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Jenny G.

Brooklyn, NY

$50/hour

Former BBC Journalist with history degree

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University of Leeds
History
University of Central Lancashire
Master's
american academy of dramatic arts
Other

Education

University of Leeds (History)

University of Central Lancashire (Master's)

american academy of dramatic arts (Other)

About Jenny

I am a British-educated, BBC-trained journalist of 7-years who came to NYC to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Tutoring offers me the flexibility to pursue my acting career and I have enjoyed doing so with a high-achieving 3rd/4th grader. I have also done various other childcare jobs for the past 6+ years. I am from a family of teachers, so am naturally inclined to explain and enthuse; even at my high school - where I was elected Deputy Head Girl - I was frequently called upon to mentor younger students in my own time. After achieving good grades in broad-ranging national examinations, with subjects ranging from Latin to Physics (until aged 16), then English, Geography & History (until 18) I went on to study International History & Politics at the University of Leeds. This was an unique course (a recruiting ground for the British secret services) within the university's History Faculty and enabled me to achieve a First in my dissertation about China. Whilst at university, I volunteered on a programme which placed students in local high schools, where I assisted the head of history in the classroom.

After a brief period in the commercial world - principally as an advertising executive with The Guardian newspaper - I went on to complete a Master's in the 2nd year of the UK's first Online Journalism course. As well as completing a website for the North West Green Party as my Masters' project, I also edited the Guardian Student Media Website of the Year in 2001. My Journalism qualification gained me entry to the BBC where I worked on the founding team of a historical news website, a local politics initiative, then running the online operation of BBC Parliament, where I also developed an interactive strand for the broadcast channel, which I presented. I went on to work in broadcast on both the domestic and international rolling news channels. At the BBC I again volunteered to mentor pupils at a local inner-city school, which I really enjoyed. After finishing my acting conservatory training at NYC I went on to manage a theatre in Greenwich Village where I devised and produced a youth theatre festival for 6 to 16-year olds. I believe in motivating students to enjoy the process of learning and understanding and I am patient and playful in my approach.
I am a British-educated, BBC-trained journalist of 7-years who came to NYC to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Tutoring offers me the flexibility to pursue my acting career and I have enjoyed doing so with a high-achieving 3rd/4th grader. I have also done various other childcare jobs for the past 6+ years. I am from a family Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Precalculus
Art:
Theater
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading
History:
Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science, World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Chess, Needlework, Sewing, Soccer, Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Leeds
History
University of Central Lancashire
Master's
american academy of dramatic arts
Other

Education

University of Leeds (History)

University of Central Lancashire (Master's)

american academy of dramatic arts (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jenny will travel within 7 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11215.