I am a graduate in learning styles with a focus on english, drama/theatre and media. I have an active interest in all types of learning and tailor the journey to the individual student. I am passionate about teaching and making learning fun for everyone I work with.
For exam preparation I include all aspects (novels, scripts, poetry, essays and speaking & listening) and specialize in essay technique (helping with advice on structure, organization of material and clarity of expression).
I have extensive experience of working with home schooled students as well as those who go to school, at all levels. These include GCSE, A level, graduate and post graduate level.
I regularly work with students to raise their confidence in their abilities. This is usually achieved by making learning fun which naturally makes it easier. This is essential for so many young people who are not happy at and therefore not able to cope with attending school.
I work in person and world-wide via Skype.
Where re-takes are concerned many students have improved their grades during their time with me, as the result of improving their understanding about the subject, exam requirements and structure.
I also work as a youth theatre director, drama teacher and drama coach and can therefore support LAMDA, Trinity College, the Arts Award, exam preparation, Drama School interview/audition preparation and in the development of monologues. I regularly use drama to simply improve confidence.
I think it is important that all lessons/sessions are geared to the specific needs of the individual. Consequently, I make sessions as collaborative as possible, and encourage as much contribution from the student as possible. Ideas only stick through engagement and participation - not lecturing - so I make texts and subjects as interesting and relevant as possible. However, I also acknowledge the necessity of a methodical approach, particularly with reference to exams, so I am happy to discuss the process of putting together an essay - length, time management, structure etc.
An initial meeting will always be arranged before tutoring is confirmed, to make sure that the student and tutor will be able to work together. We need to be able to get on!
Free initial meeting.
£30 per hour
£28 per hour (10 lesson block booking/dates to be arranged)
£25 per hour (20 lesson block booking/dates to be arranged)
£22.50 per hour (30 lesson block booking/dates to be arranged)
I have been working as a tutor for over 25 years and have had students aged from 8 to 50 years. Teaching has taken place both in person and via Skype (world wide, long distance). By bringing subjects to life students understand the information and enjoy the process.
Most often, programmes of work have been developed for those needing general support with school work (for young people in school and at home), entrance exams, GCSE exams and retake work, A level development, degree support and doctorate development (assistance with the writing of your thesis).
Regarding drama, I am a professional actor and theatre director and have worked with a range of colleges as well as theatre companies working with children and young people. I have also worked with the Birmingham Hippodrome, The Repertory Theatre and within the West End. Many of my students have improved their predicted grades at GCSE and A level, have been accepted into Drama Schools, have returned to me for support whilst at University and Drama School and some have, as the result of attending my drama school or working with me on a one to one basis, have successfully been cast in key roles on stage and television.
We always have fun while learning!
I think it is important that all lessons/sessions are geared to the specific needs of the student. Consequently, I make sessions collaborative and encourage contribution from the student at all times. Ideas only stick through engagement and participation - not lecturing - so I make texts/subjects as interesting and relevant as possible. I also acknowledge the necessity of a methodical approach, particularly with reference to exams, so I make it possible for students to understand the process of putting together essays and exam answers - length, time management, structure etc.
An initial meeting will always be arranged before tutoring is confirmed, to make sure that the student and tutor will be able to work together. We need to get on!
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|English National Youth Arts Network (Trinity Gulildhall)||2011||Other||Regional Youth Arts Champion|
|Trinity Guildhall||2003||Professional||Bronze and Silver level Arts Award|
|Middlesex University||1995||Masters||Post Graduate Diploma: Performing Arts|
|Middlesex University||1990||Bachelors||B.A. (Hons) Education and Drama|
|Unpublished feedback (Usually negative)||2|