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James B
Tutor in Edinburgh, Scotland

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£25.00 / hour

History Graduate & Professional Youth Drama Tutor

An Ancient & Medieval History graduate of the University of Edinburgh, I currently work as a professional Youth Theatre Tutor with both East Lothian Youth Theatre & Strange Town Theatre Company.

I have been involved in teaching children between the ages of 4-16 for the past several years, with my favoured curriculum being drama mixed with elements of ancient history. Most recently, my 8-12s class at East Lothian performed a version of "Theseus & The Minotaur" where they explored elements of the myth as part of the rehearsal process.

My creative approach to the ancient world was the backbone to my undergraduate dissertation, where I wrote a stage play based upon my own academic research, as part of my study into the characterisation of Nero, Otho & Poppaea by ancient writers. My dissertation was so successful that I have since delivered a guest lecture on the subject at the University of Edinburgh.

I am also an award-winning playwright and theatre director, running my own company "Aulos Productions" where I produce new pieces of theatre exploring different facets of history. My most recent productions include the award-winning "First Class" and the award-nominated "Women of the Mourning Fields" & "Lest We Forget", all of which were grounded in the academic study of different historical periods including the First World War and Rome in the First Century AD.

Based in central Edinburgh, I am looking to expand my teaching & tutoring portfolio as I engage in postgraduate study, with a view to full professional teacher training in the future.

I am currently seeking to tutor pupils in Drama, History, Ancient History & English

Reviews and References

There are 3 reviews or references for James.

Written by Ros B

Mum of 2

My children attend youth theatre classes lead by James. They've really enjoyed his classes and I've been really impressed with how much effort James has put in to create material for the children to perform.
James is exceptionally good with the children and is very flexible helpful and supportive.
My youngest child is fairly shy and I've been amazed that he's had the confidence to stand up in front of a room of adults and perform and I think that's a reflection of how well James leads his classes and helps build the confidence of the kids
Subject:
Drama
Outcome:
My youngest child is very shy and has definitely become more confident through attending James' classes
Written by Craig F

James Beagon

James has taught our son drama for the last year and he loves it. His class recently performed a production of Theseus and the Minotaur which James produced and directed. It was an hour-long production which involved all the kids - approximately 25 of them - and was fun and fantastic. James is enthusiastic and patient with the kids and seems to get the best from them whether they are confident or shy.
Subject:
Drama
Outcome:
Happy kids who are learning and developing their drama skills and self confidence.
Written by Amanda M

Recommend Drama Tutor

James takes my daughters youth drama class. The children all think he's great and he's so good with them, makes sure the class is creative and fun but also ensures any over excitement is dealt with in a subtle way to ensure all can enjoy the class and task set.

I think James has a good style of observing the children's different strengths and helping them get involved in various different ways.

He also got the class involved in ideas for a screenplay and incorporated their ideas into it along with his own. It was really good and filled with fun and humour and the children loved seeing it all come together.
Subject:
Drama
Outcome:
Highly recommended Tutor

Education and Qualifications

James's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Edinburgh
Degree
Ancient and Medieval History
Grade
2:1

School

Institution
Aquinas Sixth Form College
A Levels
x3
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  • - History
    A*
  • - Classics
    B
  • - German
    B
Institution
Harrytown Catholic High School
GCSEs
x12
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  • - History
    A
  • - English
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - Science
    A*
  • - German
    A*
  • - Religious Studies
    A*
  • - Maths
    A
  • - Geography
    A
  • - French
    A
  • - Science
    A
  • - ICT
    A
  • - Citizenship Studies
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Inke Schutte Memorial Prize (Awarded by the History, Classics & Archaeology Department at the University of Edinburgh)

Best New Writing (Awarded by Buxton Fringe Festival 2014 for theatrical production "First Class")

Other Qualifications

PVG Membership

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