Subjects I teach

English to degree level
Drama to degree level
Theatre to degree level
11+

My Experience

8 years private tutoring all ages from 5 upwards! I’ve been head of department at Blythe Hall School where students took GCSE’s and A-levels with OCR, Edexcel and AQA. I have taught a lot of common entrance too helping children get into Harrow, Oundle, Uppingham, Marlborough and more! I’ve spent time living with families in China and Australia as well as teaching in behavioral rehab centers in the US.

My Qualifications

MA Acting
BA Hons English
A-levels in French, English and Geography

My Approach to Private Tuition

I prefer creative and activity based learning and problem solving. I believe in tailoring my approach to each individual personality, trying to generate an interest in the subject matter by making it relevant to that student and helping him or her unlock their potential and gain confidence that way.

My video Introduction


Client Feedback

Never afraid to throw himself in and adapt to the often frenetic nature of our family life, Russ has always been a reliable and constant support to the boys and they enjoy doing their work with him around. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a tutor.
Richard Brake

Russ tutored me for preparation both my English Lit. and English Language GCSE Exams. I found him to be a very patient teacher and extremely knowledgeable. We studied in a variety of different ways (my favourite was playing the roles of the characters in the book Balzac and The Little Chinese Seamstress!). On the whole, I would recommend Russ to anyone looking for a fun way to be tutored!
Henry Cooper

Fun fact

I recently spent a night stranded on a freezing mountain in California and had to avoid bears!