Ethan Cohen

Primary School, Year 7-10 English, Year 7-10 HSIE, Year 11-12 Advanced English, Year 11-12 Extension English, Year 11-12 Standard English, Year 11-12 Economics

Hey! My name’s Ethan - I graduated from Emanuel School in Sydney at the end of 2017 and at the moment I’m studying a double degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics as well as Design at ANU. Ever since my English teacher in Year 7 showed “Dead Poet’s Society” to my class, I’ve loved English, writing, and analysing texts. Literature, especially some of the more controversial texts that we studied and the way that those texts changed their respective societies, fascinated me. Towards the end of high school I was also passionate about economics; the sweeping systems we discussed that seemed to have complete influence over entire nations and their progress, led me towards what I’m studying today. I believe that education is the key driver of progress in people’s lives, and in all of society. Whether it’s formal curriculum education, informal education, or learning life skills by experience, I think that understanding why lessons are relevant and a desire for personal growth is by far the most important part of being a student, but is also a quality that seems to be missing from many Australian students and schools. Instilling this attitude is my priority as a tutor.