Tutor

‘A Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House’ by Samuel van Hoogstraten, c1655 – 60, National Gallery London

I treasure this thank you card from Keele Poets at Silverdale because if sharing poetry isn’t wandering through doors into the magic spaces of each other’s imaginations, then I don’t know what is.

  • “A reflective serious atmosphere which managed to be warm, welcoming and fun. Excellent rapport with the group.” Grade 1 in observed session, Sir John Deane’s College, 2001
  • “Passionate about her subject, well-prepared, good flow to the lesson, excellent rapport with the group.” Grade 1 in observed session, Sir John Deane’s College, 2014
  • “To combine a relaxed, informal and interactive approach with relevant and extremely useful work is quite an art – which you clearly possess.” Observed Open University tutorial, U205

I started tutoring the talented and enthusiastic, Keele Poets at Silverdale at Keele University in 2009 before the adult education programme closed. Now we meet every Thursday morning from late September-March for workshops at Silverdale LibraryWe have a lot of fun getting involved in projects (see Gallery). Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us as we do have vacancies from time to time. 

Over a decade ago when I needed a change from writing non-fiction, I attended Karen Wheatley’s inspiring creative writing classes at Sir John Deane’s College. Thank you Karen!

Another thank you card: the homemade ‘robes of paper’ have been woven as carefully as words in a poem.

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