"Thank you for the work you are doing, I know it is really appreciated by all the students. I was so impressed with them when I came to watch the other evening" Maggie Bailey
Head teacher - Grey Court School
Comments & Feedback
Ali has taught in numerous capacities for well over a decade; from in-school classes to specific workshops with adult learners and much more besides. She approaches all her teaching work from the same 'holistic' point of view, looking at the individual needs of her class and students and working from there as a starting point when planning and developing the lesson structure and delivery. Sessions with Ali might therefore include a wide range of topics and cover everything from English literature to theatre history but always incorporating the discipline and skills found within the theatre and acting.
Previously she has worked both under her stage name (Glennon Anderson) and her real name and please see below for comments from past students, parents and schools.
Glennon is a conscientious and hard working individual. Her ability to communicate, teach and encourage the students in all forms of media is of a very high standard. Glennon is able to combine a good level of discipline with plenty of motivational output, which subsequently 'feeds' the pupils imaginations.
Taught with at the People's Theatre Co
I had the good fortune to learn from Glennon and she is an intuitive, excellent coach in drama particularly for the mature student and beginners.
Student at adult beginner’s class
Glennon helped my daughter Bethan take her first LAMDA exam. She had great ideas on how to bring the pieces to life. Glennon treated Bethan like a professional (which she loved) and therefore got impressive performances from her. Bethan got a distinction in her LAMDA exam - this would not have been possible without Glennon's help and encouragement. I cannot recommend her enough. Claire Ellis
Parent of Student
"Thank you for all your encouragement and teaching - it has done Aoife the world of good."
Rose & Dave Simpson
Parents of past LAMDA student
Glennon is a wonderful teacher and my ten year old daughter hugely looked forward to her coaching sessions. Her directions are very clear and her teaching consists of an excellent combination of fun with discipline. Taking the LAMDA exam was a very positive experience for my daughter and she is very keen to take another one with Glennon's help.
Parent of LAMDA & Drama student
It is my experience that Glennon is a pleasant, intelligent teacher who is both gentle and understanding with the students. She offers useful, manageable tutelage and the LAMDA results she achieved speak for themselves; all passed with most receiving honors and some distinctions. Her teaching style is both informal and measured and she adapts her style dependig on the student ie. there is no "one size fits all" policy; she teaches 17 year olds in a very different manner to 6 year olds.
Gemma Arrowsmith BA (Hons) ALAM
Acting Tutor, KSA Performing Arts
LAMDA Tutor, PPAcademy
Glennon worked with the children of Laleham Primary School during 2006/7. She has led drama workshops with all year groups from Reception to Year 6, providing quality PPA release time. Activities are purpose designed to enrich our curriculum whilst developing the children’s dramatic skills and teamwork. She has been happy to follow the school’s behaviour management policy and provide feedback to class teachers. Glennon’s punctuality and reliability are good, as are her working relationships with children and staff.
Nikki Turner - Dept Head.
Laleham Church of England Primary School