Subject-specific tutors and resources

If you are looking for help with a particular area of your academic studies or would like to improve your effectiveness as a student, you should first check your school or department’s Moodle page or web page (see below). These have a wealth of online resources that you can use as an aid to your studies. If you are looking for face-to-face help, please check for upcoming workshops.

Subject-specific learning development tutors and co-ordinators are also here to provide you with additional study skills guidance and support in your subject area. 

If you are unsure which school runs your course, check our schools and departments page.

Moodle study skills pages

  • School of Arts Study Skills module contains links, PowerPoint slides from workshops, and other resources to help with reading for the arts and humanities, essay and commentary writing, referencing, second-language learning, revision and exam techniques.
  • School of BEI study skills: you will find resources, links and workshop recordings to help you with academic writing, referencing, giving a presentation, planning your revision, research and general study skills.
  • School of BEI Study Skills in Mathematics: you will find resources and links to help you with general and specific mathematics and statistics skills as well as video tutorials on using statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA or Excel.
  • School of Law Learning Development: you will be able to access a range of study resources such as slides from past workshops and other learning materials.
  • BSc Psychology Moodle module: this contains general information (eg handbooks, term dates, policies and procedures) and academic support resources (eg getting organised, essay writing, report writing, APA citing and referencing). 

Learning development tutors 

  • Sal Campbell (Learning Development Tutor [Academic Writing])  
  • Email Sal 
  • Sal provides help and guidance in the following areas: 
    • general academic writing, including essay and assignment writing 
    • granular writing skills, such as sentence structure and punctuation, writing style and conventions, and academic English. 
  • Deborah Grange (Senior Learning Development Tutor [Technology Enhanced Learning]
  • Email Deborah 
  • Deborah provides help and guidance in the following areas: 
    • training and advice in any aspect of technology-enhanced teaching and learning 
    • flexible and blended learning 
    • innovative assessment techniques 
    • accessibility 
    • online assignment submission and feedback systems.  
  • Liz Hughes (Ian Karten Trust Learning Development Tutor [Specific Learning Difficulties])
  • Liz provides help and guidance in the following areas: 
    • study skills support for Birkbeck students with specific learning difficulties (SPLD) 
    • study skills for student assignments 
    • study skills support sessions for students with SPLD diagnoses, including: 
      • working memory 
      • processing speed 
      • time management 
      • concentration 
      • organisation 
      • notetaking 
      • referencing 
      • academic reading, writing and editing. 
  • Rob Martin (Learning Development Tutor [Inclusive Technology]) 
  • Rob provides help and guidance in the following areas: 
    • the use of technology in study skills for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties (SPLD) 
    • Breaking Barriers Kit ('BBK') workshops, which aim to take a more creative approach to traditional study skills, covering a wide range of areas: 
      • collaborative notetaking methods using cloud services 
      • approaching essay-writing from a non-linear perspective 
      • developing strong study habits, especially through the use of habit tracking 
      • developing stronger reading using sensory and technological strategies 
      • using psychological techniques to optimise study motivation and effectiveness. 
    • Reducing 'app fatigue' by helping students complement apps with their own study strategies. 

School of Arts Tutors

  • Fleur Rothschild (Learning Development Tutor) 
    • or tel: +44 (0)20 3073 8411 
    • Office: Room 210, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square
    • Contact Fleur for help with problems which are affecting your study performance. Fleur offers one-to-one meetings with undergraduates in the School of Arts.
  • Liz Johnston Drew (Flexible Learning Tutor) 
    • or tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6101 
    • Office: Room 230, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square
    • Contact Liz if you have already attended relevant lectures or seminars in Arts and Humanities but need more help with a topic specifically involving methods and skills for visual analysis.
  • Browse the programme of workshops designed to enhance the study and academic English skills of all students (undergraduate and postgraduate) of the arts and humanities.

School of Business, Economics and Informatics tutors

  • Richard Carabine (Learning Development Tutor)
    • or tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6464
    • Office: Room 715a, Malet Street Building
    • Contact Richard if you are seeking guidance on planning, organising and writing your academic work.
  • Eva Szatmari (Learning Co-ordinator)
    • or tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6254
    • Office: Room 707, Malet Street Building
    • Eva can help students in the School of BEI including the Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science and Information Systems, Management, and Organisational Psychology with problems in mathematics and statistics.
  • (Graduate Teaching Assistant)
    • Dan can help students of economics, mathematics or statistics. He is available to support students two-and-a-half days a week.
  • (English as a second language)

School of Law tutors

School of Science tutors

  • Department of Biological Sciences 
  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences 
  • Department of Psychological Sciences
    • Germaine Symons (Learning Development Tutor)
    • Claire Santorelli (Study Skills Co-ordinator)
    • Office: Room 514, Malet Street Building
    • Contact Germaine or Claire for one-to-one or group sessions to discuss any concerns you have regarding your studies, including academic (eg improving essay or report writing, time management, exam preparation), and pastoral issues (eg unexpected life or health events that affect your studies). They can also refer people with health issues, a disability, or dyslexia to the appropriate student service. 

School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy tutors

  • Rose Raymond (Learning Development Co-ordinator)
    • or tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6356
    • Contact the Learning Development Co-ordinator if you are a student in the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy and you need help identifying which learning development resource is most suited to your needs.

Birkbeck Library subject librarians