I'm a writer and teacher living in Cornwall. I work with adult and higher education students across all disciplines on their academic assignments, including writing essays and dissertations. I also teach creative writing and am a professional writer and editor, working with clients on short stories and novels, from structural to line editing.
I have worked with hundreds of students in my 25 year career, including 23 undergraduates from a variety of disciplines working on their essays and dissertations. The average result has been a 2:1, with three students achieving First Class.
Degree in English and American Literature (second class)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in English and Drama
Master Degree in Professional Writing (with distinction)
Specialist Study Skills Support:
09/2014 to Present - University of Exeter and Falmouth in Cornwall. Offering one to one academic support and tuition across a wide spectrum of disciplines, focusing on academic writing, essay writing, dissertations and research.
Creative Writing Tutor:
07/2013 to Present – The Writing Retreat ((concealed information) Founding partner of a writing retreat business, running a handful of retreats a year covering different stages of a writer’s journey.
09/2008 to Present - Cornwall Adult Education. Designing and delivering a popular creative writing course for beginners at the Cornwall Adult Education Service in Falmouth and Helston.
Full Time Classroom Teacher:
04/2002 to 09/2006 Treloweth School, Illogan, Cornwall
04/1996 to 09/2001 St. John International School, Bangkok, Thailand
09/1992 to 09/1995 Kellett Independent School, Hong Kong
Perfect! Highly knowledgeable and supportive, drawing the best out of you in a positive and fun way that allows your full potential to be reached.
A sharp mind and absolute dedication to getting it right. Not surprised by her First mark
Kath is an experienced, well-prepared tutor. She is honest and positively challenging when giving feedback and discussing ways to progress. Kath is patient and has a sense of humour, whilst remaining focused and organised with regards to the stages of your learning experience. Kath is supportive and encouraging, with a strong knowledge base and applies ample teaching skills and techniques to her lessons.
A lovely person, both kind and understanding while also not lax in making sure I got my work done! She was a massive help in getting my degree, especially because she is a creative writer, and my degree was partially based on that. Would happily work with her again, should I have cause to!
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