Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales
- Hourly rate $70
- Response Time 3h
- Number of students 29
1st lesson is free!
END OF TERM DISCOUNT 15% OFF ALL Bundled Sessions: Chris is an Ontario-based Philosophy Professor with 25+ years of post-secondary experience offering online tutoring in university academic research,
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About the lesson
As an academic and a teaching scholar, I am committed to the intrinsic value of post-secondary education, scholarship and academic honesty. My approach to teaching and tutoring academic skills for University level students focuses on developing the critical thinking skills and tools required to succeed in the humanities and social sciences.
Individual tutoring is geared to the learning styles and goals of the student and may include more structured Zoom meetings, assistance with understanding course and assignment requirements, assistance with completing assignments including assistance with researching and writing academic papers.
- Academic English
- Essay writing
- Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
- High School
Masters/ Graduate School
About Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales
I have completed an undergraduate Honours degree in International Development Studies, a Masters of Theological Studies degree in Systematic Theology and a Phd in Systematic and Historical Theology. I have extensive experience teaching across the post-secondary curriculum and have taught in a variety of formal and informal settings including, secondary schools as an Educational Assistant, Community College extension program to indigenous communities in northern Ontario, and post-secondary institutions as an assistant professor, sessional instructor and seminar instructor.
In addition to formal teaching, I have experience teaching youth, young adults and adults in less formal, workshop and adult learning settings, including adult and youth religious education/catechesis, theatre, and improvisation training. For the past 5 years I have taught critical thinking and argumentation in the department of philosophy at Laurentian University.
Perfect! I have returned to do a graduate degree after 25 years. Chris has helped me make sense of reflective exercises. He has provided tips and tools to make the writing process more organized and necessary tools to help as I ease back into academic work It has made my transition back into school a more enjoyable and relaxed experience
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Perfect! I am very happy that I found Dr. Duncanson-Hales on the Superprof to help me with my MSW Practice Research Paper. He is highly experienced, knowledgeable, patient and punctual. I highly recommend him .
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Dr. Duncanson-Hales' expertise with critical thinking and argumentation is incredibly valuable and will give your writing a convincing edge.
I've had Dr Christopher as a teacher during my undergrad and I must say he was one of the most dynamic, fun, and enthusiastic profs ever. No lie. His teaching style promotes a healthy discourse with the subject as the main focus and uses many different pedagogical strategies to adapt the lesson for the learner.
Dr Duncanson-Hales taught me philosophy in the third and fourth years of my undergraduate degree, and I can attest that you would be hard-pressed to find a teacher more committed to ensuring his students succeed than Dr Duncanson-Hales. He has helped me to understand the work of philosophers like Heidegger and Paul Ricoeur with a greater depth than I could have on my own, and introduced me to new ways of looking at subjects I thought I already understood. Even after I stopped being his student, he has helped me with recommendations to both Masters programs and scholarships opportunities. If you want a tutor who will go above and beyond in helping you learn and develop, you would be doing yourself a disservice not to choose Dr Duncanson-Hales.
Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales was one of the greatest professors I have had the pleasure studying under. He is incredibly receptive to students encouraging them to succeed, offering guidance on projects, and he is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure students have a wonderful learning experience. At one point I was struggling writing a paper on the concept of Time in Bergson and he handed me extra sources to help with my paper. He is a fantastic lecturer who explains concepts clearly and succinctly, and he encourages student participation. Outside of the classroom he is always great at giving advice on future careers and schooling. In my own personal case he gave advice on my goal of completing my Master of Arts and tips for further success. I would and have recommended colleagues take course with Dr. Christopher Duncanson-Hales as he represents the core values of what makes an excellent and trustworthy professor.
Ma Candidate Cultural Studies
Christopher was probably one of the best teachers I had in university. He taught my second year Critical Thinking and made the class not only interesting by using modern examples but had consistent activities and showed he cared about his students. He is also helpful outside of the classroom where if you need advice on a project or some source material he is more than happy to help. I would highly recommend Christopher to any student.
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1. When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field? *
My area of expertise is extremely interdisciplinary. It began with an exposure trip to Jamaica when I was 15-years old. During this trip, I met a Rastafarian who, when I asked him to explain the Rastafari religion, replied with one word, "love." This experience has a profound impact on me. It drove me to learn about Rastafari, and about how people in the developing world resist poverty and injustice. My academic career beginning with my undergraduate studies in International Development through my graduate studies in systematic and postcolonial theology can all be traced to this initial question by a naive 15-year old.
2. What makes you passionate about your subject?
My passion is not limited to philosophy and theology. I am passionate about learning and teaching in general. This may sound cliché, but for me, it is a cliché that is true. My passion for my subject begins with teaching myself, with learning as much as I can about my area of specialty. This passion to learn drives my passion to share what I've learned and how I've learned it. In this way, I share in my students passion for their learning. This is why I prefer to refer to students and teachers as 'scholars' who share a passion for learning.
3. What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"? *
Tutoring gives me the opportunity to learn with a variety of students in a very personal way. In larger classes, I am not able to give students the individual attention that tutoring allows me to provide my students. There are not enough hours in the day to provide 30 + students with the type of one-on-one or small class teaching that I am able to provide as a Superprof. Tutoring gives me an opportunity to work with students from across the country in a variety of subject areas. I genuinely value the scholarly relationship that tutoring allows me to develop with these students.
4. Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
The teacher that most inspires me was my Dad. He is retired now, but taught math at a community college for 30-years. While math is not my subject, my Dad's philosophy of teaching has deeply impacted my own. At the core of our shared philosophy is a commitment to first meet students where they are and to second, help students meet and exceed their academic potential. I genuinely believe that every student is capable of academic success. Inspired by my Dad's pedagogy, I see my role as an educator as identifying students potential and giving them the confidence to reach and exceed this potential.
5. What are your keys to success?
Curiosity, perseverance and confidence are the keys to my academic success. Curiosity, asking questions, seeking understanding, are the starting points. If you are not curious about the world, then it is difficult to sustain an interest in understanding the world.
With a question whose answers most often leads to new questions, perseverance is the next key to my academic success. At times, I have struggled with my studies. For instance, I took time off during my undergraduate to discover whether university was the right path for me. What I discovered is that education is not a race to the finish line. While the PhD I earned is considered a 'terminal' degree, the education it represents has no end.
Underpinning both these factors is the third key to my academic success, a humble confidence to recognize my own ignorance while I persevere in continuing to understand the questions my curiosity leads me to.