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Tom Alder

Tom Alder

Academic Skills Tutor

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Tom is currently part of the Academic Skills team, leading workshops and conducting 1-1s with students at all levels of study across King’s College. He has been a tutor at King's Foundations since 2015 and has also worked on KIF and pre-sessional programmes, playing a major role in the development of the King's Foundations online Combined Pre-Sessional, shortlisted for the 2018 ELTons award. Between 2019 and 2023, Tom was chair of the King’s Foundations Assessment Sub-board.

Tom has also been an IELTS examiner and external examiner for other university pathways providers. He has conducted various pieces of research into assessment psychology (including rater bias) and presented findings at several IATEFL conferences.

When Tom has spare time, he writes weird fiction and extended philosophical rants. He also sings and plays fiddle, guitar and other instruments. He even sings in Greek! Tom lives with his wife and 8-year old son. The latter takes after his father in some important respects.