Thomas Hunt - Professional Teacher in Oxford
I am a qualified teacher, two-time author, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I have four degrees in history, education, theology, and political thought. I have studied at Cambridge University (MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History) and I am currently doing my DPhil in History at the University of Oxford. I am a passionate tutor with years of experience (both tutoring and being tutored) and I'm excited to help everyone I can achieve their academic dreams!
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Oxford, 2019 – 2022
University of Cambridge, 2017 – 2018
Political Thought and Intellectual History (MPhil): 70
University of British Columbia, 2014 – 2015
Education (BEd): First
Regent College, 2012 – 2014
Theology (MA): 3.47
Trinity Western University, 2007 – 2011
History (BA): 1st
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
In the past I have worked as both a tutor and a teacher. As a teacher I taught history, politics, and economics in a top secondary school for two years and I have lectured as a TA at both the undergraduate and graduate level in history and theology. As a tutor I have worked with students from ages 8 to 18, as well as many with special requirements due to learning or developmental disabilities. The subjects covered have largely been within the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Currently I am teaching English Literature and Creative Writing with Oxford Summer Courses.
My Approach to Tutoring
As both a teacher and tutor I enjoy using conversational methods to explore ideas. Where possible I prefer maintaining an enjoyable and informal learning environment, balanced with clear objectives and hard work. Having been tutored myself as a young student I know the importance of using encouragement and understanding to build supportive bonds between a tutor and tutee. I believe in using positivity as the basis for progress and cultivating collegial rapport: as I believe the best learning happens when you enjoy spending time together.
Fun Facts About Me
My life long goal was to study at the University of Oxford, but it took eight unsuccessful applications before finally getting in. Ironically, I got into Cambridge almost by accident: having applied on a whim as a back-up option if Oxford did not accept me. I am also a published author and used to work as a policy advisor and speechwriter in the Canadian Prime Minister's Office. As a teenage I tried to break the world record for the most number of clothes pegs attached to the human face (I came within 10 of the record).