I keep my classes engaging by ensuring I differenciate the classwork to meet the needs of the individual. My Theatre background allows me to experiment with innovative teaching methods; including using poetry to teach subjects like Science/ History and using performance to develop writing technique.
Currently a teaching assistant at a secondary school for boys in Central London, specialising in working with children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Autism (ASC). Emma has over 6 years experience in teaching at Pre-school, Primary, Secondary and University level. Emma trained in Theatre & Performance Practice at The London Art School where she achieved a First in her BA.
Drama Facilitator, Teacher and Theatre Maker.
South Essex College — BTEC Level 3 & HNC Level 4 September 2011 - July 2014 Upon completion of her GCSEs, Emma studied on the Performing Arts (Acting) Level 3, Extended Diploma. She then furthered her studies with the same institute on the Performance HNC (Level 4) with the University of Essex.
London Metropolitan University — First Class BA Honors October 2016 - June 2019 Emma graduated from her studies on BA Theatre & Performance Practice at London Met, while there, she had demonstrated a high level of distinction and dedication, as well as obtaining three professional credits alongside her studies.
A hard-working individual, who is committed and eager to learn. Emma is reliable, approachable and confident, received well by others and has excellent interpersonal skills. A 2019 graduate of Theatre and Performance Practice with London Metropolitan University. With hopes of furthering her development as a Theatre maker, with particular focus on Theatre in Education and Applied Theatre. Emma is offering private tutoring in all areas of curriculum, including core subjects from KS1-4.
St Stephen’s Church : Volunteer
August 2008- November 2011. Once a week, running drama workshops with the funding of ‘connexions’ to improve confidence in young people.
London Metropolitan University: Student Ambassador
September 2017- June 2019 Emma delivered the training for the PASS Scheme following a successful year in the position of Success Coach. She continues to hold drama workshops for children ages 3-15, as part of her role on the university’s outreach programme as a freelance drama facilitator.
Smile Days: Modena, Italy: Tutor and Drama Facilitator
June 2018 - September 2018 Emma taught English and Drama at two schools in Italy, The children ages 5-15 attend the Summer School to learn some basics in English and at the end of the week, they perform in a play, written and directed in English, by her.
Gymboree Play & Music: Teacher and Party Leader
February 2019 - 2020 Emma taught children 6 months to 6 years the developmental skills required to ensure safe and stable growth. Emma also planned and delivered birthday parties to babies of the same age.
London Nautical School: Learning Support Assistant
September 2019- Present Working in-class with ASC students aged 11-18, across the implemented curriculum, to offer support to the students with their academic and social development across the academic year.
PROJECTS & AWARDS
Bronze Arts Award - 2011
Grade 5 Acting (Solo) Trinity & Guildhall
Stage Manager - DON’T YOU DARE @ Voila Festival, 2018
Contributor to BBC One Documentary - Is This Harassment - 2019.
SM & CoProducer - R’n’J: The Untold Story of Shakespeare’s Roz and Jules @ Ed Fringe & Vancouver Fringe, 2019
GCSEs - 11 A*- B grades (Including English, Maths & Science)
BTEC Level 3 - Performing Arts (Acting) - DDD
HNC Level 4 - Pass
BA - Theatre & Performance Practice - First Class Honors
Emma is fire safety trained & has her certificate with Safe+Sound Paediatric First Aid delivery (April 2019) in addition to a Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid.
Emma is an alumni from London metropolitan university and she was always around to help students with different needs. I as a theatre student personally struggled with performance skills and failed the couple of modules in my year 2 which involved performing on stage. I approached Emma and we discussed how she could help me to become a better performer and I put my full trust in her process. For the first few sessions we did exercises that me to build a better sense vocal, physical and spatial awareness. Then we stated working on a different duologue every week. We had about 10 session just over a couple of months. Since then I been able to get As and Bs for my performance related modules and feel much more confident performing on stage. I would definitely recommend Emma to any aspiring or experienced actor looking to improve their performance skills.
It is my absolute pleasure to write a recommendation for Emma. Over the years she has acted as my director, tutor and friend. It is evident that she executes every professional task with care and creativity, whilst showing a great deal of compassion and respect to everyone around her. I admire her leadership skills both with children and adults alike. Emma truly enjoys her work and, although the times are challenging, I hope she can continue to work as the trustworthy tutor that she is!
- E. A. Windahl
I had Emma as a director when I was I. My second year of Uni. She's charming, capable, and definitely knows her stuff. She's engaging to work with, with a clear vision of the end-goal, and has superb leadership skills.
Fun, bubbly, caring and most importantly passionate! Emma is probably one of the very few people that restore my faith in humanity! She has a very big heart and whenever she has the opportunity she will always help a fellow human out! Her acting and improv workshops are relaxed, accessible and fun. She combines professionalism and entertainment and maintains them at a pitch perfect level. I did a BA in Theatre and Performance Practice with her and, honestly, I’m not sure I would’ve made it through without Emma by my side!
We studied Theatre and Practice at London Metropolitan University, although she was 1 year ahead. She helped me a lot being my proof reader for my essays, as I'm not native English speaking. But she didn't just corrected my grammar, she also helped me giving me suggestions to how make my essays stronger and writing herself more interesting arguments. She has been the most helpful person I met at university, always positive and full of humor, a lovely woman with a heart of gold.
Emma’s approach is fresh and different. Her lesson is never dull or boring, but instead filled with laughter and creativity. I’m always inspired by her positive attitude!
I studied with Emma at The CASS, she is incredibly hard working and driven; she is working as an ASC LSA at the moment and I know she adores her work. I also know she works with young children at Gymboree Play & Music. She is a fun, and enthusiastic teacher and learning mentor!
Fully qualified with plenty of experience working with different ages. Always friendly and easy to approach
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