Calum has an exceptional academic record, including a double first in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) from Oxford University. Calum is extremely adaptable, and has taught a broad range of subjects in the UK and internationally periodically over the last 20 years.
In his own words: “Whatever your child’s academic history, I will bring clarity and order to the complicated concepts they are studying. I thoroughly prepare each lesson to meet your child’s specific needs, tailoring my style in order to enable them to acquire the confidence and skills they need to succeed.
I specialise in the following subjects:
Mathematics and Economics, Philosophy, Politics, English, History, Russian.As well as achieving first-class honours in both Prelims and the Final Honour School in PPE (“the Oxford degree that runs Britain”, according to the Guardian), I was awarded college bursaries for academic achievement. I came top of my college in the econometrics paper.
Additionally, I am in the third year of an Open University mathematics MSc. I have received a distinction in every paper to date, was awarded 97% and 98% in my first and second year examinations, and received 100% in my two most recent assessments. I have been tutoring one of my fellow students.
With regards to Philosophy tuition, I was tutored by a world-leading expert on the British idealists. The philosophers I have studied in depth include Aristotle, Kant, Hume, Spinoza, and Mill. I have studied ethics and metaphysics extensively. I also specialise in political theory and modern British politics.
I have a first class honours degree in English and Russian from Edinburgh University. I have taught various other subjects, including history and English as a foreign language. I even devised and taught a course in beginners’ Russian for business.
Apart from tutoring, I have had a rich and varied career, much of it in public sector and charity communications. Highlights include earning my green beret as a Royal Marines Commando, authoring a national B&Q advertising campaign, and translating for Mr Russia at the Mr World contest.
My hobbies include cryptic crosswords and listening to a wide range of music. I write a blog about the thematic crossword in the Sunday Telegraph.”