Colin Kelman
Neev Academy

Colin has been a teacher in the middle school, high school, in pre-university programmes and undergraduate programmes where he has taught English language, literature, theory of knowledge, literary criticism and phonetics. His experience beyond that of a DP coordinator includes work as a head of department, IGCSE coordinator and examiner in Theory of Knowledge and English with the IB. His education at various levels includes studying English literature, psychology and linguistics. After earning his post-graduate degree in English, inclusive of linguistics and literature, his work on the editing of prose writings of the English renaissance led to a research degree in English. Above all else, Colin loves to read and teach the love of reading, especially close reading. He is particularly partial to poetry, travel writing and nature writing.


    1. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
    2. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
    3. The Malgudi Stories by R K Narayan
    4. Tristram Shandy by Lawrence Sterne
    5. The Ghost Stories by M. R. James
    6. Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley
    7. The Peregrine by J A Baker
    8. My Uncle Silas by H E Bates
    9. Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
    10. Nature’s Spokesman: M. Krishnan and Indian Wildlife by M Krishnan, Edited By: Ramachandra Guha