Rich Cochrane

Maths & Humanities teacher

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London, United Kingdom
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Rich Cochrane | Maths & Humanities teacher

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I'm a full-time, experienced independent tutor and writer. I have degrees in both English Literature and Mathematics and a PhD in Philosophy. I teach at all levels from GCSE to undergraduate level.

As well as tutoring I'm a director of Big Ideas Initiatives (http://bigi.org.uk) and chair of the Forum on Post-Compulsory Education (http://fpce.org.uk).

You can read more about my qualifications and tutoring services at http://richardcochrane.com

Group Classes

Different Class

This is a series of highly interactive seminars curated and facilitated by Jonathan White of the London School of Economics. Each one has a short reading from a classic text of C20th social or political theory that should be done in advance.

The sessions aren't cumulative so it's OK to come along if you've missed some.

For details and to sign up see: http://www.meetup.com/DifferentClass/

It's a: 
seminar
Venue: 
Upstairs at The Wheatsheaf pub
Location: 
Rathbone Place, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
10 Oct 2011, 7 Nov 2011, 11 Jan 2012, 8 Feb 2012 and 14 Mar 2012, 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Rates: 
Free

Big Ideas

Big Ideas is an ongoing series of free events. At each we have an invited expert -- usually, but not always, an academic -- who gives a short introductory talk. The discussion then develops with the audience in a free-flowing but focussed manner. See http://bigi.org.uk for details of upcoming events.

It's a: 
lecture
Venue: 
Upstairs at The Wheatsheaf pub
Location: 
Rathbone Place, London, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
The last Tuesday of every month except December, 8pm-10pm, but arrive early if you'd like a seat.
Rates: 
Free

Experience

Examiner

I'm an examiner for City & Guilds functional mathematics examinations.

Dates: 
Oct 2010

Lecturer

I'm a lecturer in guitar at Greenwich Community College. I'm a guitarist with more than 25 years' experience, specialising in jazz, rock and avant garde styles. At GCC I teach both practical skills and theory. I also take private guitar students.

Dates: 
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Lecturer

I was the sole tutor on the postgraduate (Masters-level) course Language in Journalism. The course was run by Brian Winston, a pioneer in the linguistic analysis of the news, and some of the approaches we taught there are now part of A Level English Language.

Dates: 
Sep 1994 - Jun 1995

Tutor

I ran weekly undergraduate seminars for two years in both the English Literature and Philosophy departments at Cardiff, being a graduate of the former and a research student in the latter.

Dates: 
Sep 1992 - Jun 1995

Educational history

PGCE (PCET)

Dates: 
September, 2009 - June, 2010
Institution: 
Institute of Education
The PGCE is the formal teaching qualification in the UK. The PGCE (PCET) is specifically oriented towards post-compulsory education (i.e., education of people of age 16 and over, including adults).

BSc (Hons)

Dates: 
January, 2005 - October, 2009
Institution: 
The Open University
I completed my BSc in mathematics while working full-time as a computer programmer at Goldman Sachs. I specialised in pure maths, including topology, complex analysis, group theory, graph theory, number theory, logic and analysis.

PhD

Dates: 
September, 1992 - June, 1996
Institution: 
Cardiff University
My research was in the aesthetics of music. I studied, among others, Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Quine, Rorty and Adorno.

BA (Hons)

Dates: 
September, 1989 - June, 1992
Institution: 
Cardiff University
The core literature course at Cardiff contained detailed 2-year modules on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry, Victorian literature and Critical Theory. I also studied modern drama and twentieth century poetry and wrote a final-year dissertation on Lyotard's characterisations of modernism and postmodernism.

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

I tutor 9am-6pm Mon-Fri but other times are sometimes possible, especially for one-off events. My rates are very competitive. Drop me an email to start a conversation.


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