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Subjects Taught

James offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Creative Writing

Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £27.00
Advanced £30.00


Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £27.00
Advanced £30.00

Acting / Drama

Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £27.00
Advanced £30.00
Expert £30.00

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Personal Description:

I am a knowledgeable, passionate tutor who will do everything I can to help you progress.
For many years I have worked ineducation, both formal and informal and have a passion for learning and sharing my learning with students.
I am easy to get along with and relaxed, but feel that the reward and knowledge gained by students when they are challenged is far more advantageous than being given easy tasks.
Recently I completed my PGCE in Drama, History and English at Birmingham City University, so my knowledge of the education system is very up to date. I also work as a regular supply teacher in many schools around the Cardiff area.

I have worked in theatre as an actor and director for many years and have toured with both large and small scale performances. I can offer my services to assist with entrance to drama school and have a range of contacts who I can call upon for additional information and advice about specific school requirements.

I am also a writer, having produced several plays and short stories.

Teaching Experience:

I have a wide range of experience of work in the education sector and of 'real life' outside, which I often bring in to the classroom / session to make all the lessons I teach relevant to the learner.
Here are some highlights of my teaching / facilitating experience:

PGCE, Birmingham City University 2012 - 2013
* Golden Hillock School Jan - Jun 2013 (KS 3 - 4)
* Plantsbrook School Jan - Jun 2013 (KS 5)
* Woodend Primary School Oct - Dec 2012 (KS1 - 2)
* Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School Nov - Dec 2012 (KS 3-5)
* Bartley Green School Oct - Nov 2012 (KS 3-4)
Facilitator, 'Theatre &' (Working with business' across the UK) 2012
Education Director / Lead facilitator, 'Human Compass ltd' (Theatre Company) 2007 - 2012
Education Facilitator, Opera North, 2009
Freelance Facilitator, East Riding Yorkshire Council, 2008 - 2010

Teaching Approach:

I am a passionate tutor who will do everything in my power to make learning a challenging, enjoyable worthwhile experience for you. I am very relaxed, but at the same time will push you to keep moving forward.

We all make mistakes and a huge part of learning is discovering why those mistakes were made and 'what went wrong' is a huge opportunity to learn.

Above all I am flexible and can adapt to most situations and the needs of all learners. I look forward to hearing from you and am more than happy to answer any questions you might have!

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Birmingham City University (2013) - PGCE Drama, English and History (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • TEFL England (2005) - TEFL Certificate (150 hours) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Glamorgan University (2005) - BA (hons) 1st class Drama (Theatre and Media) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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