Ethar Al-Saraf (PhD)

Meet the charismatic, high-energy Ethar. 

Having tutored and supported students for over 12 years in subjects spanning the humanities and social sciences, Ethar brings a unique blend of skills and perspectives to any research project.

Ethar’s passion for demystifying academia, combined with his tendency to push boundaries and hold back no punches make him an asset.

Quick facts

  • Methodologies: Qualitative
  • Collection methods: Interviews, focus groups, observation, case studies
  • Analysis methods: Various qualitative methods including thematic analysis, content analysis and discourse analysis.
  • Research interests: Education, philosophy, phenomenology, race studies, existential psychoanalysis
  • Supported software: Word, Excel


Ethar has been involved in private tutoring for over twelve years, supporting students both in and out of the classroom, in individual and group-based formats. In addition to tutoring, he has worked as an academic editor for both postgraduate students and professors across a range of disciplines, including the social sciences, travel and tourism, and the humanities. In addition to his role at Grad Coach, Ethar is currently composing a publication on the practical roots and therapeutic applications of philosophical inquiry.


Ethar completed his BA in English Literature at Queen Mary University of London. His undergraduate dissertation, which looked at theories of the self in the existential tradition, marked a pivot in his academic interests toward philosophy, culminating in a MA in Philosophy degree at Birkbeck, University of London. He then went on to complete a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Sussex

While Ethar’s educational background is in the humanities, his research interests combined with his student support experience have spanned the social sciences, making him a dynamic coach that can view research problems through multiple lenses.

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Interested in working with Ethar? Book a no-obligation consultation online today to discuss how you could work together to fast-track your research project.