Information About Kate - Bristol teacher - (9 reviews)
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Acting / Drama
I am a trained actor with extensive experience coaching acting, confidence, public speaking, elocution and interview skills. I was lucky enough to receive fantastic education and training in Drama, Acting and Voice, and feel passionate about passing on those teachings and techniques to craft a polished, professional and genuine performance.
I received my BA Hons Drama degree from the University of Exeter followed by professional acting training at the New York Film Academy and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I have a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching from the Coaching Academy, and specialise in confidence coaching.
I am a compassionate, friendly, open and positive person by nature, who takes great joy from empowering others and helping them to achieve their goals.
I was Actor In Residence at a school in Oxford between 2015-2018, which involved coaching students ages 15-18 in preparation for GCSE, AS and A Level exams, plus external exams including LAMDA.
I run workshops in mainstream schools and theatre schools on a number of different subjects including Voice, Shakespeare, Improvisation and Devising.
I have experience in coaching actors applying to drama school, from helping to source and choose appropriate monologues to getting them on their feet and polished.
I spend much of my time working with those in the corporate sector on building confidence, whether that's preparing for an interview, or developing their presenting/pitching skills.
I work as a confidence and communication coach, and founded a business that provides clear, accessible and evidence-based self-development training. My programmes and seminars aim to empower people to take control of the things in their life that they wish to change, and work towards improving them; ultimately finding greater confidence and happiness.
It takes great courage to stand in front of anyone and perform, and I admire anyone who is willing to try. I therefore create an open, friendly and approachable atmosphere to work in, so all barriers can come down and we can work together to craft something genuine and exciting.
Most of my work is based on building confidence, which not only helps develop the skills we are focussing on in the lesson, but should filter into your everyday life and help you thrive in both social and professional situations.
**6 SESSION COACHING PACKAGE** - please note I usually work in 'blocks' of sessions and specialise in writing bespoke programmes for my clients.
What the 3 month acting/elocution package includes:
- A 30 minute introductory phone call or face-to-face to get to know each other and make sure we are a good fit (Please note: an initial payment to FirstTutors will be necessary to release my details, however I take no personal payment until after this session).
- A bespoke 6 or 12 week program designed around what you want to achieve by the end of our time together.
- A one-to-one hour long coaching session every week or fortnight.
- A hard copy of any material we work on, plus a copy emailed to you.
- Exercises to work on between sessions (as much or as little as you wish).
- Recordings and/or videos from the session to help with home practise.
- Contact with me throughout via email or phone.
- Advice, guidance and support.
After our initial meeting I will design a unique program around you and what you wish to achieve, but things that could be covered include:
How to approach Shakespeare
Scene study (dialogue)
Drama school preparation
Acting for screen
Advice on the industry (including drama schools, agents, casting directors, showreels, voice reels, auditions etc.)
English Pronunciation/Accent Reduction
Vocal training (adding colour and variation to your speaking voice)
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- The Coaching Academy (2020) - Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2015) - Fda Professional Acting (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- New York Film Academy (2012) - Diploma in Acting for Film (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Exeter (2011) - BA Hons (1st Class) Drama (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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Every session was educational, informative, and a lot of fun!!
Before our first session, we talked about my expectations and plans for the future and she understood all of my needs and came up with a tailored plan for me to achieve my goals.
She makes everything easy to understand and makes sure you are confident with everything she thought you.
Kate has not only helped me to understand the complexities of English phonetics and how to pronounce correctly but she has also made me more confident with my speaking language. Thanks to her, I started to recognize the differences between the dialects and I feel more understood now by my coworker and friends.
Kate clearly loves her job and her passion and enthusiasm are very contagious. It makes the sessions even more delightful and easy. She is always ready to go back to any part that is not clear and has a lot of exercises and tips for any part you could struggle with.
I can not express enough how great the last 8 weeks were and simply can't wait for more.
I highly recommend Kate if you are looking for a professional and devoted tutor.
When I first contacted Kate, I explained that I wanted to gain confidence when presenting to clients, to work colleagues and with broader public speaking responsibilities. As a senior professional I’ve either self-taught or taken many classes to improve in these areas, with little success.
Kate provided me with a tailored programme to help me achieve my goals by targeting areas that have previously held me back, and by introducing new skills and techniques each week. Each coaching session builds on that from the week before, providing a layered approach that’s grounded in concepts that are built to last (breathing, posture, tone of voice etc… ).
I’m only halfway through my programme but I’ve already seen a significant change in how others respond to a more relaxed, confident and credible communication style - and more importantly, a more confident me! I couldn’t be happier with the progress we’re making and couldn’t recommend Kate highly enough. Thank you Kate!
Kate has a very professional approach. From the start to the end. The introduction session was not pushy at all what has helped me to gain even more trust in her as a person & a tutor. We have been having two sessions so far and I am blown away how much eye-opening her sessions are already. I am really looking forward to the future sessions. She is a very kind person, who really wants you to succeed. Always prepared & takes teaching seriously, simultaneously keeping it fun & engaging so you can make most of it. Highly recommended ! 6 STARS!