Friendly, focused Communication and Performance training. Build life skills and boost your confidence.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Creative Writing, Speech and Drama. All ages and levels of performance experience.
Communication (Speaking Verse and Prose; Reading for Performance; Speaking in Public).
Performance (Acting; Devising Drama; Mime).
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Qualified LAMDA Teacher (achieved my LSDE in 2012), MA Creative Writing (Bath Spa University, 2007). Background in directing and performing. I am currently taking my PhD in Creative Writing. I teach privately and for Susan Daughtrey Education.
- How much do you charge?
From my bases in Ealing W5 and Barnes/Putney SW15:
Termtime rates: £40/£45ph
Holiday rates: £45/£50ph
I also provide sessions by experienced substitute teachers in schools and homes across London. Please enquire for availability and price details.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home in W5 and SW15, but offer substitute teachers for after-school and weekend lessons and drama clubs as Green Ink Drama. Where I am not able to travel to a session due to teaching and artistic commitments, I am able to provide regular cover: costing is dependent on travel time and location. Please contact me for details of the options available.
- When are you available?
Term-time: Weekday afternoons and evenings; Saturdays.
School holidays: Daytime, afternoons and evenings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages, all levels of experience. Most current students are school- or college-age but range from pre-school to post-retirement, including university lecturers and students!
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
LAMDA Exams - Introductory level - Level 1 (Grades 1-3) - Level 2 (Grades 4-5) - Level 3 (Grades 6-8: Bronze, Silver and Gold medals) If you are 18, or already have your Gold LAMDA medal, please ask about the PCertLAM.
English and Drama KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE, A Level, Undergraduate, Postgraduate.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I will help you enjoy writing and performing as much as I do!
Rachel is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
- What kind of experience do you have?
A full-time freelancer since 2008, I left copywriting for Telegraph Media Group to produce and direct Terry Pratchett's Night Watch for Macmillan Cancer Support, in memory of a fellow member of the Questors Youth Theatre where I went on to become senior tutor. I have taught, written and directed ever since, and still act when time and interesting stories come up (I am a member of Spotlight and Starnow). I run Green Ink Writers' Gym ((concealed information) based at Waterstones, Piccadilly and Olympic Studios, Barnes.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
I am currently taking a PhD in Creative Writing with the University of Hull (associate student: University of Roehampton).
LSDE (LAMDA Diploma of Speech and Drama Education), LAMDA
MA, Creative Writing, Bath Spa University
BA, English Literature, Roehampton University
I also studied directing at the City Lit and acting at Kingston College/The Questors Theatre.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Directory of LAMDA Teachers; Voice, the teachers' union; Spotlight; Starnow.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I am proudest of those who thought themselves 'too shy', 'too late', or 'not good enough' and achieve results that let them see themselves differently - for good.
A new actor who speaks English as a second language improved his focus, emotional commitment, and diction in both languages and was accepted to drama school. A primary school pupil who struggled with audibility and eye contact when she arrived and achieved a distinction in her first LAMDA Exam a term later. Two teenage acting students are already pursuing successful careers as voiceover artists.
I lead workshops for published and unpublished writers across the genres, helping them gain space and confidence to create new work.
Currently studying: PhD Creative Writing (Oct 2014-Dec 2019) University of Hull
Qualifications: MA Creative Writing (2006) Bath Spa University
BA English Literature (2003) Roehampton University
Directorial Course City Lit, Acting Foundation and Performance King's College/Questors Theatre.
Creative Writing, Speech and Drama Teacher (2007–present)
LAMDA Exams, Drama School Auditions, Public Speaking, Speech-writing, Creative Writing (11+), Creative Writing (BA, MA), English Literature (GCSE, AS Level, A Level, University), Confidence Building
Directing (postponed during PhD):
Green Ink Theatre and Green Ink Cabaret (2014-2016), Questors Theatre (2010-2016), Endpaper Theatre (2011).
Film and Theatre and Book Reviewer (2015-present)
Horror DNA (2017-Present)
Copywriter and Subeditor (2004-2007)
Telegraph Media Group, HarveyNichols.com, Questors Theatre, The National Trust (Sutton House) and HENs Theatre Company.
For information about my freelance creative and educational writing, visit (concealed information)
For Green Ink Writers' Gym, visit (concealed information)
At the age of 4 my daughter suffered allergies and eczema, and used to get agitated and be very apprehensive. After starting Speech and Drama, she is very confident, never shy to ask anything in class or at home, can approach her peers with ease, start a conversation readily, make new friends quickly. She excelled in her confidence and skills and was chosen for voiceover: animation and radio. She can interpret the text, read and speak as if the scene is happening in front of you.
Thank you so much for today's writing workshop. I thought it was excellent - incredibly helpful. The exercise was brilliant! When leading a group, you did the job of a good leader; you held the space really well, kept calm when there was any hint of over-dominance from one or other person, stuck with your programme.
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