Mary is very experienced, both as a teacher and a writer. She teaches Creative Writing at Adult Education classes and also has taught English to Foreign Students for many years. As well as a BA in English Mary has the PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and the Diploma in TESOL from Brighton University.
Mary has had poems published in newspapers, magazines and anthologies and also placed in competitions. She has a Creative Writing MA from University College, Chichester, where she submitted poetry for her dissertation. Doing this course caused her to look critically at creative writing and she prides herself on giving constructive criticism to students. Many of her own poems are about the countryside and the natural world, but she is able to give good criticism on all topics and styles of this genre.
Mary tutors the following courses: Polish Your Writing Style, Make the Most of Your Life Experiences, Poetry, Short Story Writing.
Mary encouraged me, each step of the way, with excellent advice and ideas, in a sensitive and kind manner. She helped me to see things in my poems I had not noticed or considered. She is truly an inspiring tutor.Gillian Littlefair, Durham - 17/03/2016