Chris Marlow

Speech & Drama Teacher

I offer Speech and Drama tuition for children (aged 5+), young people and adults, beginners to advanced

You are guaranteed expert tuition, either in-person or online, from a well-qualified, experienced and friendly teacher, dedicated to your success. 1:1 tuition fees are £20 per half hour, and pro-rata for 45 and 60 minute lessons.

Want to know more, or to arrange a no-obligation half-hour taster lesson? Contact me: phone/text +44 (0)7792 309992 or email or use the website Contact page.

I hope you enjoy exploring the website and look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes


For children (aged 5+) and adults, I offer individual tuition in all aspects of Speech and Drama, either in person or online. These include:

  • Acting - scripted and devised drama 
  • Audition coaching for drama school
  • Verse and prose reading & speaking 
  • Reading aloud , including sight-reading
  • Public speaking 
  • Presentation and communication skills   
  • Speech writing and delivery
  • Interview techniques ( for employment/college/university)
  • Voice production and protection
  • Accents for actors
  • Accent modification
  • Performing and teaching diplomas in Speech & Drama

Many former pupils have progressed to top UK and USA drama schools and into careers in film, radio, television and theatre. These include:

  • Ciara Baxendale (RADA): Little Crackers (TV, 2011); Harriet's Army (TV, 2014); My Mad Fat Diary (TV, 2015); DCI Banks (TV 2015); Four Weddings and a Funeral (TV, 2019); Trying (TV, 2020)
  • Rosemary Berkon (ALRA, and winner of the Principal's Prize for excellence): Romeo and Juliet (TIE, 2013); Valhalla (2016); Moira and the Rest (2017); Tracing Grace (2017); MA Voice Studies (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, 2021)
  • Niamh Blackshaw Coronation St (TV, 2017); Hollyoaks (TV, 2019 /2020)
  • Joel Brown (RWCMD) Jesus Christ Superstar; Chicago; Rock of Ages ; The Remarkable Mr Pennypacker (Theatre)
  • Matilda Bulman (RCSSD) Drama and Applied Theatre, (2024).
  • Graham Butler (GSMD, and Ian Charleson Awards winner ): Law & Order (TV, 2010) ; Henry V & Henry VI Part 1 (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 2013 & 2016); Penny Dreadful (Film, 2014); Two Down (Film, 2015); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2014, National Theatre); Richard II (2015, Globe Theatre); Sweet Bird of Youth (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2017); The Isle (2018, Film); Bancroft (TV, 2020); Alter (Film, 2022)
  • Angela Clutton Sunday Brunch (TV, 2017); Tonight (TV, 2018); Inside the Christmas Factory (TV, 2018); Inside... (TV, 2019); The Bone Detectives (TV, 2020); You and Yours (BBC Radio 4); ABC Australia Radio
  • Agyness Deyn Clash of the Titans (Film, 2010); Pusher (Film, 2012); The Leisure Society (Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, 2012) ; Sunset Song (Film, 2012); Electricity (Film, 2013); Patient Zero (Film, 2015); Hard Sun (TV, 2017); The Titan  (Film, 2018); Her Smell (Film, 2019)
  • Georgina Duncan (LAMDA): Stick Man (Theatre Royal, Brighton/Kings Theatre, Edinburgh and national tour (2019); Stick Man (Theatre, 2021);This Be The Verse (Theatre, 2022); Small Want (Theatre, 2022)
  • Sophie Duncan (Northern Ballet School): Years & Years (TV, 2019)
  • Lucie Entwistle Entertainer, Disney Cruise Lines
  • Ross Entwistle Runner-up, The Cranmer Awards, National Final, 2012
  • Henry Farmer Jonny and Inel (TV, 2012); Billy Elliot (national theatre tour, 2014/15)
  • Mariella Giomarelli (LIPA): A View From A Bridge (LIPA, 2014); Medea (Liverpool Playhouse, 2016)
  • Rosie Goddard (Bird College): The Knife That Killed Me (Film, 2014);  Romeo and Juliet (TNT Theatre, 2019);  King's Man: The Great Game (Film, 2020)
  • Phil Lester Dan & Phil, The Internet Takeover (BBC Radio 1); Faintheart (Film, 2008), YouTube presenter
  • Meg Makin (American Academy of Dramatic Arts): Blithe Spirit; Les Miserables, Spring Awakening, Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady (Theatre)
  • Alex Marlow (LAMDA): Christmas Lights (TV, 2004); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Theatre, 2014); Macbeth (Theatre, 2014); Salome (Theatre, 2015); Peter Schlemiel (Theatre, 2016); Clean Cut Kid/ We Used To Be In Love (Music Video, 2016); Halcyon Days (Theatre, 2017); Outlaws to Inlaws ( Theatre, 2017); The Cluedo Club Killings (Theatre 2018); Solus (Film 2018); Sainsbury 150/Shop of the Past (Corporate, 2019); Legal & General (Voice Over, 2020); Phaguette (Film, 2021); In The Beginning (Theatre, 2020); The Crystal Maze - Live Experience (Theatre, 2021)
  • Dorrie Partington Britain's Biggest Heists (TV, 2011); Crimes That Shook Britain (TV, 2012); Emmerdale (TV, 2013); 1 Versus 100 (TV, 2015)
  • Cameron Rhodes (Mountview and the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award winner): The Pirate Queen (Theatre, 2020); The Best of the West End (Theatre, 2021); Aladdin (Theatre 2022) 
  • Alice Schofield (Mountview & GSA): One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Theatre, Frankfurt, 2019); I Am A Cold Hearted Son Of A Bitch (Radio, 2020); Moira Moments, (Audio, 2021); The Full Monty (Theatre, 2023)
  • Phoebe Spencer-Hall A Christmas Carol (Charing Cross Theatre, London & national tour, 2013/14)
  • Alex Worsick BBC Breakfast (2016/17); BBC North West; BBC Radio Lancashire; Late Kick Off (BBC One, 2014)

