PhD student at the University of Birmingham, and Wulfrinuian without the Yammish accent - I'm a humanties and liberal arts student with a passion for sharing the wonder of my subjects (namely Philosophy, English, Music and Drama) with any and all.
As for myself, I enjoy to read Sci-Fi, play guitar and piano, write contributions and manage my own online philosophy-education project: thephilosophersisland.com.
Over 1000 hours teaching experience in the UK and Austria in English, EFL, Philosophy, Drama, and Music in academic environments.
TESOL Senior Teacher (CEFR A0 - C2, ages 10 - 45) with ABCi/ETTC in Vorchdorf, Austria (April '17 - Mar '18)
Private English Tutor (Lower Secondary - GCSE English Literature & Language) with Helping Hands Tuition in Wolverhampton, UK (Jan '15 - Dec '16, Jan '19 - Present)
Private LAMDA Public Speaking and Solo Acting Tutor (Mar '19 - Present)
Private Drama Tutor (LAMDA Level 3 Grade 8 Solo Acting and Public Speaking) with Stagecoach (Apr' 11 - Jun '11)
Private Academic Tutor (Aug '18 - Present)
I started academic tutoring over 6 years ago now with a public tuition centre in English GCSE and A-Level, expanding into tutoring philosophy privately after I earned my MA in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science in 2016.
Shortly after my MA, I went to Austria to teach English and earn my Cert-TESOL. It was then that I had to learn formal teaching techniques, lesson structuring methods, and develop my teaching skills further. After gaining my Cert-TESOL, I liked Austria so much that I decided to take a role as Senior Teacher for a year before returning to the UK in preparation for my PhD.
My academic expertise lies within the field of English Language and Literature (particularly the fields of linguistics, sociolinguistics, creative writing and thematic literary analysis) and Philosophy (esp. epistemology, logic studies, semantics, philosophy of mind and erotetics).
It was a very interesting lesson and I appreciated the new angles on the book that I had never considered.
Really helped me in knowing where to start with my assignment, as well as the structure of the assignment. Francis also helped finding sources and tried his best to explain things that I was unsure about.
I really enjoy my Philosophy classes with Francis. He is able to explain the complex concepts of the philosophers by comparing them to daily life situations.
I've only had two sessions with Fran and already have a better command of the subject. After the lesson, I am able to reflect and use what we discussed.
PhD in Philosophy (Erotetics: A study of Questionhood and Answerhood) *PENDING*
M.A. in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (Merit - Dissertation: "What are Questions and How do we Answer them?")
B.A. (Hons) English Language and Literature Studies (2:1 - Second Class, First Division)
LAMDA Level 3 Grade 8 Solo Acting (Merit)
LAMDA Level 3 Grade 8 Public Speaking (Distinction)