Simon

Simon

Barnet Tutor

I am a freelance tutor, theatre director, producer and workshop leader based in London. Having graduated in Drama from the University of Bristol in 2012, I have been working for a range of different professional and youth theatre companies since. I also have a background in Music, as well as having gained an A at A Level English Literature.

As a director,I have worked on numerous plays and musicals with adults and children. I am currently director of a new musical at The BRIT School which will have a 3 week run at Southwark Playhouse this year, recently directed for Youth Music Theatre UK and am developing 2 new musicals. I am the co-founder and director of the theatre company OddFlock. I am also an Associate and Resident Director on West End productions, including the Olivier Award winning In The Heights, the recent adaptation of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 and American Idiot.

In producing capacities, I have worked for the Battersea Arts Centre, Crow Theatre, Youth Music Theatre UK, Finborough Theatre and the Artsdepot.

Tutoring Experience

I currently am Drama teacher at Stagecoach Highgate, teaching 6-16 year olds.

As well as working with a varied range of youth theatre companies, leading workshops, I was also Drama Department Head of a US summer camp for three years. This gave me experience of teaching 7-19 year olds in textual analysis, theatre history, theatre styles, as well as a range of varied practical skills.

The analytical skills that I have picked up and utilised in my Drama training is directly relatable to English Literature, with knowledge of approaching and understanding varying ranges of texts.

Tutoring Approach

I am a friendly and approachable tutor, who will tailor lessons to each student's individual ability. I encourage individuals to develop skills that they are able to apply to future work, not just the task at hand. I value the opinion of my students and am keen to inspire them to find enjoyment from their studies.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Bristol2012BachelorsDrama
Southgate School2009SchoolA Level Music (A), Grade 5 Music Theory
Southgate School2009SchoolA Level English Literature (A)
Southgate School2009SchoolA Level Drama & Theatre Studies (A)
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Subjects taught
EnglishOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£40£32
Secondary£40£32
GCSE£40£32
A-Level£40£32
DramaOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£40£32
Secondary£40£32
GCSE£40£32
A-Level£40£32
University£40£32
Casual Learner£40£32