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Tom Alder
Tom Alder

Tom Alder

EAP Tutor

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Tom has taught academic English for many years and has been a King's Foundations tutor since 2015, before which he worked at the University of Surrey and INTO London, where he was a module leader and course designer. He played a major role in the development of the King's Foundations online Combined Pre-Sessional programme, which was shortlisted for the 2018 ELTons award. He has also sat on the DEC (Department Education Committee) and is currently co-deputy chair of the King's Foundations' Assessment Sub-Board.

Tom has a special interest in assessment. He has many years’ experience as an examiner, and is national external examiner for a major ‘academic pathways’ college.  He has also presented his own research into assessment psychology to EAP audiences at several IATEFL conferences.

Tom’s qualifications include: MA in ELT and Applied Linguistics (KCL: distinction); BA philosophy (Birkbeck); and Trinity DipTESOL. He is currently working towards HEA fellowship.

When Tom has spare time, he writes weird fiction and composes extended philosophical rants. He also plays the fiddle, writes songs and sings in Greek.