I am an experienced personal tutor with great enthusiasm for my work with my students. I graduated from University College London with an Honours Degree in English and have been teaching since 2003. In conjunction with my teaching, I am a professional actor based in Maidstone, Kent and have a Masters Degree in Performance. I also have 'Above Standard' Qualifications in teaching English as a Foreign Language.
I have an outgoing, affable and patient personality and relish working closely with students. As you will see from my Feedback, I have an excellent rapport with my tutees, and many of my current students contacted me after personal recommendation from a previous client.
I have been tutoring on a one-to-one basis for twelve years and have had very good success with all my tutees, who include English children and foreign adults. I have good experience of working with students who wish to excel in their work and also with those who are struggling and need extra help.
Previous to private tutoring, I taught English as a Foreign Language at Oxford House College, London, teaching a range of nationalities, age groups and abilities (from the most basic to the highly advanced). I, therefore, have a firm understanding of grammar and its practical application. I have also facilitated drama workshops.
As an actor and experienced teacher, my approach to tutoring is hands-on, encouraging discussion in a tutorial instead of just rote, formulaic teaching. I believe students who enjoy their lessons learn more and therefore I endeavour to make study flexible and relaxed. My Masters focused on different methods of learning, so I understand that students study in very individual ways and I tailor my teaching methods accordingly.
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|Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts||2004||Masters||Masters Degree in Performance|
|Regent School, London||2003||College||Cambridge English Language Teaching Award, 'Above Standard'|
|University College London||2002||Bachelors||English Degree (B.A. Hons) 2:1|
|King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford||1999||School||5 A-Levels: English, History, Geography, Theatre Studies, General Studies|
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