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David Brining

EAP Tutor


David holds a PhD in Education from the University of York, and an MA in Teaching English to Young Learners from the same university. His thesis explored the challenges of teaching English to Young Learners outside the UK, and the training and professional development teachers receive. David also has a BA in English and American Literature from the University of Warwick, and the Cambridge CELTA, DELTA and CELTYL.

David has worked in education for over 30 years, as a teacher, administrator, manager and department head in a variety of schools, colleges and universities. He has worked with students ranging in age from 5 to 90, in countries as diverse as Russia, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Jordan, Syria, Egypt and the UK.

David’s current interests are in Specific Learning Difficulties, particularly dyslexia and ADHD, and EDI, with a focus on accessibility, curriculum diversification and visibility. He is a member of the Proudly Kings LGBTQ+ Staff Network committee, the King’s 100 Staff Panel and Deputy Chair of CIEL’s EDI committee. He is also a member of King’s Foundations’ EDI working group.

Outside work, David sings with Eltham Choral Society, attends concerts, plays tennis and enjoys reading and writing. He comes from Leeds.