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  • Trinity College Dublin: English Literature 1st Class Degree

  • Woldingham School: A-Levels - Drama A*, Politics A*, History A*, English Literature A*

Biography & Interests

I have always been in love with words, literature and stories, a passion that led me first to Trinity College Dublin to study English Literature, across the sea to Berkeley, California for more of the same and then finally on to Bristol Old Vic Theatre School where I trained as an Actress. I recently finished playing the lead role in the Olivier award-winning 'Rotterdam' in London's West End and am attempting to finish writing my first play in my spare time. I love travelling the world, comedy and crosswords!

Experience & Approach

I have over 400 hours of teaching under my belt and am utterly passionate about making lessons fun, clear and exciting. I specialise in mentoring English but also love teaching politics, history, drama and maths. I believe that proper structuring and literary technique aids all study, no matter the subject. I have a proven track record of restoring confidence and improving grades. 


"Everything was great! My daughter enjoyed her session with Alice and thought that she is a wonderful English mentor. Thank you so much for recommending Alice." Mother of GCSE girl, Feb 2018

"We have been thrilled with Alice and all her wonderful help - the girls have learned so much and it has worked really well." Mother of 11+ twins, May 2018