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English

Price Guide
Primary €30.00
Junior Cycle €35.00
Senior Cycle €40.00
University €50.00
Adult / Casual €40.00

ESL

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Primary €30.00
Junior Cycle €30.00
Senior Cycle €40.00
University €40.00
Adult / Casual €40.00

French

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Primary €30.00
Junior Cycle €35.00
Senior Cycle €40.00

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Personal Description:

My name is Brianna O'Sullivan. I am both a secondary school and ESL teacher. I have previous experience in teaching in France, Argentina, Spain and Central Europe as well as in Ireland. I am registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland to teach English and French at second level. I am extremely dedicated to each of my students and I believe that with a combination of hard work, dedication and good training, a person can achieve high grades in my subjects. I am always extremely well-prepared and never underestimate the power of hard work. I have experience in conducting grinds via Zoom and am happy to do so if requested. If grinds are to be conducted in person, masks should be worn, surfaces wiped and an appropriate social distance maintained.

Tutoring Experience:

I currently teach sixth year higher level English and French at both higher and ordinary level. I teach fifth and sixth year English and French as well as third year higher level English.
I have experience in teaching L.C.V.P. as well as a TESOL cert and over five years of E.F.L. teaching.
I have two years' experience in teaching CAE Advanced and FCE B2 courses.
I have experience in assessing students' Mock Oral Examinations at Leaving Certificate level.

Approach to Grinds:

English at second level:
I believe in developing students' skills and knowledge in English. Paper One of the Leaving Certificate is skills-based, and Paper Two in knowledge-based. The Junior Cycle is mainly skills-based. In my opinion, it is therefore vital to spend appropriate time on these two approaches, depending on requirements. This means lots of practice questions, lots of notes on each key text, and lots of essay-writing. English is not a difficult subject if learned well, but it is also not an easy one. I am extremely passionate about my subjects and will always push my students to achieve to the standard they are capable of.

French at second level:
In my opinion, the French written papers should be approached not only with an intent to learn the language, but also a willingness to study the structure of the exam. Although they are impossible to predict, there are many ways students can learn how to twist and manipulate even the most complicated of papers to suit themselves and what they know. Regarding oral and aural examinations, I approach preparation for these by speaking and encouraging speaking French as much as possible in the months leading up to the examinations.

ESL:
My approach to teaching English as a second language varies greatly. If you want to learn conversational English, I am quite relaxed in how I teach, and focus mainly on differences between dialects, sources that native speakers living in Ireland might use and general grammar points.
If I have a student who is preparing for an exam, I follow a similar structure to how I teach English and French at second level: a combination of skill and knowledge-based content. My experience in teaching Cambridge CAE and FCE exams means that I have acquired valuable sources, including exam papers, required to study appropriately.

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

Qualifications:

  • Trinity College Dublin (2019) - Education (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Limerick (2015) - Languages, Literature and Film (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • University of Limerick (2015) - TESOL Certificate (Other) (✔ On File)

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