I am a very experienced tutor of English (GCSE) and English Literature (to A Level), dramatic writing (in all media), philosophy. I am enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge and helping you to maximise your potential.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I tutor English GCSE, English literature, creative writing (drama), and Philosophy. I am also happy to help (via Skype) students from other parts of the country or overseas students wishing to improve their English for university studies.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA (hons) English Literature and Philosophy) First class honours.
MA (philosophy) University of Kansas
MA (TV and Radio Scriptwriting) Salford.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £30 per hour, plus £5 travel time (no travel charge for students within a ten mile radius).
- Where do you teach?
Teaching in my own home is generally practical (parents/chaperones welcome).
I'm quite happy to work with students in their homes, as well as meeting in (suitable) public places (e.g. libraries or cafes).
I also offer online tutorials via Skype and email.
- When are you available?
I can be available most days, Sunday to Friday, but prior arrangement is always required. I also offer online tutoring - Skype - from morning to evening, whenever mutually convenient.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to tutor committed students from 12 years old upwards (i.e. from GCSE preparation to post-graduate level).
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, A Level, BA, MA
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I currently tutor online through Skype, email and email attachment. I can usually send feedback within 48 hours of receipt.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I offer a personal tutoring service tailored to your individual needs. I aim to make the learning experience interactive and enjoyable. I am committed to helping you reach the next level and attain your learning goals.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have over twenty years experience as a university lecturer, teaching creative writing, screenwriting, English literature and philosophy. I have also run workshops for local government, schools and theatre. I am a reader for North West Playwrights and an adjudicator for Manchester's annual 24/7 play festival. I am also an award-winning playwright. I am a regular reviewer for the British Theatre Guide ((concealed information)
I also published two e-books: Under Milk Wood: Compiled Notes Complete Edition and An Inspector Calls: A TusiNotes Gradebooster Guide.
I have experience tutoring students from age 14 up to final year undergraduates.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Enhanced DBS clearance issued 12th June 2013.
- Where and with whom did you train?
The University of Bolton.
The University of Kansas.
The University of Salford.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE)
- Tell me about some of your current students.
David - studying for English and English Literature GCSE.
Sophia - studying for English Language AS
Emma - studying for English and English Literature GCSE
Oliwia (whom I helped with applications to UK universities) - now having Skype tutorials to improve her spoken and written English whiles studying at film school.
Martin is a brilliant tutor with a great sense of humour . Thanks to his help I had offers from leading media schools in London. He gave me a lot of advice for my interviews due to his up-to-date knowledge about media industries. Martin cares a lot about his students and he is always there to help you. During his lesson, you could not get bored.
If you want to have a chat about good movies, prepare for your interview or improve your screenwriting skills you can not find a better tutor, trust me.
Martin has been a great help, he got me to my target grade of a B in A level English literature. As before I was struggling with my course and had a C grade. He made it enjoyable and gave valuable advice on exam technique. Highly recommended!
Thank you, couldn't have done it without your help! (Dylan - offered a place at two prestigious US film schools - CalArts and Chapman University)
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