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!
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.
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.