I tailor my teaching to each individual pupil or group. I am able to deliver bespoke script writing, creative writing and English lessons based upon each individual's need. I have taught both adults and young people.
My lessons include lots of practical tasks and exercises. I am a big believer in learning by doing.
I have three years experience teaching English, Drama and Creative Writing to children aged of 8 and 18. I have taught English and Drama to children in Italy as part of the London School Summer Programme. I have excellent classroom experience from these positions, and have worked with many children with Specific Educational and Behavioural Needs - many of whom used English as a second language.
Prior to teaching, I worked as Youth Theatre Facilitator and as a nanny for two boys aged 8 and 9 - the latter of which gave me excellent experience of one-on-one pastoral care.
Alongside teaching, I am a theatre director and dramaturge, working with companies such as the RSC, Paines Plough, Manchester Royal Exchange and Northern Stage. I have also worked as a Workshop Leader and Education Facilitator for these same companies, where I was responsible creating and delivering education workshops for groups of up to 30 students aged 7 - 25 as part of various extracurricular studies in English and Drama.
Teaching and work with young people:
Royal Shakespeare Company- Workshop Facilitator March 2020
I wrote and facilitated a practical drama workshop for 20 drama students at Stratford College based on the RSC production of new play The Whip.
New Writing North- Creative Writing and English Facilitator 2018-19
I wrote and facilitated creative writing/ English workshops and drama workshops in multiple schools in the North East. I ran regular sessions at Excelsior Academy and at Academy 360 as part of the Young Writer’s City programme. Many of the children I worked with had behavioural issues and a large group has English as a second language.
English and Drama teacher- The London School- Italy 2017
I taught English language lessons and drama lessons in several summer schools across Northern Italian to pupils aged between 7 and 18. I delivered a pre-written curriculum and designed exercises around this to support pupils in developing English as a second language.
Live Theatre- Youth Theatre Facilitator 2017
I facilitated a weekly two hour performance skills workshop for ages 17-25.
Open Stages- Northern Stage Youth Theatre Facilitator 2015
I facilitated a weekly drama class for ages 8-12. The classes were designed to build performance skills and confidence. The sessions culminated in the young people writing their own script which was performed back to an audience.
Other facilitation and teaching work:
Facilitator- Adult communication and leadership workshops
I lead on adult communication and leadership workshops hosted by Northern Stage and Mortal Fools. Clients include the National Trust, Ryder Architecture and Newcastle University. These workshops have continued to be delivered online since the COVID-19 lockdown.
Facilitator- MLK1967 community art project- 2017
I facilitated workshops for community members between the ages of 14 and 70 for Jeremy Deller’s project MLK1967. These workshops involved confidence coaching and coaching members of the public who went on to perform parts of Martin Luther King’s speeches throughout public spaces in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Facilitator and Co-founder of ‘The Table’ 2018/19
I co-founded North-East based women’s writing group ‘The Table’, which hosts fortnightly peer-to-peer led workshops to develop writing style and voice. The Table hosted its first event ‘Bring It to the Table’ at Alphabetti Theatre in July 2019. This project was funded by the Northern Rock Talent Development Fund.
Live Theatre- Creative Associate in Programming 2018-19
I was a Creative Associate in Live Theatre’s literary department 2018- 2019, in this role I was responsible for coordinating and administrating the Live Theatre Bursary, Script submission windows and Elevator Festival. I provided dramaturgical support to other associate artists, hosted panel and post- show discussions, and organised several spoken word and new writing events in Live’s Undercroft space.
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