Online English Tutor Michael


5.0 500 classes

Oxford University - English - PhD

Experienced and fully qualified school teacher and university lecturer, teaching in schools and universities for nearly 10 years. Now, A Level examiner for Pearson.

Recent Students: 41 Total Hours: 483 Last Online: 27 May 2023
All-time Students: 56 Total Classes: 500 Signed Up: 11 Mar 2022

About Me

I took my undergraduate degree at Oxford, then a masters and PhD in London. When I was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the British Academy I realised my vocation as a tutor and teacher. I trained as a school teacher and have enjoyed teaching 11-18 year old in schools in the state and independent sector.

I have published articles in top rated journals and most recently in the E-magazine of the English Media Centre, aimed at A Level students.

Writing poetry is another passion, but I'm not published, yet! And I really enjoy teaching Swedish and Norwegian dance!

Tutor Experience

Private tutor to students ranging from primary to Postgraduate, and every stage in between!

5 years at Oakham School teaching: IGCSE English Language, and English Literature; A Level English Literature; IB Diploma Programme English Literature; IB Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge.
Oxbridge Mentor, UCAS references. Marking and setting Entrance Exams.

1 year in Uppingham Community College teaching GCSE English Language and English Literature.

2 Years Tutor, Seminar Leader and Lecturer at King's College London.

Topic Expertise

A Level English Literature (Pearson Edexcel, AQA)

IB Diploma Programme English Literature;
IB Diploma Programme Theory of Knowledge.

GCSE English Language (AQA, Pearson Edexcel);
GCSE English Language (AQA, Pearson Edexcel)

IGCSE English Language (Pearson Edexcel and CIE);
IGCSE English Literature (Pearson Edexcel and CIE).

Postgraduate and undergraduate teaching on poetry, Irish literature, Yeats and his contemporaries, Hardy, Shakespeare, Philip Larkin, H. G Wells, Modernism.

Client Reviews

Very informative and very patient tutor.

- Film Studies

Good first impression. Obviously a one hour frame is extremely narrow, therefore perfecting the exhibition will require much longer; looking toward to future lessons:)

- Theory of Knowledge

As always, it was very helpful. Thank you!

- English

Michael looked at the draft layout of dissertation and gave me detailed feedback. As always, very helpful and lots to ponder. Thank you!

- English

Invaluable tutoring

- Oxbridge Entrance

A well versed and supportive tutor. Thank you!

- Theory of Knowledge

He helped me discover new ideas.

- English Language

Amazing tutor! The feedback Michael provided was very detailed and helpful - highly recommend!

- English

responsive and insightful tutor

- Theory of Knowledge

Really insightful, really enjoyed having a discussion to expand my knowledge.

- English

Price: $75-85/hr

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PhD English Literature (W. B. Yeats: the influence of the poets of the 1930s.), supervised by Warwick Gould at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

MA Modern Literatures in English at Birkbeck, University of London

BA (Hons) English at Wadham College, Oxford University.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education at Nottingham Trent University


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