Working as a Talent Manager for over 10 years, and as a performer for over 20 years, I have a wealth of industry knowledge and can help guide actors to unlock their full potential. I started in the industry as an actor at the age of 14 and have a variety of experience in the entertainment industry; ranging from producing films to acting in; commercials, films, stage, television and mentoring up and coming talent of all ages. All this real-life experience I bring into my Acting Lessons and I also hold a Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching. I am also an experienced and accredited Life Coach qualified to Level 5 in Professional Coaching & Mentoring by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and an accredited Diploma in Life Coaching. I specialise in; Acting Lessons/Coaching, Career Coaching, Executive Function Coaching and Youth Coaching. Which means I can also work with people of all ages to help them develop the confidence and skills they need to study well, take on information and achieve their full academic and life potential. This also includes those who are Autistic who are struggling to balance academic work.
How would you describe your teaching style?
All sessions start with a free 30-minute consultation, which involves an informal chat to get to know more about you and your experience. Using my coaching background I can then adapt how we work to best suit the way you communicate. This will help you take on more information and learn more easily. DRAMA: For those who are beginners or with little experience. The first full sessions are a bit like a crash course in acting. Whereby I will be testing all your skillsets to see what your strengths and weaknesses are. What I learn from this first session will then be used to guide our future sessions and the work you do in-between sessions. I will always set you tasks to work on outside of the sessions so that you are constantly learning and progressing. Those who have more experience in acting and are looking to work on specifics areas. This can be discussed at the free consultation. The full sessions will then be adapted to suit your specific needs. Some examples of what I can offer are below; Where to study/alternative routes into acting. What to expect and how to audition for different media (Film, TV, Commercials, Theatre). Audition preparation and monologue advice. Improve your diction and projection. Character work and method acting. How to create the best resume. Advice on showreels, voice reels and what material to include and not include. Marketing yourself as an actor. Including casting sites and personal websites. Voice work including; radio, animation, commercials and so on. Drama school preparation, including personal statements. Help with nerves and building confidence and self-worth. How to gain an agent. Sightreading/cold reading of scripts. Tips and tricks for the audition room. How to Improvise. How to work in different media; Film versus Theatre. Script/monologue work with direction and feedback.
What qualifications do you have?
Huddersfield University, Psychology Degree Russbridge Academy, Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) UKCPD, Accredited Life Coach Diploma CMIT, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) in Professional Coaching & Mentoring The City Lit, City Lit one year: Acting for Camera / Stanislavski / Acting for Radio / Shakespeare / Drama Technique / Voice Training
Tell us about your experience...
YOUTHS: DBS checked, fully insured and I hold a Level 3 in Education and Training (AET). I also have previous experience working with and mentoring children/young people. It is important to me that both parent and child are happy and I am more than happy to answer any questions either of you may have, before committing to any lessons. Study Skills Coaching is great in helping your child feel: More confident about their academic potential. Help with remembering and taking on board new information and skills. Help them develop a growth mindset. Gain the confidence that they can make it successfully through anything. More enthusiastic and motivated about their learning. Feeling less stressed before tests and exams. More focussed and present in class.
What locations do you tutor in?
Online only. Happy to teach worldwide. English speaking tutees only please.
What is your personal message to students?
Please contact me directly with any questions you may have and I aim to respond within a few hours.
|CRB/Disclosure Certificate:||Basic DBS|
|Online tutor:||Skype, Zoom, Whiteboard, Facetime|
|Study Skills||All Levels|