I'm a professional actor, children's entertainer and former university researcher in computing and engineering -- with oodles of experience in an eclectic mixture of topics, from microelectronics to 3D film making.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drama School Auditioning
- Tell me about your qualifications.
One year post-graduate acting from Drama Studio London (NCDS / CDS accredited)
National Certificate in Professional Acting from Trinity College London
Doctorate in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
Bachelor of Engineering (with honours) in Computer Science and Electronics from Edinburgh University
- How much do you charge?
I charge between 30 and 40 pounds (depending on travel and level of tuition required).
- Where do you teach?
I am based near Old Street and am flexible about where tutorials are held.
- When are you available?
Mostly during weekdays. Sometimes at the weekend.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages for drama and theatre-related tuition.
For engineering and computing subjects, 15+.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Entry to drama school.
I can teach from basic principles to a fairly advanced level in most topics in computing and electronics.
Though not tailored to any specific school syllabus.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Since graduating from Drama school, I have been lucky enough to work in television, film and stage. (I will soon be appearing as Malvolio in Twelfth Night at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall).
In my previous career, I was a researcher and occasional lecturer with the School of Computing at Lancaster University, where I held the prestigious post of Marie Curie fellow for two years. Over the years at Lancaster and before that at ETH Zurich, I worked on many cutting-edge and diverse projects, including: wearable computing, human activity recognition, integrated circuit design, telemedical heart-monitoring, and even 3D film making. I have also worked on more bizarre projects, such as: electronic fashion (creating a dress that lights up in different situations), a smart book that responds to its environment, and a jacket that detects your movement and plays music accordingly.
I have presented at several high-level academic conferences. As well as having tutored dozens of Masters-level students in Computer science.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Drama Studio London (2010-2011)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (short course, 2009)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Switzerland (2001-2006)
University of Edinburgh (1996-2001)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity (the Actors' union)
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