Several students have gained places in the prestigious and highly competitive National Youth Theatre ( and the National Youth Music Theatre ( ; these have included Rosemary Berkon, Georgina Duncan, Dan Gray, Thomas Kelly, Alex Marlow, Ellen Metcalfe and Alice Schofield. Aside from performing careers, former students have gone on to work in allied professions such as drama teaching/lecturing (e.g. Jane Maudsley, RSAMD, CEO & Founder of Little Voices), drama examining (e.g. Jayne Buchanan, LAMDA examiner ), drama therapy, law, publishing, media production and speech/language therapy.

Of course, and very importantly, you don't need to be an aspiring professional actor to take lessons! Instead, perhaps you fancy a new hobby for fun, or to develop some transferable skills, or maybe you enjoy amateur dramatics and want to polish your craft. Or perhaps you'd like to gain speech and drama qualifications (with UCAS points) from LAMDA or the London College of Music (LCM) or compete in drama festivals, or get signed by an agent for acting or voiceover work. Whatever your reason(s), don't hesitate to get in touch for expert, specialist advice and for tuition that's fun, friendly and dedicated to your success.

Contact me to see how I can help  - 07792 309992 (text/phone) or  or use the Contact page on the website .

I offer tuition for London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and London College of Music (LCM) graded exams and diplomas.

About these exams

These prestigious exams, similar to graded exams in music and dance, are designed to develop technical skills in voice, speech, characterisation etc., alongside nurturing self-expression, self-assurance, achievement and empowerment. Globally recognised, they also offer valuable qualifications, which at Grades 6, 7 and 8, carry UCAS points towards university entry.

Why take an exam?

A wide range of exams is available – see below for a list of subjects. No matter what direction you may follow in the future, these exams provide the opportunity to nurture your natural abilities and skills and so empower you to fulfil your potential. Tuition is available both online and in person. You can be assured of outstanding tuition from an experienced examiner and teacher with an impressive track record of success. Exam sessions are held in-person in Lancaster but exams can also be taken online.

These exams will develop your ability to:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • expand vocabulary to improve powers of self-expression
  • improve confidence in speaking and listening
  • interpret and perform a range of drama, poetry and prose
  • memorise and recall information
  • deliver persuasive formal presentations
  • creating and defending arguments working successfully alone or in a team
  • engage in constructive informal conversation
  • develop vital life skills

What exams/subjects are available?

