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Mark - Acting, Audition, Public Speaking, Study Skills Coach

Mark Spillane Acting Coaches (East London)

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  • Professional Qualification M A (Acting)
  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons) Theatre & Acting, A Level Theatre Studies
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Up to date CRB check
  • Professional Membership Equity, Spotlight
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Personal Message
I am a professional Actor and Public Speaking Coach, highly experienced Theatre Practitioner, with extensive teaching experience. I can take you through both academic and practical workshops to ensure you reach your full potential.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I tutor the following: Public Speaking/Confidence Building/Presentation Skills /Interview Techniques/ Audition Techniques for Drama School & University entrance/Drama & Acting: GCSE./BTEC L1,2,3 /AS & A2/ HND & Degree). Essay writing, Proof Reading, and Study Skills.

I can additionally support you to effectively prepare for both: Job interviews, I have worked with students on their all important personal UCAS Statement. Besides supporting students with their exams, I tutor adults/students who are wishing to develop their practical skills, and build up their personal confidence, use of voice, articulation, intonation, preparing for interviews and public speaking skills.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a Masters Degree in Acting, BA (Hons) degree in Theatre Studies & contemporary theatre. I attended Drama School in London and so understand the pressures in trying to secure a place through audition.

I have my own theatre/training company 'Take A Breath Productions' which creates new work. I have an extensive professional performance background in theatre as a professional actor, as well as within an educational setting, where I have taught in numerous FE colleges, universities and drama schools as a visiting lecturer for over ten years.
What kind of experience do you have?
Extensive experience delivering acting/drama/public speaking workshops, working with young people and adults, both professional & non-professional. Extensive experience in working on audition speeches, practical exams, performance technique, essay techniques, as well as those students who wish to learn how to build up their self-confidence/speaking and presentation skills in front of an audience.
How much do you charge?
I charge £35.00 per hour for all the various work that I offer-this includes travel.

I can offer discounts for multiple bookings. I am willing to travel to a student's home within the central London area or outside London by arrangement.
Where do you teach?
I currently tutor at student home's in Kings Cross and Highbury & Islington area and am willing to travel to other parts of central London.
When are you available?
Monday-Friday during school term. *Out of term time at special request*
Which ages and levels do you teach?
All Ages / All abilities regardless of experience
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for GCSE, A level and University Degree & Drama School Auditions. I also coach students who are looking to develop their personal confidence and speaking skills.

I am currently supporting three students with their interview skills, who are looking to go into employment.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Full Enhanced CRB Disclosure
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I find that working face to face achieves the best results, so I do not Skype (sorry)
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity, Spotlight
Where and with whom did you train?
The new college of Speech and Drama, Middlesex university, Central school of speech and drama, University of East London,
Tell me about some of your current students.
I am currently supporting students to prepare for their Drama School/University Auditions and presentation/interview skills. I am currently running short courses in public speaking from September-December 2017 in central London (one day intensive and 4 week part time courses)

for further information please go to:

https://www.takeabreath.productions
Do you have a personal message for students?
We all learn differently. I believe that the importance of a tutor is to facilitate personal education in a logical and consistent manner. As a tutor, I aim to motivate students to excel in whatever capacity I am working with them. I am passionate about learning and I try to instil a similar view towards learning from my students, which often motivates them to work harder for the correct reasons; in effect for their own success. I consider daily discipline to be essential, but to approach studying in an energetic and youthful manner is also a valuable way for students to connect to their work.