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Susan C
Tutor in Dalston, East London

£40.00 per hour

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About Susan

Yale Professor, Harvard PhD, for help with English / writing

Susan Chambers hails from the American South and now lives in Hackney. She went to high school in Florida, earning the I.B. diploma and graduating first in her class. She then studied English at Rice, in Texas, graduating summa cum laude and picking up the nickname Lady Geddes for winning the Lady Geddes prize for writing. After a year with Teach for America at the Houston Regional Office, she completed a Ph.D. in English at Harvard, wrote a dissertation on modern poetry and twice won the Bowdoin Prize for best graduate essay. She was also twice awarded Harvard’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. Her first academic post was at Wake Forest before she moved to Yale, where she was an Assistant Professor of English for five years. Susan moved to London in 2012 with her husband, a writer, and taught summer school to undergraduates from Yale and Florida State. She also ran her own after school club for primary school kids, laying on arts and crafts, science experiments, cooking and baking. She has three young children of her own.

Susan has many years of teaching experience. She knows how to inspire confidence when students are struggling and how to coax the very best from those who are already doing well. She loves working on literature and other humanities subjects, and she has a special flair for teaching writing — she’s happy to work through as many drafts as it takes, and has lots of tips and tricks to make essay-writing easier and more fun. She is also well-positioned to help with applications to American universities, having sat on admissions committees at Yale and advised countless students applying for places in medical, law, and graduate schools as well as for fellowships and jobs.
Hourly rate: £40.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Susan is an inspirational teacher

Written by Beatrice W
Susan sets very high standards for herself and reads widely in literature on teaching. I have seen her create a calm, focussed and productive working environment with children. As a scholar, she is imaginative and acute. Her insights into literature are well worth having, and are delivered intelligibly and memorably. She cares deeply about her subject and her students.
English Literature
Students taught by Susan are given the tools to excel in, and love, their subject.

Education and Qualifications


Harvard University
Rice University


Prizes and Scholarships

Morse Fellowship (research leave), Yale University, 2011
A. Whitney Griswold Faculty Research Grant (Yale), 2008
Harvard Bowdoin Prize (for best graduate essay in any field), 2007, 2005
Josephine De Karman Foundation Fellowship, 2005
Dexter Term-Time Fellowship for dissertation research (Harvard), 2005
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching (Harvard), 2004, 2001
Harvard Graduate Merit Fellowship (for outstanding students in the Humanities), 2003
Dexter Summer Fellowship for travel in Great Britain (Harvard), 2000
English Prize Fellowship for graduate study at Harvard, 1999
Phi Beta Kappa (Rice), 1998
Lady Geddes Prize in Writing (Rice), 1996

Other Qualifications

Director of Greenwood After School, a private club for primary school children (5 years)


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