please can you post the hash, i quite fancy taking this challenge up as have a fair bit of time next week.I just wrote a little bruteforcer with MD5 hasinhg so it would be nice to try it out.

Did your tutor give you any details about the hash - length, charset used??

about your method

I would personally start of by doing research about that person whos pw it was, birthday, intrests footbal??, name. Then collate all this info and make a big workdlist using a prgram to mix and match the words ie Beckham1980 comes from his birthday and his favorite football player

failing that
2. try a dictory attack should be fairly quick
3. rainbow tables lowercase letters/uppercase letters
4. bruteforce