Jessica Beasley, Author at Oxford Open Learning

Articles by Jessica Beasley

Jessica is a freelance copywriter and content writer based in Richmond-Upon-Thames. With a degree in English Literature from University College London, she has experience as a private tutor for 14-18 years olds and adult learners. She has also worked in Widening Participation as a Mentor, Student Ambassador, and Student Leader. As someone who achieved A-Levels through distance-learning, Jessica has first-hand experience of the unique challenges and rewards that distance-learning offers. She regularly contributes content to educational websites including eNotes and Tutorful. In her spare time, she also enjoys writing for her own website for literature-lovers,

Photographic Memory

Photographic Memory: Fact or Fiction?

In 2006, Akira Haraguchi, a retired engineer, recited 100,000 digits of pi from memory at a public event in the Japanese city of Kisarazu.


How Do Pandemics End?

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Adam Kay: What Humour Can Teach Us About Withstandiing Challenging Times

Humour, it seems, can help us remain resilient through the toughest of times.

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Digital Skills To Future-Proof Your Career

Whether you plan to stay in academia your entire life or see yourself pursuing an alternative path, it’s a good idea to start investing in yourself by learning digital skills.

Distance Learning

How To Support Your Child’s Distance Learning Journey

One of the best things about distance learning is the flexibility it offers, but this doesn’t mean your child should abandon all their routines.


Freewriting: The Key To Unlocking Creativity?

Freewriting is about finding liberation in your writing and connecting with your authentic self – unlocking your creativity is just a happy byproduct of the process.


Romantic Literature For Valentine’s Day

Here are just some of the dazzling classic romances that you can get lost in this Valentine’s Day…

Distance Learning

The Best Productivity Tools For Distance Learners

There are plenty of fantastic productivity tools out there that can assist you in achieving your goals.


Fantastic Dyspraxics: Succeeding In Distancing Learning With Dyspraxia

The great news is that dyspraxics tend to excel with one-to-one tuition. So make the most out of your tutor, communicate regularly and don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions.

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale: A Life and Legacy

As a caregiver, educator, and medical pioneer, Florence Nightingale was much more than the ‘The Lady with the Lamp.’

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