Bradford on Avon Tutor

I am an experienced teacher offering private tuition in English and other humanities subjects. I have taught English to GCSE and A level, and Philosophy and English in universities and colleges. I'm also a published author with considerable experience in journalism.

Having run a busy home-based tuition practice in south London since 2010, I now live in Bradford-on-Avon, where I continue to tutor from my cottage in Woolley.

Tutoring Experience

I spent two years in a secondary school, teaching English at all levels from 11 to 18, including Oxbridge entrance, and then taught GCSE English in further education. I have nearly a decade's experience in higher education, lecturing in Philosophy and Critical Thinking. Along the way, I have also taught English as a Foreign Language and English for Academic Purposes to both groups and individuals.

An experienced private tutor, I am familiar with the requirements of the main exam boards. My broad teaching background makes me well-placed to support anyone needing to improve their writing skills for professional or personal reasons.

Tutoring Approach

It's generally acknowledged that one-to-one teaching is a good way of promoting learning, but the key to making it really effective is tailoring tuition to the student's needs. Whether it's a matter of remedying gaps in knowledge or fast-tracking a bright pupil, my approach combines academic rigour with genuine attention to the individual.

I aim to provide a thorough grounding in the subject, as well as developing the techniques needed for success in coursework and exams.

As a published writer with a background in secondary, higher and further education, I'm well-equipped to motivate students, showing them how the skills they are acquiring now will help them to realise their potential in future.

An initial meeting with a student (and parent, if appropriate) to discuss the student's needs is free of charge.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Essex University1994DoctoratePhilosophy (PhD)
Essex University1989MastersPhilosophy (MA)
Oxford University1986BachelorsEnglish Language and Literature (BA Oxon)

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