Daniel Barnes
Philosopher

Teaching

I am a strong believer in student centred learning, taking the view that my job as a teacher is not to tell my students what to see but to tell them where to look. I have the ability to communicate with clarity and passion both knowledge and an enthusiasm for the subject. My main areas of expertise are philosophy (particularly aesthetics and metaphysics) and English (with an emphasis on the GCSE language paper). I have be fortunate enough to have taught in unversities, schools and colleges, as well as working as a private tutor. Get in touch if you need a teacher. 
  

Experience

2016 - ongoing | TutorHouse, London
Private Turor, A-Level/GCSE English and A-Level Philosophy 

2015 | Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | 3-week public lecture series
Lecturer, Aesthetics in the Digital Age

  • Designed and delivered lectures relating to an exhibition by Konrad Wyrebek
  • Topics included the aesthetics of photography, the ontology of art, authenticity and Walter Benjamin
  • Aimed at a general audience with no specialist knowledge
 
2014 | London School of Philosophy | 5-week course
Lecturer; Philosophy of Art, Culture and Capitalism; 12 students

  • Designed and delivered the entire course at the invitation of the Head of School
  • Course consisted of one-hour lecture, followed by class discussion of weekly set reading
  • Course included an art gallery visit
 
2012 – ongoing | First Tutors | AS/A-Level Philosophy
Private Tutor

  • One-to-one tutoring of sixth form students in all aspects of the AQA Philosophy Specification
  • Working with parents to develop effective revision programmes
 
2012 | Chelsea College of Art, London | 3-week lecture series for BA Fine Art 3rd Year
Lecturer; Philosophy for Artists

  • Designed and delivered a syllabus for introducing art students to core aspects of philosophy
 
2010 | Medina High School, Isle of Wight | A-Level Philosophy, Year 13
Teaching Assistant; 15 students

  • Assisted the teacher in delivering lessons on exam technique
  • Set and marked an essay writing homework assignment
 
2007-2008 | Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham | BA Philosophy, 2nd Year
Lecturer: Aesthetics; 70 students

  • Designed the entire module, including reading lists, essay/exam questions and lecture content
  • Marked coursework essays and exam scripts according to School criteria
  • Delivered lectures (1 per week for 10 weeks) and seminars (2 per week for 10 weeks)
  • Students achieved a mean mark of 66%
  • Ran one-to-one student tutorials, including provision of detailed essay feedback
  • Course involved an art gallery trip and a trip to a working artists’ studio
  • Gained an overall student satisfaction rating of 78%
 
2004-2010 | Department of Philosophy, University of Nottingham | BA Philosophy, 1st and 2nd Year
Seminar Leader: Metaphysics, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy; 20 students per group

  • Delivered seminars under the direction of the Module Convenor
  • Marked coursework essays and exams, giving detailed feedback where appropriate
  • Contributed to general module administration
  • Feedback to the Module Convenor on areas of strength/weakness