GCSE Drama and Theatre Studies Tutor
Central Saint Martins College of Art
Screen Directing Training
Oxford University, Wadham College
MA Hons in English Literature
Alton Sixth Form College
A levels in English Literature and Language, History, French, Communication Studies, General Studies
I’ve been teaching since 2005 and have significant experience as a Drama and Theatre Studies Tutor on the GCSE, as well as A-level, courses. I’ve worked as a visiting lecturer at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London) and taught and directed on the classical theatre strand of the MA Acting course. I’m artistic director of my own theatre company – Les Foules Theatre – and I make work with a company of performers from around the world. I recently directed Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the National Theatre of Uganda and co-produced an award-winning show in London’s underground tunnels called The Vaults. As a teacher I’ve encountered students from many different social and cultural backgrounds, and have helped children and adults achieve success in a number of different disciplines. I’m originally an English graduate and also really enjoy teaching English Literature and Language at all levels. I’m half French and like to visit my family there, and make the most of France’s delicious cuisine and it’s beautiful coastlines.
“Osborne Cawkwell stepped into the breach magnificently…”
Last year, we faced a bleak prospect when my daughter finished school with no higher qualifications due to illness. Osborne Cawkwell stepped into the breach magnificently, and provided tutors who both capable and willing to teach Pre-U’s in her chosen subjects: English, Philosophy and Mathematics. Three super-intelligent, highly qualified young people stepped into our lives and completely turned the situation around. She is now happily ensconced in the university of her choice and we undoubtedly owe this to the tutoring and morale boost that she received from Osborne Cawkwell.
“The quality and charm of the tutors was the best we could possibly have hoped for”
Our experiences with Osborne Cawkwell have been seriously impressive on all levels. The quality and charm of the tutors was the best we could possibly have hoped for. The standard of teaching was matched by the care and understanding, by every single tutor, towards our daughter’s mental illness. Rather than dreading the 2-hour sessions, our daughter positively looked forward to seeing the tutors. The Osborne Cawkwell experience could not have been better. We have already recommended them to many of our friends. They are fantastic!
“Our son has an excellent tutor… and… a mentor and friend.”
We were recommended Osborne Cawkwell for home tuition when our son was unable to attend regular school but needed to study for GCSEs. Although we are still relatively early in the process, the agency has been flexible, thorough and efficient about meeting our needs. Our son has an excellent tutor who is giving him more than mere academic instruction and is gradually becoming a mentor and friend. The principal of the agency is very caring and involved to the extent that she came to a lesson specifically to meet our son, something she certainly didn’t need to do.
“We strongly recommend their services.”
We have been regular users of OC for 6 years for our 4 children and have found that the quality of tutors has been uniformly high. One child needed home education, following illness, and we found in that situation the tutors and the team at OC were both effective and sensitive to a difficult situation. We strongly recommend their services.