Chris's Tutoring Profile

I am a doctoral researcher at the LSE's Department of International Relations. I have a first-class degree from Cambridge and distinction-grade master's degrees.

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  • Attended:
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
  • University of Cambridge

I am currently a doctoral researcher at the LSE's Department of International Relations (IR) - one of the world's leading universities for this subject. As part of my PhD, I have also been awarded ESRC funding, which is highly prestigious (only two awards are made by the department each year). While my specialism is in the politics and IR of East Asia, my broad training and experience mean that I have expertise in a range of IR and political theory, as well as regional expertise in the UK, Europe, US etc.

Previously I obtained a first-class undergraduate degree from Cambridge (Trinity College), and distinction-grade master's degrees from SOAS, University of London and the LSE. My writing has been published in both academic and journalistic sources.

Between my undergraduate and master's degree, I trained as a lawyer and worked for three years at the top international firm Slaughter and May. Ultimately, however, I decided that a career in commercial law was not for me, and returned to university to pursue a career in academia and teaching.


I have several years' experience of tutoring particularly undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of social science subjects. Previously, this focused in particular on Law, given my professional background; however, my tutoring focus is now on IR and politics.

I have received consistently positive feedback from my tutees. In some cases, tutees' grades have improved from a 'failing' grade up to a 'distinction' level grade following my tuition.

I can also assist students with Oxbridge admissions support, including admissions test preparation.


  • BA Asian & Middle Eastern Studies - University of Cambridge (Trinity College) - First Class
  • MA Korean Studies and East Asian Politics - Distinction
  • MSc International Relations (Research) - Distinction
  • PhD International Relations - (ongoing)