I have been teaching and editing for 20 years, both in the UK and the USA. I strongly believe anyone can improve their writing!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
English Literature, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Research practice/methodology, IELTS, American Culture, Women's literature
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (equivalent to an MPhil in Literature) and a BA in English with teacher training (both completed in the U.S.A)
- How much do you charge?
*first consultation lesson half price (upon request - usually a half hour)
*discounts for group lessons
* travel fee for Cambridge = £13-15; travel for Gt Yarmouth & coastal towns = £10 travel fee for Ipswich = £10
Fees listed on page, start at £16 p/hr
- Where do you teach?
I teach at student homes, Norwich library or other venues, depending on the day and preferred arrangement of student.
I am also happy to meet on the UEA campus for a lesson if student prefers
I am willing to travel to Cambridge, Ipswich, Gt Yarmouth and coastal towns with a rail station (all require extra fee towards travel costs)
- When are you available?
Times and days variable, to be arranged with student: only Weds, Thurs, Fri Some weekends possible.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I will teach ages 16-80!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
A level, Access to HE, IELTS, University BA
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Specific arrangements made with student. Normally a schedule is arranged with online tutorials and tasks set with deadlines.
I can do SKYPE tutorials.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I believe making the effort to learn combined with a belief in one's ability to improve is the key to successful learning. My job is to guide and encourage students in specific ways, being supportive but also providing honest feedback to enable the student to progress.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught at the University of East Anglia (p/t) since 2000, teaching creative writing and previously American literature. For many years, I also taught essay writing and supervised dissertations at Norwich University of the Arts (I previously held a Course Leader role for an MA in writing & visual art practice called Writing the Visual). I currently teach on the Access to HE course for Norfolk County Council's Adult Education (I've also taught for the Continuing Education dept at UEA) and teach across the region, so I have worked with a range of students from teenagers to much more mature learners (I've had 2 students in their 80's). I also co-ordinated Summer Schools for 7 years so have worked with year 10 and year 11 students (ages 14-16)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
and personal liability insurance
- Where and with whom did you train?
Other teaching qualifications:
PTTLS certificate (preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector) 2012, Norfolk County Council
HEP certificate (higher education practice) currently in progress, anticipated 2014, University of East Anglia
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The National Association of Writers in Education
• Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
• BA English with specialism in teaching
• I have a CRB
• University & College Union (UCU)
Thank you very much! All your help has been great and I will probably have to consult you on your expertise again
I'm very happy with Andrea's writing tuition so far, for me especially her feedback has helped me immensely to realise my strengths and weaknesses and thus correct them and improve my writing
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