Ziying
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Speed-Reading, Philosophy, Literacy, Literature, Psychology

Here's what I can do for you: - Develop a reading habit (a book a week is not an unreasonable goal); - Teach you how to speed-read so you can read twice, or thrice, as fast without loss in comprehension (speed-reading is really just a fancy name for college-level reading skills, a phenomenon which can be taught and practised without recourse to magical beliefs); - Take you through a tour through the body of Western Classics that Wikipedia defines as a "body of high culture literature, music, philosophy, and works of art ... from Socrates to Wittgenstein in philosophy, and from Homer to James Joyce in literature"; - And finally, be an English conversational partner and personal tutor who does all the usual things to help you enjoy speaking and reading in English (about how English is formally taught, most "dreaded" English tests and exams are really variants of IQ tests that have little to no relations to how a language is learned and acquired).

Extra information

Some information about me: - I used to read at around 10 pages an hour (that's around 67 words per minute), after seeing an educational psychologist and 2 years of training, I slowly picked up my reading speed to what is, as of writing, 100 pages an hour (670 wpm); - I specialise mostly in philosophy, and some areas of psychology, and my goals for teaching is to help you find something you are interested in, and give you the tools to learn about a topic, which can be just about anything you decide on; - A brief list of books that I've read would be as follows, Plato's "The Republic", Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics", Descartes' "Meditations", Spinoza's "Ethics", Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason", Hegel's "Phenomenology of Spirit", Marx's "Capital", Freud's "Interpretation of Dreams", Jung's "Man and His Symbols", Sartre's "Being and Nothingness", Foucault's "Discipline and Punish.", Wittgenstein's "Philosophical Investigations", and Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolution"; - As of writing, I spend my time mostly trying to learn more about physical culture (weightlifting, etc.), educating myself about Western music and art history, as well as investigating ways to pick up some European, Asian, and ancient languages (French, German, Japanese, Greek, Classical Chinese, etc.)

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Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Songjiang, Songjiang District, Shanghai, China
At student's location: Around Songjiang, China

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About Me

Private tutor in Shanghai, China.
I grew up in Singapore, took the GCSE A Levels and was admitted to Imperial College London in 2015. In 2015-2021, I was in London, United Kingdom. Now I live in Shanghai.

Education

Imperial College London, Bachelor of Science Physics Second Class (2021) A Level education in Singapore Hwa Chong Institution and Hwa Chong Junior College: A* in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

Experience / Qualifications

Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. Over 7 years experience in discussing, teaching, and practising Philosophy andreading techniques.

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One could sense the passion and the engagement of Ziying with his material and ideas. Shifting from depicting classical philosophy to highlighting and exemplifying contemporary figures. It was all over an enriching showcase and I would definitely recommend Ziying for you if you're new to Philosophy and have curiosity of the subject or come with background and looking for engaging conversation.

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