I spent several years, when my children were younger, teaching in New Zealand. I returned to Billericay in 2007 to teach at several local schools, including grammar and independent schools. Prior to teaching I worked in the professional theatre and have a special interest still in Shakespeare and Theatre. As well as being a teacher, I am an examiner for LAMDA and the examination board Eduqas.
I am an experienced teacher of English and also of Drama and Theatre. I have taught English and Drama for many years and have successfully prepared many students from KS2 through to GCSE and A level. I have experience in successfully preparing students for the 11+ entrance examinations in Essex. I am educated to Masters level in English and Drama. In my role as a teacher, I have regularly been assessed as 'outstanding'. I am wholly committed to enabling all of my students to reach their potential by enhancing their confidence as learners, as well as developing their skills, knowledge and understanding. In addition to tutoring for English and Drama, I also provide tutoring for LAMDA examinations.
I use initial and ongoing assessment of students to determine a personal plan for each individual based on their existing skills, needs and learning objectives. I use a range of teaching strategies to cater for individual learning needs and provide study and practice tasks for between sessions where appropriate to consolidate learning. My emphasis is on building confidence and a sense of success in each individual that I tutor. It is important that my student and I have a good rapport, and for this reason I am happy to offer a trial session for new students.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Birkbeck, University of London||2011||Masters||Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance|
|Froebel College, Roehampton, University of Surre||1997||Bachelors||Teaching Studies with Qualified Teacher Status|
|University of Waikato, New Zealand||1998||PGCE||Diploma of Teaching|
|LAMDA||1989||Professional||Professional Theatre (Acting)|
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