My methodology is a plain and simple way of teaching. It is child-centred and jargon free. I believe in understandable learning methods which can be tailored to the individual needs of the learner. We can work at a level suitable to the individual
I am an a published author and a former publisher. I am attached to the University of St Marks & St John, Plymouth and have completed an unergraduate degree and a masters. I am now about to start my PhD.
Summary of Many Experiences
I am a published author, teacher, researcher, and freelance writer. I have ten years’ experience publishing and teaching children about books and English working with print and online media and I am looking for an exciting new challenge. I am also a researcher in education and finished a masters this year. I am about to start a PhD in Education.
The University of St. Marks & St. John, Plymouth
BA in Primary Education & English
Masters in Education
Estover Community College
A-Levels, ACCESS certificate and GCSE'S
February 2015- Network Security
Maintain and secure the EDF electric network and building as well as being responsible for the welfare of staff and millions of pounds of equipment. This is a lone position, and at the same time, I have worked part-time in schools whilst completing a degree in Primary Education, a master’s in Education, and published a Doctor Who book and had a play performed off-Broadway in New York City in April 2019. I believe this shows determination and the ability to manage a high workload.
September 2015 – May 2016 – Teaching Assistant and English Specialist
Voluntary and paid. I have TA’ed in two Primary schools, and conducted paid Author workshops, as well as specialising in English sessions.
August 2014- February 2015 Support Worker
Worked with a trouble teen with challenging behaviour and disabilities until he was sectioned.
March 2009 - Self Employed Author/researcher/Publisher
Books produced/published/printed. Mainly biography and History. Freelance for newspapers, magazines, content writing organisations
My play ‘Tripp’ performed by the KBO Theatre Company off-Broadway in New York City.
Play about pioneering top 40 DJ Peter Tripp who stayed awake for 200 hours.
Released a Doctor Who Book
The Man Who Thought Outside the Box.
A biography about the creator of Doctor Who and former head of BBC drama Sydney Newman.
Sun Newspaper Exclusive
This coincided with the launch of my book ‘Terrible Times’ about former heavyweight boxing champion Tim Witherspoon.
The One Show, Wrestle Talk TV
Did a book tour and lots of publicity surrounding my book on wrestler Big Daddy including TV and radio appearances, as well as the Oneshow.
The Cornish Times
Newspaper Columnist ‘Inside Argyle’ for 5 years
Two Books Written and Published for Plymouth Argyle Football Club
Various freelance jobs from website content to research for historical articles, books, magazines and newspapers. Everything from farming and outdoor pursuits to law and politics. Also, Sports research and interviews. Statistics compilation.
Software Proficiency Experience
Microsoft Office Advanced 20 Years
Final Draft Advanced 5 years
Excel Intermediate 10 years
In Design Beginner 3 years
I write, publish and research in many different areas. I have written sports and Doctor Who biographies. I have written for BBC radio and had a play performed on Broadway in April 2019. My research is now taking me towards PhD. I am interested in alternative forms of learning; I have conducted trials which use software to rapidly teach children who struggle in a classroom. I hope to develop a therapy and an academic book. I have two young daughters and spend lots of time on Dartmoor.
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