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I am of Sri Lankan descent but I was born in the UK. I grew up in South London and I developed a British Accent. However, a 'British Accent' is very vague because there are many different accents throughout the UK. My accent is more accurately called Received Pronunciation (RP) which is an accent of spoken English most common in the south of England.
Other accents in the south of England include Cockney and Estuary. London is such an ethnically diverse city which is home to a myriad of cultures and languages. I am surrounded by hundreds of accents every day and this is where my interest in accents began. It is very important to be able to understand these different accents in a place of work or social setting. Communication is key to forming a healthy relationship.
I studied at University College London (UCL) reading Geography. Alongside filmmaking and photography, teaching has been a strong passion of mine. It is extremely rewarding helping students develop academically. Having studied at Britain's Best Grammar School (read more here), I achieved strong grades which puts me in good stead for teaching the most difficult of topics to students.
Private one to one tutoring for over 7 years. Age range of my students: 5 - 28.
Teaching assistant at Kingsley Primary School (work experience).
Teaching assistant at Test Teach, an 11+ tuition center in South London. 1-year placement.
Private tutor for Expert Tuition (agency based in London).
GCSE: 11A*s (including English Literature and English Language)
AS: AAAAAA (Maths, Further Maths, Geography, Economics, Physics, EPQ)
A2: AAA (Maths, Geography, Economics)
The lessons will mainly focus on elocution. Elocution is defined as the skill of clear and expressive speech. We'll work together on practicing a particular accent of your choice.
How we structure the lesson is completely up to you! I am here to help you in any way possible. It can be conversation based where the conversation flows naturally and I will examine your pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and non-verbal communication. The lesson can also be wholly focused on improving your vocabulary and helping you sound like a local. It is your choice!
I was featured on the BBC to present London slang and the British accent