About Ross

Ross is a creative and critical writer and editor at the University of Gloucestershire (BA, MA). Alongside running his own writing, editing and private tutoring business, Ross Turner Academics, Ross founded and is the editor-in-chief of Superlative, The Short Story Literary Journal, which develops and publishes new and aspiring writers.

As a professional member of The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), Ross attends regular writing conferences and has access to the latest writing in education materials.

Additionally, he is regularly published in journals, magazines and ezines, online and in print, and provides editing services for others published in the same and similar forums.

Ross enjoys educating; he guest lectures on Creative Writing Courses at several colleges and universities and, amongst other qualifications listed below, has Level 5 TEFL and Level 4 Education & Training qualifications.

Practice-led Creative Writing PhD


How might a creatively interlinked collection of short stories, produced by a single author, establish a new short fiction subgenre?

Creative & Critical Writing MA


Teaching Creative Writing, Creative Industries, Popular Culture, Creativity, Research Methods, Creative Projects: Beginnings and Developments.

Awarded postgraduate bursary from UoG Annual Fund for Excellence

Creative Writing BA (Hons) 1st Class


Experimental and Transgressive Prose, Poetry Masterclass, Modelling Creativity, Writing the Novel, Engaging Humanities, Autobiography Confession and Creative Non-fiction, Fictionalising the Recent Past, Advanced Prose, The Writing Business Getting Published, Creative Industries.

The Guąrdian Chronicles and Snake Charmer: A Creative and Critical Analysis of Stereotypes and Archetypes in Fantasy Fiction.

Awarded the University of Gloucestershire Francis Close Hall Creative Writing Prize for the highest mark in the Creative Writing Dissertation.

Additional Qualifications

Level 5 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Level 4 Award in Education & Training (formerly PTLLS)

Level 4 Advanced Autism Awareness Diploma (CMA)

Level 3 Understanding Dyslexia Diploma (CMA)

Level 3 ADHD Awareness (CMA)

Level 3 Leadership (ILM)

Teaching in Higher Education (UoG)

Guest Tutor & Lecturer at various schools & colleges

About Jacob

Jacob is a primary school teacher in Gloucestershire, able to offer support in all areas of the national curriculum, delivering lessons using a range of visual and interactive platforms to help students learn effectively.


Jacob has three years' classroom teaching experience and uses many practical and visual aids to keep pupils engaged and ensure they take on challenges. Throughout his teaching career, Jacob has utilised many online tools for home learning and undertaken tutoring tasks to help students meet missed objectives and key learning points.


Specialising particularly in English, Jacob is intent on developing good skills for self-expression and accurate writing. With an added specialism in modern foreign languages, he is able to offer more support in communication skills due to his time spent working on these curriculum areas.


He is also able to offer tutoring for maths, and deliver sessions on any topics in mathematics included in the National Primary Curriculum.


Working in the classroom, Jacob has experience teaching children ages 5-11, with and without special educational needs. If your child has any barriers to learning, Jacob would be happy to discuss this prior to tutoring in order to create a plan to meet the learning objectives required.


Jacob is open to enquiries about any other areas of primary learning -  please feel free to enquire below.