Director of Studies
Originally from Glasgow, I studied English and Classics at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE from Moray House and a Diploma in Administration from Napier University. I enjoyed classroom teaching in mainstream high schools but I really love helping individual students identify and achieve their academic goals in the more personal environment of Wallace College. I take a keen interest in politics, I have a shorthand speed of 120 wpm and I once taught myself Russian in order to read Tolstoy in the original. I also tried to teach myself classical guitar – and failed miserably although I can still execute an impressive rasgueado!
I studied Sculpture at the University of Edinburgh before joining the Wallace college team. I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and more recently completed a bungee jump and skydive in New Zealand – which is something that I had wanted to do for a long time!
Maths and Physics Tutor
I’m Iain Roberts and I’m from Edinburgh. I have taught maths and physics at the college for many years. More recently I have also been involved in organizing exam entries. Away from work I enjoy watching cricket and football – unfortunately I’m too old to play now.
English as a Foreign Language Tutor
I am a native of Edinburgh. I have extensive experience in business, management, training and lecturing. I have taught English to students from a wide variety of countries, and at all levels, in class and via the internet. I enjoy teaching general English and also English for business and exam preparation. I have a particular interest in pronunciation and its importance to effective communication. Outwith work I enjoy Scottish Country Dancing, reading and relaxing with my large extended family.
English, Classical Studies, History and Modern Studies Tutor
I have been teaching English, Classical Studies, History and Modern Studies at Wallace College since
1994. In a different life I taught Classical Studies and History at the Open University for over 30 years
(many of them concurrent with Wallace teaching!) Examining A level and GCSE History exams
occupies my summer months from May to July. However, I am not totally academic – I can
sometimes be found playing football in a local park with some of my grandchildren, or alternatively
scraping away at the violin in a local orchestra.
English, French and History of Art Tutor
Taught Chemistry for many years both in state and independent sectors. Also involved with schools industry liaison and work experience placements for students. I have worked for Wallace College for over ten years and also do voluntary work for the National Trust for Scotland.