I'm a lecturer in English Literature at Durham University with years of tutoring experience from GCSE - PhD level. I have been a marker for OCR A-level and have helped with many UCAS statement. I like long novels, woolly jumpers, and cats.
I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Association and I have taught across multiple courses in the department of English Literature at the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde, and Durham University, including: 'Writing and Ideology' and 'Poetry and Poetics'. I have worked as a private tutor to both honours and pre-honours English Literature students and I have mentored both undergraduate and postgraduate students during their dissertations.
I have experience tutoring GCSE, A-level, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher and I am familiar with most set texts for these courses. While my specialism is Victorian literature, I have also taught Shakespeare, poetry from Chaucer to present day, and a variety of Scottish Literature and poetry.
I have particular skills in tutoring students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. I can help develop study skills and learning plans in addition to working on texts for specific examinations or assessments.
I am passionate about teaching; I enjoying getting to know my students and learning how they work best. I believe in supporting diverse learning styles and working with the student to find a method that will allow them to excel. I am highly adaptable and believe that student-focused tutoring yields the best results both in terms of academic attainment and personal development.
I can edit and proof-read degree level work accross the arts and social sciences.
PhD in English Literature on illiteracy, learning difficulty and the Victorian novel
First class honours