Andrew Reeves - Diploma Tutor Profile

Experience, skills and interests
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest: 

- Community Sustainability Projects and Transition Towns
o I have co-founded or supported the establishment of over twenty community sustainability projects including Transition Leicester, Green Fox Community Energy and Greenlight festival
o I worked for two years running a local support hub for such projects in the Leicester area
o I now work as an academic researching, supporting and evaluating the impacts of these projects

- Project Planning and Development
o I have strong skills in initiating, planning and supporting the development of community projects

- Research
o I am a social scientist, interested in sustainability initiatives at a local scale and the psychology and social issues affecting how they are run

- Supervision and Mentoring
o As well as being a Tutor for Permaculture Diploma Apprentices, I also supervise PhD and Masters students doing work in the area of community action for sustainability

- Environmental Psychology
o I teach a course at De Montfort University which explores the socio-psychological and contextual influences on public engagement with sustainability and low-carbon lifestyles

- Teaching and Education
o I hold qualifications in teaching in lifelong learning and higher education and English as a foreign language
o I am passionate about participatory and inclusive learning, and have many years’ experience of teaching in this way in a variety of settings

Areas of Permaculture Design Experience: 

- People-focussed designs, including personal development including action learning planning and career planning

- Community Projects, including sustainability education and social enterprise planning

- Off-grid living, including solar photovoltaic system design and living on narrowboats

Tutorial information
Taking new apprentices?: 
Via email through website.
Able to fit tutorials around trips I take - I'm in Bristol, Leeds, London and Birmingham several times a year. Also would consider travelling within the east midlands at apprentice's expense.
Default venue for tutorials: 
In and around Leicester or via Skype / telephone.
Type of tutorial offered: 
both group and individual
Offering tutoring in the following geographical areas: 
Leicestershire and around is ideal. Happy to have apprentices based anywhere, but it's good to meet in person sometimes!
Diploma Tutor Location: 
Leicester, Leicestershire
United Kingdom
52° 38' 12.7608" N, 1° 8' 23.1324" W
Leicestershire GB