Online Philosophy Tutor Daniel


5.0 359 classes

University of Birmingham - Social and Political Theory - MA

Daniel is a postgraduate researcher based at the University of Warwick. He has been teaching for ten years and has helped students from all backgrounds achieve their fullest potential. He has published and sits on the editorial board for a philosophical journal.

Recent Students: 8 Total Hours: 391 Last Online: 06 Jun 2023
All-time Students: 33 Total Classes: 359 Signed Up: 18 Jul 2018

About Me

I’m a postgraduate researcher at the University of Warwick where I teach on a number of modules and sit on the editorial board for a philosophical journal. I’ve been working privately since 2014 and have helped countless students achieve their goals. Philosophy is a collaborative endeavour; it’s a great pleasure for me to explore the big ideas of the last 3,000 years with my students, watching their own philosophical skills develop and grow. Feel free to get in touch with me with whatever help you might be looking for: A-Levels, undergrad, postgrad, applications, essay ideas, writing feedback. Write to me if you just want to talk things through, write even if you’re not sure what sort of help you’re after yet. I’m a very good tutor, I’m sure I will be able to help.

That’s it in a nutshell. If you would like to know some more details about me and my approach to teaching, please continue reading. Otherwise, I look forward to doing some philosophy with you!

Tutor Experience

My lessons are orientated by two key targets:

(i) understanding and retention of material
Philosophy is hard. My aim is not that you just memorise different theories – this will severely limit what you are able to do with your knowledge. Besides, it’s not interesting. Instead, I want to help you understand the philosophical theories you are grappling with, to see them in their best light, and appreciate what are the relative merits or shortcomings of the various criticisms they might face. We will DO philosophy together, that is, engage in a dialogue where we try to figure stuff out for ourselves, and not just because we’ve heard that such and such theory is either ground-breaking or rubbish. This is the fun way to do philosophy, the best way to improve your philosophical skills, and the best way to remember the relevant material in a form that is flexible enough that you can apply your knowledge to a variety of different assessment scenarios.

(ii) refinement of technique
Philosophy is hard. Writing philosophy is even harder. When we do philosophy, we’re not just looking for someone who can regurgitate information. Instead, we want to see philosophers who can think things through for themselves and develop their own cogent and persuasive arguments. I will push you to develop your ideas, consider the implications of the claims you make, and to work out the most precise and systematic way of presenting your views in your writing. I will teach you to defend your views and to criticise those of others. I will leave your essays covered in pedantic comments. It’ll be a little annoying. But you’ll learn.

Topic Expertise

I teach all areas of philosophy, but in my own research I specialise in 19th and 20th century post-Kantian (or ‘continental’) philosophy, especially the work of Martin Heidegger. I also have a strong on-going interest in Nietzsche, Foucault and political theory. Most of all, I love philosophy that has – as the kids say – skin in the game: philosophy that seeks to think about, challenge and improve the way we live and the people we are.

Client Reviews

Daniel helped me a lot with my work. I'm in my final year at university and was slightly nervous about how I would do with these 2 essays but I feel a lot more confident that I will do well thanks to his feedback.

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I started philosophy this past semester as part of my intercalated year for uni, and I have to say that I've learnt more from Daniel in 2 hours than I have in the months of classes I've sat through, being very confused! I've been studying a science degree for the past three years, so trying to understand university-level philosophical theory was a whole new paradigm for me. I was worried prior to the session that I would be quizzed on everything I was supposed to know already, or my lack of understanding would be met with disapproval - so I was absolutely blown away by his patience and ability to break everything down for me in an understandable way that was neither patronising nor overwhelming. He went at a comfortable pace for me to write any salient information down, and clearly was very knowledgable in the topics I required help with. I was impressed at how quickly he was able to gauge my 'situation' and thus adapted the lesson and his approach to my needs. If you require a teacher who seems to have a genuine passion for philosophy, and a wealth of knowledge to complement it, I cannot recommend Daniel enough. - Teresa

