Miss Tess

Miss Tess – Speech and Drama & Musical Theatre Teacher

BackgroundMiss Tess

Miss Tess has a love of poetry, drama and performance and has been working at Speak Up Studio since the start of 2017. She enjoys working with children and having the chance to share with them, her love of poetry, speech and drama. While working towards her qualifications in ASCA, Miss Tess started assistant teaching in schools. Working with younger students to help them with their reading has helped Tess grow in her love of teaching and learning!

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge ~ Albert Einstein


Miss Tess has been studying speech and drama since she was eleven and has grown passionate about all aspects of drama, especially poetry. She loves poetry and believes that poems help us express our feelings and tell stories. Miss Tess studied exams through both AMEB and ASCA while at school and in 2016 graduated with teaching qualifications through ASCA. Miss Tess has always been passionate about working with children and has enjoyed her work helping students, as a school officer, for the last five years. She enjoys her work at Speak Up Studio where she can combine both of her passions.

More About Miss Tess

Favourite Poem

I’ve lost my hippopotamus,
The situation’s weird.
One minute she was next to me,
Then poof! she disappeared.
It’s hard to lose a hippo,
For a hippo’s truly huge-
I’m sensing something fishy,
Some unsavory subterfuge.

I’ve searched and searched with no success,
I’ve yet to find a clue
To her status or location,
I’m unsure of what to do.
If you spot a hippopotamus
Where usually there’s none,
Please let me know, the odds are good
You’ve found my missing one.

~ I’ve lost my hippopotamus by Jack Prelutsky

Favourite Play

It is my duty to enlarge! enliven! enlighten! ~ Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer

Favorite Book

Every morning, from the roof of their house, the Summers watched the sun come up. The sun never touched the house next door. Next door, everything bristled. Next door lived Mr Wintergarden.~ Rose Meets Mr Wintergarden, by Bob Grahamn 

Favorite Musical

Sunbeams will soon smile through, Good mornin’, good mornin’, to you. ~ Singing in the Rain, book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green with lyrics and music by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown.

Favourite Quote

Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful ~ Rita Dove