Book a Private Writing Class

As well as five years’ expe­ri­ence giv­ing author talks at schools, libraries, and lit­er­ary fes­ti­vals, I have five years’ expe­ri­ence as a pri­vate teacher of Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture, cre­ative writ­ing, and his­to­ry. I work with high school stu­dents rang­ing from low­er sec­ondary to the HSC and IB, and across a range of abil­i­ty lev­els.

It has been my great joy to work along­side stu­dents through­out their entire high school expe­ri­ence, yet also to run cours­es focussed on indi­vid­ual texts or tasks for stu­dents seek­ing short term guid­ance.

In each tuto­r­i­al, my aim is to enrich the under­stand­ing of texts, to inspire cre­ativ­i­ty, and to hone crit­i­cal think­ing and essay writ­ing skills. In my expe­ri­ence the great­est joy for stu­dents emerges from a close read­ing of texts and the oppor­tu­ni­ty for his­tor­i­cal and cul­tur­al dis­cus­sions beyond the lim­i­ta­tions of a busy class­room. Stu­dents fre­quent­ly will ask ques­tions that they feel reluc­tant to ask their teacher. More often than not, these are fun­da­men­tal ques­tions that help unlock new con­fi­dence in a stu­den­t’s abil­i­ties as a read­er and writer. 

To enquire about pri­vate lessons, please con­tact me direct­ly via email at: 

All tuto­ri­als are con­duct­ed online via Skype.

Read my Aca­d­e­m­ic CV here.

For infor­ma­tion and tes­ti­mo­ni­als relat­ed to author talks and vis­its at schools, libraries, and lit­er­ary fes­ti­vals, please see here or con­tact The Chil­dren’s Book­shop Speak­ers’ Agency.