Giles - Prof english literature - London



  • Hourly rate £27
  • Response Time 3h
  • Number of students 50+
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Doctor in English literature, poet, writer: teaches Literature, Creative Writing, Poetry, Proofing, and more


We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Giles will be happy to arrange your first English Literature lesson.

About the lesson

I give lessons from age 16 to degree level.
I structure my lessons around the needs and requirements of the student, and study the particular syllabus carefully to prepare students for exams.
I listen carefully and encourage students to do their own thinking.
I also give help in proofing and close reading of student and professional texts.
I particularly enjoy teaching poetry, Shakespeare, the Romantics, and Modernism.
I also enjoy teaching Creative Writing, particularly poetry.


  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • +2

    Modern Literature

    Writing inventions


  • English


  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • +4





About Giles

Semi-retired professional and widely published poet with years of experience in literature, proofing, and publishing, experienced in teaching students to degree level in poetry, English language and Literature. I have taught literature classes for Oxford University's Continuing Education department for many years. I also am a proof-reader, have been an editor for Oxford University Press, and am a creative writing teacher.



  • 5h: £130
  • 10h: £260


  • + ££15


  • £27/h

free lessons

  • 1hr

Find out more about Giles

  • 01

    When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?

    I first became interested in poetry and Creative Writing as a child, and then at University I started writing plays. After a while, I began concentrating more on poetry. Once I left university, I started teaching, and found I enjoyed it, since I could talk about the things I loved.

  • 02

    Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).

    I enjoy most talking about poetry, Shakespeare, and my students' writings. I find that when we talk about a piece of writing, between us we can usually find ways to improve it.

  • 03

    Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?

    I had some great, engaging, committed English teachers at school. But I had a maths teacher who would drone on when most of the class had drifted away. I try to be like the former.

  • 04

    What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?

    Patience, a willingness to listen, a sense of fun, and creativity. Also, of course, a good knowledge of the field.

  • 05

    Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.

    Careful which poems you read out loud! I read out a sad poem and made a student cry.

  • 06

    What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?

    It has taken me a while to adopt to teaching online, but now I enjoy it.

  • 07

    Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?

    My passion right now is to relax after a long day of teaching and read some books.

  • 08

    What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P) ?

    Being alert to students, to talk openly about literature, life, and exams.

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