- Hourly rate €41
- Response Time 24h
This teacher is currently unavailable
Maggie - Steyning - Accent Reduction-English
- at her home
- at your home
About the lesson
I'm afraid my teaching schedule is currently full until Easter, after which I shall be away, beginning lessons again on Monday 15th April.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Speech/voice, Drama, Communication/presentation skills, public speaking, interview skills, pronunciation coaching for non-native speakers of English. Preparation for graded Speech and Drama examinations of the London Academy of Music and Drama (LAMDA) and RADA Shakespeare certificates. LAMDA also offers examinations in Spoken English and Public Speaking.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I hold the Licenciate Teaching Diploma of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
- How much do you charge?
One free consultation lesson of up to 30 mins duration without any obligation to proceed. Lessons are then charged at £35 per hour, but there may be special arrangements for shared lessons. Please see my uploaded guidance document file below. Charities and "not for profit" organisations may be offered a small discount. Contact me for further details.
- Where do you teach?
Upper Beeding Village Hall, High Street, Upper Beeding, West Sussex, BN44 3WN. I am sometimes willing to travel to a student's place of work if their employer is paying for their lessons or to teach staff or students in a group seminar. Group seminar fees are available on application.
- When are you available?
Private lesson schedule, all at Upper Beeding (in the rear hall): Mondays, 4-6.30 , Wednesdays, 2-5.30 and Friday evenings, 4-6. Saturday morning Children's Speech and Drama classes take place in the main hall from 10-11AM, every Saturday during term time.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Any age, both children and adults. LAMDA and RADA grades as below.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
All Speech and Drama LAMDA examination grades from Introductory to Grade 8 (Gold Medal) and RADA Shakespeare Certificates (post 16 only), bronze, silver and gold. LAMDA grades 6, 7 and 8 are designated Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals and qualify for UCAS points. For further information see the LAMDA Examinations website: (concealed information) . Further information on RADA Shakespeare Certificates is available from: (concealed information) .
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
It is not possible to teach voice, speech or acting subjects online. I'm afraid I'm very "hands on". "Online" help for essay writing/proof reading will be via e-mail.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
You can see that I offer a wide range of training in communication skills and drama. If your situation is not mentioned here please contact me to see if I can help. You will find much more information on my website.
- Accent Reduction-English
- Junior Cycle
- Transition Year
- What kind of experience do you have?
Please click on my uploaded guidance document, which includes my CV (below).
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
With a qualified private LAMDA teacher.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama, Voice Care Network UK (approved VCN Voice Tutor), The British Voice Association,The LAMDA Teachers Association, Toastmasters International Speakers Clubs (Advanced Communicator, Bronze and Competent Leader Awards).
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I usually have approximately 15-25 private students during the term. Approximately half of these will be preparing for the LAMDA or RADA examinations or auditions for drama school, National Youth Theatre, etc. The rest come for various reasons to do with voice and speech or presentation/communication skills and public speaking. I have recently taught three BBC South Today news reporters, several freelance broadcast journalists and presenters, several business people, trainee teachers, an author wishing to gain speaking skills in order to promote her book and one or two models and background artists wishing to break into acting. I often coach non-native speakers of English to improve their pronunciation and people lacking public speaking experience who have such daunting prospects as wedding speeches, etc, looming large. My students are all ages and from all backgrounds.
- 5h: €205
- 10h: €410