I gained my BA from the University of Reading, majoring in History, minor in Film & Drama. Then I became a UK qualified state-registered teacher, completing a PGCE in History and English (11-18 age range). Next I studied an MA in History and Archaeology at the University of Winchester. Finally, I graduated with a PhD specialising in medieval History from Winchester. Additionally, I hold a Diploma in TEFL.
I am an active historian involved in cutting edge research, especially on the Knights Hospitaller. In 2009, I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) for “an original contribution to historical scholarship”. I wrote the well-received monograph The Prior of the Knights Hospitaller in Late Medieval England. Over the last 20 years, I have written many peer-reviewed articles & chapters on medieval History. My research feeds into my teaching, especially for lessons on skills and methodology.
I have been teaching History and English in the UK and at international schools abroad (e.g. Greece & Cyprus) since 1988. My History teaching experience includes UK National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History, GCSE History, A Level History and International Baccalaureate History. I have taught the History curriculum from Ancient Greece up to modern History. Furthermore, I am a trained IB teacher and an IB History examiner. My English teaching experience covers Key Stage 3 and English as a Second Language up to Cambridge Proficiency level. If you would like History lessons online, or English lessons, contact me with your requirements.