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Poetry and Creative Writing: from beginner to advanced

People often do not know where to start with poetry, and the books give contradictory advice. I am a widely published poet and experienced and knowledgeable teacher, able to give advice, exercises, constructive feedback, and engaged classes with a no-nonsense approach to what works in a poem, and how to structure and revise effectively.

Location

At student's location: Around Wembley, United Kingdom
At teacher's location: Woodfield Crescent, London W5 1PD, UK

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Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I am an approachable and experienced teacher and a widely published poet. I enjoy teaching and I am responsive to the needs of the student. I am friendly and approachable.

Education

Educated at University of Wales (1st Class BA) as well as University of California, Santa Cruz. D. Phil, Oxford University, I also have qualifications in teaching.

Experience / Qualifications

Doctorate, FAETC
I have taught creative writing for Oxford University for over ten years.
I have tutored online using various platforms for over a year.

Reviews (3)

Giles was an absolute delight to work through my essay with and I passed too ☺️🙏
Good Lesson
Enjoyed introduction to poetry. Mr Goodlands knows how to engage a novice taking them step by step into the subject.
I will give one-to-one tuition on academic writing, helping students and writers to bring their pieces to a high standard: appropriate for personal statements, coursework essays, dissertations, and exam preparation. I will coach in syntax, vocabulary, paragraphs and structure.
I am an experienced and knowledgeable English Literature teacher with an Oxford University Doctorate. My approach is friendly and supportive, stressing the importance of understanding the text and practising writing essays that refer to the correct topics and are well structured.
I am a widely published poet and experienced and knowledgeable teacher willing to give poetry classes at any level, whether you are struggling to write your first poem or are assembling a first collection. My approach is constructive, friendly and approachable. I listen to the needs of my students in our first lesson, and will propose a plan of lessons based on what you hope to achieve. This may include setting prompts, tasks, and exercises, going through your writing, suggesting extra reading, and giving constructive feedback.

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