My name is Joseph and I am a professional actor. I studied English Literature at Durham University from 2000-2003. I then trained at LAMDA on the prestigious 3 year course from 2004-2007.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drama/Theatre Studies A-Level
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Ba (Hons) English Literature, Durham University
Ba (Hons) Classical Acting, LAMDA
- How much do you charge?
I charge £40 per hour although travel expenses may be required but will teach 1.5 hour sessions for £55 (It is normally the best length for a session)
- Where do you teach?
I can travel to you - travel costs may apply if unreasonable.
- When are you available?
Currently available daytimes and evenings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I can teach from 8 upwards though I specialise in students trying to enter Drama School/
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Drama School entry
A Level/ AS Level
University/Drama School Interviews
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor online over skype for all subjects and am very comfortable to discuss the client's needs regarding this.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I believe that it is important to tailor our sessions based on your strengths and weaknesses. There is no set format for any of my tutorials, it is totally up to whatever aspect you wish to improve on.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been a professional actor since 2007, I trained on the 3 year course of LAMDA. I have worked in TV, Film and on Stage, from the West End to the National Theatre. I am in the recent BAFTA/Golden Globe nominated film "Pride" as Jason. I have taught professional actors with audition technique and also general technique. I have also taught actors seeking to gain entry to Drama Schools this year an Italian student gained a place on ALRA's 3 year course after months of tuition with me.
I have been directed by the highest profile directors possible : Nick Hytner, Sean Mathias, Matthew Warchus, Adrian Noble to name a few - this means I have a wealth of experience to help any aspiring actor achieve their goals.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
• Ba (Hons) English Literature, Durham University 2000-2003
• Ba (Hons) Classical Acting, LAMDA 2004-2007
• Spotlight Equity
Wow, never underestimate what you can do in an hour!
Before starting I was a nervous wreck, but Joe put me at ease straight away. The ground I covered in an hour was incredible but, I also had fun doing it. Joe never made me feel 'bad' or 'stupid' but went at my pace, and made me think about performing in a totally new way. His knowledge is amazing and his methods really do work. I thoroughly recommend!
I met Joseph slightly after the start of my foundation in acting. I felt the need to have someone who could teach me in a one to one lesson to improve even more and reach my goal: getting into a BA acting in a drama school. He has a solid method and a systematic approach, we worked in many ways in order to achieve a great result. He gives the possibility to a student to fail, to grow and in the end he leads the student to success. His teachings have helped me getting into the BA acting at ALRA
Joseph tutored my daughter Anna for her A Level English Literature exam this year. Although he only tutored her for a few weeks prior to the exam, the work he did really helped her. Increasing her confidence by testing her knowledge of the subject, helping her understand historical context and to look at alternative views on the texts. In addition Anna really appreciated the discussion based approach.
Joe tutored my daughter in English Literature prior to her A2 examinations this summer. In my daughter's words, he was easy to get along with and understand, enthusiastic, passionate and very encouraging. She enjoyed her lessons with him very much. I would add that Joe clearly loved his subject, was extremely well read and was also patient, kind, reliable and adaptable: in short a thoroughly good teacher. I would highly recommend Joe Wilkins as a tutor.
Joseph tutored my daughter Megan a few months before her A Level English Lit exam.She found Joseph to be extremely patient, professional, caring, knowledgeable, reliable and enthusiastic but most of all he gave Megan the confidence and encouragement to fully understand the context of the texts by fully testing her knowledge and overall views at all times. Joseph is one of the best Tutors that I have ever come across,his knowledge on the subject was outstanding and I would highly recommend Joseph as a tutor.
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