As a youth theatre tutor, senior tutor, director and writer, I have worked with young adults, teenagers and children in building confidence, communication and performance skills since 2007. Residencies included the Questors Theatre and Heathfield Girls Day School Trust before I began working exclusively from home in 2013.
My students’ LAMDA Examination results have been between 96% and 99% distinction for the last five years, including during lockdown when the continuity of confidence and communication skills became more important than ever. Exam are non-compulsory; each syllabus is designed to prioritise the intellectual and emotional growth of the individual.
In addition to my own teaching, I employ a small team of substitute LAMDA tutors with a wealth of experience in teaching, directing and acting for film and television.
Subjects include Public Speaking (including speechwriting), Speaking Verse and Prose, Acting, Devising Drama, Mime and Reading for Performance.
Confidence, Interview and Audition Technique
In addition to LAMDA Exams coaching, I offer bespoke sessions to support students’ verbal and interpersonal skills for academic, professional and social development. Whether as part of preparation for entrance exams or simply as the life skills they are, these sessions will allow students of all ages to ‘find the fun’ in formal and informal interactions and learn to enjoy expressing their wishes and needs, passions and plans in order to excel in debates, assemblies, interviews and conversations alike. For drama school entry, school plays and professional actors, I also offer sessions in audition technique. Request availability here.
Creative Writing, Comprehension, English Language and Literature
I have taught in schools and privately since 2007, working with various exam boards to support written and spoken English skills in the classroom, in interviews, on the stage or on the podium. I am a visiting lecturer at Roehampton University, where I completed my BA in English Literature in 2004 (before going on to my MA at Bath Spa University, PhD at Hull and PGCert at Cambridge). Subject to my availability, I see students privately for Eleven Plus, GCSE, A Level and Higher Education support. Request availability here.
“We asked Rachel to assess a piece of our son’s schoolwork after receiving rather scant feedback from his class teacher. Rachel produced a very thoughtful analysis, pointed out what he’d done well, where it come be improved and also giving tips for future work. This was really helpful to us and our son.” Sandra, Twickenham
All bookings are subject to terms and conditions, to be signed by the parent/guardian before the first session takes place. Request information and availability here.