Award winning and experienced HE lecturer offers private tuition in all social science subjects and primarily in Politics/Government, Political Economy, European Studies and International Relations.
I was Principal Lecturer in Politics/IR at Portsmouth University, Associate Head of the School of Social Historical and Literary Studies (2003-11) before moving up to a Faculty job. Overall I taught in HE at Portsmouth from 1998 until September 2015.
I decided to take a voluntary career break in 2015 to develop a variety of my own pet projects but I continue to offer tuition on a private basis across the social sciences to undergraduate, postgraduate and A-level students.
Availability: Available weekdays and weekends, daytime and evenings
Willing to travel: 50 miles
During my time at Portsmouth I was nominated for and won several teaching awards including ‘Most Innovative Lecturer’ and ‘Best Feedback’. A major strength that I have is to give you very positive, encouraging and constructive developmental feedback on your ideas, plans and writing combined with broad and deep subject knowledge.
As a lecturer, I am highly engaging, dynamic and open and I have a gift to explaining complicated concepts in very clear and accessible ways using stories, metaphors, and analogies. I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and previously the ILT since 2001, and am currently applying for Senior Fellow status. I am in addition an experienced personal and study skills tutor, a role I always took seriously at University.
I see the role of a tutor as partly that of a ‘coach’, facilitating as much as possible your own development as a student. I honed this approach over time as a lecturer and it was especially useful in dissertation supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
In addition to offering private tutoring I am also an accredited trainer and life coach, as well as a proof reader. So the skills sets I bring to private tuition are more diverse than just lecturing / teaching although of course I also do have that extensive classroom and tutoring experience you require (18 years!).
My main specialisms are international and global political economy, economics for non-specialists and social scientists, public policy, British politics, comparative politics, political ideas and theory, political ideologies, international relations.