Roderick has spent a lifetime in journalism, in his native Scotland and elsewhere in the UK as well as in France, Thailand, and lately Singapore.
His experience covers magazines, newspapers, television and radio, mainly as an editor concerned with financial coverage. In Singapore he has worked as a copy editor for The Business Times, and for MediaCorp, and he is Asia editor for a British political weekly.
He passes on some of his accumulated skills in writing and using English he has studied for and been awarded the CELTA qualification in language teaching.
Since starting teaching, he finds that much the same techniques are employed as in journalism – striving to make complicated matters simple and easy to understand, while seeking to keep everyone interested and engaged.
Teaching style: well-read, knowledgeable across various topics, journalistic, easy-going, focused on meaning