Mr Jack Tan

Teaching areas:  Literature, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Collaborative Music

Jack has degrees in Education, English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Melbourne and the National University of Singapore. He has lived and worked in the Melbourne Colleges since 2009, including as Resident Tutor at JCH (2010-2015) and Dean of Studies at Whitley College (2015- 2017). Jack is currently undertaking his PhD in Education and Creativity at RMIT University. His research project involves storying his lived experience as a transcultural teacher. For the University of Melbourne Faculty of Arts and Residential Colleges, Jack tutors English Literature and Creative Writing.

Jack is a keen pianist and he enjoys playing collaboratively. He performs regularly with student musicians, the JCH Choir, as well as for church congregations. He holds a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) with distinction in piano performance. Jack has given research presentations at the Universities of Melbourne, Queensland and Western Australia. In 2013 and 2014, he was the Faculty of Arts’ graduate student representative at the Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz and UCLA. In 2017, Jack was an invited speaker at the Dickens Fellowship (Melbourne). Prior to his arrival in Melbourne, Jack worked as a piano teacher and classroom teacher in Singapore and Shanghai. Outside academia and music, Jack enjoys visual arts, cafés, bookstores, poetry and theatre as well as driving and road trips.