My teaching method is completely learner centred. I work with the individual to find out the learning goals and diagnostically test to establish any barriers to those goals. I then design a detailed sheme of work to help the student achieve those aims in the quickest and most thorough way possible.
I am an enthusiastic and experienced English, Drama, EFL and Elocution tutor. Please contact me if you would like to learn!
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all English, Maths and Science for students between KS1 to KS3. English Literature, English language GCSE.
I also teach EFL (English as a Foreign language), ESOL, Functional Skills, Drama, (particularly audition techniques, monologues) specialises in English pronunciation and elocution for overseas and native speakers.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Certificate of Education
MA in Performance Practice as Research
NLP Coaching Certificate
- How much do you charge?
£30 per hour if you come to my house, £40 to come to you or £25 for online tuition.
- Where do you teach?
I am based in Islington but am prepared to travel to other areas as long as the travel costs are included into tuition fee.
- When are you available?
Afternoons/Evening and weekends.
I can possibly teach in the daytime, but you would need to consult me regarding this.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
From 7yr olds to adults
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
IELTS, TOEFL, LAMDA, GCSE's Btec, A-levels, KS1, 2, 3, 4
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Education is power.
I am a qualified teacher who has been teaching for over 15 years. I have taught a range of students from different backgrounds , age groups and countries.
All of my students have achieved qualifications in English and Drama. As well as improved pronunciation.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Over 10 years experience of teaching I am a qualified F.E lecturer who has experience of teaching English GCSE, Drama Btec Diploma, National Diploma, Certificate levels 1,2,and 3 and Access to University courses as well as short courses in Acting Methods and Styles and Audition Technique/Monologues. I have taught Literacy, Prop making, and Drama to SEN students on their Drama in the Community Course. I also have taught Movement and Key skills as well as teaching Radio Technique classes and Acting for Camera classes on the Media Btec. I have led and designed drama workshops for
I also worked for Transitional Care Education Services as a Learning Support Mentor/ tutor . I gave private one to one teaching sessions to pupils across all Key Stages who were excluded or difficult to place and taught across all subjects. I accomplished improving the behaviours of several students and implemented individual education plans that saw 5 out of 6 students achieve above (C) G.C.S.E results in English and Maths.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
University of East London,
Mountview Academy of Dramatic Art
Blackpool and Fylde College (Lancaster University)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
ATL, IFL, Equity
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I recently worked for a very high profile Russian family as a governess to 3 boys. I worked for them for 6 months tutoring them in all subjects with a particular focus on English, in preparation for them being sent to Boarding Schools in the UK. I currently teach adults TEFL, accent reduction and elocution. I also prepare students for monologue auditions to leading Drama Schools and Universities.
September to Present Drama and English Teacher. Scuola di Ingelese- Perugia- Italy. Teaching English and Drama. Directing productions for the Help Theatre Company which is part of the School.
July 2017-August 2017 Cambridge Law Studio- Girton College – Cambridge.
Summer course teaching international Lawyers TOLES . Legal English and working towards TOLES advanced and Higher examinations as well as marking.
August 2015- September 2017 I was tutoring in English GCSE, A-level , EAL TEFL, IELTS, TEOFL and in Pronunciation and Accent Reduction privately through The UK Study Centre and for ‘Communicate Well” –Specialist Language services for executive and celebrity clients and their families. I also worked part-time as an EAL tutor for The Farraday School an independent primary school. In addition I ran my own business (concealed information) which offers courses and classes in learning English through Drama.
June 20th- July31st 2015 Summer Boarding Couses Oxford University. Academic English Teacher to International Students.
Sept- 12th 2015 –June 16th The English School-Vibo Valentia- Calabria-Italy. TEFL to students aged five to adults. Preparing all students for IELTS, Cambridge examinations Starters, Flyers, Movers, PET KET FCE, Marking mock examinations and assessments.
October 10th 2014- July 2015 Drama Lecturer at Hammersmith and West London College. Lecturing in Performing Arts (Acting) on the BTEC Level 2 Diploma and BTEC extended Diploma Level 3 courses. As well as Level 2 for students with a range of SEN, SLDD including autism, down syndrome and a variety of more complex specific needs.
