I have thorough experience in assisting students at KS3, KS4 and at A-Level English, and have taught all core texts studied at GCSE and A-Level Literature. My work is one-to-one with students who progress and gain remarkable confidence each week.
Academic and author who has worked as an English tutor for 11 years, specialising in textual analysis and ensuring exam success. My students, securing high grades in English have gone on to study at top ranking universities across the country.
Dr. Osman Latiff
• BA (First Class Hons) History – 2002-2005 (Royal Holloway University of London)
• MA (Distinction) Crusader Studies – 2005-2006 (Royal Holloway University/ Queen Mary University)
• PhD (Awarded May 2011) (‘The Place of Fada’il al-Quds (Merits of Jerusalem) and Religious Poetry in the Muslim Effort to Recapture Jerusalem during the Crusades’) - Royal Holloway University. Dissertation supervisor: Professor Jonathan Phillips
Main research interests
Medieval history; war and media; empathy in conflict; English literature; poetry
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD funding, 2006-2009
Isobel Thornley Fellowship, Institute of Historical Research, 2009-2010
- Seminars taught on ‘Crusades and the Eastern Mediterranean, 1095-1291’ (autumn terms 2008 and 2009, Royal Holloway University) subject matters included: Origins of the First Crusade, Muslim Reaction to the First Crusade, Second Crusade Preaching, The importance of Damascus in the Counter-Crusade and the role of Nur al-Din and Salah al-Din.
Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-2015 - 'The Effect of War Media Iconography on US Identity: Disruptive Images, Counter hegemony and Political Syncretism', Department of Politics and International Relations - Royal Holloway, University of London
Honorary Research Associate (Department of History, Royal Holloway University, University of London) (2016---)
English Teacher - KS3, KS4, KS5 (2007- present day)
Elite Tutors (rebranded ‘Dr Khan’s Academy’ 2017)
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Private English Tutor – KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, University level
2007 – present day
Osman Latiff, The Cutting Edge of the Poet’s Sword: Muslim Poetic Responses to the Crusades (Brill, 2017)
Osman Latiff, Filling the Void: The Place of Empathy in challenging Otherness in Conflict (Forthcoming: Springer, 2018)
Osman Latiff (2016): ‘Landscaping otherness and challenging frames of ‘nothingness’ in contemporary Palestine’, Space and Polity, 20:3, pp. 249-262.
Academics papers delivered:
• ‘Gendering the Poetry of the counter-crusade’, Crusades and the Latin East, Institute for Historical Research, London, 8 February, 2016.
• ‘Eschatological and Spiritual Components of the counter-crusade’, 18th International Colloquium on the History of Egypt and Syria (10th-15th c.), Ghent University, Belgium, 13-15 May 2008.
• ‘Eschatological and Spiritual Components of the counter-crusade’, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 17 November 2008.
• ‘The Spiritual Appeal of Jerusalem in the Recapturing of the City during the Crusades’, Crusades and the Latin East, Institute for Historical Research, London, 19 May 2008.
• ‘Eschatological and Spiritual Components of the counter-crusade’, Aspects of the Medieval Arab World, Edinburgh University, 14 May 2008.
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