Information About Saul Alexander - Tower Hamlets teacher - (5 reviews)
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Acting / Drama
I am an Anglo-American freelance theatre director based in London. Upcoming projects include Naked Justice by John Mortimer (Upstairs at The Gatehouse). Recent projects include the UK premiere of My Name Is Asher Lev (Rehearsed Reading, JW3) and the first major revival of David Hares The Permanent Way (Vaults, London).
Previous directing credits include: Ages of the Moon by Sam Shepard (UK premiere, Vaults, London); When The Birds Come by Tallulah Brown (World premiere, Underbelly, Edinburgh); The Green Ship by Quentin Blake (World premiere, Librarian Theatre / UK Tour); 46 Beacon (Trafalgar Studios 2), Chips with Everything (Farrer Theatre), Giant Leap (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Young Bloods (RADA Festival), A Midsummer Nights Dream (LAMDA Summer School), Scenes on the Sand (Arcola Tent), Skeletons and Unrivalled Landscape (Orange Tree Theatre), Donkeys Years and The Relapse (Howard Theatre).
Associate work includes: Shakespeare in Love (UK Tour), No Mans Land starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (UK Tour and West End), Poppea (Royal Academy of Music Opera), Confusions & Heros Welcome (Stephen Joseph Theatre / UK Tour), Oppenheimer (RSC Swan Theatre / Vaudeville West End), London Wall (Mint Theater Company, NYC), and Holes (Edinburgh & London).
Alexander trained at LAMDA, The Orange Tree Theatre, and on The National Theatre Directors Course. Alexander was nominated as Best Director at the inaugural Stage Debut Awards for 46 Beacon at Trafalgar Studios 2.
I am а friendly, dynamic, patient and reliable tutor. Having been a tutor for almost 10 years, I have extensive and successful experience with clients of all ages and backgrounds, teaching a variety of creative disciplines and academic arts subjects at different levels. My work includes: Drama and Acting Coaching at all levels, Public/Private Speaking Support at all levels, Creative Writing teaching with a focus on script development for stage and screen work.
¥ 2020 - ongoing Case Study: I am currently working with a dyslexic student in Year 4 at The Lyceum School. We are working on his literacy (grammar, spelling, punctuation, comprehension, and creative writing) in preparation for him sitting various 11+ exams in 2022. He may sit the 10+ for City of London School in 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all of our sessions are currently taking place online via Zoom.
¥ 2019-2020 Case Study: I have successfully coached a variety of students for their LAMDA and RADA exams.
¥ 2019-2020 Case Study: I recently finished supporting an aspiring ballerina who is training at The Russian Ballet School. I supported her preparations for History of Art A Level (Edexcel).
¥ 2019 Case Study: I successfully coached a number of actors for upcoming theatre and screen auditions.
¥ 2019 Case Study: I supported a student with her GCSE preparations. Together we covered English Language and Literature, French, and Geography. We tackled past-papers and refined her exam technique to give her the best possible chance of exceeding her low predicted grades (due to poor results in her Christmas mock exams at school).
¥ 2018 Case Study: I supported a student on the post-graduate MLA course at Oxford University with proof-reading her course essays. She was awarded an extremely high Distinction and attained the highest grade of her entire cohort.
¥ 2017 Case Study: I supported an aspiring MP with his presentation and interview skills.
¥ 2016 2017 Case Study: I worked with students at a variety of schools (Eton College, St Pauls, City of London, Westminster) supporting their GCSE exam revision.
Subjects included: English, Maths, All Sciences, French, Latin, History, Geography, and Drama. Several of these students had learning difficulties including dyslexia and dyspraxia.
¥ 2016-17 Case Study: I supported a student at Highbury Grove School as he prepared to sit his Drama & Theatre Studies A Level (AQA). We focused on Antigone, Equus, and the work of Berthold Brecht.
¥ 2015 Case Study: I worked with a dyslexic student in Year 2 at Chepstow House on his literacy and numeracy.
¥ 2011- ongoing Case Study: I have an 100% success record supporting students for applying to Cambridge for History of Art.
¥ September December 2007: Assistant Teacher and Sports Coach, Arnold House School, St Johns Wood, London.
Thank you Alex for your hard work, passion and commitment during our daughters GCSE exam preparation last summer. Her predicted grades of Ds raised to B+ and she was only one mark away from achieving an A in English. I believe she would have achieved all As had she not sat the exams with Strep virus and high temperature. Our daughter is now doing A Level Film Studies and English Language because of your encouragement through your love for learning. As well as improving her academics, she acquired great life skills of confidence and self-belief. She is now much more self-motivated and hardworking. So Thank You! - Mrs B, 24/04/2020
Alex is a patient and engaging tutor tailoring the lesson around specific needs. I highly recommend.
- Ms A, 05/05/2019
Alex is proficient in English and great at creating tasks based on my needs. He helped me with my University entrance interview and I got an offer of Translation and Interpreting MA course. I would highly recommend him!
- Ms L, 10/03/2019
Alex is a very charming and dedicated tutor. He has helped my daughter with her personal statement as well as her A Level English and History. I would highly recommend him.
- Ms H, 06/09/2015
Alex somehow manages to combine being a consummate professional with having the amazing ability to build an instant rapport with his students. He is also highly educated and has lots of private tuition experience. If you want your child to do well, I strongly advise that you hire him!
- Mr L, 02/11/2015
During my own schooling, I was taught by private tutors. I know first-hand what teaching techniques are intellectually stimulating, lasting and rewarding in the one-to-one academic environment. I have а firm grasp of the analytical tооls which are essential for a holistic understanding of а variety of artistic and performance disciplines. After an initial conversation, I will prepare a bespoke strategy of lessons and additional activities which are challenging, creative and enjoyable. I offer a fоcussed аnd engaging hands-on educational experience tаilоred tо the gоаls оf eаch individuаl student.
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- LAMDA (2012) - Diploma in Directing (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Downing College, Cambridge (2011) - History of Art BA (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Eton College (2007) - 3 A Levels at Grade A (Eng, Hist, Bio) (School) (✔ On File)
- Eton College (2005) - 10 GCSEs (Grade A*) (School) (✔ On File)
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He is also highly educated and has lots of private tuition experience. If you want your child to do well, I strongly advise that you hire him!