Subjects I teach

English and American Literature to postgraduate level
World Literature and Comparative Literature to postgraduate level
Creative Writing to postgraduate level
Film Studies to graduate level
Journalism to graduate level
Art to any level

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.

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 Approach to Private Tuition

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.

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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!