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Surrey Lamda Tutor
How It Works

Tuition Offered


Enrichment beyond the classroom

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Samantha has loved performing since being a child. Samantha studied on the three-year actor’s course at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (A.L.R.A) and went on to gain a degree in English with Drama and Theatre Studies at Roehampton Institute and later achieved her P.G.C.E. from Greenwich University


Samantha worked for Stagecoach Theatre Arts for 17 years and owned her own franchise for 10 years. Highlights of this time were providing opportunities for students to appear in joint events with other Stagecoach schools at Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, as well as opportunities at local festivals and competitions and annual shows and pantomimes, annual LAMDA drama examinations, developing students to progress to the highest levels with some auditioning and performing in West End shows


Samantha has taught at state primary and secondary schools, and at Merton Sixth Form College and Brooklands College on the G.N.V.Q, A.S and B.Tech courses. Samantha also provided after school drama clubs in Merton for 4 years with her own company ‘Daisy Chain Drama’ before becoming a mother 22 years ago


Samantha ran a music and singing department in South London for the Al Rasilah Trust, devoted to bringing skills to local Islamic children. Samantha has also steadily run for 25 years 'Bacchae Theatre Company’, a fringe theatre company dedicated to providing local fringe theatre in South London and rural Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, last seen touring ‘Canterbury Tales Made Modern’ in a red campervan names ‘Priscilla’.  More recently in 2021, an adaptation of  The Area Belle & Duel in the Dark


2022 - Present

Samantha has also been Acting Head of Drama (maternity) at Hurst Lodge School and then in 2023  High School Drama Teacher at ACS International School in Cobham.  From 2023-2024 at Aldro Preparatory school in Godalming. She is currently at Alton Convent School in Alton. She is also a Trinity Art's Co-ordinator previously at Tormead School, Guildford


Bacchae Theatre

Samantha is involved in her own Theatre Company founded in 1999 and set up with classical plays in mind.  The idea was bourne out of both the difficulty and frustration of achieving suitable parts as a performer, the enjoyment of studying and performing classic text as well at the creative freedom that comes with running your own production

How it works




Graded examinations in communication and performance

Speaking Verse and Prose

Reading for Performance

Speaking in Public


Levels of Teaching

Tutoring Options

Online One on One Lessons:

Preparation for auditions and entrance exams

Public speaking skills

Confidence building


KS1/2 10 x 30 minutes - £215

KS3/4 12 x 30 minutes - £248

KS5/Adult 14 x 30 minutes - £301


(Trial sessions are payable at the above rates pro-rata and prior to agreed lesson)



D of E

1 hour of LAMDA Speech and Drama can count towards the skills element of the 

 D of E awards Bronze to Gold

Samantha can sign off the assessors report on behalf of the participating students


Offers range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry

See Trinity Arts Award for more

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What Happy

Students &

Parents Say

Sammy has now provided both our children with a wonderful drama experience. From a parent’s perspective it seems to be a great mix of fun and games alongside drama skills and performance opportunities. It has certainly contributed to significant confidence building. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed the Lamda lessons with Sammy and really looks forward to them.


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