Miranda P – VCE Philosophy Tutor

I honestly believe that anyone can achieve great results. I achieved a 50 in philosophy despite starting the year as below average. I am passionate about teaching, and I will show you the secrets to becoming interested in the subject and succeeding!

Interested in hiring Miranda to be your tutor?

About Miranda

Philosophy students, welcome.

My name is Miranda, and I graduated year 12 in 2014 at Billanook College, with an ATAR of 98.75. This included a study score of 50 in philosophy, for which I also received a Premier’s Award. I also received a 46 in Theatre studies, 45 in psychology, 40 in literature and 39 in Indonesian language.

I became inspired to become a philosophy tutor because when I started year 12 philosophy, I found the subject hard and tiresome, and was ranked 6th in a class of only 8 students. However, by the end of the year, my hard work and the techniques my teacher had taught me allowed me to beat the class (and the state) with a 50. Now, I want to help others succeed in the subject. Year 12 is a stressful year, but passion in a subject turns stress into motivation. Together, we will find that passion.

My tutoring approach

As your philosophy tutor, I aim to tailor our sessions to your interests and expand your philosophical knowledge. Sessions will be unique and adjusted according to your interests, not one-size-fits-all.

The approach I take to teaching is very guided. When I assign my students work, I will complete the exact same work myself, so that we can compare our results at the end. I understand that it can be hard to edit your own work, and so I offer students the option of editing my work instead, in order to develop their critical thinking skills. It is a mark of an excellent tutor when the student becomes critical of every viewpoint presented to them. Some of my techniques involve:

  • Creating questions for you to answer. Together, we will then compare your answers with my answers and compare the approaches
  • Re working past SACS in order to learn what you can do to improve your work in SAC conditions
  • Answering questions under timed limits, in the most stressful situation possible, in order to build confidence in exam conditions
  • Lots of work with standard form, which helps students to understand philosophical arguments

I am up to date with

  • The VCE curriculum and required texts
  • Nature of the SACS and exams
  • The skills and resources needed to excel in a VCE setting

As your tutor, I:

  • Can answer your questions for free at any time of the week
  • Read your work for free in order to prepare for our sessions
  • Drive to your house for an additional $5 per 10kms away from St Kilda
  • My hourly rate at $50, with the first session being free

My availability is flexible, I am happy to negotiate with students depending on their availability.

Interested in hiring Miranda to be your tutor?

Miranda P – VCE Philosophy Tutor