My primary employment is as a Countryside Ranger for the National Trust based in the West Lakes, The Lake District. I love my job and it has lead to me developing many practical skills, yet I would love the opportunity to use and share the skills that I developed through my education. I completed a Ba Degree in English Literature with Creative Writing and a Ma in Creative Writing. As well as this I also have a NVQ 3 in Countryside Management.

Most, if not all, of my spare time is spent with my young family. We enjoy going on days out together and spend a lot of time in The Lakes. I am also an avid football fan although I no longer play.
I am also a keen writer, and although it is increasingly difficult to find time in the day I do try to keep a small window open in my diary to work on certain projects.

Tutoring Experience

Through my employment as a Ranger I regularly have to teach volunteers and members of staff new skills.
Away from practical teaching I also have experience of being a personal tutor in the subject of English and Creative Writing.
Admittedly I have no classroom experience, apart from voluntary work at my local primary school, but what I do have is a passion for teaching. I get a real buzz out of my tutoring sessions and I find that the hour that I commit myself to really does fly by.
I am due to take and complete a Teacher Training course at level 3 (February 2016)

Tutoring Approach

Although vocational skills are obviously different to academic skills I find the techniques of teaching them overlap frequently. I find that absolute patience and self discovery are ideal techniques for learning. I like to keep the teaching environment informal and encourage interaction. Sometimes instead of being formally taught something I find that a student can get just as much out of simply talking things over in order to form their own opinions.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File


Ulverston Victoria High School1999SchoolGCSE's
Ulverston Sixth Form2001CollegeA Levels
St Martins College, Lancaster2004BachelorsBa English Literature/ Creative Writing
St Martins College2006MastersMa Creative Writing
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