Andrew Tebbutt, B.A. (Honours), M.A. (Guelph), M.A. (ICS)
“Literacy—the ability to use language well—offers us nothing less than the opportunity to access more of the world around us.”
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Currently, I am completing a second Master’s degree in Philosophy and Religion in Toronto. As an undergraduate, I was awarded the Zygmunt Adamczewski Scholarship for academic excellence. At the graduate level, I was awarded the Dean of Graduate Studies Spring Research Fellowship for the second year of my M.A. I have two years of experience as a teaching assistant for a first-year philosophy course at Brock.
I believe that education is less about providing a person with information and more about cultivating the ability to make sense of the world that a person already possesses. As I work to develop my own skills as a teacher, I spend a lot of time trying to understand the great works in philosophy and literature that have spoken to both the human condition and the world we live in. I also spend time trying to discover interesting music, read the paper, cook, and watch old movies. As someone who was influenced by good teachers early on in his life, my goal is to inspire and encourage students to think deeply and communicate effectively.