Information about Alexis
I am a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Germany, my heritage is a mix of Greek and Swedish, and I spent most of my childhood in Spain before I moved back to England to attend university. I received my Bachelor`s and Master`s Degrees in English Literature at the University of Southampton, and it was while doing my PhD at Brunel University that I discovered my passion and talent for teaching. While at Southampton I was involved in creating theatre and film, but today my main focus is on my writing. I`ve written a critical biography of the American author Norman Mailer, and am currently developing further works of literary and cultural criticism alongside my first novel. I also blog regularly on Medium.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have been lecturing in English Literature at Brunel University, where I received my PhD, since the 2015-16 academic year. I have been offering private tuition in various capacities since I was a teenager. I have received consistently positive feedback from the groups I`ve taught at university, and have had successful results with my private students since focusing on tuition in the last couple of years. I am also a nationally-published writer whose book reviews have appeared in The Guardian and Prospect Magazine. I have run sessions on writing technique at my university.
Recently, an MA student at Birkbeck whom I have coached in writing technique received a Distinction for both essays that they wrote in the past year, an A Level student of mine got a place on the Classics & Philosophy BA of their choice, and a GCSE student showed considerable improvement on his English mock exams. In addition to English I have also tutored in Religious Studies and French Language (GCSE) as well as History, Classic Civilisation, and Philosophy (A Level). I am familiar with the AQA, OCR, and EdExcel syllabi, as well as the skills required to thrive in a university setting.
I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate, dated March 16th of 2020. I am signed up for the update service.
Doctor of Philosophy in English LiteratureBrunel University London (2019)
Master of Research with Distinction in English LiteratureUniversity of Southampton (2011-2012)
Recipient of Sue Wilson Scholarship
Awarded mark of 86 for dissertation
Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in English LiteratureUniversity of Southampton (2007-2011)
Awarded mark of 61 for French Language Stage 6 (equivalent to CEF C1) in the 2008/09 academic session
Awarded mark of 84 and £100 cash prize for best dissertation of the 2010/2011 academic session
A Levels in English Literature, History (A), Spanish Language (B), French Language (C)
IGCSEs in English Literature, English Language, Spanish Language, French Language, History (A*), Geography, Physics, Mathematics (A), IT (B)
Brunel University London, 2015-Present
In the 2015/16 academic session I taught three seminar groups for the first year core English Literature and Creative Writing module Learning London.
In the 2016/17 academic session I taught two seminar groups for World Literature, which replaced Learning London.
In the 2017/18 academic session I taught three seminar groups for World Literature, for which module I also delivered several full-hall lectures before the entire first year cohort for English and Creative Writing. I also piloted a new module for third year English and Creative Writing Students alongside Professor Will Self, called Reading for Writers/Writing for Readers.
Since the 2018/19 academic session I have been responsible for seminar groups encompassing the entire first year intake for English and Creative Writing. In addition to this I have continued to deliver full-hall
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