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Welwyn Garden City 
£30/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Simon
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Dissertation and thesis preparation
  • Modern Literature
Levels
  • All Levels

English PhD student teaching English lit/lang/ creative writing to all ages (London).

Methodology

Through a Socratic method of elicitation, prompts and question, and with careful forward planning, to meet the specific needs of the student, whatever their syllabus and goal; to enable them to achieve their full potential.

Experience

A 3rd-year PhD student, researching English literature. As a CELTA-qualified EFL teacher, 14 years of experience teaching English language, literature and creative writing at schools and universities. 10 years experience planning and delivering specialised one-to-one tutorials for students of different backgrounds, in English literature and creative writing, from year 9 to university level. Versatile, highly-motivated and patient, tailoring lessons to the needs of the students, whatever level they are aiming for, and however they would like to improve. Hard-working and approachable, enjoying a lively classroom, with a good mixture of fun, laughter, and serious learning, where the aims of objectives of professionals are achieved.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £1180
Lessons offered by Simon
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Dissertation and thesis preparation
  • Modern Literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Simon's CV

Profile: A 3rd-year year PhD student, researching English literature. As a CELTA-qualified EFL teacher, 14 years of experience teaching English language at schools, universities. 10 years experience planning and delivering specialised one-to-one tutorials for students of different backgrounds, in English literature and creative writing, from year 9 to university level. Versatile, highly-motivated and patient, tailoring lessons to the needs of the students, whatever level they are aiming for, and however they would like to improve. Hard-working and approachable, enjoying a lively classroom, with a good mixture of fun, laughter, and serious learning, where the aims of objectives of professionals are achieved.
Aims and objectives: through a Socratic method of elicitation, prompts and question, and with careful forward planning, to meet the specific needs of the student, whatever their syllabus and goal; to enable them to achieve their full potential.

EXPERIENCE
VISITING LECTURER
ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON Spring 2017
Prepared and delivered two seminar classes on poetry; marked essays; gave written and verbal feedback to dual honours and English honours undergraduates.

PRIVATE TUTOR
LONDON AND HERTFORDSHIRE 2010-now
Taught one-to-one supervisions with students from age 9 to university level: English literature, poetry, English language, modern literature, modernism, experimental poetry, renaissance literature.

BUSINESS ENGLISH TRAINER
LINGUARAMA, London 2014 - 2015
Wrote and delivered one-to-one courses for international business clients, specialising in presentations, socialising, meetings, negotiations, and grammar, teaching clients with careers in Oil and Gas, Engineering, HR, and Banking and Finance. Used online materials for teaching in class, and provided the client with exercises to complete beyond their course. Filed reports at the end of the course and deliver feedback in every lesson, to keep the client informed as to their progress and areas for improvement.

EFL teacher
OISE, London October 2013 - February 2014
I taught at every level, from elementary to advanced, tailoring one-to-one classes to the individual business student. IELTS, GMAT, general English.

EFL teacher
Kaplan International College, London Summer, 2013
I taught classes in Advanced English, and in Business English, providing classes for international students aged 17 and up; planned and delivered classes with clear aims and objectives.

VISITING LECTURER
University of Hertfordshire 2008-2013

I facilitated seminars and lectures on essay writing, public speaking and professional presentations; wrote course materials; administered exams; assisted with training new visiting lecturers; ‘Most Popular Lecturer’ (2009-2010).

ASSOCIATE LECTURER
Open University, London 2008-2010

I provided personalized tuition and writing workshops for Advanced Creative Writing assignment marking and rigorous critical feedback for poetry, fiction, drama, life writing, and film; participated in career development seminars.

EFL TEACHER
East London School of English 2007/2008
Lead EFL classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

EDUCATION royal holloway, university of london
2015-present
PhD in English literature
Royal Holloway College Scholarship

St Andrews university
2006-2007
Master of Literature with Distinction in Creative Writing (Poetry).
Professional Master’s Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, PEMBROKE COLLEGE 2005-2006
Master of Philosophy in Renaissance Literature.
Brewer Hall Prize for Poetry; Pembroke College Award.

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
2001-2004
First Class Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English literature and language.
Alison Moreland Prize for Poetry.

QUALIFICATIONS
MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ENGLISH 2005
CELTA – a 1-month course with two 5000-word assignments and 20 hours of monitored teaching.

SKILLS
Proficient with Word, Pages, Excel, Power Point, Keynote, and am experienced with using audio-visual technology in the classroom. I work well under pressure to meet deadlines and briefs. I am enthusiastic and punctual and I consider myself to be a team player. I am proficient in CSS website design, using Cargo Collective, Tumblr, Word Press, and Squarespace.

INTERESTS
Travel and other cultures, literature, music, film, strength and fitness training.


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