Passionate about helping others to learn for themselves, my tutoring style is student-centric discovery. I will help you or your child develop the skills to become an independent critical thinker. I always help students to see their potentials rather than work to their perceived limitations.
I offer online tutoring as a first preference, but am happy to discuss visits to houses in the Walton-on-Thames or South East London area. I also offer academic proof-reading services in-line with academic integrity regulations (of which many proof-readers are not aware).
During the first session we will identify your goals and write up a learning contract - please note I ask that students pay in advance for sessions after the first two sessions. If a student cancels less than 24 hours in advance of a lesson, this lesson must still be paid for.
GCSE Media Studies, GCSE Film Studies, GCSE English Literature.
AS/ A Level Media Studies, AS/A Level Film Studies, AS/ a Level English Literature, Extended Project Qualification.
Undergraduate Media Studies, Film Studies, Education, Holocaust Studies, Cultural Studies.
MA Media Studies, Film Studies, Education, Holocaust Studies, Cultural Studies.
Dissertation support and proof-reading, study skills at all levels.
Availability: Online tutoring: Mon - day/eve, Tues - eve, Thurs - day/eve, Fri - day/eve, Sat - day.
Walton-on-Thames area: Mon - day, Thurs - day, Fri - day.
London area: Thurs - day / eve, Fri - day/ eve, Sat - day.
Proof-reading: Any time, please allow at least 48 hours for return.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: PhD-educated in media and film studies, and currently working at the forefront of research in these subjects. My research interests are film-philosophy, media and memory, the digital in memorial museums, animation, horror films, and genocide and media.
Teaching experience across level 2, AS/A Level, undergraduate and masters since 2006 including BTEC Media Production, GCSE film studies and media studies, AS/ A Level film studies, media studies and extended project qualification, course designer and convenor for undergraduate media and communication, and film studies modules, supervising MA dissertations, teaching MA media and cultural studies, and study skills support across arts and humanities, particularly essay writing.
Author of the books Cinematic Intermedialities and Contemporary Holocaust Memory (2019)) and Studying Hammer Horror (2017), and several international peer-reviewed academic articles in journals such as Animation Studies, Frames Cinema Journal, Holocaust Studies, Journal of Media Practice and Short Film Studies, and chapters in Animation Studies Reader (2018) and Tracing Topographies: Revising the Concentration Camps Seventy Years after the Liberation of Auschwitz (2017).
The only sixth form teacher in 2013 to be offered the competitive Teacher Research Fellowship from the Twenty-First Century Learning Alliance to develop a vocational pedagogy for BTEC Media, creating free teaching resources that have been downloaded more than 4,000 times.
Presented at numerous international academic conferences including Film-Philosophy, British Association of Holocaust Studies and Imaging the Past/ Collecting the Future: Archive, Photography, Cinema.
Convenor of arts and humanities-focused study skills programme at my current institution, where I am running a pilot based on the international peer-assisted learning scheme.
Owner of the study skills blog AforAcademia.
Previously an examiner for EDEXCEL and WJEC.
Award-winning film programmer.
I have offered teacher training sessions through the British Film Institute, Media Education Association and the University of Sussex for these subjects since 2008. I have also contributed extensively to MediaEdu and FilmEdu - resource sites for teachers.