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Hourly Rate
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £30.00
University £30.00
Casual Learner £25.00

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Personal Description:

I am a professor of English with wide ranging teaching experience ranging from 15 year-olds to post-graduate students. I have a First Class Honours degree in English from Cambridge University and a Ph.D from the University of Pennsylvania. I have published two books, and many essays. I am currently on sabbatical, based at my house at North Berwick until 2013. I was raised in Scotland, and currently teach part of the year as full professor of English at Portland State University in Oregon.

Tutoring Experience:

Since 1977, I have taught A level, S level, and EFL students in Edinburgh; agregation examination students in Paris, middle-school children in Aix-en-Provence, EFL students in Granada, Spain; and university students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, in Vermont, Louisiana, and Oregon. I have received excellent reviews from my students, and enjoy teaching at all levels.

Tutoring Approach:

Everything depends on the individual student and his or her needs and level of development. While of course aiming
to achieve whatever academic goals (excellent GCSE, Highers, A level, or university-level results, etc.) are most immediate, I endeavour to make the learning experience a rich one: to learn to write well in English, and (where appropriate) to study British, American, and Anglophone literature, is an activity that engages the whole person. The best academic results are usually achieved when the student finds his or her interests stimulated–––––––––––where study becomes enjoyable. My students consistently report this, and not a few of them have later told me that studying with me changed their lives in a significant way. I don't wish to appear immodest--and one does not always succeed with everyone, of course--but this is the truth about my 30+ years experience as a teacher at many levels.

Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Pennsylvania (1982) - Ph.D in English (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
  • Cambridge University (1976) - First Class Honours, English (Masters) (✘ Not On File)

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