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Lessons offered by Lesley
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Sociology
  • Current affairs
  • Humanities General
  • Communication
  • Digital communication
  • Media Studies
Levels
  • All Levels

University lecturer, academic tutor and PhD candidate to help you master written assessments

Methodology

My teaching methods vary depending on student needs. For written work in the Humanities & Social Sciences (Media & Communications, Sound Studies, Sociology, Criminology, Visual Culture, Photography, Documentary, Photojournalism), emphasis on setting discussion points relevant to discipline and assessment task, minding core themes and theories. This includes strategies for their effective use, application and synthesis in relation to topic explored. Keeping to academic conventions in writing and Harvard Referencing.

Experience

I’ve 15 years experience as a lecturer at the University of Arts London in the Media School (London College of Communication), 10 years at London Metropolitan University, and various temporary contracts in further and higher education (HE). This follows from completing a teaching qualification (HE) in 2005, and an honours BA then Masters in the fields of Communication and Cultural Studies in 2004.
*Higher Education Academy fellow
(since 2006)

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Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Lessons offered by Lesley
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Sociology
  • Current affairs
  • Humanities General
  • Communication
  • Digital communication
  • Media Studies
Levels
  • All Levels

Lesley's CV

Lecturing and tutoring in a range of disciplines across the Social Sciences and Humanities since 2005, including:

Sociology:
London Metropolitan University and South Thames College

Media and Communication Studies:
University of the Arts London and South Thames College

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography:
University of the Arts London

Research Methods:
South Thames College

Sound, Culture and Society:
University of Sussex

Dissertation supervisor since 2006 in:
Media and Cultural Studies
Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Health and Social Care

With extensive teaching experience and an astute knowledge of core theoretical movements and texts running between Humanities and Social Science disciplines, I'm in a unique position to assist in honing academic writing and research skills in a range of subjects.

Specifically, I'm able to facilitate and make accessible the type of knowledge, planning, organization and structure required to successfully execute academic research and writing in the previously mentioned disciplinary fields. I can assist with:

- Dissertation preparation, research, structure and writing
- Essay planning and writing
- Preparation for exams requiring discussion/analysis of themes, theories, concepts, as well as their application to concrete examples
- Making sense of assessment guidelines, learning outcomes and the criteria against which work is measured

Education
2018-Current
PhD - University of Sussex, Media, Film and Music
Ethnomusicology and Critical Legal Studies

2005-2006
Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design
University of the Arts London

2002-2004
Master of Arts
Communication and Culture, York and Ryerson Universities
(Toronto, Ontario)
Major: Media and Culture
Minor: Politics and Policy
An interdisciplinary program that links theory building with the more technical aspects of the communication and culture industries

1997-2001
Bachelor of Arts with Honours
Sociology and Mass Communications , York University (Toronto, Ontario)
On the Deans Honour List in 2001 (top 5% of student body)

Publications
To be published in a book on 'The Present and Future of Music Law':
Chapter entitled The Derivative Works Right and the Creative Epistemologies of the Other: Working towards a legal framework for remix
(Bloomsbury Press)

Co-author of: Selling Out: Consuming Ourselves to Death (2010), Author House, Bloomington IN.

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