Hi. I'm Dr Ana Miller. I have a PhD in English literature and ten years of teaching experience, both face-to-face and online, at various levels (Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE, 'A' levels, university, post-doctorate). While my main subject specialism is in English, I also have extensive experience within the humanities, teaching media studies, art, history and critical thinking. I am friendly, professional and passionate about my subjects and I believe in encouraging my students to access their enthusiasm about these subjects in order to unlock their potential. I also have a record of academic excellence: I won the departmental prize for highest scoring first class BA honours degree in English literature, my MA in literature and philosophy (Distinction) won the prize for the highest scoring MA across humanities subjects and I won a prestigious scholarship for my PhD in literature and history. I have published my own research into literature and film. I am a practicing artist. I am currently in advanced Clinical training in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
I have over six years experience teaching at university across a wide range of subjects in English language, English literature, critical theory/philosophy and film and media studies. I have written and taught an Art History course on the relationship between Art and Revolution at the Cornerhouse (Home). I also have substantial experience tutoring at GCSE and A level. I have experience helping students with their reading practices, assignment preparation and preparing for exams. I have substantial experience offering proof-reading, assignment and dissertation support and editing of academic papers at undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctorate level.
I believe in an active and student-centred approach to learning whereby I provide the support and expertise that enables my students to play a central role in their own learning and development. My approach is to draw out my students' interest in their subject in order to develop their confidence and ability to engage academically in the most effective way.
It is important when teaching to develop this enthusiasm within the structure of the particular syllabus or course outline - I encourage my students to understand and respond to what is being asked of them, whether it be for an assignment, presentation or exam. I also aim to develop my students' ability to respond to and structure ideas and arguments in a logical and clear way. I endeavour to make my teaching engaging and interactive, incorporating diverse and innovative approaches to ensure active and enthusiastic student participation.
|Languages||English (British), Spanish|
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|Manchester Metropolitan University||2010||Doctorate||PhD in English and History|
|Manchester Metropolitan University||2005||Masters||Masters in English and Critical Theory (Distinction)|
|Manchester Metropolitan University||2004||Bachelors||First Class BA (Honours) in English|
|Xaverian College||1999||College||A Levels in Chemistry (A), Art (A) and English Literature (A)|
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