introduction to Knowledge.

Amelia - Philosophy

The session was well structured and contained comprehensive detail of the content.

Amelia - Philosophy

Very clear and helpful. Hopefully we can sort out the recording feature so I can capture the useful points more effectively.

Price: $45-55/hr

No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online


Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Oxford) - double first
Mathematics (Open University) - first
English and Russian (Edinburgh) - first


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