Alice Short

University of Gloucestershire: Post Graduate Certificate of Education, Secondary Education University of Sheffield: BA Hons, Philosophy I moved to the Bay Area from my home nation, the United Kingdom, in 2018. The UK is still my true home but it is a pleasure to exchange the rain for the sunny and glorious climate of California. Before this move I spent five years teaching Philosophy, Ethics, and Religious Studies in a High School in the rural South West of England to students of a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. This instilled in me the significance of finding creative and personalised ways of reaching every student and helping them connect with profound and complicated ideas. The challenge of learning is a real pleasure. I have a passion for encouraging students to engage with – and enjoy! – complex materials; be it philosophical texts, the great works of American and international literature, or mathematics. I believe that a strong foundation in education is the most powerful tool that young people have today to ensure that they can carve a meaningful path in society in whatever their chosen course is. When I’m not tutoring I enjoy reading any book I can get my hands on, indoor and outdoor rock climbing, being in and around water, as well as eating the phenomenal range of foods that the Bay Area has to offer.