Experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated English tutor who works with students aged 16 and above to help them achieve their goals. I love books and reading as well as a theatre.
|Recent Students: 18|
|Total Hours: 501|
|All-time Students: 76|
|Total Classes: 550|
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I was a Senior Lecturer at St Mary's University, Twickenham for over twenty years. I taught a range of courses including Modernisms, Nineteenth Century Literature, Literature ad Psychoanalysis as well as Renaissance Literature and Critical Theory. I have now left my post and taken voluntary redundancy to re-locate to my family home in Devon as well as working freelance in London. I am interested in creative writing and theatre as well as cycling and walking. I have a passion for the environment as well as issues such as recycling and volunteer with a local food bank.
My work as Senior Lecturer at St Mary's University achieved 85% plus rating in the National Student Survey in the last four years. I taught a range of courses including Modernisms, Nineteenth Century Literature, Literature ad Psychoanalysis as well as Renaissance Literature and Critical Theory. I have also worked extensively in study abroad programmes over the last fifteen years delivering Shakespeare programmes for the Foundation for International Education (where I gained a teacher of the year award in 2018). I have successfully delivered courses on Shakespeare for the last fifteen years for second year UK undergraduates, American undergraduates (who were literature students as well as non-specialists,) I have also taught American high school students 16 to 18 year olds at the British American Drama Academy summer school in Oxford for the last four years (the most recent course was delivered online). These courses (delivered at different academic levels) offered detailed study of plays from Marlowe and Shakespeare as well as the sonnets and Metaphysical Poetry. The courses offer a chance to apply a range of critical perspectives including gender, psychoanalysis, post-colonial criticism and New Historicism (the approach is tailored to each level of study.)
I have extensive teaching expertise in Shakespeare and Elizabethan and Jacobean literature, Modernist literature, Nineteenth Century Literature as well as Critical Theory. I have supervised final year dissertations on a range of subjects from Shakespeare and Critical theory, Nineteenth Century literature, Nineteenth Century women's writing, Dystopian literature as well as aspects of Children's literature.
As always, some really helpful feedback. Thanks a lot.
Really useful as always. Also good to be able to discuss which universities might work best for me. Thanks.
Amazing!!! Extremely useful class - in Brian's lesson I learnt the information of several lessons in an hour.
already booked a few more.
Productive. Given a structure and encouraged.
A very brilliant professor.
A very professional and kind scholar.
Fabulous teacher, great conversation about Matilda the book, and has given me a lot food for thought!
Always so kind as a teacher and a supporter, Brian is an angel like teacher!
Although we didn't do the poem because of the NEA deadline, Brian has definitely helped me to develop my ideas effectively and is supporting me in fine-tuning my work. His feedback has been incredibly useful and is stimulating me to think even more deeply about the texts. Brian is helping me to realise how good my ideas actually are and that I should have more confidence in my strong textual analysis.
Brian's camera wouldn't work but it was good to put a plan into motion going forward and talk about feedback on the NEA. Very helpful to discuss what I need to work on and streamline and how this can be done. Good to know that my writing style is impressive and comparing it with the assessment objectives.
1985-1989 BA (Hons) **Keele University, English and Philosophy with Foundation Year. Grade: 2:1
1991 -1992 MA in English Literature 1880 to the present day**, Queen Mary College, University of London. Grade: Distinction.