Drew Greenwell

Drew Greenwell

Study Skills Tutor

I have worked in education for 25 years, the last 11 years as a specialist dyslexia teacher and SpLD assessor. I have also taught English and ICT in colleges, with some teacher training. I firmly believe that the introduction of ICT has been revolutionary in education, particularly for who do not learn most effectivity from ‘traditional’ learning and teaching strategies. I spent eight years living and working abroad (France and Indonesia), which was a life-changing period for me. I am passionate about language and my Desert Island Disc book would be the Encyclopaedia of the English Language by David Crystal: significantly more engaging than it sounds, I promise. It taught me an important lesson for my career in education: the more you know the less you think you know. Consequently, I am a firm believer in life-long education and have been doing one course or another for much of my professional life. Next year I will take the final module of an Open University Master’s degree, after which I will solemnly promise myself that I will never do such a thing ever again until the next subject that grabs my attention comes along. In my spare time, among other things, I enjoy indulging my lifelong love of history; ask me about American history only if you have 30 minutes of your life you don’t need.