Katie

Online Tutor

Katie

University of Oxford - Theology, Religion and Philosophy - D.Phil/ PhD

5.0

I am an enthusiastic and motivating teacher with experience delivering tutorials and lectures to the highest level (to students in Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford).

Recent Students: 3 Total Hours: 183 Last Online: 24 Jan 2021
All-time Students: 10 Total Classes: 172 Signed Up: 11 Jun 2019

About me

I have recently completed my D.Phil in Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford where the focus of my research has been on the philosophical problem of free will - how we can ascribe moral responsibility for our actions in a world where events might be causally determined and hence beyond our control. I am always interested in looking for new ways to solve seemingly intractable problems and that's why I decided to look at the free will problem from the perspective of Buddhist Philosophy. Prior to my D.Phil I also completed my BA in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Oxford and my MA in The History of Philosophy at King's College London.

I am extremely passionate about philosophy and religious studies because I believe that the study of these subjects offers unique insights into human nature, the essence of knowledge and truth, and can inform how we should live our lives ethically. In my tutorials I seek not only enable students to obtain the best possible grades but also to celebrate the true value of philosophy by immersing themselves in the subject and allowing it to shape their view of life.

Tutor Experience

I have experience teaching undergraduate courses in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Oxford and have also been involved with interviewing candidates applying to study Theology and Religion at Oxford.

The focus of my tutorials is to enable students to develop highly effective reasoning and innovative solutions to philosophical questions, that are grounded in a clear understanding of fundamental philosophical and theological concepts. By working with me students will grow in confidence in their ability to tackle new problems and to read the primary literature.

Topic Expertise

Having interviewed candidates applying to study Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, I know exactly the type of skills required to succeed. I am happy to tutor motivated and dedicated students working towards either A-Level Philosophy or GCSE Religious Studies and am also happy to tutor those studying for degrees in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies.

My area of specialisation is in non-Western philosophy of religion (Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism) but I also have experience teaching the monotheistic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Client Reviews

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

Today I felt very confident and motivated in my writing. I just want to say thank you to "Katie" for the encouragement she gave me when I was underperforming.

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

It was a very good lesson and Katie did explain in areas I was stucked in etc. Though i am sick i feel very motivated to work with Katie. She encourages and gives me confidence each time we have a lesson.

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

This was a very interesting lesson for me. Katie has shifted what i used to see as a "chore" to "passionate writing" - This essay has made become more confident in my reading, writing and the points I am making. Special thank you to Katie as she has teaching skills gift. "Happy Xmas"

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

The lesson went very well as Katie took me to the 2nd step of how to draft my essays and bringing critical analysis points in the draft. It was a proper brainstorming for me - phew!! :) - thank you Katie for giving me the confidence to write.

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

Really enjoyed learning new things with Katie today - she has given great encouragement with writings which I struggled with. I was amazed that my essay’s arguments were acceptable by her. Thank you Katie for the encouragement!

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

It was a good tutoring and as it helped me in expanding my knowledge with theology ie learning new words and concepts and also how to write. I feel I am slightly becoming more aware and pay specific attention when I write. Not easy but I feel I’ve made some improvements.

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

Today i had a very good lesson with Katie. She was very thorough with reviewing my work and demonstrated that i am improving in my writing. That gave me hope to pursue my studies. thank you Katie for your patience.

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

I was pleased very pleased that Katie helped brainstorming my next essay and gave me the confidence to write again. It would be good to have a work plan for my next essay. It enables me to write and focus better.

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

I truly enjoyed how the lesson are put together and how Katie passionately takes time to teach and show me in a very subtle way of my weaknesses. She is very organised and dedicated to her work. I feel very blessed to have her as my tutor. In future I would like to spend more time with my English writing though i know she is not meant to be an English teacher.

Shenaz - Theology And Religious Studies

Katie was very helpful and gave me clear structure on my essay writing and this helps me to explore theology in a different way. thank you Katie

Price: $75-85/hr

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Qualifications

I am SEDA accredited.

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