Tutor Icon  Request A Tutor
Almost Maine Poster

Thinking Of A Future In Performing Arts?

When considering a future in the arts – there are a lot of options to consider.

At GCSE and A level a lot of the exam is writing essays about performance and collecting research material. If students are looking to become professional actors but also wanting to finish their academic life by going to university – whilst the subject may be enjoyable and can be a useful addition to their selection of subjects; the best experience is through actually performing. I would suggest doing this as an extra-curricular activity. Some schools offer a fantastic amount of opportunity for plays and workshops, however, there are lots of after school groups and summer schools – the most notorious being the National Youth Theatre. If you feel you are not an academic – there are many performing arts schools at sixth form that offer a much higher quality of practical training.

A lot of students often ask me about studying Drama at University vs. going to a Drama School. My advice is this. I studied English at University before going to Drama School because I was academic and enjoyed writing about literature. Having a degree has aided me hugely in the type of work I can get part time after having graduated – which allows me to sustain my career as an actress. This is invaluable. The reality of a career as a performer, is that some of the time you will need to get financial stability from other sources of income and having a degree opens up more and better opportunities. It is not too late to go to Drama School after university; half of my year were over 21 years old when they started.

A major part of a Drama degree is written work and not training in the craft of acting. If this is all you want, I would advise going straight to Drama School. It is important to look at the ways in which the Drama Schools assess their students. I was at the Guildhall School which awards full BA and MA qualifications. Some other institutions do this but lots do not have degree awarding powers.

Since graduating from my MA – I have now founded my own theatre company and work part time as a Tavistock Tutor whilst I build the business. Learning how to think entrepreneurially is a very useful skill to nurture in young performers. Our next show is the international premier of Almost, Maine by John Cariani playing at The Park Theatre in Finsbury Park from December 16th – January 17th. The show is a wonderfully festive celebration of love and relationships – set in amongst the backdrop of the Northern Lights, pine trees and snow. It is one of the most performed plays across High Schools and Colleges in the USA and has been celebrated by the New York Times as ‘A higher- concept and more clever version of Hollywood hits like ‘Love Actually’ .

We would love your support and we hope to inspire any young actors out there to pursue their desired career. It isn’t easy, but with the right planning and hard work; it can be done.

Book your tickets here

LETS STUDY FOR YOUR EXAM TOGETHER

 
Melodie Argi
Melodie Argi
08:14 18 Oct 19
Tavistock tutors is by far the best tutor agency is London. The tutor selection is of the highest quality. Handpicked from the British intellectual elite in all sorts of disciplines. The staff is wonderfully helpful as well as being extremely attentive to feedback.read more
Henry Smith
Henry Smith
22:27 17 Oct 19
I have been employed as a tutor with Tavistock Tutors for over 5 years. I tutor mathematics and also help people with job preparation for different career routes (cv, cover letter, interview preparation and online test prep). They are simply a wonderful team of individuals who work collectively and strive to deliver the best possible service to both clients and their tutors. They work doggedly to achieve results. They are particularly honest and their feedback to tutors on how to improve is tailored, concise and always highly constructive. Even after 5 yrs, they only put me forward as a tutor if they think I am the absolute best they can find otherwise they are honest with me and explain why I was not put forward. I think this transparency is a huge reason for their success and keeps the best tutors on their books for years. Their communication on what a client wants is also clinically precise and effective and the team go out of their way to provide potential interests/passions of the client to help the tutor prepare accordingly for the lessons and nurture that interaction. Simply the finest agency and I have tutored with some of the best. World-class tutors and utmost confidentiality with respect to their clientele. I cannot be happier to work for them, a dream job with a team whose capacity for kindness, empathy and boundless intellect never ceases to amaze me. Their work ethic inspires me to relentlessly push myself to be a better tutor with their encouragement and constructive feedback.read more
Albert Tam
Albert Tam
20:50 17 Oct 19
Best tutors in London! Great experience and amazing customer service. Highly recommend, my tutors were all fantastic and a huge help. Really recommend Tavistock Tutors as I never had to worry about not getting the highest quality tutors unlike other agencies and online tutors.read more
I ME
I ME
16:13 17 Oct 19
I’ve used Tavistock multiple times and they never disappoint! I used them for myself secondary school, whilst at university and even now whilst working. Their service is second to none as are their tutors. I highly recommend them to anyone looking to better themselves academically or personally.read more
STAVROS MOUSLOPOULOS
STAVROS MOUSLOPOULOS
13:22 06 Oct 19
Why most reviewers have one contribution, namely to the Tavistock Tutors? High standards ? Mate get a real job rather than living off other's qualifications. Reality Check (See photos attached - that is the owner “looking for me” 1.5 years after leaving London and while my name and photo was on first page of Tavistock Tutor website...)read more
Jonathan Aaron
Jonathan Aaron
16:39 01 Aug 19
Amazing experience, the tutor was reliable, knowledgeable and reasonably priced and the company was both professional and reliable. Definitely will be using them again!read more
David T
David T
16:34 01 Aug 19
I used Tavistock for some Corporate Finance and Financial Modelling training at my firm. They were extremely helpful and the trainer, Simon, was of top quality, experience and charged a fair price. Thank you!read more
Olivia Pluss
Olivia Pluss
11:05 13 Jun 19
I had a fantastic experience with my tutor Elena and Tavistock Tutors. They were very well organized and made the entire experience so seamless and easy for me. I passed my assignment with great marks and the experience was much less stressful than if I had tried to complete the assignment without Elena's help.read more
J Mathews
J Mathews
11:27 22 May 19
My child used Glenda for HL biology. Glenda was outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend her. Extremely intelligent, always prepared, knows how to teach/very helpful, and also just a nice person. Also, I would use Tavistock again for sure because we had such success with Glenda.read more
Alan Radford
Alan Radford
09:34 09 May 19
Tavistock Tutors were a delight to deal with, and highly professional at all times. They provided my daughter with an excellent tutor at very short notice - after my having approached them on a Thursday urgently requesting a tutor for that weekend. Tavistock Tutors immediately gave the matter their attention; they appreciated the urgency and responded quickly and efficiently, and helped to set my daughter up with exactly the right sort of tutor. Fantastic!read more
Sophie Taieb
Sophie Taieb
12:55 29 Mar 19
Very happy with Tavistock tutors services. They provide a wide range of tutors, from all backgrounds and for all types of needs. My uni son needed some help in research and methodology. We found a perfectly suited tutor in less than 3 days. He is very knowledgeable, punctual, open minded and brings the support needed to my son. I would definitely recommend Tavistock tutorsread more
Next Reviews
 

How to memorise quotes – (great for closed book exams!)

Memorising quotes can be a crucial element to your GCSE and A-level exams, so mastering the skill can be essential. Being able to use quotes in your written responses is a sure way to get marks fo...

How to choose quotes to learn for English GCSE

We know that learning quotes for a closed-book exam can be daunting, difficult and boring – especially when you’ve already been studying the text for an entire year. In our article ‘Do I need ...

Do I need to memorise quotes for English GCSE?

With the new GCSE specifications released in 2015, most English Literature GCSE exams have now become closed-book exams.

But what does this mean?

This means that in your exam, you won...

Call Now Button