About Me

I offer worldwide academic tutoring from GCSE English Language and Literature, up to essay writing at Postgraduate level or, outside of academia, for non-native English speakers, or those who simply have an avid interest in creative writing and editing. This includes students studying at institutions worldwide, or through open university. I pride myself on providing exceptional, individually tailored support.

I deliver bespoke sessions, but writing and learning are iterative processes; my preferred teaching method is by way of workshops (one to one or group workshops) as I believe this is by far the best way to improve – it gets you writing and analysing your own work. My goal is always, of course, to enable students achieve their goals, but also to help make students aware of their own learning, allowing them to utilise and develop skills for lifelong use.

I set writing development exercises, enabling the student to produce a piece of writing before the workshop (roughly 500-1000 words), which I then edit and annotate. This allows the entirety of the workshop to be spent in analysis and improvement, rather than half of it being wasted reading.

All sessions are via webcam, using either Microsoft Teams or Zoom. The option for feedback to be sent electronically is available.

Depending on the level of study, the first session may need to be an assessment of the student's academic ability/tutoring requirements, or simply a workshop designed to build rapport and cover some fundamentals.

Workshops last 45-60 minutes. Workshop cost includes 1-2 hours editing outside of the workshop. Work to be provided 2 days before the workshop. Minimum 24 hours cancellation notice required. Refunds not available. If work, or 24 hours notice of cancellation, is not provided before a workshop, that session will be forfeit. By accepting tuition, students agree to these terms and conditions. Please note, there may be a waiting list.

I am also happy to undertake writing and editing tasks of any nature. The hourly fee of £40 still applies, plus travel costs if applicable. Sometimes, for larger projects, a daily rate of £250 is more suitable.

Education and Experience

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

I am a creative and critical writer and editor at the University of Gloucestershire (BA, MA). Alongside running my own writing, editing and private tutoring business, Ross Turner Academics, I founded and am 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), I attend regular writing conferences and have access to the latest writing in education materials.

Additionally, I am regularly published in journals, magazines and ezines, online and in print, and provide editing services for others published in the same and similar forums.

I enjoy educating; I guest lecture on Creative Writing Courses at other colleges and, amongst other qualifications listed above, have Level 5 TEFL and Level 4 Education & Training qualifications.

Creative and Critical Writing MA

 

Modules
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

Modules
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.

Dissertation
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.

Pricing

Students are welcome to travel to me (no cost), or to have workshops via webcam (no cost - most popular option).
I am happy to travel to students; a £20 travel cost will apply to students who live up to 10 miles away, with an additional £2.50 for every 5 miles thereafter.


Standard rate for a single workshop – £40/hour.
Block of 5 workshops, paid in advance, £37/hour – total £185.
Block of 10 workshops, paid in advance, £34/hour – total £340.

Daily rate (where applicable) £250/day.