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I am a British teacher and writer with a deep passion for writing and reading, language and ideas, dialogue, teaching and learning. In a lifetime of study and teaching, at school and university, among writers, researchers and artists, I have developed an extensive and intensive range of experience and a love of teaching that has brought praise for the excitement and insight generated in my work with students. I have expertise in the English language, in writing poetry, fiction and non-fiction essays, dissertations and so on - and in literature, having studied and taught British, American, colonial and comparative literatures. One of my specialisms is Shakespeare and his contemporaries, both on the page and in performance (I am dramaturg to the Curtain Theater in the Bay area); another is the work of Ezra Pound and his modernist contemporaries in America, Britain and Europe. I love teaching. My method is essentially Socratic: I invite the student to talk about the subject, in general and specifically, then use that as a basis for improvement. I look forward to making a real difference to the student's knowledge and understanding.

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Peter’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Macquarie University - Bachelors, English

Graduate Degree: Macquarie University - Masters, English Language & Literature


Literature, music, theater, cooking walking

Tutoring Subjects

10th Grade Reading

10th Grade Writing

11th Grade Reading

11th Grade Writing

12th Grade Reading

12th Grade Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

British Literature

College English

College Essays

College Level American Literature

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Poetry


Medieval Literature

Persuasive Writing

Poetry Writing

Public Speaking



Short Novel


World Literature


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