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Matthew Tolley

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  • Course Tutor for three International Foundation Program modules: Foundation in Academic Skills, International English, and Academic Skills.
  • Academic Tutor

Areas of interest

My main area of interest is in assessment and evaluation, with a particular focus on helping students become more autonomous and engaged with feedback.


I started teaching in 2012 and worked in Spain, Italy, and China, before moving back to the UK to focus on teaching Academic English in Higher Education.

I started working for the University of Reading in 2019, teaching on the summer pre-sessional course, Academic English Programme, and International Foundation Programme. In addition to teaching, I am an academic tutor, providing academic guidance and pastoral support, and I have developed material for the pre-sessional course.

Elsewhere in the UK, I have worked for include the University of Leicester, Coventry University, and Oxford Brookes University.

Academic qualifications

MSc Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), University of St Andrews

Cambridge DELTA

Trinity CertTESOL

BA English Language, Sheffield Hallam University


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