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FRENCH/SPANISH/ENGLISH.

Bonjour/Hola/Hello! My name is Robert and I'm an enthusiastic and friendly, well qualified and experienced teacher of French, Spanish and English based in Rickmansworth, Herts in the United Kingdom.

I provide ONLINE lessons via Skype or Zoom. Living in the age we do I’m fortunate to be able to reach out not just nationally within my own country but also internationally and my desire is to help Canadian students accordingly.

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. My aim as a languages teacher is to foster my pupils curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Through my teaching I enable my pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. My teaching also provides opportunities for my students to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language.

Teaching languages is something I enjoy passionately and I believe with the right support and increased confidence, students can achieve their goals in their given language.My style and approach is relaxed and informal and my aim is to focus on the students needs and to make language learning an enjoyable experience whether the student is with me for help with their school exams or whether it's a more mature student wishing to learn French or Spanish for pleasure or business reasons.

Witnessing my students become passionate about a country as they delve into its language and culture and revel in their newfound ability to communicate is uniquely rewarding.

At all stages of education it is important to understand the English language- never more so than for 10 year olds facing the 11-plus exam.
My focus is all about improving a child’s grammar and reading comprehension as well as creative writing. A good command of the English language has a significant role to play towards success in Verbal Reasoning (VR) tests and in Comprehension tests where these apply. A thorough competency in the following skills is essential for success:
*Spelling
*Punctuation
*Grammar
*Vocabulary
*Literacy
*Comprehension
*Creative Writing
I look forward to helping your child achieve these goals and enabling them to reach their full potential with the ultimate goal of passing their 11+ with flying colours!

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Dear Robert! Hi! So very sweet and kind of you to remember because we have only just received the post this morning. Yusuf has broken up for the half term and we have just returned from the mosque prayers.I AM SO PLEASED TO LET U KNOW THAT NOT ONLY HAS HE GOT AN OFFER FROM MTS ,but he has got a minor scholarship of 10 percent-about which we are over the moon,about ,because only 4 boys were selected from the 21 who sat Mts for a potential offer ! John Lyon has also offered a placed with a 5percent scholarship ,and he got to the interview stage with HABS BOYS ‘,but there isn’t an offer -which I expected because I was very clearly asked which school we were going for and although I tried to be as diplomatic as I could ,I am sure they understood that Mts was our first choice .So THANK YOU SO MUCH ROBERT ,he was at the bottom of the pile when we met you,and you polished and shined him and turned him not only just the average “pass “material but worthy of a scholarship ,however minute .We would like to come to meet you briefly at the door please ,if you are free some time this week -half term,just to say hello and to Thank you personally -please let me know when is a good time for you .THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING-English was his biggest weakness and is now an asset .I am also pleased to let you know that he was chosen in his class by the English teacher to type up his poem on the school and told to take it to the headmaster ,whom I coincidentally met ,and who could not believe that it was the same yusuf that had got a C grade just a year ago.
Please let me know when we could meet you briefly,I understand and hope that you still have the steady stream of students lined up and are always very busy back to back.THIS JUST WAS NEVER POSSIBLE WITHOUT U -thank you from all of us .look forward to meeting you this week if you can squeeze us in.Kind Regards,and best wishes always ,Shazia (and Yusuf and family.)

We are delighted to inform you that Shakir received 11+ school offers from:

Habs

Merchant Taylors

St Albans

Aldenham with a % Academic Scholarship

We are thrilled with these results. He has exceeded our expectations to have been offered a place at every school we applied for and this is a testament both to his hard work and to you for the guidance, effort and dedication you put into him. We are so grateful to you for everything. I am sure we will continue to need your support on the next stage of his journey and happy to recommend you to others. We wouldn’t have even applied to Habs if it weren’t for you!!
We are going to reflect on it over the weekend to decide which option is best suited to him. Will keep you posted. If you have any further views to share on this, please do!
Thanks for everything.
Sonya . x

Dear Robert,
My husband and I can’t THANK YOU enough for all the hard work and dedication you have shown to Sandeep over these last few months. We are absolutely delighted with both his English and French results and he simply would not have managed without your care and attention and fabulous teaching! He is now full of confidence. THANK YOU Robert. We will be back in touch shortly for our daughter to start Spanish lessons.
Sumi

Tutoring Experience:

I have almost 20 years of teaching experience as an employed school teacher. I have taught both in the state and independent sectors,including at two leading public schools namely Wellington College and Merchant Taylor's. I teach all levels, from complete beginners through to Common Entrance, 13+, GCSE, A level and university level as well as mature students wishing to learn a new language for the fun of it or for business purposes. In addition I'm also a GCSE examiner.

Tutoring Approach:

I teach effective examination technique. All levels. Tailor made flexibility; one to one individual tuition and small group workshops. I adjust my teaching to the needs of the individual pupil and I'm adept to covering all of the specific GCSE and A level curriculums and syllabuses.

My past and current experience in schools has given me the knowledge of the standards required at exams. I also have experience of harnessing individual learning skills and I love to make my lessons fun with a wide range of different activities. Many students ask me to help them with essay writing, preparation for oral exams, as well as of course listening, reading and grammar.

Wherever possible I try to base my language teaching on a wider understanding of the French and Spanish speaking countries, their peoples and cultures.

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Royal Holloway London University (1997) - BA Hons French and Spanish (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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