"Daniel was very patient with my brother and extremely knowledgeable in his area of expertise. He was very helpful when reviewing work and gave my brother plenty of room to formulate his own views and would challenge them in a way that didn't discourage but helped him think about how to formulate his arguments in a more sturdy fashion. Where Daniel wasn't sure he was entirely honest that he was unaware of niche topics. This type of integrity is very hard to find in tutors so highly recommend." - Malita

As Dan’s student of two years, I would highly recommend him as a philosophy tutor. With Dan’s support, I moved up from D (54%) to A (88%) in AS Ethics and C (63%) to A (100%) in AS Philosophy. I found lessons very useful in grasping a solid understanding of the content as we explored the material thoroughly and in depth. We talked through the content and I was able to ask questions freely both during and outside of tutorials. This was crucial as I felt comfortable with the content, which is a necessary foundation to form sound arguments and evaluation. Dan’s inquisitive and engaging style of teaching challenged me every lesson, which was key in my success as I was encouraged to develop my own thoughts, arguments and criticisms. I was encouraged to express my opinions which we then built on and developed to form strong and structured arguments. With practice, I was able to learn to think more philosophically and critically. Through our tutorial lessons, I was able to learn to write essays specifically targeted at A level standard philosophy and ethics questions. This was an important exam technique as I was able to pick up marks where I could without wasting valuable time in the exam. Dan is a great tutor for academic progress and support. I was able to contact him via email whenever I had a question or had an essay to be marked. The homework set was geared to consolidate my knowledge and challenge my thinking, and the feedback I got on homework and practice exam questions always pushed me further. Whether it is the content, evaluation or exam technique you need more work on, Dan will help you to nail it. - Hayoung

"Daniel is a fantastic tutor. As I was wanting to do philosophy at university but hadn't done it at A level, I was looking for someone to discuss philosophy with and improve my critical thinking. I found Daniel online and he was brilliant. He is reliable, well informed, very friendly and likeable, which meant that it was easy for me to build a rapport with him. He encourages you to explore your ideas, offers constructive criticism to help you improve your arguments and is very knowledgeable about all things philosophy related. I think that through my conversations with Daniel, I improved my ability to think philosophically immensely, and this gave me the confidence to think that I could study the subject at university having not done so before. In short, I thoroughly recommend him as a tutor, you won't regret it!" - Laurence

"My name is Brandon and I had the pleasure of working with Daniel this last year, for help with my Political Philosophy class. When I started the course, I was not able to understand anything. I was convinced I would never be able to understand the heavy philosophy readings we were assigned. I looked online and found Daniel, within a couple weeks of meeting, the readings had become easier and I was able to analyse them a lot better. We worked twice a week and I noticed, as well as my professor, that my critical reviews and test scores greatly improved. Daniel is an amazing tutor because he really teaches you how to analyse the material and breaks it down into different ways to get you to understand it. He is an expert with the material. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for some help in Philosophy" - Brandon

"Daniel tutored our son in A-level philosophy for 18 months. His lessons were excellent and my son was very pleased. Daniel is professional, reliable and dedicated. Absolutely recommended." - Ashley

"Daniel taught me AS and A2 philosophy. Lessons were enjoyable and delivered to a high standard. Would definitely recommend his tutorials. Online tutorials were really beneficial and I definitely learnt a lot." - Sarah

"Daniel has been brilliant in helping me to attain a better understanding of philosophy and Sartre whilst also encouraging me to think for myself. Provided the perfect amount of guidance and given me skills which I can use in the future at university." - Ruby

"Daniel was my tutor for AS and he really helped me. He was really enthusiastic in teaching and still is! His lessons were fun and engaging, it's amazing how much more interesting things are with a good teacher. He also helped me to think more analytically and critically and how to structure my arguments." - Jacob

"Daniel has been an excellent tutor so far for my Philosophy A Level. His lessons have been clear and concise and has good knowledge of his subject area." - Jack

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MA Social and Political Theory - Distinction
BA Philosophy - First-class (honours)


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