Teaching

I have experience teaching English literature, creative writing and theatre to students from secondary school to degree level. I also enjoy giving seminars and talks to school students with the educational charity The Brilliant Club, and as a Graduate Ambassador for the Oxford English Faculty.

Selected teaching experience:

Teaching Assistant, ‘Literature in English 1910 – present day’, January –March 2019, Faculty of English, Oxford University, Oxford

  • taught 1.5hr seminar on realism in contemporary theatre to 8 first year undergraduates and tutorials on contemporary theatre, including marking and providing verbal feedback on essays
  • taking the Developing Learning and Teaching course, run by the Oxford Learning Institute, which introduces us to pedagogical literature and approaches, encourages us to develop reflective teaching practices, and leads to SEDA accreditation

Teaching Assistant, ‘Possibilities of Criticism’, October–December 2018, Faculty of English, Oxford University, Oxford

  • Designed and led additional 1.5hr seminar for 15 students on theatre criticism
  • Mentored students in how to approach their final essays and provided individual tutorial feedback on written work

Tutor, Playwriting, October-December 2018, CMRS-Middlebury College, Oxford

  • Designed and taught eight one-to-one tutorials on playwriting to visiting American undergraduate student, which combined practical writing exercises with study and discussion of contemporary plays, and a field-trip to the theatre.
  • Student wrote and redrafted a one-act play during the course under my guidance.

Tutor, ‘Seeing Differently: Feminist Approaches to Theatre’, November 2017- April 2018, The Brilliant Club

  • Designed KS4 level course on Feminist Theatre based on my PhD research, including planning seminars, assembling course materials, and designing assignments
  • Taught 14 seminars to Year 9 students at state secondary school in Oxfordshire to introduce them to new ideas and encourage them to apply to selective universities
  • Marked the students’ homework, provided personalised verbal and written feedback on draft essays, and marked final assignments
  • Successfully introduced students to unfamiliar and challenging concepts
  • All 12 pupils achieved 1st or 2.1 grades in final assignments (which were moderated), indicating they were working to an excellent or good standard at A-Level
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