  • Early Learning Stages 1, 2 & 3

  • Acting: Grades 1-8

  • Devising Drama: Grades 1-8

  • Mime: Grades 1-8

  • Reading Aloud: Steps 1, 2 & 3 then Grades 1-8

  • Speaking in Public: Grades 1-8

  • Speaking of Verse & Prose: Grades 1-8

  • Speech and Drama: Steps 1, 2 & 3 then Grades 1-8

Early Learning  Stages 1, 2 & 3 exams

The exams are designed to introduce you to creative expression and to the graded examinations framework. They are the perfect start for both young learners and those who have never taken an exam before. By learning the words of a fun poem from the likes of Michael Rosen and Valerie Bloom, you'll develop the ability to express yourself clearly while also improving memorisation and recall. Not only that, you’ll also gain in self-confidence as you talk about the things you love, like a favourite toy, place or book. These conversations will encourage you to feel at ease with answering questions, listening and using description.

Acting exams

Acting exams are designed to develop your vocal, physical and interpretive skills as you delve into characters and explore the background of dramatic texts. Alongside producing authentic performances of your chosen scenes, you'll also gain an understanding of the context and characters within them. You'll always have plenty of choice and can follow your interests. Plays can be old, from the likes of Sophocles, Shakespeare, Behn, Haywood, Sheridan, Ibsen, Wilde and Coward, or from contemporary playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, John Godber, Dennis Kelly, Lucy Prebble, Simon Stephens, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Tanika Gupta.

The Acting exams also help to develop key life skills, such as understanding and empathy, by allowing you to engage with different circumstances and/or situations in a practical way. They also promote creative thinking and exploration, whilst enabling you to acquire memory skills, spatial awareness, vocal confidence and physical presence.

Devising Drama exams

If you want to make your own work, the Devising Drama exams allow you to create your own scenes from scratch. Provided with a list of themes to pick from, you’ll create the characters and write the scripts yourself. As you progress to the higher grades, you’ll develop an understanding of dramatic structure and staging, using movement, mood, style and space. In the higher grades you’ll also perform short improvised scenes which are unplanned and unscripted.

Mime exams

Mime allow us to communicate without using a single word. Through single mimed activities and fully developed scenes, you’ll work on coordination and control, physical awareness and precise movements of your body to articulate emotion and characterisation in your storytelling. You’ll also create your own work, expanding your physical theatre skills as you assemble your own scenes. At the higher grades you’ll discover the work of famous mime artists like Charlie Chaplin and Marcel Marceau and learn the history of one of theatre’s most influential forms, commedia dell'arte.

Reading Aloud exams

These exams explore the art of bringing words to life by selecting texts and forming them into performance recitals, linking the readings with your own commentary. The performances are animated, imaginative and designed to draw in an audience by using movement and vocals to reflect the contrasting own-choice texts. On reaching the higher grades you’ll use your research and performing skills to prepare an entertaining recital, and this can include your own original writing if you wish. This syllabus will develop your skills in reading aloud to an audience, using both prepared reading and sight reading.

Speaking in Public exams

Speaking in Public exams will prepare you for a task that daunts so many people. You’ll write your own speeches, researching the topics, creating visual aids and presenting them from memory (although you can use notecards, if you prefer). You’ll learn the techniques required to engage an audience and to structure your speeches effectively, developing the confidence to deliver clear, focused and polished speeches, as you build the foundations of successful public speaking. At the higher grades, you’ll be asked to create an impromptu speech with minimal preparation.

Speaking of Verse and Prose exams

The Speaking of Verse and Prose exams allow you to explore poetry and prose in an engaging and practical way, developing solid communication skills as you perform to an examiner and an imagined audience. Developing a good speaking voice is key for these examinations and you’ll learn how to use your voice in different ways to provoke different reactions. Equally important, memorising a number of pieces will encourage self-discipline and focus. Technically, you’ll develop transferable skills in voice, diction, posture and body language , as well as an in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the literature.

At each grade, you’ll perform a set verse and/or prose selection and an own choice selection from memory. You’ll also answer questions about your chosen selections and any other theory required for the grade. In the higher grades you’ll also delve into Shakespeare's sonnets, exploring his life, work and influence, as well as discovering the other writers whose works you are performing.

Speech and Drama exams

Speech and Drama exams are the most popular exams since they combine performing poetry, prose and drama in one exam, along with sight reading. In other words, Acting + Verse +Prose = Speech and Drama. You'll learn how to deliver a wide range of texts such as dramatic monologues, sonnets, narrative poems and excerpts from stories. There is plenty of free choice of material, alongside some set pieces, and you'll also create a Portfolio of Work of your favourite pieces of poetry, prose and drama to discuss with the examiner.

