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I gained my English PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2005 and I have been teaching English literature ever since. I am also an active researcher in the field of eighteenth-century and Romantic period literature with several publications, including a book and articles in prestigious scholarly journals to my name. You can read some of these on my academia profile here:
I love teaching, reading and writing about literature. I believe that excellent teaching is attentive to the student’s needs and current level of learning. I like to start by setting and agreeing on achievable goals and planning a realistic curriculum for achieving these throughout our sessions. I like to give feedback to students that is encouraging and compassionate, while rigorously and constructively pointing out errors and offering positive directions for improvement. I like to introduce fresh and exciting material and challenge students in order to ignite an ambition to succeed and achieve at the highest level. I like to inspire, build confidence and offer a practical route for realising students’ goals and ambitions. I encourage a questioning attitude and big-picture thinking about first-hand material – moving from close reading to an understanding of a text’s larger cultural implications.
Here is a brief CV with where I have taught:
English Tutor and secondary English teacher in Cambridgeshire, England (October 2020-present)
University of Cambridge
Eighteenth-Century and Romantic literature supervisor at Gonville & Caius College, January 2021-present
University of Huddersfield
Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in English Literature, 2013-2020
Newnham College, University of Cambridge
College lecturer, Fellow and Director of Studies in English, 2009-12
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, 2009-2011
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
R. A. Butler Research Fellow, 2006-2009
University of Southampton
Teaching Fellow in English Literature, 2005-2006
Need help with essay writing, understanding poetry or the books that you study at school or university? You are in the right place! I am an experienced English teacher, tutor and university lecturer. I have worked in UK higher education for over 15 years and have taught English literature at the universities of Southampton, Cambridge and Huddersfield. I am also a secondary English teacher in Cambridgeshire and a tutor (both online and in person) working with English schools, the National Tutoring Programme, as well as UK and international tutoring agencies. I have a PhD in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. I have taught English literature at Pembroke College, Cambridge and the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge and was College Lecturer and Director of Studies in English Literature at Newnham College, Cambridge. Here one of my roles was to interview and admit students to the College. I currently teach eighteenth-century and Romantic period literature at the University of Cambridge. I tutor secondary English and English literature, KS3, KS4, GCSE and IGCSE preparation, Cambridge IGCSE, A-Level. I also help with BA, MA/MPhil, MRes and PhD dissertations, assignments, personal statements, applications and research proposals in English literature.
I teach widely across the English and English literature curriculum and beyond. I am experienced at supporting you through exam preparation, GCSE English, IGCSE English, A level English literature, essay writing, academic English, dissertations, Oxbridge admissions, personal statements and research proposals.
AQA, OCR, Cambridge ICE exam boards.
Great Tutor! Very responsive and effective in helping me complete my Masters assignment. Would definitely recommend! :)
excellent tutor helped me with my essay and achieved a really good grade
2014: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2005: PhD in English Literature, University of Cambridge
1999: BA in English language and Literature and EU-qualified secondary teacher, University of Debrecen