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Dr Neil Hockey

 Brisbane - North Lakes

Experienced in Teaching, Community Work and Practical Philosophy

Brisbane tutor in Anthropology, Essay Writing, General Science, Geography, Health Studies, Hindi, History, Human Biology, Maths, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Reading, Society and Culture, Sociology, Statistics, Study Skills, Teacher Training, TOEFL

I travel to these locations
Brisbane northside, Moreton region

Currently available all days and times except Saturdays, by negotiation.

My formal qualifications include science, arts, education and philosophy.

Over the years I've also completed and applied training in areas such as:
- Group development and facilitation
- Community development
- Non-violent communication
- Non-violent crisis intervention
- Global sustainability
- Program management
- Essential management skills for the community sector
- Assessment and workplace training.

My passion is to help your learning to be practical and fun! Education and training often needs to be revitalised.
With what goal? My own focus has been on personal and social change that can be sustainable. Much of my community work in Australia and overseas aims to benefit both Indigenous peoples and their modern contexts.

While at University Malaysia’s Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (2009-2011) I developed working relationships with:
- the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, a regional organisation based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and - Tebtebba, an Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education based in Baguio City, the Philippines.

Whether working with government agencies or a wide variety of NGOs in Australia, India and Malaysia, I've taken on roles of mentoring or tutoring others. I take great pleasure in working alongside others in their personal journeys as they strive to achieve in their work roles and supporting academic studies. They would often then take over aspects of my own responsibilities.

My main areas of expertise cover many aspects of research, whether based on literature or participatory action and evaluation. I'm also skilled and experienced in proof-reading and copy editing.

However, I'm most concerned to challenge and support learners to reflect on and critique their own theoretical and methodological assumptions and approaches to their research, whether in the natural or social sciences.

My PhD dissertation (see focused on frameworks for decolonising research methodologies. It supports participatory action research and evaluation with Indigenous and other members of society. Together we developed better understandings and explanations, focusing on connections and relationships. My framework critiques Western philosophical developments, linking some Indigenous epistemologies (Australian, Maori and Native American) with dialectical critical realist research. You'll also find political philosophies and linguistics interwoven with quantum physics!

In tutoring my approach is practical and highly flexible. I customise each session to your or your group’s life situations, experiences and academic or workplace contexts and needs. So I tend to structure each lesson around the needs of the moment, with additional readings or questions I provide prior to each lesson.

The tutoring I offer is at all levels from primary school through to University or your professional workplace.



1. 7 years' teaching Maths, Physics and Science in Australia and India (international boarding school)
2. 6 years' community development in India, as co-founder, therapeutic community worker and community-based liaison with government and non-government agencies
3. nearly 4 decades' working with diverse government departments and NGOs, mainly in South East Qld. My roles included:
 secondary and tertiary teacher, tutor
 State-wide Aboriginal Studies curriculum evaluator
 community research worker and program facilitator with Aboriginal and other culturally diverse groups, on issues of substance abuse, community justice and child protection
 5 years' serving on the Board of Directors for a number of non-government organisations


PhD, MEdStudies, RSA Cert TEFLA, BA, BSc, DipEd

• PhD in transformative philosophy, investigating patterns of conditions enabling choosing and developing values, actions and structures for empowerment, justice and decolonisation through learning within colonised communities
• MEdStudies coursework masters with an emphasis on the role of education and training within and by Indigenous communities
• BA in Comparative Religion/Culture, Political/Development and Biblical Studies
• DipEd, majoring in Maths and Physics
• BSc, majoring in Maths, Psychology and Physics


Negotiable depending on student capacity, regularity of lessons and any travel involved.
Starting rate (Primary level) as follows:
30min: One session - $47.00
60min: One session - $65.00
90min: One session - $97.75
120min: One session - $130.00
Book 4 consecutive sessions in advance, save 8%.
Book 6 consecutive sessions in advance, save 10%.
Book 8 consecutive sessions in advance, save 12%.

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Queensland until 27-Mar-2021 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 19-Apr-2019 (updated profile on 03-May-2022)
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  • Home Visits within 30 kms
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Reading (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
TOEFL (Primary, Secondary)


Maths (Primary, Secondary)
Statistics (Primary)


General Science (Primary, Secondary)
Human Biology (Primary, Secondary)
Physics (Secondary)

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Essay Writing (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Study Skills (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)


Health Studies (Secondary, Tertiary)
Nutrition (Secondary)


Hindi (Intermediate)

Social Science

Anthropology (Secondary, Tertiary)
Geography (Primary, Secondary)
History (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Philosophy (Secondary, Tertiary)
Politics (Secondary)
Psychology (Secondary, Tertiary)
Society and Culture (Secondary, Tertiary)
Sociology (Tertiary)


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