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Niall D
Tutor in New Cross, South East London

£32.50 per hour

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About Niall

Oxford Graduate tutoring in English, Music and Oxbridge prep

Hello! I am a recent graduate of both Oxford University and the Royal Academy of Music, where I was awarded a 2.1 in English Language and Literature (BA Hons) and a first in Musical Theatre (MA Perf.), respectively. I am also an actor-musician and relatively new to tutoring, having just finished my MA, and I am thrilled at the prospect of passing on what I've learnt during the years of great education I was lucky enough to have. I am friendly, competent and incredibly supportive with a passionate and thorough approach to teaching.

I specialise in both English and Music at all levels of primary and secondary education. By taking time to understand the pupil and fitting my approach to their needs, I try to bring their studies to life in a way that makes learning enjoyable, hopefully yielding long term benefits beyond school exams.

Studying literature should always feel adventurous, and I try my utmost to encourage imaginative and independent thinking in all pupils, balanced with a lucid and direct style of writing valuable for exams. I can provide assistance with fluency of expression, cogency of argument, comprehension, analysis and essay planning/structuring, as well as general exam technique.

For Music students, I can help with understanding of musical language/theory as well as analysis of musical contexts spanning several periods and styles. I have ABRSM Grade 5 theory, Grade 8 saxophone and Grade 8 piano, and can offer tuition on saxophone (beginner to intermediate) and piano (beginner), as well as composition advice for GCSE and A-Level Music.   

I was always helped to excel at school by teachers who sought to inspire a love of the learning process itself, in addition to focusing on the important final grade. I believe that cultivating a generally open and curious mind is of real importance to achieving your full potential, and I approach tutoring from this standpoint. Thank you for reading, and I very much hope to hear from you!
Hourly rate: £32.50
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Niall Docherty

Written by Daniel B
To whom it may concern,

I am writing this reference at the request of Niall Docherty. I have known Niall since 2016 in my capacity as Head of Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. Niall was a student in our intensive 1 year Performance course in Musical Theatre at the Academy and proved to be extremely bright, a talented singer/musician/actor and earned superior grades in all his classes.

Since graduating from the Academy in the summer of 2017, Niall has made significant in-roads toward establishing a fruitful career in musical theatre.

Niall's talents as an actor, musician and singer are without question exceptional and I have every confidence Niall will go on to establish an important career in musical theatre and beyond.

As a person, Niall is kind, thoughtful and I believe would be an excellent teacher. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions you might have at or on 0207 873 7484.

Sincerely yours,

Daniel Bowling
Head of Musical Theatre
Royal Academy of Music
07927 800 248
0207 873 7484

Niall graduated with an MA in Musical Theatre

Education and Qualifications


University of Oxford
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
Royal Academy of Music
MA in Performance (Musical Theatre)


Other Qualifications

Scottish Standard Grades (111111)
- Maths, Biology, Physics, History, Music, Art

Scottish Intermediate 2s (AA)
- English, French

Scottish Highers (AAAAAA)
- English, History, French, Music, Maths, Physics

Scottish Advanced Highers (AAA)
- English, History, Music



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