June 20th –September 25th 2014 St Giles College in Eastbourne. Teaching EFL to students aged 12 to adults.
June 1st –June 16th 2014 The English Theatre in Europe. Teaching EFL, Writing, directing and producing a play with Italian school children in Empoli, Tuscany. With children aged 6 to 13.
March 30th 2014-June 1st 2014. Working as a supply teacher for Capita, Teaching Talent, and Morgan Hunt agencies in various capacities and Schools and Colleges teaching A-level Drama and English , G.C.S.E English and Drama.
November 1st 2013- 30th March. 2014
Newham College. (Temporary position) Writing schemes of work, Lecturing in Drama on the Access Level 3 and BTEC Level 2 and 3 courses. Fulfilling all the role requirements of a curriculum leader in the absence of one. Including SEN, SLDD Students.
September 10th- 2012-December 2012
Governess for a high profile Russian family, Tutoring three boys aged 5, 11 and 13 in English and all other subjects. Preparing them for Boarding School in England. I lived in Almaty in Kazakhstan for 3 months and travelled with the family to Dubai for 1 month.
August 27th -Sept 278h 2012
The English Break Theatre Company San Marino and Rimini Italy. Leading Drama workshops, and EFL teaching. Students aged 6- to 16
July 10th -August 22nd 2012
MW Summer School. Roedean, Brighton. Teaching EFL and Drama. Students aged 9 to 16.
September 8th 2011– July 8th 2012
Working 3 days a week at Hackney Community College again as a Drama lecturer on the BTEC Performing Arts Level 2 and Level 3 courses.
January 12th July 06th 2011
Richmond Adult Community College
Curriculum Leader in English, Humanities and Performing Arts at Richmond Adult Community College. Teaching English G.C.S.E and Drama Access and certificate courses as well as short courses to adults in Acting, Methods and Styles, Audition Techniques and Performing Shakespeare. I managed a team of 14 tutors in the English, Humanities and Performing Arts departments. I also taught Drama in the community to a variety of SLDD students. Including those on the moderate to severe learning difficulties spectrum.
September 1st - December 20th 2010
Supply teaching A-level and G.C.S.E English and Drama . I worked at Mulberry School for Girls for two months part-time and Harrow College as well as Newham Sixth form each for one month during this time. Morganhunt, Capita, Teaching Talent, Recruitment Solutions Group as well as private tutoring through The Tutor Pages.
August 5th 2010-December 4th 2010
Part-time Director/Producer for The Play “Celebrity” a new play I co-wrote with the writer Christopher Fowler. The Play was part of The London Fringe Festival 2010 and debuted at The Phoenix Artist Theatre on Charing Cross Road on November 23rd-December 4th 2010.The play was then asked to transfer to The Lowery Theatre in Manchester.
October 10 2008 –December 12th 2010
Hackney Community College
Part-time Performing Arts lecturer Drama, and Functional skills (English)
BTEC in Musical Theatre Level 2 and 3.
I developed collaborations with The Royal Shakespeare Company which culminated in a public performance of excerpts from Othello at The Hackney Empire. I Co-ordinated, and co- wrote and directed devised productions performed publicly with 1st and 2nd years working alongside Pete Lawson (script writer from Eastenders). I planned and prepared Schemes of work/lessons across a range of acting theory, and practical subjects that included Performing to an Audience, Principles of Acting, Devising Plays, Contemporary Theatre Performance and Drama Improvisation. I have offered additional extracurricular tutoring in elocution, voice coaching and audition techniques. Students with a range of SEN needs.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
October 2014- August 2015
M.A Master of Arts - Performance Practice as Research.
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
2008-2010(NQT) Certificate of Education. (PGCE)
University of East London
Nov 2004 Cambridge ESOL Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
International House Barcelona
1999-2000 Post Graduate Diploma in Acting.
Mountview Academy of Dramatic Art, London.
1995-1997 H.N.D Performing Arts/ Small Scale Company Theatre.
Blackpool and Fylde College- Lancaster University,
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