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English Teacher in Clapham

I am currently a main grade lecturer at Richmond upon Thames College, teaching a wide range of literary periods and also an Hourly Paid Lecturer at London South Bank University; this year I have taught modules on Contemporary Fiction and Literature into Film. I have a PhD from Birkbeck College University of London.

With regard to subject expertise, I have a number of publications to my name, including a book, published by Continuum, entitled Sensation, Contemporary Poetry and Deleuze.

I have also published essays on Sean Bonney, Douglas Oliver and James Ellroy in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presenting conference papers on Anna Mendelssohn’s poetry at the University of Sussex in February 2017, ‘Poetry, Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics’ at Plymouth University in 2016, ‘Order and Chaos in Samuel Beckett’s Not I and J.H. Prynne’s Not-You’ at the University of Rheims in 2005, and on recent poetry by Andrea Brady at the ‘New Readings of British Contemporary Poetry’ conference at the University of Dundee in June 2006.

Tutoring Experience

I have almost twenty years of teaching experience in both Higher and Further Education and a teaching qualification (PGCE [PCET]). As well as my current roles, I have also taught as a Teaching Fellow at Birkbeck College as well as in a range of post-16 educational environments.

Tutoring Approach

I am a diligent tutor and I aim to inspire in students a love of literature that will lead to a greater understanding of it as an artistic form and its position in, and relevance to, culture in general. In teaching practice, I believe that active learning is important, engaging the mind creatively and inspiring genuine interest towards helping students to maximise their potential.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Birkbeck College, University of London2008DoctoratePhD
Birkbeck College, University of London2003MastersDistinction
University of Greenwich1999PGCEPGCE (PCET)
University of Sussex1995BachelorsBA (Hons) First Class
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