Across all exam subjects you'll learn about: how to breathe correctly for performance, using intercostal diaphragmatic breathing; how to modulate your voice using a variety of pitch, pace, power, pause, inflection, tone and tone colour; how to speak clearly by articulating your sounds; how to use body language and gesture in performance; how to focus and relax in your performances; ; how to create believable characters; how to engage an audience and much, much more. And all this will be taught and learned in a fun and enjoyable way!

Want to know more about any of these exam subjects or about tuition? Then please get in touch - call or text 07792 309992 or email

 I love my lessons with Chris. He always makes them fun and the time goes so fast. I've learnt how to speak poetry and read prose which has helped me with my work at school too. I'm now working on my first acting pieces, playing Lucy from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I'm entering one for a festival but don't know which one yet. Chris is a top teacher, he's cool and funny. I really like it when he does all the voices ! 

Pupil - 9 years old

 My acting lessons with Chris are always good fun and I've learnt how to develop characters from Greek drama, Shakespeare and Restoration comedy through to contemporary drama and everything in between. I'm just about to take Grade 8 Acting and have already passed my Grade 8 Speech and Drama. The extra UCAS points are handy and I've had leading roles in my school productions for the last 2 years. More than anything, lessons with Chris have given me so much confidence in how to present myself. He's great teacher and I'm continuing my lessons online with him when I go to uni in October . 

Pupil - sixth form

 Chris spent the day at our HQ with our leadership team, working on developing their inter-personal skills. Their feedback was amazing and we have already re-booked Chris for 3 months' time. The morning workshop focussed on using the body and voice for clear, consistent and effective communication. The role plays were eye-opening, enjoyable and especially valuable as we watched the recordings that Chris made. In the afternoon, he helped individual colleagues with a range of issues such as voice projection, dynamic, persuasive speaking and microphone technique. We are already looking forward to the next workshop with Chris who we think is brilliant. 

Managing Director

 Chris was brilliant and helped me so much with my public speaking. My presentations are so much more polished and I was able to get the promotion I was seeking. Thanks again, Chris 


 I can't thank you enough for helping me get into Oxford. I couldn't have done it without you. Right from the initial application, choice of college, writing the personal statement and prepping for the interviews, you were so well-informed helpful and encouraging. I really enjoyed my sessions and you were not at all scary ! Thanks again. 


 Although my two children are home educated, I wanted them to explore other educational opportunities and Chris was recommended to me. Both the kids love going for their speech and drama lessons with him. He works hard to make the lessons fun and engaging and the kids love working on their poems and acting pieces. They've enjoyed taking the graded exams and have done exceptionally well, both getting a high Distinction which is testament to Chris's skill. The twins are now preparing for their Grade 3 Acting exam in Summer and can't wait for their weekly lessons with Chris. 


 Moving my lessons to Chris was honestly the best decision I made. I learnt more in one hour with him than I'd learnt in a year with my previous teacher. Chris makes the acting work come alive and is so encouraging and motivating. My confidence has improved so much, both within myself and in my acting abilities. I've learnt so much and look forward to my weekly lessons which are always focussed but fun. I can't thank Chris enough. 

Adult actor

 Without Chris, I wouldn't have got into drama school (LAMDA). He guided me every step of the way and I trusted him even though I knew the odds were ridiculously high - 3500 people chasing 30 places he told me! But he had faith in me and encouraged me to aim high. He's seen me grow over the 5 years I've had lessons with him and his knowledge is awesome. I can't recommend him highly enough. 

Former pupil, now at drama school

 I have known and worked with Chris for many years. He is a very intuitive and perceptive teacher, with a caring manner. He has experience at all levels of Speech and Drama and with his structured approach he gets the best out of every student; clear levels of progress can be seen, whether the study is for professional development or pleasure. Highly recommended! 

Nick Mackey
Examiner, London College of Music
Simply give me a call on 07792 309992, drop me an email to or use the 'Contact' form on this website.
Sorry, classes are not offered. Instead, I offer 1:1 (or 2:1 tuition for duologues or siblings) to ensure personalised attention and rapid progress. 

