I have been teaching since 1992 - schools, universities, as a private tutor. I particularly enjoy tutoring, as it allows much greater engagement and flexibility than teaching in an institution. Indeed, a significant number of my social media friends are old students - some of them now older than I was when we first met!
I am also an examiner in History and in Latin for the OCR Board. This gives me an insight into how students need to approach their examinations.
Otherwise, I am married, with one daughter, and we all live together in a house where Nelson is said once to have slept with Emma Hamilton.
My first degree was from the University of York, and I have a PhD from Middlesex University. I have 25 years of teaching experience, in schools and universities, in Britain and abroad.
London Metropolitan University (1992-2008). Other Teaching: Buckingham University, Westminster University, City University, Middlesex University, Goldsmith’s College (London), University of North London, Greenwich University (London), Schiller International University (London), Westminster Tutors, Collingham Sixth Form College (London), Comenius University (Slovakia), Utah Valley State College
Subjects Taught: History, Latin, Greek, Classics, English, Economics.
Levels: GCSE/A Level, Undergraduates, Graduates.
I have full enhanced DBS clearance (CRB check). This is registered with the British Government for continuous updates. I also have a recognised qualification in safeguarding. I always show a copy of the certificates at a first meeting.
My general approach is to teach via examination practice. Students judge themselves and are judged by how they perform in the examination. My job is to improve that performance.
My preference is for students to come to me. Otherwise, we meet on-line.
|Languages||English (British), Latin, Greek|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of York||1982||Bachelors||BA (Hons)|
|Canterbury Christ Church University||2018||Professional||Associate Fellowship, Higher Education Authority|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||1|
|Government and Politics||In-person||Online|