As an experienced tutor and professional actor, with an English degree from Oxford University and a Distinction in Acting (MA), my holistic approach to teaching and coaching adapts to the individual needs of my students to encourage and improve.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Public Speaking, Presentation and Communication Skills
English Language and Literature
Last year I co-founded the company Pitch, which specialises in coaching presentation and communication skills - you can see details on our website (concealed information)
I also have experience of copywriting, proof-reading and editing.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA English Language and Literature - Oxford University, 2005-2008
Post-Graduate Acting - The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, 2009-2011
A-Levels - AAA in English, Maths and Latin
AS-Levels - AAAAA in English, Maths, Latin, Biology and Chemistry
- How much do you charge?
Presentation and Communication Skilsl - £60
All fees subject to an additional £5 depending on distance I need to travel. No travel costs if you come to me.
- Where do you teach?
I am based in North London, UK, and am willing to travel to clients in London, within reason.
Clients frequently come to my home.
- When are you available?
As an actress and coach, my teaching times are very flexible, including weekdays and weekends, day and evening.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Pitches, Work Presentations, Speeches and General Communicate Skills
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I frequently teach via Skype.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
'I am always doing things I cannot do. That is how I get to do them' - Pablo Picasso
- What kind of experience do you have?
As a trained and working actress, I have coached individuals and groups in presentation, public speaking and communication skills, both within and beyond the work place. Clients have come from industries as diverse as management consultancy, television production and the charity sector. Most recently, I ran workshops for Waitrose, Global Girl UK, Crisis and independent schools Frances Holland and North London Collegiate School.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have an enhanced CRB certificate
- Where and with whom did you train?
Oxford University, BA
LAMDA - Diploma (distinction)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Pitch - (concealed information)
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Current students include:
Presentation and Communication Skills - looking at general communication skills both inside and outside of the workplace - Crisis charity, Waitrose, Frances Holland
• BA English Language and Literature
• Diploma in Acting - Distinction
• CRB certified
• The Pitch Process - (concealed information)
Laura coached me for a presentation in front of an auditorium full of professionals and members of the public. The positive themed training she gave on how to vocally warm up, steady nerves, project, engage, structure the presentation and just 'be me' was revelatory and invaluable. The result - I thoroughly enjoyed giving the talk, got a great response and a lot of congratulations! The skills Laura imparted have served me well since. Laura's a superb empowering teacher, I couldn't recommend her enough.
Laura is a very well prepared and organised teacher, who manages to set exacting standards without inhibiting inspiration and natural spirit.
Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed their sessions together, and Laura managed to build her confidence whilst maintaining rigorous standards.
Prior to tutoring, my daughter was managing ok in class, but lacked confidence when tests, exams, etc. took place. Laura not only had the ability to improve her confidence greatly, but also taught my daughter how to apply different techniques and methods.
Additionally, Laura is extremely professional in her approach, fun to be around and with and has a sense of humour (essential!). She treats the children too with respect and understands that in return they readily give that back.
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