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Patience Sibanda

Tutor in English For Academic Purposes, Faculty of Social Sciences



Patience qualified as a Teacher of English at Secondary School in Zimbabwe in 1988, with the University of Zimbabwe. He taught for 3 years. After that he enrolled for a further degree course in Teaching English language and Literature at Advanced level, with the University of Zimbabwe, qualifying in 1993 to teach 'O' level and Advanced Level English language, and Literature in English in Zimbabwe. Patience trained to teach English (PGCE Secondary) with Nottingham Trent University in 2006 and worked at various secondary Schools in Leicester. He got employed by Leicester College (FE) in 2011 where he taught TESOL until 2016. He also taught part time at The University of Nottingham and at DeMontfort University as an (EAP) tutor. He has worked as a part-tiime tutor for the University of Nottingham since 2012 and joined the Department of Education (CELE) in 2019. He has taught EAP in the pre-sessional and In-sessional contexts.

Expertise Summary

Teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Teaching English Language and Literature at Secondary school

Supporting students studying within the Education Department

Teaching Literature in English

Teaching EAP

Tutoring students study skills at foundation to PhD Level.

Tutoring students, studying Bio-Science and Vet Science, in research, assignment writing, as well as dissertation writing skills.

Teaching materials development

Teaching Summary

Understanding the assessment and examination policies of different countries' universities and their consequent impact on student academic and assessment experiences in Universities in the UK.

Second Language users' experiences with academic work in the UK and how this relates with their experience of Higher education using their first language

Student research and reflection about the UK higher education context

School of Education

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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