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Rodgers - Literature - Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Michael Rodgers

Glasgow, Scotland, UK



Work History

Top Up Tutor, University

From October 2013

of Glasgow, (p/t)

• Facilitate in-school sessions for pupils that develop particular learning skills (critical reasoning, time management, deconstructing the question).
• Prepare students for the transition from school to higher education (terminology, UCAS).
• Lead campus sessions where pupils are familiarised with lecture/tutorial environments and student life.

Impact Research Assistant, School of Humanities


April 2013 - July 2013

University of Strathclyde (UoS)

• Gathered data and uncovered evidence in order to support a number of impact case studies.
• Worked extensively with non-academic partners on impact and engagement activities.
• Provided relevant support for impact case study authors and the Unit of Assessment coordinator.

Contemporary Literature Tutor

University of Edinburgh

From August 2012

• Designed and delivered daily two-hour seminars on a range of contemporary British and Irish literature to students of various nationalities and levels (1st-year to PhD level).
• Marked seminar contributions, oral presentations and essays needed to fulfil the requirements of the class.

Course Coordinator

Centre for Lifelong Learning

• Designed a syllabus for pre-entry students aimed at providing insight into university work.
• Delivered three-hourly English Literature sessions examining a range of literary modes (literature, poetry, drama, music, film) and devised and marked students' exams.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Studies


October 2008 - December 2012

• Facilitated a wide variety of undergraduate tutorials and offered support and advice for students in relation to academic queries.
• Marked a high load of hard-copy and Myplace assessments (reading diaries, draft essays, essays and exams) under strict time constraints.
• Recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award (Most Supportive).


September 2007 - May 2013

Personal Tutors

• Developed pupils' close reading and critical essay skills for Higher English exams.
• Tailored lessons through allowing pupils' strengths to impact on difficulties.
• Introduced pupils to effective study and learning techniques, as well as time management and exam preparation skills.

Mentor, Innovative Routes to Learning


August 2007 - January 2013

• Delivered tailored transitional programmes/study sessions/educational activities for a range of school pupils (P7 to S6).
• Demanded an ability to quickly establish rapport with different groups and stimulate discussion about what secondary and higher education entails.

Qualifications & Certifications

English Studies

University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde


University of Strathclyde's journal of English Studies

Literary Studies

University of Strathclyde

English Studies

University of Strathclyde

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