  • For students in the UK 1:1 private lessons fees are £20 per 30 minutes/£30 per 45 minutes /£40 per 60 minutes.
  • Fees for overseas students are agreed individually.
  • Fees can be paid via online banking or by cash. 
  • Lessons can be taken in person (in Lancaster) or online, so your location in the UK or overseas is no barrier.

2023/2024 TERM DATES

First day of term: 4th September (7 weeks)
Half Term: 23rd October - 27th October
Last day of term: 22nd December (8 weeks)

First day of term: 8th January (5 weeks)
Half Term:12th February - 16th February
Last day of term: 28th March (6 weeks)

First day of term: 15th April (6 weeks)
Also closed on Monday 6th May 2024 (May Day Holiday)
Half Term: 27th May - 31st May
Last day of term and academic year: 19th July (7 weeks)


2024/2025 TERM DATES

First day of term: 2nd September (7 weeks)
Half Term: 21st October - 25th October
Last day of term: 20th December (8 weeks)

First day of term: 6th January (6 weeks)
Half Term:17th February - 21st February
Last day of term: 4th April (6 weeks)

First day of term: 22nd April (5 weeks)
Also closed on Monday 5th May (May Day Holiday)
Half Term: 26th May - 30th May
Last day of term: 18th July (7 weeks)

New term starts 1st September 2025

Children can start lessons anytime from 5 years old.
Yes! Adults are very welcome.

In fact, adults comprise about half of my work, with pupils ranging from absolute beginners to professional performers or teachers. They span an impressive age range, 18-70+ years, so age is absolutely no barrier to speech and drama work. Moreover, it's a great way to keep mentally and physically fit since it stresses the importance of correct breathing , relaxation, imagination and creativity. Plus, it's great fun; lessons are always relaxed and with plenty of laughs.

Yes, there are plenty of performing opportunities including:

  • auditioning for amateur dramatic groups

  • auditioning for the National Youth Theatre 

  • joining local speakers' clubs

  • entering speech and drama festivals

  • competing in debating and public speaking events

  • taking speech and drama examinations with LAMDA  (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art), or LCM (London College of Music) or RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) .

  • joining an agency for actors. We have close links with leading agencies in the North West and in London and can advise accordingly. 

  • Yes, you can opt to take graded exams in a range of subjects such as Acting, Speaking Verse & Prose, Public Speaking, Devised Drama and Mime. While most pupils enjoy the ladder of progression and sense of achievement provided by these exams, they are, however, entirely optional.

  • These Ofqual-regulated exams, similar to those available in music and dance, can be taken with LAMDA, the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art ( or the London College of Music ( If you have a particular interest in performing Shakespeare, the RADA Shakespeare Awards, from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (, are also available. 

  • Success at Grades 6,7 & 8 attract UCAS points which are a useful supplement to those gained from A level/ BTEC etc. qualifications. For example, Distinctions at Grade 6, 7 & 8 are worth 12, 16 & 30 UCAS points respectively.

  • Beyond Grade 8, you can progress to diploma examinations in Performance and/or Teaching pathways, such as the Level 4 ALCM diploma (Associate, London College of Music), the Level 6 LLCM diploma (Licentiate, London College of Music) diploma or the Level 7 FLCM diploma (Fellowship, London College of Music). These qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF); Level 4 is equivalent in demand to a first year undergraduate degree; Level 6 equates in demand to a third year undergraduate degree; Level 7 is comparable in demand with a Masters' level qualification. 

Please read the following Terms and Conditions. These will also be sent to you by email, along with a Registration Form which should be completed and returned before your first lesson. If any details subsequently change, such as emergency contact information, please inform us. Thank you.

