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Tutor profile: Istvan Z.

Istvan Z.
An original researcher in Humanities
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About Istvan

About Istvan
I'm an academic researcher in philosophy and ethics, with a deep interest in politics, literature and other social science and humanities fields. I have 9 years of teaching, tutoring, and research experience. I'm fluent in English, German, and Hungarian, and speak a little Japanese.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have a primary and secondary school level teaching certificate in Philosophy and also in English (TESOL/EFL). While working towards my degrees I taught English to primary and secondary school students, and Philosophy at secondary level. During my studies I co-taught BA modules on Philosophy with my Master's thesis supervisor. Between 2010-2012 I was a PhD student and teaching assistant in the Philosophy department of the University of Pecs. I designed and delivered BA level modules in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. At the same time, as a...
University of Hertfordshire
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2015 - 2016
Oxford Brookes University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2012 - 2015
University of Pecs
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2010 - 2012
University of Pecs
Education - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Master's Degree
2004 - 2010
University of Pecs
Master's Degree
2004 - 2010
University of Pecs
Master's Degree
2004 - 2010

Work Experience

Work Experience
Keio University, Tokyo, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Research Fellow
2017 - Present
I'm carrying out original research in the philosophy of action and the applied ethics of AI research, policy and development. I also run reading groups, teach, organise academic events, and engage in knowledge dissemination.
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, External contributor to the project ‘Values in Modern Science: Epistemic, Social, Moral’
2017 - 2019
Conducting original research and writing academic papers and reports.
Academic Policy and Quality Office, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, Secretariat Officer
2016 - 2017
- Supporting the work of central committees and boards of the University, and acting as secretary to the Executive Board and the Academic Enhancement Standards Committee, - training staff and preparing training materials, - maintaining the committee and board websites, - managed and delivered the project of transferring to the new website system for committees and groups in each Faculty and central administration, now overseeing central committee websites, - assisting the head of APQO in implementing the new HEFCE recommendations aimed at...
Freelance, Academic tutor (humanities and social sciences, English and academic skills)
2016 - 2017
Assisting students from BA to PhD level in improving their academic skills with special focus on academic English, essay writing and research skills.
Warneford Hall and at Westminster Hall, Harcourt Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, Hall Assistant and Warden
2013 - 2015
- Fire officer - Disciplinary officer - Minute taking in disciplinary meetings - Pastoral care for residents, students - First respondent to blue light incidents - Assisting the work of security - Administration of logs, check-ins and check-outs, events on campus - Handling SALTO key system- Customer service - first point of contact for residents, contractors, maintenance, emergency maintenance, alumni, university departments - Health and safety officer - First aider - Assisting the hall office staff in their work, carrying out...
Sustainability Team for the BrookesBus project, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, Administrator
2013 - 2013
- Assisting the Sustainability Team during the handing out of new bus passes (about 10 000) to residents, students, and staff of the university - Traffic counting - Customer service - helping customers solve their issues with bus passes - Assisting halls participating in the handling of new bus passes
Freelance, TESOL/EFL and Business English teacher
2010 - 2012
- Helping students at the University of Pecs to prepare for business and marketing English exams - Preparing students for TOEFL, IELTS - Preparing students for the Hungarian national language exams
Freelance, Translator and interpreter (English to Hungarian, German to Hungarian, Hungarian to German)
2002 - 2010
- Translating from Hungarian to German, German to Hungarian, Hungarian to English, English to Hungarian - Translating legal documents (mainly contracts and correspondence with foreign legal bodies) - Interpreting (Hungarian-German, Hungarian-English)

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