I have 30 years experience as a tutor and specialise in teaching acting, voice and speech and English. I can prepare candidates for acting auditions at all levels and also for examinations for Trinity Guildhall. I also tutor students in English at all levels up to Degree . I also work with corporate clients re public speaking, presentations etc I am an examiner for Trinity Guildhall, AQA exam board and Edexcel. I am a member of the British Voice Association
How would you describe your teaching style?
I like to take an individual, personalised approach to each student. Initially we analyse any problems being experienced & discuss strategies to solve them . Goals are set and usually a scheme of work but this is always flexible and led by the student. If students are preparing for GCSE or A Level then I like to ensure that they fully understand the syllabus and the Assessment Objectives. Having worked as a Theatre Practitioner and prepared many candidates to enter the profession either as actors, directors or writers I am aware of the entry requirements for all the major Drama Schools and training establishments.
What qualifications do you have?
Studied for a BA in English & Drama Associate of the Drama Board (Teaching ) Licentiate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Teaching Diploma) Cert Ed (Post Compulsory Education & Training) Certificate in Basic Counselling Skills Examiner for Trinity College, AQA & Edexcel Exam Boards Member of British Voice Association Formerly Member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators Currently studying for Masters Degree
Tell us about your experience...
Over 30 years experience in Performing Arts Worked backstage on shows such as Phantom of the Opera Directed many productions in venues as varied as Edinburgh Fringe to the Albert Hall Ran my own Performing Arts Schools Head of Drama & Academic Studies in Performing Arts Colleges Head of Performing Arts in FE College Taught GCSE & A level English in schools, Colleges & Adult Education Colleges Examined for a number of Boards
What locations do you tutor in?
I tutor at my office in Leigh on Sea which also has a large Conference Room suitable for practical work
What is your personal message to students?
Learning should be an adventure and it is never to soon or too late to realise your dreams whether it is to pass a GCSE or become an actor. Sometimes we need a bit of extra help or encouragement and I am here to provide that. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your journey
|CRB/Disclosure Certificate:||CRB enhanced|
|English||Up to Degree level|
|Voice & Speech||All levels|