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Tom (Tutor in London)

London, London
Home Town: London
Member Since: 29/12/2016
Last Login: 15 days ago
Response Rate: 75%
Expected Response: < 2 hours

My Qualifications

University of Glasgow
School of Critical Studies, Philoso...
A  (2016)
University of Glasgow
Modernities: Literature, theory and...
Distinction  (2010)
University of Glasgow
2:1  (2009)

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I am a teacher, writer and researcher living in London with a PhD in English Literature and Continental philosophy from the University of Glasgow. I have been tutoring in person and online for since 2012.

I can provide student-led seminars and tutorials designed to help foster the enthusiasm and confidence needed to encounter challenging texts. I can also offer structured tutorial series to help students become acquainted with the details and nuances of 11+ and 13+ examinations, including elite comprehension and creative writing coaching.

GCSE and A-level students of English language or literature will benefit from encountering approaches and methodologies used in the study of philosophy and literature at undergraduate level.

Reference comments: `Tom is outstanding. He took a top MLitt followed by a first-rate PhD, which I supervised. During his postgrad years I employed him as a second year university tutor and all inspections and reports reveals a teacher of remarkable sensitivity with extraordinary capabilities with students of every ability. I recommend him to you without reservation.`

As of December 2018 I have a five-star review from a parent on Tutorful wishing to remain anonymous:

";;;My son`s performance in English for IGCSE has quickly improved since having Tom teach him. Tom has a very methodical approach to his teaching and communicates incredibly well with my son. He knows which strategies to apply to each question and introduced some strategies outside the specification for descri ptive writing which were really helpful. Tom is very knowledgeable in his field and is an incredible tutor. I would highly recommend him.";;; (Available on request).
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Availability: I am available to tutor in English Literature, Philosophy, Creative Writing and academic writing skills from GCSE level to advanced undergraduate. I am also available to prepare students for 11+ and 13+ examinations.

I would also be delighted to work with undergraduate students looking for in-depth introductions to key concepts across the Humanities. I`m also a specialist in editing, proof-reading and academic writing more broadly. I was a regional editor of The International Journal of Badiou Studies for a number of years and I`m currently co-editing a special issue of the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry.

I`m currently flexible and willing to travel.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: I currently work as a secondary teacher of English Literature and Language from KS3 to GCSE at a Montesorri school in London teaching English Literature and Language (IGCSE) (2017 - present). I have significant experience of teaching and tutoring in English Literature, Literary Theory and Creative Writing, from KS3 to undergraduate level. I am also an experienced tutor in entrance examinations.

Between 2011 and 2016 I worked as a teacher of undergraduate English Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Glasgow (2012-2016), teaching over 300 students overall across a wide range of undergraduate modules, and including course design and delivery, marking, feedback and administration, and the development of bespoke lectures and workshops in poetry. More recently, I worked as an associate lecturer in Creative Writing and Literary Theory at the University of Essex (2017-18). In 2015 I was nominated for a University of Glasgow Student Representative Council Student Teaching Award in the category `Best Postgraduate who Tutors`.

I am the author of a book of philosophy called `Badiou, Poem and Subject`, published by Bloomsbury 2020. I am also a published poet with three published collections and numerous publications across a range of independent journals and magazines.

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