Dr Thomas O

My Passion & How I Inspire

As a professional author, artist and University lecturer, I will encourage you to enjoy your subject, think creatively, and channel this into great work. I'm patient, relaxed and caring, and believe in tailoring the sessions to your individual requirements. I am very comfortable working with undergraduate, postgraduate or other students, including mature students who want to work on their writing. I get on with everyone and love my work.

My Experience

I teach English and American Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Kent, working with students of various ages, stages and backgrounds.

I have also helped people with dissertations and successful applications to universities, such as postgraduate application to Oxford.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing - Postgraduate
  • English
  • English - Postgraduate
  • Film Studies
  • Film Studies - Postgraduate

My Qualifications

Literature PhD : 'Doctor of Philosophy in the Novel' at the University of Kent.

Literature MA : Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Literature and Film Studies BA at the University of Kent.

Years of professional experience as a Press Association-trained journalist, reporter, feature writer and columnist.

Practicing artist - exhibiting alongside Turner-Prize winners and Royal Academicians.

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

A family of foxes live in the garden of my art studio, sunbathing while I work. They often appear in my writing and paintings!