I'm a friendly holistic teacher who has worked in the field of the arts and live-literature for 17 years. I have been a private tutor for two years.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
SEN: I can work with learning difficulties associated with ASD, ADHD, learning delay, school phobia and stress related learning blocks.
Musicianship/music workshops/vocal techniques: I have been running music based workshops for over ten years and currently teach singing techniques. I studied music technology BTEC level 3, have a good understanding of basic theory for improvisation and played several instruments in various ensembles and bands over the years. Rather than teaching an instrument I can help you connect with your internal musician.
Drama: I've worked using Drama In Education in a number of settings including youth theatre and adult SEN groups. Fundamentally I'm a storyteller and comic and so I now only focus on teaching comedy improvisation, laughter improvisation and clowning.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BTEC in Music Technology - Level 3
Neuro psychological Immunology - Level 3
Teaching Assistant NCFE Level 3
Counselling Skills and practice - Level 3
Gestalt Therapy - Level 2
Drama in Education - Level 2
Anger and aggression management - Diploma
Certified Laughter leader
Child Protection in Education (Music) 2016
Breaking The Bubble SEND music development day 2016
- How much do you charge?
My average one-to-one teaching rate if teaching from my home is from £25 per hour.
I charge £75 per hour to visit schools excluding travel expenses.
If you are a home-education centre or other organisation near me you may suggest a price for me delivering to your setting.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Penge situated next to Anerley overground station with easy access from London, Crystal Palace, Streatham, Croydon and surrounding areas.Gen
- When are you available?
Generally speaking I work term-time from 10:40am-5pm Monday, Tueday & Friday with the latest lesson starting at 4:30pm.
I do travel out to schools and occasionally private homes to deliver workshops but a new fee must be arranged beforehand.
Evening lessons by arrangement.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
SEN & Study Skills up to university level.
Functional maths and English to adult level.
Music and musicianship from early years to adult.
Life-coaching, public speaking, accent reduction from age 14 to adult.
Child relaxation - up to 18 years old.
Vocal training - any age from 11+.
Drama (I teach comedy improvisation only) ages 9 - 100!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
ABRSM grades 1 - 3 violin & recorder.
Rock School Grades 1 - 5 Singing
Vocaltutor Levels 1 - 5
Arts Award Bronze & Silver in Musicianship
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Combines an online whiteboard with telephone support for a 50 minute session
- Do you have a personal message for students?
If you are looking for a tutor who is laid back, flexible, fun and creative and who can teach the nervous, the creatively stunted, those who've already had a difficult time with school and other learning experiences and those with complex learning difficulties then you should try me.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have 17 years of delivering workshops into schools.
I ran a live-literature organisation for 4 years
I have been a private tutor in English, English literature, functional maths and English, study skills and SEN since December 2014.
I have been tutoring music in earnest privately since Jan 2015. Previous to that I ran workshops in singing at a number of community projects. However, I've been teaching close friends to sing and play the violin for over 20 years.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a transferable DBS.
- Where and with whom did you train?
School of laughter and Improvisation - laughter therapy
City Lit - Drama teaching, Comedy and Improvisation
Comedy Novices - comedy
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
NAWE (National Association of Writers in Education)
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have been tutoring for two years. My students include home-educated children, those with school phobia, SEN, dyslexia, learning delay, autism, ADHD and also those who need an alternative way of learning. My reviews below reflect the thoughts of some of my latest tutees.
I am now in the middle of block sessions with Lorraine and it is fantastic! I have to say, anybody who needs help to reach their potential, Lorraine has the skills, personal experience and most importantly PATIENCE to help you find your academic rhythm. I would highly recommend her.
She has got everything that a teacher needs to have: patience , knowledge, humorâ€¦ etc
Lorraine is a wonderful and inspirational tutor! She has managed effortlessly to motivate my son to work diligently and reliably towards his exam... recommend Lorraine very highly to anyone who is looking for an inspirational, creative, versatile and fun tutor, who seems to have a rare human talent to connect to young people, see their qualities and bring the hidden gems to the fore.
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