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I am a former teacher and politician, well educated, knowledgeable, and an able communicator both face to face and in the written word. I completed a degree and PhD in archaeology at Cambridge, and was on my college University Challenge team and involved in the student newspaper. I taught archaeology for a while before retraining to teach geography; I later completed the conversion course to Law, and the Legal Practice Course, and taught Law. For twelve years I was a City Councillor in Leeds, and have broad political involvement. I have been involved in International Development education, and some development work in West Africa.

Tutoring Experience

1970's: Supervisor in archaeology, Cambridge; occasional lectures
early 1980's: P/T Tutor Extra-Mural Archaeology, University of London; Teacher of Geography Bishop Reindorp Comprehensive, Guildford
late 1980's: Supply teaching especially in Geography/Geology, Science; Lecturer in Business, Travel & Tourism and Geography Airedale & Wharfedale College (FE); P/T Lecturer Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford; P/T Lecturer University of Leeds Adult Education
1990's: Head of Geography, at times Acting Head of Humanities Eccleshill School, Bradford.
2000-2013: Head of Geography, later Head of Social & Vocational Studies Immanuel College, Bradford teaching: Law, Geography, various BTEC including Horticulture, some History and some French. BTEC External Verifier Business Studies and Law; Examiner (AQA) Law
Tutoring, primarily University level Law (with some Criminology), A-level Politics, Geography, Law and some Business Studies

Tutoring Approach

Focus on exam questions and relevant knowledge, informed by my experience as an examiner; data handling, and detailed support for synoptic papers; support with course work. Clear explanation at the appropriate language level.
Maintaining up to date resources
Providing, I am told, a level of personal support that has brought students back on course and encouraged success.

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


University of Cambridge1975BachelorsArchaeology & Anthropology
University of Cambridge1980DoctorateArchaeology
London Institute of Education1983PGCEGeography (Biology subsid)
LMU/College of law2001ProfessionalPG Dip Law/ PG Dip Legal Practice

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Subjects taught
Government and PoliticsIn-personOnline
Casual Learner£15£14.25
Casual Learner£15£14.25
Philosophy / Critical ThinkingIn-personOnline
Casual Learner£15£14.25