Online English Literature Tutor Brian

Brian

Brian

English Literature MA

5.0

$33/hr

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.

Brian
5.0
720 classes

Queen Mary College, University of London - English Literature - MA

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: 27
Total Hours: 657
Last Online:
All-time Students: 109
Total Classes: 720
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Recent Students: 27Total Hours: 657Last Online:
All-time Students: 109Total Classes: 720Signed Up:

About Me

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.

Tutor Experience

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.)

Topic Expertise

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.

Client Reviews

Great insights as always. It's a pleasure to talk to someone that anticipates your thinking. Top-notch.

- Creative Writing

Very good tutor

- Creative Writing

Brian was very helpful and inspiring as always!

- Creative Writing

Great and very helpful feedback.

- Creative Writing

Brian is extremely knowledgeable in developing and structuring stories and creative writing in general. I've had a wonderful time learning from his insights and am grateful for his support. Would highly recommend!

- Creative Writing

Great!

- Creative Writing

Brian was very helpful with information to aid me towards starting my literature review

- Dissertations

Great. Helped me edit my paper and make improvements. Thanks!

- Academic Writing

Brilliant lesson, went over Importance of Being Earnest and discussed ideas which gave me more confidence with writing about the play.

- English Literature

As always, some really helpful feedback. Thanks a lot.

- English

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Qualifications

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.

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