I apply a method tailored to individual needs, ranging from confidence exercises and audition techniques, to advanced performance techniques including mime, stage movement and stage combat. I acknowledge differentiation and provide support in all areas. By introducing Shakespeare and other theory, I encourage development through academic and creative training.
I am an English, and drama teacher and also work as a performer. I run theatrical and acting workshops and provide 1:1 tuition on confidence building and performance techniques. I have experience working on stage and TV as well as commercial.
2016 – 2017 University of Sunderland, PGCE Post Compulsory Education Training
2015 – 2016 University of Sunderland, Master’s Degree in English Studies
2013 – 2014 Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, USA, BA Honours English and Theatre
2012 – 2015 University of Sunderland, BA Honours Degree in English and Drama
2011 - 2012 City of Sunderland College – Access to Higher Education Diploma
2011 – 2011 Test the City – Level 3 qualification in Mathematics
2004 – 2005 Pendleton College, Salford, BTEC NAT DIP Art
2000 – 2001 BTEC NAT DIP, Sunderland College, Drama
1995 – 2000 Houghton Kepier Sports Academy, Tyne and Wear, 9 GCSE’s
04/2018-Present - Vision for Education, English/Drama Teacher – Covering and preparing lessons in line with the curriculum; development strategies and progress reports following formative and summative assessment; subject development; composition techniques; reading and writing skills, speaking and listening techniques; supply cover for theoretical and musical theatre; drama techniques
06/2017-Present - JMA Performing Arts, Director - Teaching performing arts with an academic and vocational perspective; emphasis on theory, technique, musical theatre, TV/Drama, drama and comedy, voice and diction, playwrights and dramatists, acting/audtion techniques, stage combat.
06/2016 – Present – Tutora, English Tutor – Assisting and instructing students through extracurricular learning, to encourage learner development and progression; AQA and GCSE instruction relating to the curriculum and professional standards.
03/2016 - Present - The Education Network, Supply Teacher – Working with children aged 11-16, covering lessons in all subjects; one on one invigilating; subject specialism; monitoring progression throughout the lesson to ensure a productive learning environment; maintain excellent behaviour management skills; instructing learners through formative assessment and relevant material.
08/2017-03/2018 - Centrepoint, English Tutor - Teaching vulnerable young people and adults, helping with the progression of English Litracy, reading, speak and listening, and writing skills.
09/2014 – 10/2017– Spectral Visions, Director of Social Media (blogger) – Day to day running and editing of Spectral Visions blogs; editing and proof reading material for publication; arranging and directing photo shoots/creative articles in conjunction with academic topics; contributing researched material.
09/2014 – 10/2017 - Spectral Visions Press, Editor and Department Team Leader (Instrumental in the development of Spectral Visions) – Providing support in all stages of publication; administration of commissioning, planning and production of publications.
04/2017-05/2017 – University of Sunderland, Student Teacher – Tutoring drama students in the developing of their craft and theoretical understanding; assisting/instructing in show rehearsals, performance and production; emphasis on directing, acting, techniques and improvisation.
09/2016 – 05/2017 - Heworth Grange Comprehensive School 6th Form – Teaching learners aged 14+ developing and delivering lessons in English Literature, monitoring and evaluating targets and individual progression with the aim of raising achievement; develop material in conjunction with the curriculum. One-on-one teaching in writing and composition; progression reports.
11/2016 – University of Sunderland, Level 1 Academic Tutor – Creative Writing: instructing a guided fantasy; developing creative writing techniques and the imaginative thought process; lesson planning and preparation.
01/2016 – 02/2017 Starz Drama School, Teacher - Working closely with children aged 5-13; confidence building techniques; communication and cognitive skills; improv; script analysis; instructing all areas of performing arts, vocal coaching, production and performance.
11/2015 - 12/2015 Eva Long Productions, Jack and the Beanstalk Tour, Actor – Performer and stage manager; performance in residential care homes and community centres, working closely with the elderly and children and adults with special needs; supporting all aspects of show production; continuous craft development.
Further past experience available upon request
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