Royal Academy of Music
Performance (Musical Theatre)
Distinction & dipRAM (2017)
University of Bristol
Politics and International Relations
Haberdashers` Aske`s Boys` School
Information about Jack
I am a London/Hertfordshire-based tutor of Politics since 2017, which runs alongside my main profession as an actor and singer.
Having studied Government and Politics at AS/A2 level (A* Grade, alongside History and Maths, both A Grade) I then went on to the Degree course in Politics and International Relations at the University of Bristol, being awarded the SPAIS prize in my second year and graduating in my third with a high 2:1.
I then decided to follow my passion of Musical Theatre, and gained a place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music on their 1 year Performance (Musical Theatre) course, graduating with a Master of Arts (Distinction) and being awarded a Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music.
I am now a full-time actor and singer, who enjoys tutoring in Government & Politics.
I am also an experienced Director and theatre practitioner/writer/teacher, having worked for various drama colleges and directed shows in Bristol and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Availability: My main profession`s flexibility allows me to be available at various times throughout the week for tutoring, including weekday evenings and weekends.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: I have been tutoring a number of students in both History and Politics for the past three years in preparation for their GCSE and AS/A Level exams, and am looking to take on more students.
I have also previously been a drama teacher at the Sharpe Academy Summer School, leading fun, engaging and interactive classes on improvisation, acting for TV/Film and physical theatre for children aged 8-18, as well as being a visiting director at the CASPA Arts Acting School.
I take a student-led approach to tutoring Politics, identifying the areas where focus is requested and needed, and often relating it back to the wider framework of the exam specification. I also try to create a relaxed environment where the student feels they can put forward ideas and bring their own knowledge in discussions, opening up the possibilities of Politics being interesting, relevant and fun.
For Government & Politics A-Level specifically I always approach tutoring with an effort to relate the more `boring`, textbook-aspects of the subject back to the real world. So much emphasis is placed on using `Contemporary Knowledge` and examples in exam questions, and I pride myself on making sure I`m up-to-date in terms of knowing the status of political institutions and issues that change at a rapid pace.
Similarly, my approach is also question focused; I have found in my experience that vital time can be wasted, or marks lost in exams because students might not answer *exactly* the question being put to them. Identifying what is being asked, and figuring out how to form a balanced argument to produce a succinct answer are important aspects of improving technique, as well as refocusing attention to question dissection, essay planning and time management.
Feedback For Jack (2)
Jack was absolutely wonderful. He made Politics interesting, engaging and fun to learn. Will most definitely hire him again if need arises!
Jack is tutoring my daughter in Politics and she has found his sessions interesting and very helpful. Jack is always prompt at replying to texts etc and flexible with his hours. He has been a great find!