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BERT

  • LAMDA: 2 Year Foundation Degree in Professional Acting

  • University of Edinburgh: First Class Degree in Mandarin and Italian

  • Eton College: A Levels – Latin A*, French A*, Italian A*

BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS

I’ve always been fascinated by words and the way we use them to connect with other people. As a result, throughout school and university I studied as many languages and acted is as many plays as I possibly could. I then went on to study Mandarin, French and Italian at Edinburgh University before heading to LAMDA to do a two-year post-graduate degree in acting. Since graduating, I have appeared in an ITV show and toured a play around the UK before bringing it into the West-End. Acting aside, I am an avid golfer, tennis player and surf enthusiast. I also go to the theatre and cinema as much as I possibly can!

EXPERIENCE & APPROACH

I grew up the middle of five children and so before teaching professionally I had had years of experience helping my younger siblings through their school careers. Over the last few years - whilst at drama school and since graduating - I have been working as an Oppidan mentor, specialising in languages, drama and interview training. My experience has taught me that every student requires a highly personalised approach in order to get the most out of their mentoring. To achieve this, I like to really get to know my mentees and the way they think about and approach their learning, so that I am then able to tailor our sessions to complement their areas of strength and help where they are less confident. I strongly believe learning can and should be fun and so I like to deformalize the process wherever possible though games and less ‘traditional’ ways of learning. My ultimate goal is to leave my mentees confident in their abilities, calm about the exam process, and excited to show what they can do.