Terms & Conditions

  • Fees for 1:1 tuition are calculated at £40 per hour, or £30 per 45 minutes or £20 per 30 minutes.
  • Fees can be paid in cash or via online banking; full details on request.
  • All bank payments should include a reference comprising the student's first initial, surname and the date of the lesson(s) being paid; for example, T.Swift, 8/1/24.
  • Payments from international students must be in pound sterling (£GBP) and we reserve the right to charge transfer fees, if applicable.
  • Any planned absences (eg holidays) which are notified in advance will be deducted from the appropriate fees. Retrospective credits will not be applied.
  • Fees for lessons not attended or cancelled by you without giving a minimum of 24 hours' notice will be forfeited and not eligible for credit unless exceptional circumstances prevail.
  • If we cancel a lesson a refund will be offered or a credit applied, whichever is preferred.
  • Fees are calculated according to the scheduled time agreed by the teacher and student. No adjustment to fees shall be made for time lost because of late arrival or early termination of a lesson by a student. Any time lost because of the late arrival of the teacher shall be remedied by extending a lesson or by a credit adjustment, whichever is preferred.
  • Fees may be adjusted from time to time and will become effective after having given a half-term's notice.
  • Tuition for graded examinations is on an exclusive basis (i.e. no sharing of tuition in the same subject with another teacher or school). However, students are free and encouraged to participate in amateur productions, drama classes, masterclasses, workshops etc., without restriction.
  • We will undertake all necessary administration (e.g. examination/festival entries/references etc.) and lesson preparation in a timely and efficient manner. No further charge will be made for this.
  • Student data is stored securely and a copy of our Privacy Policy, compliant with GDPR, is available on request.
  • The student agrees to provide their own basic materials needed for each lesson (e.g. paper, pens, files, folders etc.). Set repertoire for examinations such as drama monologues, poems and prose extracts will be supplied by us at no extra charge; own choice material may be supplied by student or teacher.
  • This agreement may be terminated by either party at any time by giving the other party seven days’ written notice.
  • No refund of fees will be made unless exceptional circumstances prevail.
  • Where the student is a legal minor, the parent/guardian/carer shall enter into this tutoring agreement on behalf of the student and shall accept and agree to all the terms and conditions contained herein on behalf of the student.

Chris Marlow BA MA PhD LLCM PGCE PGDip

Chris trained at the universities of Manchester and Oxford, winning, as an undergraduate, The John Osborne Award, and qualifying as a teacher of English, 11-18 years. Subsequently, he obtained a specialist diploma in Speech & Drama from the London College of Music (LLCM) before completing a PhD in educational research at Lancaster University.

A member of Equity and the Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama, he is also a Life Member of the Oxford Union, the eminent university debating society. He's been a working professional with radio, television and theatre experience; credits include 'Born & Bred' (BBC One), Granada Reports (ITV), BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Merseyside and The Sound of Music (UK theatre tour). As a speech and drama teacher Chris enjoys teaching a wide range of pupils, from absolute beginners (children and adults), to professional performers and teachers, as well as coaching business clients to develop their communication/presentation skills.

Chris is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals and enjoys adjudicating at speech and drama festivals throughout the UK and overseas, including in 2022 at the Hong Kong Schools' Festival. He also has extensive experience as a speech, drama and musical theatre examiner for the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) and Trinity College London (TCL), travelling nationally and internationally to assess communication and performance skills. He co-authored 'Speaking Matters', a practical textbook for developing dynamic communication skills, published by LAMDA in 2010, and has enjoyed running a series of popular summer courses, workshops and teacher seminars on speech, drama and devising. Chris is now a Senior Examiner in Speech, Drama and Musical Theatre for the London College of Music, part of the University of West London. He is a member of the British Voice Association, the multi-disciplinary professional association for voice specialists in education, medicine and the performing arts. In 2021 he was elected to the Council of the Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama, the specialist body for the profession. He holds an enhanced DBS check and is fully insured.

Before embarking on a freelance career, Chris was a Head of Department in both state and independent schools, a GCSE English/English Literature Examiner and a Senior Examiner/Moderator for A level English Literature. Drawing on his expertise in performance and speech, Chris coached debating and public speaking teams to national success in several competitions - one being a finalist in the Cambridge Union Schools' Debating Competition while another was runner-up in the national final of the BPW Public Speaking Competition.

Chris is married to Alison, who is CEO of the National Performing Arts Alliance Ltd, a performing arts awarding organisation (see They have a son, Alex, a London-based actor and poet (see ). Sharing the Marlow home is Kipp, a three-legged Lurcher from Romania (via Animal Care, Lancaster) and Dolly, a black Labrador Retriever from Chorley!

Enquiries about tuition are welcome - please contact Chris by phone/text 07792 30992, or by email or by using the website Contact form .

  • 'Tanglewood', Haverbreaks Road, Lancaster. LA1 5BJ
  • In-person tuition available in Lancaster, UK. Online tuition also available for pupils/clients in Lancaster, the rest of the UK and overseas