Grainne

Forest Hill Tutor

I have a huge amount of teaching and tutoring experience, and am considered an expert tutor with the agencies I work for. My specialties are in 7+ and 11+ exams, Music, Drama, and Singing. Former students have gained entrance to schools like St. Dunstans, Sydenham Girls School, and JAGS, and have attended Arts Ed, the Brit School and LAMDA. I have coached students to Merit and Distinction level in their LAMDA exams and am also a qualified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance UK.

Tutoring Experience

I have a huge amount of teaching and workshop experience and am highly skilled at teaching all levels. Previously I have had students ranging in ages 4-60, although the majority of my teaching experience has been teaching young people. I also have been an assistant MD on a number of productions I have performed in as well, and have directed and music-directed numerous shows at the stage schools I have taught at.

I have a lot of experience and success in preparing students for auditions and exams, in singing, drama, GCSE Music, 7+ and 11+. Former students have gained entrance to St. Dunstans, Sydenham Girls School, and JAGS, and have attended Arts Ed, the Brit School and LAMDA. They have also achieved 100% Distinction in their LAMDA exams; and 50% gained a Distinction, 50% Merit in their Musical Theatre Singing Exams, under the aegis of the University of West London.

Currently I am working for Centre Stage MK on a part-time basis, and work as a freelance expert tutor for agencies like Dulwich Tutors and Lionheart Education primarily. Before that I worked at Scott and Wiseman School of Performing Arts, Clapham and Streatham School for Girls (part of the GDST), Golders Hill School, Italia Conti Newbury and Kingston College and I have taught steadily for organisations like Stagecoach, NLPAC and Jigsaw Arts to name but a few. I have also worked with students with special needs at Kelvin Grove and Watergate schools. I've also run ad hoc projects for organisations like Eastside Educational Trust, where I am still on their list of tutors. I have a current DBS.

Tutoring Approach

I always try to make my teaching as fun and relevant as possible to each age group, and to individual requirements and interests. I also have a holistic approach to tutoring and teaching, as each student has individual needs, and I have found that there is a huge amount I have been able to bring in terms of confidence-building, which both gets results and transforms the students' belief in themselves.

My training as a yoga teacher has enabled me to bring this to an even deeper level of understanding and methodology for my students. My belief is that enthusiasm, passion and a deep understanding of people is really the key to being an effective teacher, and to bringing the best out of students.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Italian
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University College Cork1998BachelorsBachelors of Music
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School2002ProfessionalDiploma in Postgraduate Acting
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Subjects taught
Maths
Primary£70
Secondary£70
English
Primary£70
Secondary£70
GCSE£70
Entrance Exams
Primary£70
Secondary£70
Music
Primary£70
Secondary£70
GCSE£70
Drama
Primary£70
Secondary£70
GCSE£70
A-Level£70
University£70
Casual Learner£70