Joanne Oguntimehin


London, United Kingdom
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About me

I am passionate about engagement, particularly learning in young people. I am an ambassador for the fact that learning and teaching English is relevant and vital to developing ever important critical thinking skills. I seek to push the existing boundaries of what is considered as 'literary' and bring an analytical and academic eye to pop culture. I am a big supporter of Penguin Random House and the innovative steps they have taken with things like Penguin Live and Merky Books. In 2018, I was longlisted to the final 150 out of 1,700 applicants for the Penguin WriteNow scheme. I have a flair for analysis. My writing spans articles and blogposts (reviews, social commentary, think pieces), poetry and short fiction. I was recently published on Black Ballad for my review of Arinzé Kene's 'Misty'. My sharp eye for detail is often called upon for proofreading services. Making worlds collide is what I do. Bringing seemingly separate worlds together to produce something innovative, whether that is in the form of events, literature or collaborative projects. I enjoy working with ideas and welcome any opportunity that allows me to do this.

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  • Writing
  • Proofreading
  • Social Media
  • Communication
  • Blogging
  • Poetry
  • Public Speaking
  • Events Programming
  • Fiction
  • Teaching

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • TATE


    • Arts and Culture
  • Wieden+Kennedy


    • Advertising
  • Grey London

    Grey London

    • Advertising
  • Create Jobs

    Create Jobs

    • HR and Recruitment

Work history


Research Executive

The Nursery

Jul 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time


Planning intern

Grey London

May 2019 - Jul 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship


Account Executive

Grey London

Mar 2019 - Jul 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time


Community and regeneration


Jun 2018 - Nov 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Co-managing Tate Britain's pop-up community garden 'A Common Ground' - Event planning and management (logistics such as catering, risk assessments, event memos, writing copy etc.) - Managing volunteers


English Mark Scheme Development

Tutors United

Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - Evidence based research around the Primary National Curriculum - Making informed changes to current English mark scheme - Assisting with event planning; ordering goods, drafting designs, social media


English Content Creator

Get My Grades

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Creating and uploading subject specific revision pages and questions for website - Blogging - Checking quality of content


English Teacher

Teach First

Sep 2015 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Completed 2 year Leadership Development Programme - Achieved 'Outstanding' teacher status - Taught English Language and Literature from KS2 to KS5 - Part of the 'Learning Walk' team observing teachers and giving feedback - Delivered staff CPD sessions on engagement and effective classroom practice and behaviour management



PGCE Secondary Education

Canterbury Christchurch University

Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • PGCE Secondary Education, English, Distinction (part of Teach First Leadership Development Programme)


English Literature

Royal Holloway

Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
  • Egham, United Kingdom
  • BA, First Class Honours