English language and literature is a key subject, combined with a professional knowledge of drama this is particularly good for improving spoken and written English. History of Art can be broadened out combined with Anthropology to Cultural Studies embracing History, Geography, Theology and philosophy with degrees in both.
I am a good tutor because I empathise with the students, from a huge range of backgrounds and cultures, having travelled widely. I encourage and give confidence, optimising their potential of students, I help them find their interests which is the main thing in education
2007-10 Heythrop College, University of London. PG Dip. Philosophy of Religion
2005-6 Westminster Pastoral Foundation. Certificate in Counselling Skills
1987-8 Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Dip-Filmmaking.
1980-3 Girton College, Cambridge University. BA History of Art/Anthropology
1973-8 Stowe School, Buckingham.
I have been tutoring in Moscow in the UK including 5 year old english, 12 year old Russian girl to help her get into Cheltenham Ladies College, a governor of a 9 year boy preparing for English prep school, a mentor for a 19 year business studies student based at Bath University, and a tutor for of a 16 year old french boy preparing for Oxford. I am also teaching adult Russians English, a leading businessman wanting to fly his helicopter in European Air space and a mother wanting to converse with bilingual Children,
Hobbies and Interests
I am a painter with oils, an explorer in wild places, a reader of philosophy and poetry, a reader, a student of Zen , and a director of childrens plays