Hello there. I'm an experienced teacher of Drama and can help you realise your full potential in this rich, diverse subject. I'm relaxed and enjoy humour alongside a disciplined attitude to learning. Click to my website to find out more.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drama and Theatre Studies AS and A2
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA in Drama and English from Liverpool University, a PGCE with Distinction from Reading and an MA in Drama from Essex.
- How much do you charge?
£35.00 per hour.
- Where do you teach?
I teach students from Twickenham, Richmond, Kingston, Surrey and over South West London. You'll come to me if you live locally or we'll have lessons using Skype.
- When are you available?
Any weekdays and some weekends and evenings. My approach is usually flexible. Please get in touch to discuss.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
16+ for A level
Any age for practical tuition
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
AS level (all boards)
A2 level (all boards)
LAMDA to gold medal level
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use Skype and email to work online with students.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you are motivated to work hard, study new vocabulary and broaden your own experience of theatre I can help you maximise your potential in this subject. I will always encourage you to be realistic about what I think you can achieve but will encourage and support you on your path.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am a very experienced teacher and have taught A Level Drama and Theatre for over 20 years. A large number of my students have gone on study at successfully at University and Drama Schools. I have been Head of Drama at Senacre Technology College, Maidstone, The Sylvia Young Theatre School, London and at most recently at Strode's 6th Form College, Egham, Surrey. I've also worked a marker/examiner at 'A' Level and as a moderator at GCSE. I have a very detailed knowledge of the exam requirements of the Drama and Theatre A level syllabus.
It's likely that you'll only need a few lessons with me if you are resitting in Jan/June or need some quick exam practice.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained as a teacher at Reading University.
• BA Drama and English, MA Drama
• PGCE (Distinction)
• CRB Checked
I was dubious of Skype-tutoring at first but after 5 minutes with the very personable Duncan Alldridge my apprehensions disappeared! Duncan's lessons are well structured and I felt able to ask questions and at ease to make observations on my work. I felt very secure in Duncan's knowledge of the subject and he possessed a natural understanding of essential points to include in essays. Although I only had three sessions with Duncan before my AS I'll definitely be requesting more help next year!
Duncan's support showed deeply when I re-did my written Drama AS. Due to his endless marking of mock exam questions, with a specific target given to improve each essay, and endless support, I achieved 100% in this exam. Every lesson is exciting with Duncan, as we explore the text in so many different ways. His knowledge in physical theatre and the 'actor' has meant that I have grown rapidly in my understanding of performance and the role of audience.
Duncan's love for theatre and his eagerness for others to succeed helped me pass the course. It is very important his students have a good understanding of the text before he explores the production. In studying the background of the writer and the different characters within the text I had the ability then to imagine different ways to direct and set the scenes of the production. Duncan gave me a sense of fulfillment; his experience allows him to plan exciting lessons which have really helped me achieve.
acting lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
|at his home||at your home||By webcam|