BA, MA, PGCE, PhD
I am a self-proclaimed bookworm. In fact, my family and I seem to live under a mountain of books! I love writing, reading, studying and researching. I have published a number of articles, study guides and educational courses on a range of subjects within the fields of Psychology and English Literature.
I first chose Psychology as one of my own A Level subjects at sixth form college. Having never studied it before I found the subject fascinating and was keen to continue studying at university. In fact, my love of Psychology has continued throughout my life.
My educational background consists of a BA Joint Honours degree in English and Psychology. I have been a qualified teacher for 20 years and over this time have garnered a wealth of experience teaching KS3, KS4 and KS5. It was in my first teaching role that I was given the opportunity to set up and run my own A Level Psychology Department. My passion for Psychology and independent study enabled me to complete my PhD alongside my teaching commitments. My thesis focused on the author Virginia Woolf and the psychological elements that shaped her work, including her own well-documented mental health problems. She not only expanded the conception of the novel, but she also left nearly 4,000 letters and 30 volumes of a diary. A psychological analysis of these private letters and diary entries provided fascinating insights into the mind of this rather troubled artist.
I currently teach English Literature (KS3, KS4, KS5 and University level) and Psychology (KS4, KS5 and University level) to a number of international pupils in Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Italy via Skype/Zoom, as well as to students in the UK.
When I am not tutoring, I love to spend time playing in the park with my son and my daughter. I also enjoy watching football and walking. I am patient, friendly and professional and easy to get on with. I am here to help you achieve your potential: to accomplish and achieve your goals! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.