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