Hello! I`m Dr Tom . I am a writer and researcher living in London with a PhD in English Literature and Continental philosophy from the University of Glasgow.
Student-led, my seminars and tutorials foster enthusiasm and confidence when encountering challenging material. GCSE and A-level students especially will benefit from encountering in my classes 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`m available to tutor in English Literature, Philosophy, Creative Writing and academic writing skills from GCSE level to advanced undergraduate.
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 have significant experience of teaching and tutoring in English Literature, Literary Theory and Creative Writing, from KS3 to undergraduate level. 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).
In 2015 I was nominated for a University of Glasgow Student Representative Council Student Teaching Award in the category `Best Postgraduate who Tutors`. 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).
I am also a published poet with two published collections and numerous publications across a range of independent journals and magazines.
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