St. Albans Tutor

I am a caring and hard-working tutor, passionate about my subject and determined to achieve the best results for my students. I prepare my sessions diligently and can be flexible, both in my approach and the scheduling of the teaching.

Additionally, I am an independent scholar, writing, researching and giving papers in the fields of American drama and age studies; I have an international reputation as a Tennessee Williams specialist.My PhD on Tennessee Williams was published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.

Tutoring Experience

I have considerable experience, having taught in a variety of schools - comprehensive, specialist and private - for twenty-five years. During that time, I held middle-management positions - as a head of department and head of sixth form - that gave me invaluable experience of the curriculum and its construction, different examination boards and the UCAS process. I have been tutoring very successfully full time through various agencies for about six months.

Tutoring Approach

I firmly believe that tutoring is not just about imparting information, but about establishing a rapport. I take an interest in the student as an individual and work on developing a long-term strategy to enhance his/her learning, setting realistic but aspirational goals.I regularly produce extra materials to broaden students' understanding of a topic.

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


University of Manchester1988BachelorsBA Honours in English and American Literature
University of Leeds1989MastersMA in English Literature, Distinction
University of Cambridge1992PGCEEnglish and Drama
University of East Anglia2010DoctoratePhD on Tennessee Williams
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Subjects taught
Casual Learner£50