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£35/h
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Lessons offered by James
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Acting
Levels
  • All Levels

James - Sherington - Acting

Methodology

5 Stars - "I can not possibly recommend James Percy-Smith any higher!". James is an experienced private tutor in acting (incl. drama school auditon preparation & LAMDA) and elocution (incl. pubic speaking & accent reduction).

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

★ ACTING/DRAMA ★
✔︎ Acting Technique
✔︎ LAMDA Examinations
✔︎ Monologues
✔︎ Audition Preparation
✔︎ Drama School Applications
✔︎ Drama & Theatre Studies

★ ELOCUTION ★
✔︎ Articulation/Diction
✔︎ Accent Work
✔︎ Public Speaking
✔︎ Communication

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have always had a love for languages, having partially grown up in the South West of France and going on to train for four years in theatre, screen and radio acting at Drama Centre London and Italia Conti Academy in London.

- How much do you charge?

I offer a free 15 minute phone or Skype consulation which can booked at (concealed information) I also offer 50% off for initial sessions. After, my rate is £35 per hour.

- Where do you teach?

I offer the following options for private tuition:

In-House: I usually teach from my office based in the centre of Milton Keynes.
Your Home: Can't travel to my office? I am also able to travel to your home, up to a 30 miles radius outside Milton Keynes [Limited Availability]
Online: Can't travel to my office and outside the 30 mile radius? I also teach online via Skype. All you need is a good internet connection and a webcam.

Over the last two years, I have taught clients from more than 17 different countries and currently have customers in:

London
Milton Keynes
Northampton
Luton
Dunstable
Bedford
Cambridge
Japan
Dubai

- When are you available?

My working hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday: 09:00-21:00
Saturday-Sun: 09:00-18:00

You can see my full availability by visit (concealed information)

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I have taught students from the age of 4 up to late 60s.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I am able to prepare students for LAMDA examinations as well as drama school auditions.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I generally prefer to teach students via Skype, but I am also able to complete sessions via Facetime and other video conferencing software.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I tailor each lesson depending on a student's personal learning style and specific needs. Whatever level of experience, I enjoy helping students reach their potential, and like them to walk away after each lesson with a feeling of accomplishment. Before a student's first lesson, I always find out a little bit about their experience, their aims and goals which allow me to create a personalised plan for their initial session. I can also provide reports for parents every quarter with regards to student's progress.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have had a passion for teaching for over 9 years, starting at the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre in Guildford, where I taught as an Assistant Leader. I went on to set up my own youth theatre in Dorking for fellow students at my school. After four years of training at two of London's top drama schools, I set up Big Bold Youth, a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of creating platform for young people to enjoy drama that is both affordable and accessible. Since then, the company has run various workshops across the country, and now run two performing art schools in Surrey and Buckinghamshire. I began teaching privately in 2016 and over the last three years, have taught students both in and outside the UK.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes

- Where and with whom did you train?

I trained at Drama Centre London for 1 year, followed by 3 years at Italia Conti Academy where I gained my BA (Hons) in Acting.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Equity

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I currently teach a wide range of students, both in the UK and internationally, looking at a variety of subjects including accent reduction, public speaking and acting.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Lessons offered by James
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Acting
Levels
  • All Levels

James's CV

• BA (Hons) Acting - Italia Conti Academy / Foundation in Performance - Drama Centre London
• Founder of Big Bold Youth CIC
• Enhanced DBS Check / First Aid Trained
• Equity

10 reviews on James
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10 recommendations

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Ola

★★★★★ I have had two sessions with James so far and I am satisfied I made the right decision to contact him. He's attentive and a good tutor who takes time to explain the subject.

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Padmini

★★★★★ I enjoyed working with James. He is very pleasent, engaging and enthusiastic teacher. I suffered a stroke and somedays I had difficulty sitting or suffered with various aches and pains. James tolerated my distress and he did not show pity,

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Ana

★★★★★ Helpful, reliable and fun :)

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