English and Drama Tutor with many years' experience
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I have taught Drama in both formal and informal educational contexts. I have taught GCSE English, ESOL and Communications in a formal context, and worked in Learning Support and Additional Learning Support in several FE colleges and schools.
I was Director of Common Stock Youth Theatre for 5 years, running drama and writing workshops at the company’s base in Hammersmith and in local primary and secondary schools. I structured workshops to lead towards rehearsed readings and productions of both devised work and existing scripts which I directed.
Following this, I worked in several theatre in education companies including Theatrevan, Snap, Nottingham Playhouse and Y Touring, in primary and secondary schools across the country. I performed and facilitated in numerous productions, the most recent being Y Touring’s ‘The Gift’, a play about inherited disease and genetic selection touring in London secondary schools.
Whilst at the Institute of Education, I did my teaching practice at a secondary school in Ealing, where I taught KS3 and 4 English and Drama. At the William Morris 6th Form College, I taught GCSE and A Level Drama, GCSE English and Key Skill Communication on vocational courses (Leisure and Tourism, Science and IT). I also ran the extra curricular Performing Arts Group and directed two productions.
I have done voluntary work attachments with the Market Theatre of Johannesburg and the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town and written about these experiences for New Theatre Quarterly (CUP). I have acted in several fringe productions, at RADA and in a new children’s BBC Drama series, and worked for the NSPCC on a training film.
I have run drama for young adults with mental health issues in relation to a production I directed at New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, and worked as teaching assistant at Westminster Adult College for students with learning difficulties.
I have taught for two terms at Hammersmith and West London College (Key Skills and pre-GCSE English); and one term at Kingston College on the BA Honours Acting programme. More recently, I have taught GCSE English at Berkshire College of Agriculture, and tutored GCSE English for Winchmore tutors.
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"O" Levels: English Language, English Literature, Economics, Maths, French, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, General Studies
"A" Levels: English, French, History
RSA Grades 1 and 2 Typewriting
BA Honours English and Drama 2:1
Diploma in Freelance and Feature Writing (Distinction)
TEACHING AND LSA EXPERIENCE
Sep 2008 to May 2019
International School of Screen Acting
Three Mills Studios, Bromley by Bow, LONDON E15
The Chubbuck Technique
Coach for graduation films
Sep to Oct 2017
West Thames College
Sep 2014 to 2017
Morgan Hunt at
Hammersmith and West London College
LSA (see above)
Sep to Dec 2013
Morgan Hunt at
Berkshire College of Agriculture
Burchetts Green, Maidenhead
Lecturer GCSE English
October 2013 to Mar 2014
Identity Drama School
Screen Acting Tutor
Oct 2011 to present
English Tutor GCSE English
Oct 2010 to 2014
Hammersmith, Ealing and West London College
Learning Support and Additional Learning Support, Lecturer (ESOL and SLLD)
Apr 2010 – May 2010
Lecturer, BTEC Performing Arts and A Level Theatre Studies
Sep 2009 – Jan 2010
Lecturer, Screen Acting, BA Honours Acting
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