With an MA in Creative Writing and a BA in Film and Drama, I have taught in schools, colleges, universities, and conservatoires, all over the world. As a published author I have a genuine love of English Literature and the English Language and my enthusiasm is infectious. In a past life I was the Artistic Director of award winning touring theatre company. I have directed numerous theatre productions which have toured the world, including a number of Shakespeare’s plays. I have a hands on understanding of his work.
I have a passion for literature in general and bring with my teaching an extensive knowledge literary trends and historical context. I am a fervant believer that literature teaches us invaluable lessons about life in general.
I have been tutoring English for four years. Each year I have helped raised my students expectations of themselves and their marks have followed. Last year my students got some excellent results, including a couple of coveted 9s!
English Language and Literature at GCSE, iGCSE, AS, ALEVEL. Exam boards include: EDEXCEL, WJEC, OCR and AQA.
As a tutor I have worked with students of all abilities and have managed to raise grades across the board, often quite dramatically.
My teaching focuses on:
WRITING - how to write what the examiners want to read
INDEPTH analysis of set texts
THOROUGH coaching through each type of exam question
SUPPORT with course work
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Birkbeck College, University of London||2010||Masters||Creative Writing|
|University Of Reading||1990||Bachelors||Film And Drama|
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