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Martin Thomasson University Creative Writing Tutor (Preston)

Martin Thomasson

  • Whittle-le-Woods (PR6) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 01 Apr 2015
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wigan
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I am a very experienced tutor of dramatic writing (in all media), philosophy, English and English literature. I am enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge and helping you to maximise your potential.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I currently tutor online through Skype, email and email attachment. I can usually send feedback within 48 hours of receipt.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach creative writing (drama), English GCSE, English literature and Philosophy. I am also happy to help (via Skype) students from other parts of the country or overseas students wishing to improve their English for university studies.
Tell me about your qualifications.
BA (hons) English Literature and Philosophy) First class honours.
MA (philosophy) University of Kansas
MA (TV and Radio Scriptwriting) Salford.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have over twenty years experience as a university lecturer, teaching creative writing, screenwriting, English literature and philosophy. I have also run workshops for local government, schools and theatre. I am a reader for North West Playwrights and an adjudicator for Manchester's annual 24/7 play festival. I am also an award-winning playwright. I am a regular reviewer for the British Theatre Guide ( I also published two e-books: Under Milk Wood: Compiled Notes Complete Edition and An Inspector Calls: A TusiNotes Gradebooster Guide.

I have experience tutoring students from age 14 up to final year undergraduates.
How much do you charge?
I charge £25 per hour, plus £5 per hour travel time (no travel charge for students within a ten mile radius).
Where do you teach?
Teaching in my own home is generally practical (parents/chaperones welcome).
I'm quite happy to work with students in their homes, as well as meeting in (suitable) public places (e.g. libraries or cafes).

I also offer online tutorials via Skype and email.
When are you available?
I can be available most days, Monday to Friday, but prior arrangement is always required. I also offer online tutoring - Skype - from morning to evening, whenever mutually convenient.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am happy to tutor committed students from 12 years old upwards (i.e. from GCSE preparation to post-graduate level).
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, A Level, BA, MA
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Enhanced DBS clearance issued 12th June 2013.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE)
Where and with whom did you train?
The University of Bolton.
The University of Kansas.
The University of Salford.
Tell me about some of your current students.
George - studying for English and English Literature GCSE.
Hamdi - studying for English GCSE.
Oliwia (whom I helped with applications to UK universities) - now having Skype tutorials to improve her spoken and written English whiles studying at film school.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I offer a personal tutoring service tailored to your individual needs. I aim to make the learning experience interactive and enjoyable. I am committed to helping you reach the next level and attain your learning goals.