Subjects I teach

11+ All subjects
English up to A-Level
Drama up to A-Level

My Experience

Very experienced in private tuition for 11+ – successfully getting students into the following schools:
Latimer
Francis Holland
Westminster Under School
Putney High
Kingston Grammar

Tutor for children whose English is a second language – English language and literature, ages 8-16.
GSCE English tutor
Brief spell tutoring 7 plus.

I have also tutored for the Westminster Leaving Care Unit in a range of subjects.

I continually also do education work with Drama and English students for various Theatre Education departments – Royal Shakespeare Company, Young Vic Theatre and the Roundhouse.

My Qualifications

MA in Theatre Practice – Rose Bruford Drama School
MDrama – Kent University – First Class Honours
3 A Levels – English Lit, Performance Art, Sports Studies – A, B, A
2 A/S Levels – Media and Business Studies – AA
10 GSCE’s – A*’s, A’s and B’s

My Approach to Private Tuition

My teaching style is warm, open and encouraging.  I believe positivity is key in improving confidence and thus ability.  I aim to keep classes engaging, creative and fun, without compromising on discipline. I have an individual approach to each student, as I believe we all learn in different ways so I will tailor each session to suit the needs of the student.

My creative skills in the theatre world help me to unlock the student’s imagination and think outside the box.  I intend to develop a trusting, lasting professional bond with each student – and inspire them to want to learn.

My video Introduction


Client Feedback

‘Mel has a wonderfully calm and focused approach to tutoring.’

‘Mel makes lessons fun and that’s the key to learning.’

‘Mel has helped my children enormously in developing their English – she understands the curriculum but is not afraid to add her own personal touch to tutoring.’

Fun fact

I am a freelance Theatre Director – having just won an award through the National Theatre. I also teach yoga!