We are the Academic Community of Excellence (ACE), and amongst us, we have many years of experience providing academic guidance to students on subjects such as how to write in an academic style, how to read more effectively, and how to reference accurately in addition to maths and computing skills.
We support you in the following 3 ways:
You can book a tutorial by contacting the ACE Team by email or phone. To find our contact details for your university, click below and get in touch to see how we can help support you.
Note: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the ACE team is currently offering online-only WebEx appointments to develop your academic skills.
Jo Dennison Jo is the Head of ACE (Academic Community of Excellence), who along with her team provide out of class guidance on academic subjects such as academic writing and referencing as well as maths and computing support. In addition to her extensive teaching and managerial experience, she has also gained business experience in HR, administration and sales. When she’s not teaching, she loves to read and watch Speedway live.
Jennifer McGrath Jennifer is the Deputy Head of the ACE team. Jennifer’s background is in Business and English for Academic Purposes. She first started teaching in 2004 and has held posts in China, Australia and Ireland, as well as the UK. She moved to London in 2013 and it is her favourite city in the world. She especially enjoys taking long walks around the city, learning about new areas and trying out the local restaurants.
Novaira Rahman Novaira is the Deputy Head of the ACE team. She provides support for maths and academic skills. She has an Undergraduate Degree in mathematics, a Masters in Teaching English and a Diploma in Education and Training (DET) with maths as a subject specialism. She has 10 years of experience teaching English and maths and still can’t decide which she enjoys the most. If there is any free time left after visiting family in five different cities across four countries, she goes out to explore the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK and loves it!
Alan Skelton Alan is an ACE team lecturer who offers support with academic skills and learning strategies. He has an MA (Hons) and MLitt in English Literature and has taught language and literature courses for many years at institutions around the world, including China’s Tsinghua University. When not teaching Alan enjoys music, reading, travelling, learning languages and running in Greenwich Park.
Angela Mitsiou With over 25 years of experience in teaching various courses related to the English Language, but beyond it as well, Angela has had the opportunity to work in a variety of educational settings both in Greece, her native country and the UK, where she permanently moved in 2015. What Angela loves most about her job is that she can help students build self-esteem and believe in themselves and their ability to learn, no matter their background or abilities. Her heart has always been in the beauty and fulfilment of travelling to new and exciting places, so she quite often seizes the first opportunity to make her escape. She also loves getting outdoors and being active because it makes her feel healthy and confident!
Doyin Ogunsolu Doyin is an ACE Team Lecturer who teaches and provides support with English and academic skills. She has been working in the British higher education sector for 10years and has taught students from Africa, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia, and South America. Doyin has a CELTA, BA in English Language and a Masters (Distinction) in English Language Teaching and linguistics. She has a passion for empowering others to learn and this has informed her devotion to academic skills acquisition and development. Doyin loves spending time with friends and family and enjoys reading and travelling.
Eleanor Walker Ellie is part of the ACE Team, providing out of class academic support. She has been teaching English since 2011 in Spain, Mexico, Thailand, and China. Over the years, Ellie has specialised in Academic English and Skills for Higher Education, and has worked at a number of universities in the UK. Ellie has a BA French and Spanish, and an MA Applied Linguistics for English Language Teaching (with DELTA) from King’s College London. As you can probably tell, Ellie has a passion for languages and travel, but she also enjoys gaming, gardening and yoga.
Sean O’Grady Sean is a member of the ACE Team and supports learners through tutorials and online workshops to develop key academic knowledge and skills. He has a degree in English in addition to a CELTA and a postgraduate DELTA from UCL. Sean’s background is in English language teaching and management having worked in multiple schools in the UK and Middle East. Sean has a keen interest in online and blended learning and enjoys exploring how technology can enhance the learning experience. He also enjoys travelling and playing the guitar.
Lorna Brown Lorna is a member of the ACE Team, supporting students through their academic studies. Before working in higher education, Lorna taught English to Speakers of Other Languages in adult education settings; she has also worked in teacher development. She has an M.A in Teaching English (ESOL) and a Master of Teaching. She very much enjoys working with students, particularly if she can help someone have a ‘Eureka moment’. Her particular interests are in the use of source material in writing, logical structure and clear expression.
Hemalatha Raj Hema is the ACE Computing Tutor who provides out of class support and guidance on skills relating to Computing programmes as well as maths. She has a B.E in Electronics and an MSc in Telecommunications and Computer Networks Engineering. Hema also has more than 15 years of experience in teaching and software development along with a blend of both. She has a diverse set of IT skills and has had varied roles in the software field for many years. She has a special interest in Cybersecurity and looks forward to doing her research in the same field in the near future.