The Sherlock Holmes Cafe is an initiative of Dr. Robin Ruggles, recently retired from a career in international development where he served as a senior education advisor with postings in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. His travels have taken him to 100 countries.
He has a Ph.D. in Education and a Certificate in Planning eLearning Programs. He also has graduate certificates in Teaching English as a Second Language, Advanced Grammar for English Teachers, and Teaching English for Specific Occupations (tourism and hospitality).
He alternates his time between Montreal, New York, and Medellin, Colombia.
Dr. Ruggles is a member of both the Sherlock Holmes Society of London and the Priory Scholars of New York– a society of the Baker Street Irregulars.
Some Background on the Sherlock Holmes Cafe
The genesis of this approach came during a government posting to Dhaka, Bangladesh some ten years ago.
I noticed one of the daily newspapers featured a comic strip of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson teaching mathematics.
“What a wonderful idea,” I thought. There must be other subjects where the world’s most famous detective could share his knowledge with others.
And thus, the idea for the Sherlock Holmes Cafe took shape. Sherlock Holmes and his trusted companion, Dr. John Watson, would be enlisted to help students around the world to look for clues to help them solve the mysteries of English grammar.
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