Rachel (Tutor in London)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Musical Theatre Performance
University of St Andrews
University of St. Andrews
Mediaeval History and Philosophy
Information about Rachel
I am an actress/singer based in the Docklands, and have been tutoring privately for four years . I have previously completed an MA and an MLitt at the University of St. Andrews in Mediaeval History and Philosophy, and went on to complete an MA in Musical Theatre Performance from the RSAMD (now RCS). Being an actress and singer who performs almost nightly, I approach tutoring in a very lively theatrical way, but am also incredibly academically focused, and History and Philosophy have always been a passion of mine and will continue to be for the rest of my life. I have a considerable amount of experience in helping students improve their essay writing skills showing them not only how to use the facts they have learned to form a well-structured argument, but to encourage them to do so in an engaging way which will stand out to the examiner. The skills I equip my students with: rational argument, structure, logic and so forth, will not only be of use to them in their exams and coursework, but perhaps also in their other subjects, and even in their future lives and careers. There are time-constraints in schools and students do not often learn good essay technique until university. My help should put them ahead of the pack.
As well as essay technique, I am particularly skilled in explaining rather difficult philosophical concepts to students who, perhaps, did not understand the topic at school, or would like to increase their understanding of this material. Topics on the philosophy of religion and Ethics are particular specialities of mine especially the morals of Kant, which are incredibly difficult to fully grasp at High School or College level, but which always seem to find their way onto A-Level courses! No matter what level you are at with regards to mastering the material, the tutoring I provide will go beyond what is offered at schools.
If you are in a huge rush to cram your mind full of as much information as you can and want me to attempt to furnish you with all the skills necessary to do well in your exams in as few sessions as possible, I will, of course, do my best to help accommodate your requests. (Occasionally people have come to me just weeks before exams, and, although it`s not my preferred style, I can usually put them up a grade or two!) However I prefer to spend a long time making sure that you not only understand the topic you are studying but go away with skills you can use for the rest of your life.
Availability: I am currently singing in a show near the Tower of London, which requires me from 6:45pm until late, Wednesday-Sunday. This means the best times for me are straight after school, or weekend mornings. Monday and Tuesday evenings are also usually fine.
I am completely unavailable for the first two weeks of January 2018, as I have a full-time artistic directing contract.
Another note: I will charge less for students willing to travel to me: only £25 per hour. I live in a very nice neighbourhood which is incredibly peaceful considering we are so close to London City airport! I am very happy to give this low price in exchange for hosting.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: 4 years of private tutoring GCSE and A Level Religious Studies, Philosophy, History (16th Century, 20th Century, Mediaeval), classical Civilisation, Theology, Singing
At the moment, If your subject is history, I am only comfortable tutoring 16th Century History for A Level or the 20th Century for GCSE. Unless your main focus is essay technique, in which case I can help with any period of history. In fact, when it comes to assessing essay technique it`s almost helpful for me to have little knowledge of the subject!
I am also the music captain for an internationally touring Shakespeare company, and I am the artistic director of an off-West End theatre/opera company, so I have much experience in teaching outside of my subjects.
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Rachel is very pleasant and an excellent communicator. We are very pleased with her working with our boy.
Rachel was an inspiring tutor. Imaginative, creative in her approach with a very kind and tolerant disposition. She explained in a positive, enhanced way and made tutoring sessions fun for my daughter. Highly recommended